Duncan Shaw (33) actually enjoyed 2020, once he had come to terms with that they weren’t going to do any live events with the Drop and Roll team. Now he’s looking ahead to new projects, videos and shows.
Bashguardian got in touch with Duncan and asked him about 2020, the Drop and Roll shows, the Scottish street trials scene and his upcoming projects.
How has 2020 been for you and the Drop and Roll Team?
2020 was a tough one for Drop and Roll. As a team that focuses so much on live events, it was a real shock to the system when we realised we weren’t going to be able to do any shows. But, once we came to terms with that, it was weirdly enjoyable to spend some time at home and focus on the production of videos.
What does the 2021 show schedule look like?
2021 is still a bit up in the air. We would love to be back riding shows as soon as possible, but we just don’t know what is going to happen. The main differences is that this year we have plans in place for a lot more interactive video and content ideas, that we are looking forward to.
It seems like you have a great street trials scene around you. Tell us about it.
We’re really lucky to have a strong scene around us. It isn’t the biggest scene in the world, but there are some great riders up here. I’m super lucky to be able to ride with guys such as Danny MacAskill, Ali Clarkson and Ben Travis, and more recently the young rider Rory Semple, who has been living with us. It has been awesome seeing Rory progress this year.
How did the A Trip to the Seaside video come along?
With the live shows not possible, I was super keen to do a Drop and Roll video with a good vibe. We have been living down in Wales working on some other projects, so Rhyl looked like the perfect spot to film on the trials bikes.
Do you want to tell us about any upcoming projects?
I have recently signed with Marin Bikes, which I’m really excited about. As part of this, I’m going to be presenting a series of videos on their channel on all sorts of different bikes. I would also really like to put some time in and make a real street trials video this year too.