If you’re feeling a little bit disillusioned as winter and covid draws on, dreaming of riding your bike in the sunshine with some big views, then this new video ‘Full Circle’ featuring TORQ-Fuelled Mike Cotty is a “must-watch” for the New Year.
The videography is spectacular and the moving narration is inspired by the loss of Mike’s younger brother a decade ago. Mike talks about his brother, escapism, re-connecting with the mountains and looks towards and embraces the challenges of the future.
“For many of us, cycling serves as a means of self-exploration — bridging gaps between the past, present and future. The blend between mind and body, working together to overcome hard moments be it physical, mental or emotional and how we learn to cope in our own mind is essential in being able to process the past, be true to ourselves in the present and create moments of inner peace in the future. A decade after crossing the French Pyrénées non-stop on a ride that would act as a catalyst for change, I wanted to share this story for the first time. To give an insight into the deeper meaning behind some of the mountain challenges you may have seen me undertake over the years, I felt now was the time to head back to my mountains, return to source and embrace the unknown. From escapism to reconnection. 10 years, 10 cols and 10,000 metres of climbing. This is my story of going Full Circle. Thank you for watching. I truly hope there is something in this video that can help you in your own journey.”