1 Way Up: The Story of Peckham BMX - Are You Fast Enough?
Welcome to your essential guide to 1 Way Up...
Whether you’re a devoted BMX fan, someone that rides their bike to the corner shop, or that guy who’s never actually ridden a bike there’s something for everyone with 1 Way Up.
From first time director Amy Matheison comes the story of two young athletes determined to defy stereotypes and strive to reach the top with the help of a dedicated coach willing to sacrifice his own career to help them succeed.
Tre Whyte and Quillan Isidore pushed their way through the tough culture around them to become some of the best BMX stars the UK has ever produced.
The boys, with the help of their mentor and former BMX racer DJ CK Flash, have gone from racing on a dirt track between two tower blocks to competing on the world stage amongst athletes from all over the world. Not just any sports documentary, 1 Way Up takes you to the heart of today’s teenagers striving to overcome their circumstances through the one thing that everybody grows up with - a bike.
The young riders have clocked up a significant number of titles and awards between them. Tre recently took bronze at the BMX world championships and Quillan himself was the Boys 16 World Champion of last year. The boys also both have their eyes set on competing at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Speaking about the Olympics to Sky Scholarship, Quillan said: “I’ve got four guys ahead of me who are going really quick at the moment… But I believe that if I move up to Manchester at the end of this year then I’ll have a really good chance.”
With a soundtrack created by local musicians including, London’s hottest female rapper - MTV UK’s unsigned Phreeda Sharp - and shot by a crew from Peckham, the film has a homegrown feel that will have you cheering for the boys as if you were in the crowd.
Don't miss 1 Way Up - Monday 10th of August at 9pm, only on MTV.