The fifth installment of Nigel Sylvester’s Go series represents a return to type, of types, for the professional BMX rider. Gone are the quick vehicles, non-public jets, and parachute entrances, changed with a renewed give attention to the bike. There are, in fact, nonetheless many moments off the bike and loads of cameos from different athletes and celebrities, together with a wealth of visually intelligent edits that the sequence has change into recognized for.
This can also be the primary Go video to span multiple metropolis — and nation — taking viewers from London to Paris. This has additionally made it the longest, clocking in at a little bit over eight minutes. With practically a half million views on the time of writing and an extremely constructive “thumbs-up” ratio on YouTube, it doesn’t appear that viewers thoughts; the extra Sylvester, the higher.
If there’s one factor that Go continues to do nicely, it’s discovering simple ways to put a smile on your face. Even with the elevated time spent on the bike, Go London to Paris will not be actually a BMX video; it’s a journey vlog that simply occurs to be shot from the perspective of a BMX athlete. From fencing within the Somerset House, to sitting down for a meal with London’s esteemed Chicken Connoisseur, to falling in love in Paris (as a result of, in fact), there’s a little one thing for everybody.
We spoke with Sylvester after the release of Go Tokyo final 12 months, which was the third video within the sequence. He had began in New York, then filmed the second video in Los Angeles — however the mission was simply experimental. “After the great response in L.A.,” he instructed Digital Trends, “I said, ‘Listen, we have to take this thing around the world.’”
Having since been to Dubai and now London and Paris, that journey would appear to be nearly full. But Sylvester additionally mentioned he wished to hit as many cities as doable, and there’s definitely loads of the world left to see. So the one query is, the place will he go subsequent? As with different Go movies, the closing shot — and music — might supply some clues, however we are going to depart the hypothesis to the followers.