WONT BACK DOWN: THE STEVE PEAT STORY
June 03, 2014

For the past 15 years, Steve Peat has established himself as the world’s best Downhill Mountain Bike racer. 8 British Championships, 3 World Cup Overall titles and 17 World Cup wins have made Peat a virtual household name in the sport. Leading into 2009, However, Peat had not won a World Cup in 3 years and still never worn the crown of the World Champion. Many thought he was past his prime. THEY WERE WRONG.

In 2009 Steve Peat had the most triumphant year of his career that included welcoming his second child, surpassing Nicolas Vouilloz for the all-time world cup win record and winning the World Championship title – All at an unprecedented 35 years old!

Steve Peat’s 2009 World Championship victory was sentimental slam-dunk. It could not have been choreographed any better by Hollywood. The star of the show – Peaty – as the grizzled veteran who finally beats the odds to claim victory.

Join Steve on the World Cup Circuit as he travels to 3 continents racing the clock. Witness an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look into his amazing World Championship experience and career. Get an intense look into the most competitive years in Downhill Mountain Bike racing. See the rivalries, the friendships and the history in the making as Steve proves to the world that he is the king and certainly WONT BACK DOWN.

SANTA CRUZ BICYCLES  Presents

WONT BACK DOWN: THE STEVE PEAT STORY

In Association With MONSTER ENERGY
A CLAY PORTER and JOHN LAWLOR Film
Staring STEVE PEAT GREG MINAAR JOSH BRYCELAND NICOLAS VOUILLOZ SAM HILL ROB WARNER JASON MCROY GEE ATHERTON

STEVE PEAT:
Starring Role, Producer

Born in 1974 and raised in Chapletown, Sheffield, two miles from where he now lives, Steve (youngest of three brothers) got his first bike at age 2. His dad was a service engineer and a motorcycle trials rider and that first bike was a hand-me-down from his older brother. “We used to build jumps and they would send me off first to check them out” Peat recalls. “Got myself nicknamed ‘the Kamikaze Kid’ because of that”.

Steve Peat’s accolades in the history books are unprecedented. 3 World Cup Championships, 1 World Championship, 8 British national titles, 17 world cup wins and more that 50 career world cup podiums solidify Peat as the greatest Downhill Mountain Bike racer of all time. In pre-production for nearly 2 years, Steve chose Porter and Lawlor based on their skill and easy-going personalities to direct and create his film. Steve Peat oversaw all aspects of post production and was directly involved in the editing and final filming stages of the movie.


CLAY PORTER:
Director, Editor, Producer

At the age of 25, Clay Porter is the Mountain Bike Racings most in demand filmmaker. His award winning films have become the industry standard and he continues to  raise the bar in the sport of downhill mountain bike racing. By bringing story telling and a tight narrative into his work, Porter has been credited as the first person to document the sport to a mass audience and, in turn, has created a style that confidently claims itself as unique.

‘Wont Back Down’ will be Porter’s 8th mountain bike film in as many years. Having revered Steve as a childhood hero growing up and since becoming good friends with Steve, Porter was a perfect candidate to direct the legends biographical film debut.

JOHN LAWLOR:
CO-Director, CO- Producer

In 2006, Lawlor picked up a video camera where his 10-year racing career left off on the World Cup circuit. Since then, Lawlor has become one of the most influential filmmakers in the sport today. His work in past seasons has included both Steve’s World Championship win as well as Sam Hill’s World Cup Championship win for his two primary clients, Santa Cruz Bicycles and Specialized.

Lawlor was the natural choice for director Clay Porter when searching for a filmmaker to stay with Steve during the World Championships. John has been a close personal friend of Peat for 10 years and combines an eye for filmmaking with the ability to personally connect with the riders he shoots.


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