People of the Winter Ride

A few friends and bikes head toward Biarritz
Each March, as the first step towards the Wheels & Waves festival in June, the Southsiders invite 50 people for a winter ride through the Pyrenees. This year there were high level bike builders, hard riders and cool human beings from around the globe and they all went over the high passes from France to Spain.  Some went fast, some went less-fast, one almost got his balls burned off by a lithium battery. Southsiders wanted to feature all 50 but there was no time.

A movie by Nick Clements
Supported by Christophe Fenwick
Photos by Hermann Köpf except first one by Laurant Nivalle

The People of the Winter Ride from Dir. Nick Clements on Vimeo.


The First Step to the Wheels & Waves Fourth Edition

The Southsiders' Winter Ride

Wheels & Waves is not an 'event' but a meeting of friends from around the world in a celebration of motorcycle culture, surfing, art, design, good food and great times. The early spring, Winter Ride across the snowy Pyrenees is always the first step towards the big June meeting. Illustrated here, with a short film from Men's File's Nick Clements and some photography from the talented Laurent Nivalle, a multitude of motorcycle styles and diverse riders come together to ride, eat, laugh and ride some more.


Winter Ride: The First Step from Dir. Nick Clements on Vimeo.