Isac Paddock – From Toilets to World Cups


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Isac Paddock is one of the youngest mountain bike photographers on the World Cup circuit. He's also one of few photographers who only shoot for one client, but still manage to make a living. So how has he done it? We sat down to find out about Isac's route to where he is now, working his way from taking photos of toilets, to taking photos of legends of the sport like Brook Macdonald and Aaron Gwin. Isac is also responsible for YT's social media, and we chat about his views on where social media is going and the role it plays in athlete sponsorship. Isac's story shows that passion, combined with commitment and hard work, does pay off. So hit play and give this chat with Isac Paddock a listen. You can follow Isac on Instagram @isacpaddock Supporting Partners Canyon Canyon Bikes are not only launching the amazing new Sender, but they are offering Downtime listeners free Bike Guard globally on all their gravity bikes until the end of August 2020. All you need to do is to head to and use the coupon code DOWNTIME2020. Here are the terms and conditions. ‘’This voucher code is valid online until 31 August 2020 at 23:39 and discounts the cost of the Bike Guard for orders of the following models: Sender, Torque, Spectral, Strive. It cannot be used in conjunction with any other voucher code. The code does not apply to Factory Outlet bikes, cannot be used retroactively, and applies only to products available at the time of purchase. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Resale is prohibited. The code can only be used once per customer.’’ Laka Laka has flipped outdated traditional insurance on its head with no more fixed upfront premiums. Instead, your monthly contributions are based on the collectives' claims that month. When you get a quote, they will tell you your likely monthly payment, and they will also give you a monthly cap, which will never be exceeded. If no one in the collective claims that month (and this has happened), you don’t pay anything, the savings are all yours. Laka only get paid when they resolve a claim, which is handled by experts and usually agreed within a day. With no depreciation or excess. So they are there ready and waiting to help get you back out on the trails as quickly as possible, rather than trying not to pay out like many traditional insurance models. They've also ditched annual contracts locking you in, with Laka, if you want to leave, you can. Anytime. They even offer a health and recovery add-on, which will help you out should you have an accident and need support in getting back on the bike. Basically Laka's collective cover is designed for mountain bikers, and I’m stoked to have Laka as a supporting partner of the podcast. It’s super easy to get a quote, and as a Downtime listener there is a £10 credit for new customers signing up today using the discount code DOWNTIME. So head over to and check out what they can do for you. Podcast Stuff My webstore is BACK! It's brand new, with new designs, lower prices and faster shipping. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free and means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. All the links you need are at You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter, to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday. It's full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more.

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