Queenstown mountain biker Vinny Armstrong (pictured) and a host of riders who train here are set to appear in a feature film, premiering on Red Bull TV later this year.

Produced by Red Bull and Anthill Films, Anytime, directed by Darcy Wittenburg, follows some of the world’s top freeride mountain bike athletes pushing the boundaries in challenging and previously unridden terrain around the world.

Other athletes include Harriet Burbidge-Smith, Brett Rheeder, Robin Goomes, Carson Storch and Casey Brown.

Wittenburg says creating Anytime has been “an incredible experience”.

‘‘It was a unique challenge to showcase such a diverse group of athletes’ perspectives and vision for the sport.

“But ultimately, I think we’ve captured the shared values of a new generation of freeriders that every mountain biker will be able to relate to.”

Anytime, presented by Shimano, with support from Maxxis, Arosa Lenzerheide’s Bike Kingdom and Evoc, is due to air this spring.

Meantime, Queenstown mountain biker Jess Blewitt’s made a welcome return to the world cup in Poland, coming fifth overall in the UCI World Cup downhill elite women’s semi-final on Saturday, and fourth in last Sunday’s final.

Fellow Queenstowner Toby Meek, competing in the junior men, was 19th fastest in the semi-finals and finished 17th in the finals, one of only two Kiwis in the top 25 to qualify.

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