STUNT RIDERS Don’t miss the jaw-dropping action at the Animal Bike Tour
Prepare to be blown away by the skills and tricks on show at the Animal Bike Tour, as the crew of riders inject the London Bike Show with a dose of adrenalin. Trials legend Martyn Ashton (of Road Bike Party fame) and pro mountain biker Blake
Samson will be dazzling the crowds with their electrifying displays over jumps, quarter pipes, side hop bars and the dreaded ladder of doom.
The Animal team will be doing three demos a day, mixing incredible skill, control and balance with some awesome
aerial action, making it a fantastic spectacle to see. As well as checking out the riding there will be opportunities to win some very special Bike Tour gear, including limited edition Animal Tour merchandise, WD-40 goodies and MBUK magazines.
Known for breaking boundaries and achieving the unexpected, Martyn Ashton has been a pro trials rider since 1993. Not only has he been British BikeTrial Champion four times, he’s a world champion, a Guinness World Record holder, was awarded a place in Mountain Biking UK’s Hall of Fame in 2008 and is an internet sensation with his Road Bike Party video, which sees him put the £10k carbon road bike used by Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish into a whole host of situations and stunts you never expected to see a road bike.
It doesn’t get more exciting than head to head racing on a track that takes less than 20 seconds to conquer, so make sure you check out the DMR Pump Track Challenge. Combining elements from all four mountain bike disciplines – 4X, downhill, cross country and dirt jumping – pump track riding has taken off all over the UK in recent years. From city centres to rural parks, pump tracks take up a small amount
It’s mountain bike racing but not as you know it – be sure to catch the DMR Pump Track Challenge
of space and provide about as much fun as you can have on a bicycle, regardless of your level of skill or the bike you have. The DMR Pump Track Challenge Series launched in 2011 and this year at the Show will see a new track – riders will go head to head fresh out the gate on two 200m-long timber tracks over rollers and berms. It’ll make for some high-adrenalin spectacular racing.