Boston Timo Party

Part of the prize for winning the Red Bull Bike Battle at Nottingham was a trip to Boston for the US

Chris Akrigg went to Boston for trials but they gave him trails
Part of the prize for winning the Red Bull Bike Battle at Nottingham was a trip to Boston for the US version of the innovative and very successful street style event.

But it was a very different battle when Chris and Edd Tongue arrived.

"We quickly realised we'd brought the wrong bikes. Instead of a pick your own radical trials route around the city centre, Boston was an out and out Dirt Jump Comp."

What, with Timo Pritzel doing back flips?

"Yes. It was a good competition, but the start ramp was aimed at the dirt jumps so we realised straight away there wasn't much for us. I wasn't riding very fluently anyway. And back flips aren't Edd's thing."

You did OK in the Biketrials Worlds though.

"I got a 4th which is my best yet. 4th, 8th and 7th. Not bad. But they cancelled the Japanese round, which was a shame. I was looking forward to that."

What's next?

"The video which me and Edd and the Marts are doing. We've got the time now to get some great footage for that."

Pic 1: Timo Pritzel, the back flip king.

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