The Animal Relentless Bike Tour is a stunt show featuring the best trials riders, dirt jumpers and freeriders in the UK, and they’re riding again at this year’s BikeRadar Live cycling festival which takes place this weekend, 10-11 July.
Team manager Martyn Ashton has filled us in on the new moves the team will be performing, which are set to wow the crowds once again:
The BMT (Beam of Mental Torture)
Martyn says this is a very high beam, “super scary for me to ride. This is a pretty new one and seems to go down really well. I’ve only fallen a few times but each one has resulted in big problem for me or the bike. I dislocated my shoulder on it last year!”
“I’ve been getting creamed by Blake (Samson) on this all year so far. I’m stuck with the side-hop method that can’t compete with Blake’s 2 metre-plus jumps that make me look stupid. I’ve got a couple of plans especially for BikeRadar Live though that could see me steal the crowd back when we do High Jump.
Blake on Fire!
“Blake is riding great and hi-ending tricks are crazy this year. The Bike Tour demands consistency from a dirt jump rider that can only improve a rider – it’s basically the best training program these riders could wish for.
Every rider we’ve taken on full time has developed into an incredible rider because of how hard we push them. The roll call proves that, Grant ‘Chopper’ Fielder and Sam Pilgrim, for example. You can see Blake in that process at the moment – he’s better each week.
Hang man bars
Another place for me to nail myself (I think they’re trying to tell me something). Super high and no room for error.
We’re expecting some special guests to ride so Sunday should be a great day of shows.”
The Animal Relentless Bike Tour will be performing at BikeRadar Live on Sunday 11 July 2010 at the following times: 10am – 11am, 1pm – 2pm, 4pm – 5pm.
Download the official programme now. If you ride a bike at the show – whether that’s your own or a demo bike – you’ll need to sign an indemnity form. Download it now, fill it in and bring it with you to beat the queues…