BikeRadar Live 2010: Learn to fly with CycleActive

Hone your skills on a 'Pump and Jump' course

Last year the pro dirt jumpers and dual slalom riders at BikeRadar Live made us all green with envy as they effortlessly soared through the air, styling it up at every opportunity.


Well, this year don’t just stand there and gawp – get stuck in! A top team of instructors from CycleActive will be on hand to deliver their unique fast-track ‘Pump and Jump’ training programme on a custom-built track.

You might think it takes years to learn how to fly through the air with control and style, but in just 45 minutes the professional coaching team will show you how to pump the bike for accurate and easy lift, precise take-off and smooth landings, every time – and it won’t cost you a penny, as all the sessions are free.

“Last year we coached hundreds of people at BikeRadar Live, and saw some amazing progress,” said CycleActive main man Chris Ford. “It often surprises people what can be achieved in such a short space of time, but that’s our area of expertise – spotting what corrections need to be made to help people move forwards quickly and confidently. It promises to be a great event!” 

To be sure of getting a place, sign up at the CycleActive EZ-UP as soon as you get to BikeRadar Live, as spaces are strictly limited. Children between 12 and 18 must be accompanied by a parent, who does not need to ride with them but must be present throughout.

‘Pump and Jump’ timetable

  • Saturday 10 July: 11.30am-12.15pm
  • Saturday 10 July: 12.30-1.15pm
  • Saturday 10 July: 3-3.45pm
  • Sunday 11 July: 10.30-11.15am
  • Sunday 11 July: 1-1.45pm

BikeRadar Live takes place on the weekend of 10-11 July at Brands Hatch in Kent. Some 8,500 riders and their families came to the inaugural event in 2009 and this year’s event promises to be even more fun with more riders, more pros, more features and more races.


You can book online now at or call the BikeRadar Live hotline on 0871 230 1085. One-day, weekend and family tickets are available, with prices starting at £15 in advance.