BikeRadar Live: Greg Minnaar to race in dual slalom

World Cup champion downhill racer coming to Donington

Greg Minnaar in action in 2008

Three-time World Cup downhill champion Greg Minnaar has confirmed he will be riding in the Mountain Biking UK Eliminator at BikeRadar Live. 


The South African is no stranger to dual slalom racing and rode to victory at the 2008 Sea Otter Classic festival, Crankworx festival in Whistler and Jeep 48STRAIGHT contest in Utah.

The Santa Cruz Syndicate rider’s ‘big air’ style is inspirational and he always takes the time out to speak to his fans. He has been a firm favourite in the UK since earning his stripes on the national downhill circuit with Team Animal Orange at the turn of the decade.

Since then, Greg has gone on to become one of the most consistent and successful riders in the world, winning his first World Cup in 2001 and then the World Championships in 2003, followed by two more World Cup titles to date.

He said: “I really have fun racing slalom, so to add another one to our calendar makes me pretty happy.”

Make sure you’re there on 30-31 May to see Greg go head-to-head with the world’s best in a bid to become MBUK’s Eliminator champion.

Track designers Will Longden and Dave Wardell will begin construction later this week and are looking forward to the biggest names in mountain biking heading for DoningtonPark in May.

“It’s going to be a fantastic event and to have Greg along doing battle with Gee and Dan Atherton and all the other guys is going to make it a unique spectacle not to be missed,” said Will.

Find out about Greg and the rest of the Santa Cruz Syndicate at their team website

About BikeRadar Live

BikeRadar Live is the biggest ever mass-participation cycling event to hit the UK, and will take place on the weekend of 30–31 May 2009 at DoningtonPark in Leicestershire.

The weekend will be packed full of races and challenges, with something for everyone, whether you want to compete, watch your friends and family or just check out some of the world’s best riders.

Entry into any of the events gives you full access to the festival’s many attractions including spectacular all-weather stunt displays, invitational dirt jump and dual slalom comps, a cycling film festival, live big top entertainment and the Scott Sunset DJ Sessions. Test yourself against pro and celebrity riders in the Procycling Hot Laps, post a time in the Wattbike comp or take the kids along to the Islabikes Children’s Skills School. A purpose-built bikes and accessories expo will give festival-goers the chance to ride the latest bikes from leading brands and grab show-only deals on bikes and accessories.

Events include the Cycling Plus Sportive in association with the Geoff Thomas Foundation (100km and 100 mile), Whyte Night night-time enduros (12hr and 4hr), MBUK Eliminator dual-slalom and the Devil Takes the Hindmost circuit race. Click here to sign up.

BikeRadar Live’s world-class facilities include on-site camping with a kids and family area, secure bike lock-up, showers, bike wash, workshop, picnic area, medical centre, viewing stands and food and drink market.


BikeRadar Live is brought to you by Future, the makers of Mountain Biking UK, Cycling Plus,, What Mountain Bike, and Procycling. For more details, go to the BikeRadar Live website.