Santa Cruz Syndicate downhill racer Josh Bryceland has signed up to ride in the Mountain Biking UK Eliminator at BikeRadar Live.
Josh is the latest in a list of big name riders who’ll be taking part in the dual slalom race. Others include current world downhill champion and fellow Syndicate member Greg Minnaar, Australian downhill legend Chris Kovarik, 2007 downhill junior world champ Ruaridh Cunningham, World Cup 4X rider Lucas Mechura and UK downhill and four-cross star Nigel Page.
Bryceland came to international prominence riding for Steve Peat’s Royal Racing team in 2007, when he was the junior World Cup champion and came ninth overall at the World Cup round in Maribor, Slovenia.
Josh has had a good start to the year, winning his first race as a professional rider at the recent Innerleithen Winter Series in Scotland.
Having ridden dual slalom before, at last year’s SeaOtter Classic, Josh will be looking at taking on the big guns at BikeRadar Live.
He said: “I’m really looking forward to the Mountain Biking UK Eliminator dual slalom event. I have only raced dual once before but I had such a good time. I heard the track is going to be pretty good to spectate, so I’m sure there will be some action packed racing.”
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, BikeRadar.com, What Mountain Bike, Cyclingnews.com and Procycling. For more details, go to the BikeRadar Live website.