BikeRadar Live: Kovarik and co confirmed for dual slalom

Chain Reaction team to ride the MBUK Eliminator dual slalom

Chris Kovarik in action in the semi final of the Men's Downhill event during day two of the MTB World Cup held at Mount Stromlo August 31, 2008 in Canberra, Australia

We’re pleased to announce Team Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense as the first group of top riders who will be racing in the Mountain Biking UK Eliminator slalom at BikeRadar Live.


The Chain Reaction team is made up of Australian downhill racing legend and World Cup winner Chris Kovarik; 2007 junior world champ Ruaridh Cunningham; World Cup 4X rider Lucas Mechura; top UK downhiller Matt Simmonds; UK BMX and 4X rider Lewis Lacey; and team boss, and UK downhill and 4X star, Nigel Page.

Nige said: “We’re excited to be competing in the MBUK Eliminator dual slalom. It looks like the BikeRadar event will be one of the biggest on the calendar this year in the UK and dual slalom is always great racing and brilliant for the spectators, as the racing is always close.

“As it isn’t so important to get out of the gate first, like it often is in 4X, I think we’ll see the best 4X and downhill riders competing head-to-head on a course that suits both.

“With Will Longden and Bullhead [GT rider Dave Wardell] designing the track it should be a good one as they’re very experienced racers and know what the riders want.”

MBUK Eliminator – the lowdown

Starting early on Saturday 30 May, pro riders will race head-to-head for the chance to win big money and the kudos of being crowned BikeRadar Live’s dual slalom champion. 

And if you fancy having a go at the MBUK Eliminator yourself, you can book now for the open event on Sunday.

For more details, go to the BikeRadar Live website.

To book tickets, go here.

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 CycleActive 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 & 100 mile), Whyte Night night-time enduros (12hr & 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 MBUK, Cycling Plus,, What Mountain Bike, and Procycling.


For more details go to the BikeRadar Live website.