BikeRadar Live: What Mountain Bike Dirt Crit course shapes up

Electrifying racing at the UK’s biggest bike festival

The What Mountain Bike Dirt Crit Champs, powered by Rose Bikes, are set to be one of the many highlights for mountain bikers at this year’s BikeRadar Live on 10-11 July.


There’s sure to be plenty of electrifying multi-lap racing on the 1km-long, spectator-friendly course, which takes in the best natural and manmade features at Brands Hatch, including bombholes, multi-line options and NorthShore sections, and offers ample passing opportunities.

There are categories for all abilities, from children aged 8+ to Pro-Elite riders, who will include Olympic cross-country racers Oli Beckingsale and Nick Craig, and multiple national cyclo-cross champion Jody Crawforth.

Multi-line options in the woods:
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Ride a skinny over a fallen tree, take the technical route or use ultimate power to pass

Cash prizes are on offer for the Pro-Elite men and women – £400, £100 and £50 for the first, second and third placed riders, respectively – and there’s plenty up for grabs in the other categories too, with sponsors Rose Bikes stumping up £3,000 of great spot prizes, including a full-suspension bike worth £1,500!


The What Mountain Bike magazine crew will be out and about over the weekend, racing and riding. For more details, head to the BikeRadar Live website. To book tickets now, go to