On Yer Bike!
The white-hot, adrenalin-charged sport of Arenacross is exploding into Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena in the New Year – and event promoter e22 Sports is giving the Steel City a tantalising taste of what to expect today in Tudor Square!
Visitors will be treated to shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm – with FMX heroes Dan Whitby, Samson Eaton and Arran Powley hitting the mobile ramps. On top of the three shows there’ll also be Arenacross t-shirt giveaways and the chance to meet the riders and buy tickets.
The indoor offspring of Motocross racing, Arenacross takes the most spectacular elements of outdoor MX, boils them down into a concentrated cocktail and then shoehorns them into arenas onto purpose-built, jump-infested dirt tracks. The Motorpoint Arena will play host to the sixth stop on the seven-round 2014 Arenacross tour on Saturday 15th February and as part of its pre-event promotions e22 Sports will be unleashing a hand-picked selection of the UK’s finest Freestyle Motocross pilots upon city centre crowds. Freestyle Motocross – or FMX – is an integral part of the Arenacross show with riders hitting purpose-built ramps and then attempting to out-do each other as they whip and back-flip 100kg motorcycles in a death-defying display of aerial gymnastics.
“This is going to be so rad,” says Dan, who’s just flown back to the UK from a film shoot in India where he’s been working as a stuntman on a Bollywood blockbuster. “Jumping in the middle of a crowded city centre is super-exciting and on the rare occasions we get to do it we always go that little bit harder and higher. Bring it on – I can’t wait!”
For more information, to buy tickets and to keep up-to-date with the latest signings go to www.arenacrossuk.com
Photography © Nuno Laranjeira/e22 Sports