I received this interesting press release yesterday about a new event to be held in London called “Parkour Ride” which is to feature none other than the BMX Elite men’s World Champion Liam Phillips.
Liam will be taking on riders from road/MTB and BMX in this competition that is to be staged in a multi storey car park in Wapping, London…….are you intrigued yet???
Read about the event and the video below.
FACE Partnership teams up with Liam Phillips to launch Parkour Ride
BMX World Champion to race inaugural event on 4th October
Cycling events company FACE Partnership, organisers of Revolution Series and the London Nocturne, have agreed a partnership with BMX World Champion Liam Phillips to launch an innovative new event: Parkour Ride.
Phillips will race the inaugural Parkour Ride in London on Saturday 4th October, staged in a specially designed multi-storey car park circuit in Tobacco Dock in Wapping. Phillips will line up against rivals from the worlds of road cycling, mountain biking and BMX.
FACE Partnership Managing Director James Pope said: “Parkour Ride will be a multi-discipline head-to-head elimination race. Our vision is to create an urban race where amateurs race against pros, men race against women, BMX against mountain bikes and road bikes – all on the same circuit.
“We’ve been working closely with Liam on the format and the circuit layout. His input has been invaluable as we’ve developed the concept over the past year.”
Phillips said: “Parkour Ride is a hugely innovative concept and I feel honoured to be a part of the team. From the location to the dynamics of the circuit it’ll be such a great experience for all taking part.”
“Parkour Ride will engage riders across numerous disciplines, but the course is designed in such a way to ensure the playing field is levelled, and riders will need a strategy to get that extra edge. I’ve tested the circuit in London, and it promises to be a thrilling ride.”
Parkour Ride won’t be just about bike racing: FACE Partnership will transform the venue into an interactive event space. “We are aiming to design each level differently and work with partners to create an audio visual experience,” added Pope. “We’ll use music, video and other technology to enhance the event production for riders and fans.”
Parkour Ride takes place at London’s Tobacco Dock on Saturday 4th October. Visit www.parkourride.com for ticket pre-registration and a teaser video.