Street Light Sessions, with Danny MacAskill and Martyn AshtonSeptember 27th, 2011 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
YouTube sensation Danny MacAskill and Street Trials specialist, Martyn Ashton brought the long awaited Red Bull Street Light Sessions to Bristol.
On his return to the UK, after a number of overseas projects, Danny said: “It is really exciting for me to be back riding in the UK. After a year of traveling, the Red Bull Streetlight Sessions are a great way for me to catch up with the Trials scene over here. The riding setup, using the awesome features in Castle Park in Bristol, is a great challenge for beginners, while a stunning platform gives the experts a chance to show their skills.”
The event ran into the evening, gradually becoming illuminated under city lights and finishing at 10pm. Over 800 spectators watched some of the world’s best trials riders in action, with a number of demo sessions on the unique course that wowed the Bristol crowd and inspired local riders. Ewan Beaden from Portsmouth set the standard and won £500 for the best trick.
In between the demo sessions Red Bull and Inspired Bicycles ran three, hour long ‘Street Light Taster Sessions’. Around 70 ‘street trials’ first timers signed up to have a go at the sport in a safe, progressive environment. These selected riders were given the opportunity to ride the course alongside Danny and partake in the ‘Taster Session’ and all were able to get some top tips, advice and encouragement from trials legend Martyn Ashton.
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