High-speed thrills for Spring Festival

18 April 2013

Freestyle Motorcross (FMX), a variation of the style of Motorcross in which motorcycle riders take their machine through high-speed airborne jumps of multiple lengths and angles, will be on the programme of entertainment for visitors to the Royal Welsh Spring Festival next month.

The nationally-claimed Bolddog Lings Freestyle Team will provide extreme thrills for the crowds at the Festival on May 18 and 19 on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.

The unique non-stop show will feature the UK’s top-ranked freestyle motorcross riders who will launch themselves skywards from the largest and most sophisticated landing ramp in the world. It enables them to reach heights of 35 feet and jump gaps of over 75 feet wide giving them enough time in the air to perform a range of breathtaking tricks. Many of the death-defying moves allow the riders to leave the seat of the bike and take their hands off the handlebars while they rotate their bodies around their machines in mid air.

The team manager and one of the UK’s top freestyle riders, Dan Whitby, said: “It’s a non-stop show that will entertain everyone – a must-see part of the Festival and a spectacle that is continually growing in popularity as awareness of FMX increases.”

The team will give performances twice a day in the main ring during both days over the weekend of the Festival.