Preview: Jack Foley
CALLING all Skate, BMX, FMX and B-Boy flavas! The seventh annual
Sprite Urban Games returns to Clapham Common, from Friday, July
22 to Sunday, July 24, for three days of breath-taking action.
The popular festival brings together the cream of UK and International
talent in action sports, break-dancing and turntablism.
And to mark the continued growth of the event, £36,000
- the largest ever UK prize purse - is what competitors will be
battling it out for!
The legendary Pete Turvey and Shaun Scarfe will be creating a
huge bespoke Streetcouse for 2005 which will, for the first time,
see specific days for Skate (Sat) and BMX (Sun), with the course
being changed overnight.
Sprite also has a Wildcard up for grabs for the hottest rider
on the public streetcourse. He or she will be picked to compete
against the pro’s in front of thousands of people!
The BMX dirt jumps will be hosting team competitions this year
as well as the UK Dirt Final on the Saturday, so expect high action
and serious wipeouts!
While the BMX Flatland will, in contrast,
showcase balance, style and even grace from a dedicated crew of
riders who will be joined by skaters in a brand new competition
format: Game of Skate.
Not forgetting the 12ft Vertical ramp and you’ll probably
be wandering what else Sprite Urban Games will be throwing into
the mix? Well, how about a 25ft high ramp for FMX riders to demo
their air-born skills?
The B-Boy arena proved a massive hit last year and will now increase
seating capacity from 900 to 1,500, allowing even more people
to watch breakers kick ass to some funked up rhythms.
For an extra £10 the AAA B-Boy Pass will
allow you access without queuing to the b-boy arena for every
performance of one weekend day.
The pass will also include a free showguide with Vans lanyard
worth £5. The first 300 passes bought will also gain access
to the official Sprite Urban Games after-party.
The ‘Press and Preview Day’ will give people the
opportunity to see the courses, meet the riders, the brands and
the guys who write for the top magazines before anyone else. There
will also be workshops in Skate, BMX, Breaking and Capoeira.
Bike Doctor by Transport for London will also be on hand to give
your bike a full health check.
Gates are open from 12 noon till 6pm on Friday, July 22, and
10am till 8pm on Saturday & Sunday, July 23 and 24, with last
entry at 5.30pm.
On the door tickets are priced at £10 on Friday and £15
for Saturday and Sunday. Pre-bookers receive a £2 discount
on Saturday and Sunday - £13.