The world’s best arrive this week for ‘Battle of Hastings’

The Source BMX will be hosting the world’s best BMX riders for the fourth annual Battle of Hastings BMX contest this weekend.

The contest is the most hotly anticipated in the BMX World and features the 48 best BMX riders on the planet.

The International field is made up of riders from six continents who will compete for a share of the £24,000 prize money.

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Action from last year’s event.

The World’s BMX media and industry are also making the journey while the 600 spectator tickets sold out in under 24 hours; with fans making the journey from as far away as Canada, Japan and Australia.

Local interest is strong with professional BMX rider Dan Lacey being joined by 21-year-old Source BMX employee Stuart Chisholm who qualified his place in the event through a qualifier contest held in July.

The riders arrive on Wednesday with practice all day on Thursday and Friday; practice in itself is an event with the park being opened up for free spectating.

The competition is held on Saturday and Sunday September 7th and 8th from 3pm until 6pm with the event also live-streamed to a huge global audience at www.sourcebmx.com/boh

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