PRESS RELEASE: Howard Street Dual Slalom
On the 10th March Sheffield’s Howard Sreet Dual will be broadcast live on the internet. Part of the Outdoor City Weekender this race will light up the centre of the city with elbow-to-elbow action and enough Hope Tech lumens to turn night into day. The live stream will share the magic of dual and make the Outdoor City shine.
The race will be filmed by a professional crew wielding four cameras to catch all the action from the full length of the fast and technical track. With a host riders from World Cup winners to local pinners, the scene is set for a great evening of racing. 32 men and 16 women will battle it out to be crowned champion through a series of nail-biting knockout rounds.
Presented by Richard Cunnyngham and Toby Parodi, the live show begins at 17:00 GMT (18:00 CET, 09:00 PST, 12:00 EST) with the first round of 32 and the finals will be around 19:00 GMT. With a big screen trackside for the assembled crowds to view no one will miss any of the action.
Lining up this year are a host of well-known riders and just as many giant killers aiming to knock them off their perch. For the lads, Sheffield’s own Steve Peat will be trying to go one better this year and get on to the top step where he’s stood so many times before. However, his 50:01 brothers will be doing their best to stop him.
Josh Bryceland, Josh Lewis and Hardline winner Craig Evans, Sam Dale and Matt and Dave Hockenhull will be stepping up to create some on-track action at this year's event. Last year's winner, Airdrop’s, Brett Penfold and second place Ben Moore are back again to defend their crowns. Elite downhill pinner Jono Jones is making his way up from Woburn, too. Team Cotic will be represented by the Rocket Man himself, James Swinden, who will doubtlessly be chased down Straightline Chay Granby.
The challenge from the lasses is headed up by last years winner Carrie Poole who held her 4-month-old son aloft on the podium. She’ll be chased down by last years runners-up Anya Tolwinska, Ellie Dewdeny and Katy Thorpe. BMX superstar Chloe Taylor will be challenging for the top step alongside downhiller Becci Skelton.
If you can’t make it down on the day tune in to enjoy a unique slice of Sheffield presenting the excitement of knockout racing. There’s nothing quite like dual!You can watch the live stream here on Saturday 10th March from 17:00 GMT.