Urge Cabo Verde - Rowan Sorrell

Dec 3, 2010
by Tyler Maine  
Source: Urge

At the end of January, Rowan Sorrell (Orange - Mojo) will leave his big island and head to the small islands of Cabo Verde. The UK will be really well represented this year at the Urge Event.

Check out what Rowan has to say about the Cabo Verde event,

Rowan, how are you feeling with your departure to Cabo Verde right around the corner? Are you excited?
I am really excited about this trip, I’m looking forward to learning about the Cape Verde Islands and experiencing the madness of the Urge events with some of the world’s best riders.

Urge Cabo Verde is much more than a race, is it one of the reasons you decided to come?
Yes, this has definitely caught my attention with the previous events, the challenge and adventure you undertake when out on your bike is part of what makes mountain biking special, though I suspect this will take it a bit further than usual!!

Is the humanitarian aspect of the Urge Events important for you?
This is an amazing opportunity, to have a way of raising money for worthy causes through what we do is exciting, we are all privileged to have grown up where we have and the Urge events aim to make a real difference for the hosting countries.

Do you think that it's important for well known riders like yourself to act like ambassadors in order to help countries like Cabo Verde to develop activities around the MTB?
All the riders on the trip love mountain biking, I think promoting the sport to new people and new areas is just an extension of our passion for the sport. The Urge events have not been well publicized in the UK so far and I hope that this year with Tracey and I on board that we will be able to create some interest and excitement around the event back in the UK.

Do you already know the type of machine you'll take to this event?
I will be taking an Orange Alpine 160 kitted out with the latest Fox Suspension.

Previous Urge Cabo Verde news:

Training Camp Details

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  • + 7
 Rowan Sorrell for prime minister!!!!!!.
  • + 2
 he's wicked, saw him at Gawton a few times and he's pinned as fuck
  • + 10
 not gunna lie top picture is really really gay.
  • + 1
 Yeah 100% agree with that observation m8.Ha-Ha.
Gringo. Facepalm
  • + 3
 the camera guy who took that must have been laughing his ass off
  • + 1
 I think his children have just died...
  • + 1
 Uh Oh... That ain't good
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 The article didnt actually explain what the Cabo Verde actually is? Is it downhill, all mountain, xc? A Brief explanation would have been nice.
  • + 6
 Similar riding position as Mr. Garrison's "It".
  • + 1
 this is how it is going to look like if hipsters are going to continue spread Fixie virus and people will pick up the hype- Fixies will become too popular so hips will need to find something new to be original - I already saw Penny Farthing in my town, so this up there is going to be next!
  • + 1
 just grab the flexi-grip handles and operate the tiny switches inside your mouth using your tongue.
  • + 3
 taking it in the behind
  • + 1
 he is amazing! i have ridden with him too Smile
  • + 1
 I raced against him... he beat me, funnily enough
  • + 0
 That a big bike for a such a small guy !
  • + 0
 what a awsome rider and a nice guy!
  • + 0
 thta would hurt if his ass slipd off the seat
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 i have one of his old bikes Smile

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