Video: Red Bull Announces Details for 2018 Hardline

Jun 2, 2018
by Red Bull Bike  


PRESS RELEASE: Red Bull

The toughest downhill mountain bike race in the world, Red Bull Hardline, returns to the hills of Dinas Mawddwy, Wales on 15th September.

Dan Atherton performs at Red Bull Hardline in Wales UK on September 24 2017 Boris Beyer Red Bull Content Pool AP-1TBA3QT512111 Usage for editorial use only Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information.
Dan Atherton

Hard by name, brutal by nature, Red Bull Hardline isn’t a race for the faint-hearted. Built by local riding legend Dan Atherton on a remote Welsh mountain, the course combines epic gap jumps, giant slab rolls and tight wooded sections. The star of the show is the road gap – a huge booter sending the riders over a road back into the trees. It's 26ft high and rider trajectory is around 55ft (the height of four double-decker buses). Riders have to come off the gap at full speed to clear the road and land heavily into a big berm which transfers them back into the trees.

Brage Vestavik performs at Red Bull Hardline in Wales UK on September 24 2017 Boris Beyer Red Bull Content Pool AP-1TBA3MA9H2111 Usage for editorial use only Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information.
Brage Vestavik
David McMillan performs at Red Bull Hardline in Wales UK on September 24 2017 Boris Beyer Red Bull Content Pool AP-1TBA3PXMD2111 Usage for editorial use only Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information.
David McMillan

Twenty of the most progressive riders have been invited to come together to tackle the challenging race this year. Bernard Kerr and Adam Brayton have already been confirmed with many more set to be announced over the coming months.

The 2017 edition of Red Bull Hardline turned out to be particularly arduous due to heavy rain throughout the event. Slippery, steep rocks, slipping pedals, rain and fog served all added to the already challenging course.

Despite the difficult ride Craig Evans managed to secure the title of 2017 Red Bull Hardline Champion, with 2016 champion Bernard Kerr finishing two seconds behind in second place.

Commenting ahead of this year’s event, Bernard said, “I really can’t wait for Hardline this year as it’s one of my favourite races of every year! Also, after not getting the back to back win last year it really has me fired up and wanting to get back on that top step at the gnarliest race in downhill!”

Alexandre Fayolle performs at Red Bull Hardline in Wales UK on September 24 2017 Sven Martin Red Bull Content Pool AP-1TB352E2D2111 Usage for editorial use only Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information.
Alexandre Fayolle

Craig Evans performs at Red Bull Hardline in Wales UK on September 24 2017 Sven Martin Red Bull Content Pool AP-1TB3545GH2111 Usage for editorial use only Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information.
Craig Evans

Yoann Barelli performs at Red Bull Hardline in Wales UK on September 24 2017 Sven Martin Red Bull Content Pool AP-1TB34571H2111 Usage for editorial use only Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information.
Yoann Barelli
Bernard Kerr performs at Red Bull Hardline in Wales UK on September 24 2017 Boris Beyer Red Bull Content Pool AP-1TBA3N6C52111 Usage for editorial use only Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information.
Bernard Kerr

Adam Brayton performs at Red Bull Hardline in Wales UK on September 24 2017 Boris Beyer Red Bull Content Pool AP-1TBA3RQB52111 Usage for editorial use only Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information.
Adam Brayton

Bernard Kerr performs at Red Bull Hardline in Wales UK on September 24 2017 Sven Martin Red Bull Content Pool AP-1TB3445UN2111 Usage for editorial use only Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information.
Bernard Kerr

Gee Atherton performs at Red Bull Hardline in Wales UK on September 24 2017 Boris Beyer Red Bull Content Pool AP-1TBA3SMK52111 Usage for editorial use only Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information.
Gee Atherton/
Dan Atherton performs at Red Bull Hardline in Wales UK on September 24 2017 Boris Beyer Red Bull Content Pool AP-1TBA3V9RN2111 Usage for editorial use only Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information.
Dan Atherton

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Dan Atherton

Dan Atherton performs at Red Bull Hardline in Wales UK on September 24 2017 Sven Martin Red Bull Content Pool AP-1TB34MZC51W11 Usage for editorial use only Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information.
Dan Atherton
Adam Brayton performs at Red Bull Hardline in Wales UK on September 24 2017 Nathan Hughes Red Bull Content Pool AP-1TB8BU3QW2111 Usage for editorial use only Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information.
Adam Brayton/

Bernard Kerr performs at Red Bull Hardline in Wales UK on September 24 2017 Nathan Hughes Red Bull Content Pool AP-1TB8BWHPN2111 Usage for editorial use only Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information.
Bernard Kerr

The 2018 race has been described as “riders vs the course” and is set to be the most competitive year yet with even more big name riders to be announced later in the year. To purchase spectator tickets, or for more information, please visit https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/events/hardline


MENTIONS: @redbullbike



25 Comments

  • + 30
 RatBoy please.
  • + 8
 No chance because i think he had issues with Gee at the past.
  • + 2
 @petrospit: what happened?
  • + 12
 Showed Gee he’s penis!@baybarsyontar:
  • + 1
 He got his wee wee out which Gee didn't much like and a scuffle ensued
  • + 3
 Very immature Gee, it’s only a penis ;-)
  • + 1
 ahh I heard about this....didn't Gee kick off and someone give him a battering?
  • + 15
 Ill be ready for my invite, ive ordered some knee pads Smile
  • + 20
 Did you also get a wheelchair? Wink
  • + 5
 Is a great day, but so many riders pull out at the last minute and your left we only a few too watch. And then you are waiting around for an age too see anyone riding. Needs more stuff for people to do, stalls etc, hardline merchandise maybe also ,mini pump track comp maybe while all the waiting around is going on.
  • + 7
 if Yoann Barelli doesn't want to race it you know its GNAR factor 10!
  • + 1
 Prognarschralpcore with the fest boys and all.
  • + 1
 How's about we get Claudio to do a course preview and then Brendog will race, we'll have Warner back on the mic with Peaty providing support, Sam Ren, Olly Wilkins and Ratboy to join in the racing. Also I'd like to see a good show of the bike checks and a few truck checks, I like those new jeeps the trek crew are all driving, thanks lads we have a perfect set up!
  • + 2
 Or Cathro...
  • + 3
 Wow, that upward shot of Kerr.
  • + 3
 Same weekend as the UKGE at Dyfi... interesting.
  • + 0
 should'nt cause any issues for riders. They're miles apart
  • + 1
 I wish yoann could have competed last year, wild Frenchmen just make everything better
  • + 3
 Video doesn’t work :-(
  • + 2
 Where are the Fest boys?
  • + 0
 My understanding was that they don’t like to compete
  • + 0
 Some of them do compete, some don't. Sam Reynolds was at hardline last year if i remember right
  • + 1
 FK YES! Hard line world series please Red bull
  • + 6
 No. Leave it as it is. When there’s to much money involved it’ll destroy the race
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