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Here’s the Quickrelease.tv video from the Nissan Qashqai Urban Challenge Freeride Event held on 4-5th May in Newcastle upon Tyne. The YouTube vid is lo-res, stream the hi-res vodcast version from iTunes to your video iPod.
The two-day event was won by Darren ‘Bearclaw’ Berrecloth of Canada. He won 8000 Euros in the process and will be buying a boat with his winnings.
Twenty five invited riders took part in the event - including Kyle Strait, Andreu Lacondeguy, Gee Atherton (who knew he could 360?) and Christopher Hatton - and there were an estimated 10,000 spectators thronging Times Square, the central piazza at the Centre for Life.
Check out the video for Hatton’s attempted 360-tailwhip off of the drop, and his run down the ramp, nearly wiping me out…
Berrecloth won by spinning off the start ramp, tailwhipping the step-up and doing a 360 off the satellite dish straight into a 360-table off the final ramp, close to the double-helix statue.
1. Darren Berrecloth
2. Paul Basagoitia
3. Kyle Strait
4. Ben Boyko
5. Christopher Hatton
6. Grant Fielder
7. Amir Kabbani
8. Greg Watts
9. Gee Atherton