Cycling event organiser Face Partnership is launching a new event in partnership with BMX world champion Liam Phillips called Parkour Ride.
The inaugural event, which will take place in a specially designed multi-storey car park circuit in Tobacco Dock in Wapping on 4 October, will see rivals from the worlds of road cycling, mountain biking and BMX compete against one another.
Face Partnership, organisers of the Revolution Series and the London Nocturne, said the new urban race will transform the venue into an interactive space. The company will work with partners to design an audio and visual experience, using music, video and other technology to enhance the event production for riders and fans.
James Pope, managing director of Face Partnership, said: “Parkour Ride will be a multi-discipline head-to-head elimination race. Our vision is to create an urban race where amateurs race against pros, men race against women, BMX against mountain bikes and road bikes – all on the same circuit.
“We’ve been working closely with Liam on the format and the circuit layout. His input has been invaluable as we’ve developed the concept over the past year.”
Phillips added: “Parkour Ride is a hugely innovative concept and I feel honoured to be a part of the team. From the location to the dynamics of the circuit, it will be such a great experience for all taking part.”