London SE1 community website

Mountain biking on Bankside

London SE1 website team

Spectator numbers are estimated to have been over 50,000 at the Nissan Qashqai Challenge mountain biking final in front of Tate Modern at the Bank Holiday weekend.

Mountain biking on Bankside
Mountain biking on Bankside

The international biking event followed four heats held in Milan, Madrid, Munich and Paris. The world's best 25 riders competing at Bankside came from Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Canada and the USA.

The winner was 22 year old British entrant Lance McDermott who performed spectacular tricks on the extreme course built alongside the Thames.

"This is probably the best day of my life. I crashed on the second run, so I couldn't go too crazy on the final run," said the world's top urban free-rider after his victory.

"I was so nervous, super nervous, but I managed to bring it back and get a result."

Nissan is sponsoring Tate Modern's new Street Art exhibition.

The SE1 website is supported by people like you
We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up

Archive
News archive from February 1999 to January 2001
Got a story for us?
Contact us with your tip-offs and story ideas.