Red Bull Hardline, known as the most challenging downhill mountain bike race world wide, confirms the final rider list for this year’s event. The ninth edition of the event, with arguably the highest stakes, features the strongest lineup of 30 skilled downhill professionals to date.

The course, located in the Dyfi Valley and designed by Dan Atherton in  2014, will see the defending champion Jackson Goldstone turning up the heat faster than ever.

More experienced riders like Joe Smith, Taylor Vernon, and Bernard Kerr are looking to deliver strong performances and fast runs to secure their spot on the podium again.

Camilo Sanchez makes his debut on the Red Bull Hardline course in place of Brook McDonald. Camilo, the former Colombian national champion and regular on the urban downhill scene, will get to showcase his talent on the world’s toughest downhill course for the very first time. All eyes are also on the other newbie to Red Bull Hardline: Kyle Strait, recovering from a fractured spine, who will make an epic return to racing down the gnarly Welsh mountain.

Gee Atherton, Red Bull athlete and two-time world champion, is expected to showcase his expertise on the technical sections. Will he go all in?

Other talented riders such as Josh Bryceland, Kade Edwards, and George Brannigan are again part of this years lineup and are not shy to give it all they’ve got straight from the start gate.

Spectators can expect the most skillful riders to risk it all to be crowned  Red Bull Hardline winner 2023. The breathtaking race will be broadcasted live globally on Red Bull TV on Sunday 16th July. Ahead of the event, fans can enjoy the week’s best action from course walk and practice on Red Bull Bike YouTube ahead of the main event.

Across the country, bike fans can enjoy live screenings of Red Bull Hardline at local bike parks and live venues on 16th July, including:

No Limits, Leeds

Check out your local bike park’s website to get more information on whether to ‘just turn up’ or if you need to sign up to get one of the best seats in the house to watch Red Bull Hardline.

Wed 5th Jul, 2023 @ 12:30 pm

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