Action Sports Tour

About

The Animal WD-40 Action Sports Tour mixes the incredible skill, control and balance of trials riding, with the spectacular aerial style of two of the world’s most exciting jump riders from MTB and BMX. Keeping the riders under control is our ringleader and MC, plus keep your eyes peeled for our special guest scooter rider throughout the year.

Animal’s amazing mobile rig has expanded in 2014 to challenge the crowd and the athletes which will be kept running super smooth and clean by our title sponsors WD-40. The Action Sports Tour crew are going to be the coolest and cleanest ever!

As well as the bonkers riding there will be opportunities to win some limited edition Action Sports Tour gear, plus loads of Animal and WD-40 goodies. Make sure you follow Animal on Facebook and the team Twitter to get all the latest news.

Since inception in 2002, we’ve performed in front of over 700,000 people, undertaken over 2,300 shows and travelled over 350,000 miles to events such as Goodwood Festival of Speed, T in the Park and British Formula 1.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Formula 1 - Action Sports Tour
Formula 1 - Action Sports Tour
The Animal WD-40 Action Sports Tour busted out some of it's best ever shows for the huge Silverstone crowds. This is an edit from the last show of the day and features athletes Martyn Ashton, Luke Madigan, James Jones and Daryl Brown going off!!
NASS - Action Sports Tour
NASS - Action Sports Tour
The Animal WD-40 Action Sports Tour at NASS 2013
Paddle Round The Pier - Action Sports Tour
Paddle Round The Pier - Action Sports Tour
Paddle Round the Pier in Brighton plays host to the Animal WD-40 Action Sports Tour
Thorpe Park - Action Sports Tour
Thorpe Park - Action Sports Tour
The Animal WD-40 Action Sports Tour launches its new show at Thorpe Park with athletes Martyn Ashton, Blake Samson, Luke Madigan and Ryan Mcnamara laying down some huge shows. Karl Taylor from Reel35 was our guest videographer - we hope you enjoy what he has captured...
Best of 2012
Best of 2012
Martyn Ashton, Blake Samson, Luke Madigan and James Thorne partying on the Animal Bike Tour
Ski & Board Show 2012
Ski & Board Show 2012
The Animal Bike Tour's final show of 2012 on a very excitable Sunday afternoon at the Daily Telegraph Ski & Board Show. Martyn, Blake, Luke and James were joined by special guest Soly Bloomfield to show how 12 year old kids are rock the scooters! A great way to end an amazing season and an exciting glimpse in to a possible future for the show....
Goodwood Action Sports arena 2012
Goodwood Action Sports arena 2012
The Animal Bike Tour join forces with world-class action sport heroes from FMX, Motorcycle Trials, BMX dirt and flatland to create the Goodwood Action Sports (GAS) arena. Here they battled the elements and each other to unleash a four-day frenzy of world class extreme sports upon a record total audience of 185,000 visitors in the Goodwood Action Sports (GAS) arena. "I was delighted to welcome the GAS Arena back after last year's successful debut and it proved to be a big hit with visitors," said Lord March, founder of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. "For 2012 GAS was even bigger and better and the athletes rose to the occasion to put on some sensational shows despite at times very challenging weather to underline that action sports are a worthy addition to the Festival of Speed."
Thorpe Park Freerunning Mashup
Thorpe Park Freerunning Mashup
The Animal Bike Tour and Storm Freerunning fuse together at Thorpe Park to create a mashup show worthy of the amazing new Swarm rollercoaster. With Deejay Hooch on the decks and Ministry of Sound blasting around the park, athletes Martyn Ashton, Blake Samson, Livewire, Blue, Philly Dee and James Thorne gave the crowds their own slice of stomach turning action! Filmed by Robin Kitchin, Michael Merriman Wilcox and Visive Productions Edited by Michael Merriman Wilcox
Sweden Road Trip
Sweden Road Trip
Animal Bike Tours road trip to Sweden. Filmed by the crew and edited by Michael Merriman Wilcox and Robin Kitchin
London Bike Show 2012
London Bike Show 2012
Martyn Ashton, Blake Samson and Luke Madigan on the Animal Bike Tour throw down some huge shows to the amazing crowds at the London Bike Show. Also on show was the amazing 224hp Vito Sport-X and the equally amazing WD40 twins! Check biketour.animal.co.uk in March to see if the tour is coming your way in 2012. Filmed & edited by Robin Kitchin & Michael Merriman Wilcox

The Team

The Animal WD-40 Action Sports Tour features Blake Samson and James Jones, two of the world’s best jump riders from MTB and BMX, Ryan Mcnamara who is one of the UK’s hottest young scooter riders, and World and British Trials Champion Ben Savage. Following Martyn Ashton’s life changing accident in 2013 he has become an ambassador for the show and will be checking in on the team to make sure the crowds minds are still being blown!

Behind the scenes there is a crack team making everything happen; James Thorne the MC bringing the Tour to life on the mic, Robin Kitchin the Tour

manager keeping everyone in check and capturing the images and finally the promo crew looking hot and running the comps.

The show runs like a traveling circus and lives like a big family for the 50 days of the tour. When the shows started in 2002 the set up took 45 minutes for two people, the show has grown every year since and it now takes our six person crew three hours to build the huge rig!

Check out the team and the rig below…

About The Rig

Blog

The Latest From The Animal WD-40 Action Sports Tour Blog

16 Jul

Royal International Air Tattoo 2014

Posted by: Robin 16/07/2014 23:05 BST

Predominantly what attracts the 130,000 attendees to RIAT, Europe’s largest military air show is seeing things in the air, going fast and making tons of noise. Well, along with aircraft these attributes can also be attributed to the Action Sports Tour making it a perfect addition to the calendar! With over a decade of evolution the show is pretty dialled, and is widely regarded as the best mobile set up in Europe. The show has attracted some of the worlds… Read More

08 Jul

Formula 1

Posted by: Robin 08/07/2014 23:42 BST

The sunset faded as the wagons rolled into Silverstone race circuit on the eve of the British Grand Prix. In homage to the days of grass roots racing, low budget teams and hand tuned engines we followed in the footsteps of some of the greats, camping by the rig ready to build the show and get things moving in the morning. Practice Day. As the drivers and teams suss out the latest tweaks to their cars and get a feel… Read More

28 Feb

Tour visits competition winner’s school

Posted by: Robin 28/02/2014 09:57 BST

WD-40 recently teamed up with The Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust to promote a new campaign which raises awareness to the grommets out there about helmet safety. As part of the campaign a competition was launched, inviting the little nippers to get creative and design a Lazer bike helmet. The prize: To have their winning design manufactured across 250 helmets and distributed to disadvantaged children across the UK. Oh! And the bonus part: To have the Animal WD-40 Action Sports Tour… Read More

Tour Dates

February
13–16 Feb London Cycle Show
London, Excel
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April
19–20 Apr World Endurance Championship
Silverstone
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May
4–5 May Truckfest
Peterborough Show Ground
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24–25 May Bournemouth 7s
Chapel Gate, Christchurch
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June
13–15 Jun Royal Three Counties Show
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21–22 Jun Goldcoast Oceanfest
Croyde Bay, Devon
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July
4–6 Jul Formula 1
Silverstone
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12–13 Jul Royal Air Tattoo
RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire
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19 Jul Manchester
The Great Northern
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24 Jul Poole Cycle Celebration
Poole Quay, 7pm - 9.30pm
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27 Jul Brompton World Championships
Goodwood Race Circuit
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August
2 Aug Weston Super Mare
Town Square
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7–9 Aug RideLondon Cycling Show
ExCel, London
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13 Aug Falmouth Week
Church Street Car Park, Falmouth
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30 Aug Eurobike
Friedrichshafen, Germany
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September
13 Sep Plymouth
High Street, Plymouth
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October
24–26 Oct Manchester Ski Show
Eventcity, Manchester
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30–2 Nov London Ski Show
Earls Court, London
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*Keep your eyes peeled for new dates.

Competition

Win An Animal Watch

Win an Animal Watch and some WD-40 goodies every month the guys are on the road, by showing us your best photo of the Action Sports Tour.

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