David Millar to take part in inaugural Parkour Ride

David Millar will take part in unique roadies vs mountain bikers vs BMXers event in October

Soon-to-be-retired Garmin-Sharp pro David Millar has added his name to the list of riders taking part in the inaugural Parkour Ride in London on October 4.

The event puts road riders, mountain bikers and BMXers against each other on a challenging course at Tobacco Dock in London. Organiser FACE Partnership - the brains behind the Revolution track series and London Nocturne - are calling it an "extreme performance battle with unique audio visual experiences to get the heart sprinting".

In order to put such a mixed variety of bikes and riders against each other, the course features a series of 'risk and reward' obstacles as riders race against each other: navigate a tricky jump, pull it off and you may find yourself in front of a competitor.

Millar will join former BMX world champion Liam Phillips, trials rider Danny Butler and mountain bike pros Sam Pilgrim and Tom Dowie among the 100 entrants.

"My youth was spent BMXing and mountain biking, so I’m coming full circle in a sense — back to my roots, but on a road bike," said Millar. "I don’t know how much of a chance I have but I’m looking forward to the atmosphere, it’s definitely going to be a unique racing experience."

Spectators will be treated to drinks bars, food provided by Death by Burrito and music from the Red Bull Music Academy.

“The concept for Parkour Ride came from a desire to create something completely unique in cycling and unite different types of riders in a big melting pot of racing and entertainment," said James Pope of FACE Partnership.

"It’s great that we have the pros on board but it is just as much about the amateur racers who have the chance to beat their heroes in a totally new style of bike racing."

Spectator tickets are available for £15 via the Parkour Ride website. A few places are left for those brave enough to take part.

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