A mountain biking pioneer and former world champion is set to bring his 'audience with' style show to Worcester.

Hans ‘No Way’ Rey, a figurehead in the mountain biking community and hall of famer, will be at Huntingdon Hall on Thursday, March 28, with his show 'MTB Mishaps & Mayhem'.

Rey is known for his work in propelling mountain biking from a fringe sport in the 1980s to a widely appreciated activity that continues to grow in popularity today.


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The event will showcase the Swiss-American's thrilling career packed with stories of organising, undertaking, and filming mountain biking in remote locations such as Botswana, Mexico, and Hong Kong.

Rey’s career highlights include winning a trials world title, performing in front of 3.5 billion people worldwide as part of an extreme sports act during the 1996 Olympic Games' closing ceremony in Atlanta, and his jump over a car on a Los Angeles freeway in 1997.

After retiring from competition later that year, Rey embarked on a myriad of mountain biking adventures, including biking across Iceland with British downhill legend Steve Peat and completing the first bike descent of Mount Kenya.

Named as an inspiration for renowned British mountain biking figures such as Danny MacAskill and Martyn Ashton, Rey continues to promote the sport through his 'Hans Rey Adventure Team'.

His new show aims to bring his ‘behind-the-scenes’ stories directly to audiences at 16 difference venues across the UK.

The play is presented by Speakers from the Edge alongside Shimano, Visit Laguna Beach, and Leighton Vans, and is supported by Deuter.

Tickets can be booked by contacting the Box Office on 01905 611427 or by visiting worcestertheatres.co.uk.

For more information about the event, potential attendees can visit speakersfromtheedge.com.