Alex Bond conquers the 2017 Red Bull Hardline – video
Watch MBUK team rider Alex Bond negotiate the insanely difficult Red Bull Hardline in North Wales
Massive jumps and high speeds aren't the only characterising features of the Red Bull Hardline – it's also one of the most technically difficult trails to ride in the world. Riders are expected to risk it all and race down a track most of us wouldn't even consider walking down, so it's not a surprise only a select few made the cut to race in this year's finals. MBUK's team rider, Alex Bond, was one of the few who rose to the challenge of riding the Hardline, and you can check out his run below. Keep your eyes peeled for more about Alex's time at the race in an upcoming issue of the mag...
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Alex Evans is BikeRadar's mountain bike technical editor. He started racing downhill at the tender age of 11 before going on to compete across Europe. Alex moved to Morzine in the French Alps at 19 to pursue a career as a bike bum and clocked up an enormous amount of riding. Riding those famous tracks day in, day out for eight years, he broke more bikes than he can remember. Alex then moved back to the UK and put his vast knowledge of mountain biking to good use by landing a job working for MBUK magazine as features editor. Since working for MBUK, Alex's focus has moved to bike tech. He's one of BikeRadar's lead testers, knows how to push bikes and products to the limit, and wants to search out the equipment that represents the best value for money. Alex is also a regular on the BikeRadar Youtube channel and BikeRadar podcast.