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The world’s best come to conquer the Titan

By Natalie Gorman

Rumours of a new Titan lurking between Belfast’s monolithic icons, Samson and Goliath are true — and news that such “a terrifying monster” has surfaced on Belfast's docklands has caught the attention of those fearless enough to conquer it — the world’s best BMX riders.



Titan, one of the latest ramps at T13 skatepark (Queen’s road, Titanic Quarter) will be “unleashed” to the world’s best BMX Masters, along with Europe’s first Rhythm Room (boasting 4,5 & 6ft jump sets), in this year’s inaugral Monster Mash taking place this Saturday March 26, from 12 noon onwards.

T13 spokesperson Liam Lynch said: “Monster Mash is never before seen on these shores, a collection of world leading professional BMX riders converging on Belfast. With a relaxed atmosphere it is an expression session for the pros and it will be nothing short of the best.

“We are leading the way for the whole country, people are coming from everywhere to ride what we have built here. Some of the defined areas in T13, such as the Rhythm room — a collection of high ramp jumps where the most amazing stunts can happen — are here and they are Europe’s first.

“T13 is a new space in an old place and represents everything that's great about the new Northern Ireland. I don’t want to be clichéd about saying this, you hear it everywhere, but this warehouse where all this is happening really is the home of urban culture and we house a wide range of activities available from urban sports to dance and from art to music and fashion – and everyone is welcome. You have to see it to believe it. We will be offering free BMX taster sessions on the day for all ages to prove that point. We are so excited!”

Monster Energy’s number one BMX rider Harry Main will be at the event, long with Alex Coleburn who last year was crowned a world champpion in BMX Masters 2010 at Cologne's Jugend park in Germany.

Belfast Urban Sports chairman and RampRage rider Matt Gillespie said: “We are absolutely sure Monster Mash will bring out the best of what this country has to offer as well as being very entertaining!”

Monster Drifters, high performance cars will be spilling the thrills outdoors. Registration for all BMX riders begins at 11am. All bikes are welcome, £10 to ride, spectators £2 entry fee. For more information visit www.t13.tv

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