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– Trials star Kenny Belaey brings stunt show to RallyFest
– “It’s going to be epic,” predicts Belgian daredevil showman
– Downhill hero Gee Atherton swaps two wheels for four
– Extreme athletes expand unrivalled half-term entertainment
– Advance tickets on sale from as little as £20, kids go FREE

Sébastien Ogier will not be the only multiple world champion in high-flying action at this month’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (27-30 October). Two of the biggest names from global mountain biking – elite athletes Kenny Belaey and Gee Atherton – will also be wowing the crowds.

Legendary trial biker Belaey, aka The Magician, has been at the cutting edge of his sport for than a decade. To date his glittering trophy cabinet is home to no fewer than nine world titles, six World Cups and four European crowns.

Now, courtesy of Red Bull, the Belgian daredevil is bringing his spectacular ‘Pedal to the Metal’ freestyle stunt show to the busy Rally Village in Deeside on Friday as well as Saturday’s family-friendly RallyFest at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire. Visitors to both venues will be treated to eye-catching entertainment as Belaey serves up an incredible mix of two-wheel skills and tricks to conquer special obstacle courses including pipes, balancing beams, ramps and barriers.

“Really looking forward to the next trip with my ‘Pedal to the Medal’ crew,” enthused showman Kenny. “We love rallying and its crowds – I’m sure it’s going to be epic!”

Atherton is another multiple World Cup winner and a double world champion on two wheels. Based locally in north Wales, the adventurous 31-year-old specialises in the daring discipline of downhill racing but, seeking more speed thrills, he has been trying his luck at rally driving in recent months when his busy international schedule permits. The GeeMan now faces his biggest four-wheel test to date – he’s entering the WRGB National Rally which shadows the main event at the end of this month.

Ben Taylor, managing director of Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, is delighted that these two international mega-stars, both with huge fan bases and extensive social media followings, will be part of this year’s WRC show.


“It’s more great news for those coming to the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB,” he enthused. “I have seen Kenny’s show before; it’s absolutely stunning and the fans in the Rally Village and the RallyFest are going to love it. Both Kenny and Gee are massively popular extreme sportsmen, so their presence can only help to bring the excitement of the WRC to new audiences.”

Tickets on sale

With the school break in mind, accompanied children aged 15 and under can wonder at Belaey’s antics at the RallyFest and follow Gee’s progress on the competitive stages in the forests totally FREE of charge. Visitors of all ages are admitted FREE to the Rally Village in Deeside, Flintshire.

Advance adult ticket prices start at just £20 for Saturday’s family-friendly RallyFest at Cholmondeley Castle, £25 for a day ticket or £99 for the full four-day event pass. All tickets include free parking and an event programme priced at £9. Accompanied children aged 15 and under are admitted FREE – a real half-term treat for families. The latest event and ticket information can be found on the official http://www.walesrallygb.com website and the official Rally Planner is now live online allowing fans to plan their visit.

Hospitality

Visitors can combine the thrill of spectating with the indulgence of fantastic hospitality at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB between 28 and 30 October. World-class rally action always delivers an amazing spectacle, but nothing compares to enjoying the day from the comfort of our fabulous hospitality facilities at Sweet Lamb, Cholmondeley Castle and Llyn Brenig. For more information on hospitality visit walesrallygb.com

For further updates, follow Wales Rally GB on Twitter @walesrallygb or join the conversations on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/walesrallygb

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