We are very disappointed to announce that, Nitro World Games 2020 due to take place across 23 and 24 May 2020 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales has to be cancelled.
All parties have been working closely to explore all possible avenues for a reschedule. However, given the rapidly evolving and unprecedented situation and the uncertainty on when mass gatherings will be feasible, finding a new date has not been possible. Therefore, the decision to cancel has been made to best protect the safety and wellbeing of fans, athletes, staff and the local community, which is always our top priority.
All ticket holders will be contacted by their point of purchase in due course to process a refund. Please only contact your point of purchase if you have not been contacted after 5 days as they are very busy at this time.
Our thoughts are with all those affected by COVID-19. For now, stay safe, stay home, and look after each other.
Josh Sheehan, Jackson Strong, and Luc Ackermann Landed the World First on 10 September at Caerphilly Castle
The emotion of landing a double backflip … doesn’t matter how many times you’ve done it … it’s crazy. It takes everything you have.”
More than a decade after action sports icon (and Nitro World Games co-creator) Travis Pastrana stunned the action sports world with the first double backflip on a motorbike, it remains a very difficult – and highly dangerous – trick. To this day, only a handful of athletes even attempt them.
In the spirit of big air progression that is at the heart of Nitro World Games, Sheehan, Strong and Ackermann will aim to become the first to land this daunting feat. To do so, they will each need to launch their 220-pound bikes into the air just inches apart, timing their two rotations in precise synchronization both so that they do not collide in flight and also so that they each put both wheels down successfully on the landing ramp. While either over or under rotating would have severe consequences for a solo rider, with three athletes so close together if even just one of them crashes it could be catastrophic for them all.
Created by Nitro Circus and action sports icon Travis Pastrana, Nitro World Games pushes the limits of action sports competition. Featuring new big air formats, breakthrough ramp technology, and innovative judging criteria, Nitro World Games shifted the landscape for both athletes and the industry alike in its 2016 debut.