Following his sell-out shows in 2017, Hans ‘No Way’ Rey will be returning to the UK in 2019 for the second-leg of his acclaimed ‘audience with’ style show Riding Life, which will perform at a further 14 venues from 16 January 2019.
A pioneer of extreme Mountain Biking and Trials riding, Hans is considered by many to be the original ‘Freerider’. A former Trials World Champion, inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 1999 and renowned for his incredible bike displays – including his jump over a car on an LA freeway – Hans is one of the best-known mountain bikers both inside and outside of the sport, having performed in front of 3.5 billion viewers worldwide as part of an extreme sports act during the 1996 Olympic Games closing ceremony.
“Absolutely brilliant evening… captivating and entertaining… the most inspirational mountain biker of all time”
Andrew Dodd, GMBN
Rey’s ‘No Way’ moniker comes from all the times he said he would try a particularly insane stunt to be told “no way” by other riders, before completing it. As a result, Hans is one of the leading figures to have helped propel mountain biking from the niche sport it was in the 1980s to the major activity millions now enjoy across the globe, and is named first as a major inspiration to the likes of Danny MacAskill.
“Inspirational story of very successful career… if he’s in a town near you, go!”
@carculturedapparel, audience member
Since retiring from racing in 1997, Hans formed the ‘Hans Rey Adventure Team’ – which involves a vast range of mountain biking adventures, from biking across Iceland with British Downhill legend Steve Peat, to completing the first bike descent of Mount Kenya – and now Hans returns to bring his amazing stories from a 30-year career on two wheels, once more to stages across the UK, presented by adrenaline-activity speakers specialists, Speakers from the Edge, in association with GT Bicycles, IXS and Clif Bar, and supported by Stans No Tubes and Carosello 3000.
“Mindblowing tales of riding bikes”
-@mike_scrim, audience member
In Riding Life, Hans regales fascinating stories on a personal level, taking audiences on an inspiring journey through his life. Covering his early riding days in Germany, the mountain bike boom in America, his extreme biking feats, awesome adventures – which include riding the Indian Himalayas, the Alps and Inca Trails, traversing the Sinai Desert and his climb up Kilimanjaro with Danny MacAskill – and how his charity Wheels4Life is changing the world one bike at a time. Hans will also offer his vision for the future of the sport and what keeps him motivated.
Riding Life is touring UK theatres, from Wednesday 16 January to Tuesday, 5 February. To book tickets, or for further details, visit: www.speakersfromtheedge.com
Wed 16 DERBY Guildhall Theatre 01332 255800 / derbylive.co.uk
Sun 20 EXETER Corn Exchange 01392 665938 / exetercornexchange.co.uk
Mon 21 CHELTENHAM Town Hall 08445 762210* / cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Tues 22 PONTYPRIDD Muni Arts Centre 01443 485934 / muniartscentre.com/en
Wed 23 CAERNARFON Galeri Theatre 01286 685222 / galericaernarfon.com
Thurs 24 SALE (Manchester) Waterside Arts Centre 0161 912 5616 / watersidearts.org
Fri 25 GATESHEAD Sage Gateshead 0191 443 4666 / sagegateshead.com
Sat 26 PENRITH Rheged Centre 01768 868000 / rheged.com
Sun 27 PEEBLES Eastgate Theatre 01721 725777 / eastgatearts.com
Mon 28 ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree 01224 641122 / aberdeenperformingarts.com
Tues 29 STIRLING Albert Halls 01786 473544 / culturestirling.org
Sat 2 HIGH WYCOMBE Old Town Hall 01494 512000 / wycombeswan.co.uk
Mon 4 CHELMSFORD Civic Theatre 01245 606505 / Chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres
Tues 5 LONDON Mayfair Curzon Theatre 0333 321 0104 / gigantic.com