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The World’s most progressive BMX contest, Red Bull Empire of Dirt, returns to the UK in May 2012. 34 of the best BMX riders in the World will descend on London’s Alexandra Palace to take part in the second instalment of the event, which is the brain child of BMX legend Kye Forte.

Red Bull Empire of Dirt is a BMX slope style contest which aims to find the most well rounded rider from the various disciplines of BMX.  The 2012 event will be staged in front of the magnificent Alexandra Palace with the London skyline forming an incredible backdrop during a big sporting year for the capital.

Speaking of the event Kye Forte said, “We plan to make the 2012 Red Bull Empire of Dirt course the most challenging ever seen with oversized features, motocross style jumps and snowboard type hits. What better location to take BMX riding to the next level than at Alexandra Palace with incredible views out over London”

Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Alexandra Palace and Park said “We are thrilled to announce the Redbull BMX cycling event this May in Alexandra Park. It is going to be an action-packed family event, making great use of the fantastic setting and views of the London skyline that the park offers.

The affectionately termed ‘Ally Pally’ is an iconic north London venue that offers panoramic views of the city. The ‘people’s palace’ is set in 7 acres of sprawling landscape that offer the perfect setting for a BMX contest of this scale. For more information please visit