For petrol heads it’s the Grand Prix, for extreme sports its the X-games, but in the fixed gear world there’s one competition that towers above all the others – the Red Hook Crit .

Started in Brooklyn by a bunch of bike riders and cycle messengers, Red Hook began its life as a birthday party for founder David Trimble. Since 2008 it has grown to become the biggest street bike racing event in the world, with rounds in Barcelona, Milano and now, finally, London !

This video should get you pumped for 11 July! Let’s just hope the weather is better than it was at Brooklyn 2014.