June 3 2016.

Goodwood Action Sports (GAS) returns to the Goodwood Festival of Speed for its fifth successive year, with a veritable who’s who of action sport stars all ready for four days of two-wheel fast-paced, high-octane motorised and pedal-powered fun and games. Three hour-long shows will take place each day from Thursday 23rd through to Sunday the 26th of June.

The Festival of Speed itself needs little by way of introduction. Staged every summer since 1993, it’s the world’s largest automotive garden party, set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex. Over 600 cars and motorcycles take part, with legendary figures from all disciplines of motorsport and international celebrities regularly attending.

GAS is the brainchild of e22 Sports, an action sports specialist company headed by Matt Bates. Bates, promoter of the successful pre-season Arenacross Tour, was a massively competitive star of the professional motocross scene in the nineties, and he has nurtured GAS since its debut in 2011. It’s as much as part of the Festival as the iconic 1.16-mile Hillclimb, takes up an astonishing four acres of the world famous venue and some six weeks to build. A weighty amount of soil, to the tune of 10,000-plus tonnes, is shipped in.

Giants of the FMX world, Mountain Bike and BMX legends from all over the globe, and multiple British and World Trials Champion, Dougie Lampkin MBE, will all turn a trick or two in the GAS Arena which will be co-hosted by Arenacross motor-mouth Christian Stevenson, aka DJ BBQ.

GAS will also offer a vast array of electric and pedal-powered motorcycles for wannabee off-roaders to try out for the first time. This is a hugely popular aspect of the GAS Experience and caters for all age groups from the very young, to the ‘still’ young at heart.

The GAS Arena is a stage set to impress and put simply; 2016 is revving up to be a mecca for the action sports enthusiast.

Ticket information is available from www.goodwood.com or via the ticket office on 01243 755055.