Motocross legend, GTCi Revo Kawasaki’s Tommy Searle has been confirmed as the first pro-rider lining-up for the first-ever Arenacross Festival this summer.
The reigning British Arenacross Champion has signed-up for the three-day event, taking place from 15 – 17 September at Bolesworth Castle in Cheshire.
Searle is the first of many leading pro-riders set to race at the festival, which mixes outdoor Arenacross racing with Super Enduro, live music, freestyle motocross, weekend camping, ride-on bike experiences, family fun, a huge range of food and drink and much more.
The 34-year-old from Derbyshire won the 2023 British Arenacross Championship in a final-lap showdown at London’s iconic Wembley Arena from current outdoor British Championship leader, Crendon Fastrack Honda’s Conrad Mewse.
Searle will also act as an official ambassador for the Arenacross brand that includes the all-new indoor series that’s set to launch at the festival this September.
Tommy Searle said: “I’m really excited! Coming to a venue like Bolesworth for an event like the Arenacross Festival is so different and it gives me, the other riders, teams and most importantly fans something to really look forward to.
“We visit a lot of other venues and tracks but nothing like this! Coming to a place like this, with the amazing location, facilities and good vibe will be very special.
“Arenacross is already a fantastic series, but doing it in the summer with all the extra things to enjoy like things for kids and adults, live music and everything else is going to be amazing.”
Event Promoter Matt Bates said: “Tommy is a legend in this sport, as well as the reigning Arenacross Champion and I couldn’t be happier to have him competing and supporting the first-ever Arenacross Festival.
“But our number one priority is to give as many festival visitors the opportunity to experience riding off-road for the first time; that’s why we’re linking up with multiple off-road bike manufacturers in setting up experience tracks for children and adults… that’s motocross, eMountain bikes, electric motocross, trail, trials, enduro and adventure riding! The countdown to the event is well and truly on and excitement is already building with plenty of people already getting their tickets for what promises to be an amazing weekend.
“This is the first of many major announcements we’re looking forward to making over the coming weeks, so make sure to keep an eye on our social channels for information about riders, teams, live music acts and a super enduro!”
Rider entries for the event are open now. To apply and find out more information, visit www.bolesworth.com/axfest.