This was a very mixed group of riders but riding like a big team:
From Belgium: Hannu and Sig Cools, Holland: Pim van den Bos, UK: Mitch Yates, Germany: Sacha Roll, Argentina: Axel Juergens and Daniel Medina, Sweden: Klas Löwbeer,Patric Svensson,Jimmy Röstlund and Jocke Olsson, Spain: Gabriel Rueda, Australia: Travis Johnston,Anthony Melham,Daniel Wallis and David Brown and from Denmark: Niels Thanlid and mr Oldschool Thomas Skov.
All we had to do was to entertain the drunken audience riding a very nice pool and miniramp so is was super relaxed but to keep it easier for the skandinavians we made it a little comp with 3 groups.
Pim van den Bos killed it in first group, only riding for a couple of years he wanted to show his “boss” Niels that he is worth it to ride for Simple Bikes and was the named winner by the audience.
Thomas Skov is looking so Oldschool with his glasses/bike/clothes that I thought he was even older than me but he is only 23 years old!
Sig Cools won the second group with high airs and lots of flow, and brother Hannu won the third heat so team Belgium and Holland did well and the crowd loved it! With so many different riders from different countries it was not boring at all, high airs, peg grinds, tailwhips, backflips, fufanu’s, manuals, 540 tiretabs, handplants, tailwhips to fufanu, transfers you name it and the riders showed it to the crowd.
Wednesday we had another hour of shows and made Hannu Cools winner of the Festival with Mitch Yates in second place, not that is was a real contest but they were the favourites of the crowd and riders and got a can of Carlsberg beer and some mp3 player whatsoever.
This trip to Denmark was the most un-organised trip I ever did, with 2000 km and 10 hours of sleep in 3 days it was still one of the best yet, thanks to Niels and crew, Pim and Dad and Simple/Eastpak we hope to do this every year cause ROSKILDE ROCKS!!!!
Paul de Jong