BMX pro Matti to thrill Eden with jaw-dropping cycle stunts
Tips, tricks and jaw-dropping stunts are set to wow visitors when the Eden Project hosts a special visit from professional BMXer and Guinness World Record holder Matti Hemmings as part of its Xtreme Eden weekend (January 20-21).
Bristol-based Matti has previously starred in Nickelodeon’s Fruit Shoot Get Your Skills On campaign as Matti Axel performing a style of riding called Flatland BMX, involving ‘don’t try this at home’ stunts which he will be performing at Eden.
Matti said: “Flatland BMX is the break-dance of riding and it’s all about pushing the boundaries of what's possible on two wheels with perfect balance and fluidity. I’ll be putting on a display of ground tricks with all kinds of twists and spins at high speed.”
Matti currently holds three Guinness World Records including Most Death Truck spins in under a minute. This involves balancing with just the rear wheel of his bike on the floor and spinning 360 degrees.
He will be supported by a team of impressive beatboxers and break-dancers showing off their skills in a breath-taking and interactive display.
Dean Yhnell, a talented entertainer, singer and rapper, will be performing throughout the weekend under his alias Beat Technique.
Since 2010, he has forged a unique performance style at Glastonbury, the O2, Royal Ascot and Silverstone.
Dancer Roxane (Bgirl Zana) has performed all over the UK for leading brands including Adidas, Mercedes and ASOS.
She has been a finalist in multiple dance battles and a winner of B supreme X2 in London, the UK’s first and only women’s hip-hop festival. More recently she represented the UK in the Outbreak Europe solo battle in Slovakia.
Marion Harrison, Eden Live Project Lead, said: “We are thrilled to be showcasing the amazing talents of Matti and the team at Xtreme Eden, a weekend of top-class BMXing, beatboxing and break-dancing.”
As well as stunning displays there will be drawing workshops encouraging people to design their very own extreme bike.
For more information go to www.edenproject.com