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News : The Adrenaline Live! Weekend Takes Shape


Wednesday, 2nd July 2008
(PR08/0411)

THE Adrenaline Live! weekend has got even more exciting with the music line up for Ski Rossendale now confirmed and new Skills and Equipment Demo opportunities announced for Sunday’s Lee Quarry Events.

On the live music side Chantel McGregor and the Oli Brown Band will be playing from a specially constructed stage in Ski Rossendale as the Ski and Snowboard exhibitions take place on the Saturday Evening. These are two of the great up and coming talents within the British music scene and Adrenaline Live! is an amazing opportunity to see them perform in Rossendale.

21 year old Chantel McGregor is a super talented guitarist and singer, playing a powerful mix of blues and rock reminiscent of the likes of Jimi Hendricks, Eric Clapton or Steve Vai. As Steve Lally said in his ‘Rock of the North’ review “See her before she gets too famous”.

Led by 19 year old guitar wizard Oli Brown, the Band was formed in 2007 and have already released their first album. Most of the bands numbers, which combine blues and funk, are written by Oli. The band has been getting rave reviews over the past year and was even chosen to represent Britain at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

At Lee Quarry the equipment demo’s promise something a bit special with some of the ‘Ferraris’ of the Mountain Bike World on show. As well as Giant, Commencal, Yeti & Tarty bikes being on show it has just been announced that Windwave will be launching the new Corsair frames at the event. And for those who want to home their Mountain Biking Skills a succession of Skills Workshops will be available under the instruction of top riders and taking in a range of specially constructed obstacles.

‘Adrenaline Live!’ is designed to test the ideas behind the Adrenaline Gateway project and is the first of what could be many events in the years to come. Gary Hood, Chief Executive of Rossendale Leisure Trust said “ Adrenaline Live! is an exciting glimpse of what the future might hold. As it’s our first such event we are keeping it deliberately small scale and have done limited promotion. We need to test our systems and convince funders before we can take it to the next stage. But if successful Adrenaline Live! could become an annual festival of outdoor sport, attracting people from across the country and inspiring local kids get involved in sport”.

Spectators can just turn up at venues on the day and enjoy an exciting package of free entertainment. For full event information go to www.adrenaline-gateway.co.uk.

The full line up for the weekend is as follows:





Saturday - Ski Rossendale from 5pm

  • Invitational Skiing and Boarding Event – see some of the country’s top talent showing off their skills.

  • Equipment Demos – With Head, Salomon, Smiths, and West Beach showing off next season’s kit.

  • Live music from Chantel McGregor and the Oli Brown Band (ends 8.30)


  • Saturday – Whitworth All Day

  • The British Disabled Water Ski Championship – Whitworth Water Ski Centre.

  • Cowm Quarry – The UK’s Leading Off Road Motor Sports Park Open for Business

  • Sunday - Lee Quarry All Day

  • Mountain Bike Cross Country Races on the challenging new Lee Quarry Loop – to sign up for the race go to www.pennineevents.co.uk/Upcoming.html

  • Round 3 of the British Mountain Bike Trials Championship.

  • Skills Workshops

  • Equipment Demos with Giant, Commencal, Yeti & Tarty bikes– a rare chance to try out some of the best bikes on the market. Windwave launching the new Corsair Frames.



  • For Further Information about:

    Ski Rossendale please ring 01706 226457.

    Activities available at Cowm Quarry see www.cowmleisure.com <http://www.cowmleisure.com> or call John Whittle on 07970 101879

    The British Disabled Water Ski Championships contact Andy Knowles on 01706 852534 or see www.whitworth-waterski.co.uk/ <http://www.whitworth-waterski.co.uk/>

    Where to stay and other attractions in Rossendale visit www.rossendale.gov.uk/tourism <http://www.rossendale.gov.uk/tourism>

    Notes: Mountain Bike Trails in Lee Quarry have been funded by Natural England through DEFRA’s Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund, Lancashire County Council’s economic development company Lancashire County Developments Limited and the Lancashire Environmental Fund with support from Rossendale Leisure Trust and Aggregates Industries. The NWRDA is funding further work to develop the AG concept and build the case for further investment. The trails will be in use by the summer and the Adrenaline Gateway Team have already started plan for a second stage of trails in the quarry as well as other routes elsewhere in Pennine Lancashire.

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