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An estimated crowd of 8,000 people flocked to Government Acre on Ramsgate’s West Cliff to watch cycle legend Danny MacAskill perform in his “Drop and Roll” cycle show. Audiences were wowed by flips, “Fakie Nose Manuals”, “Flairs” and “Footjam Tailwhips” all performed on a state of the art custom display rig and screamed their support as the three cyclists threw freebies in to the crowd.
Visitors had travelled from all across the UK to watch the show but none had travelled further than a family who had come from Australia specifically so that their son, Alexander, could see the show and meet his idol, Danny MacAskill. Gracious in his thanks to the event organiser, the young man described the event as “the best day of my life”.
Aerial displays from the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar included a spitfire and hurricane performing together, a moving tribute to “Operation Dynamo”, the nine day wonder of the evacuation of Dunkirk in late May / early June 1940. Tears flowed as this nostalgic sight reminded visitors of the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many to ensure that future generations could live in peace.
An eclectic mix of 50 trade stands plus catering units and a massive funfair ensured that families enjoyed their day.
Event Organiser, Robin Martin from RM Consultancy stated;
“I am humbled at the support and kind words which this spectacular has brought. Event partners and sponsors have shown great faith and belief in myself and the team to organise and deliver such an exciting day’s entertainment and the people of Thanet have responded magnificently. A 30 second video put out by Danny MacAskill filmed on the band stand on the East cliff in Ramsgate and put on his facebook channel has 300,000 views, 1,200 shares and 9,500 likes. That is great not just for Ramsgate but for Thanet in general.”
One 30 second video filmed by the Drop and Roll cycle team on the East Cliff. Result…?
• 300,000 views
• 9,500 likes
• 1,225 shares
What the public thought...
'Probably the most exciting thing to happen in Ramsgate for 20 years' - Pat Murphy
'You all rocked today – Only had to see the kids’ faces' - Steve Wood
'Super exciting to see it happening in Ramsgate' - Maxine Morgan
'Spitfires and Drop & Roll – That’s going to be one hell of a show' - A J Wilkinson
'Can’t believe you were in my home town – Strange to see you riding my local spots' - Lewis Palmer
'Almost right outside my front door' - Mary Sharrock
'Damn Dude - Can you ride!!!' - Erling Nielsen
Back in 2018? – You better believe it – Plans are underway.