The Armada Summer Heat Railbattle is back, and while the mountain rivers swell with meltwater and Marmots go about their favourite business of dodging golf balls, riders from across the UK, and maybe even further afield, will be getting together to pitch metal against metal. After the success of last year’s event, where more than 50 men and women hit the slopes of the SNO!zone, Castleford, the organisers have decided to add a second leg this year at Milton Keynes on what is looking like the beginnings of a tour.

The format is simple. Entrants get a three hour window in which to impress the judges. After which finalists will be pulled from the field and sent out for a 30 minute jib off in the hope of being crowned the Summer Heat Railbattle King or Queen.

The course itself will consist of the best rail lines in the UK, with features of varying difficulty, from small beginner rails to the money features like the step-up gap box of last year. With cold hard cash and a whole bunch of prizes to be given away, this is one event that is not to be missed, so don’t put those skis away quite yet because anybody who is anybody needs to be there.

SNO!zone, Castleford - 5th June

SNO!zone, Milton Keynes - Late September (official date tbc)