Three Day Metro Pass: Prague

Alex Kennedy, Bruno Hoffman and Greg Layden reign in the Czech capital.
By Fred Murray

They say ‘variety is the spice of life’, right? Well I’m more than happy to agree, especially when it comes to street riding and it's eager partakers. As landscapes and architecture change, we have to change with it, thus what we do on our bikes, and how we do it, continues to progress to the point that certain towns and cities are almost being reborn with a bigger variety of spots than ever before. It's much the same when it comes to young and upcoming riders who all of a sudden stand out from the crowd.

Those guys who were once the ‘hot up and comers’ just seem to be getting better and better, yet there’s always a new guy right around the corner. When it came to organising this trip to Prague, Czech Republic there were no rules.

First up I chose Bruno Hoffmann; someone I’ve known and admired for years and with his mix of technical and burly street riding, you can't go wrong. Next up was another easy choice; Alex Kennedy again needs no introduction riding-wise and no one is going to make a trip more chill than him. When it came to my final pick, I decided to change things up a bit and invite along an up and coming rider who lived a little closer to home, in fact, in the same city as myself. Greg Layden has been shredding locally for many years and it seemed right to bring him along. After all, you gotta spice it up, right?

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AK; fastplant to opposite ice
AK; fastplant to opposite ice.
AK; fastplant to opposite ice AK is always at the forefront of street progression and this is just another new one. Fastplant to opposite ice! © Fred Murray/Red Bull Content Pool
AK; feeble gap tyreslide
AK; feeble gap tyreslide.
AK; feeble gap tyreslide Classic Alex Kennedy… Feeble gap to tyreslide before monster trucking over an awkward pillar. © Fred Murray/Red Bull Content Pool
AK; nollie feeble hard 3
AK; nollie feeble hard 3.
AK; nollie feeble hard 3 AK popped out of this nollie feeble to hard three with so much juice, all you could hear afterwards was differing shouts of amazement. It doesn't get much better... © Fred Murray/Red Bull Content Pool
Bruno Hoffman; gap nose smith 180
Bruno Hoffman; gap nose smith 180.
Bruno Hoffman; gap nose smith 180 Bruno Hoffmann making the most of the awesome Stalin Square plaza on top of one of the hills overlooking the city. There's seriously so much to ride just in that one area and the view's not bad either! © Fred Murray/Red Bull Content Pool
Bruno Hoffman; ice ice hard 180
Bruno Hoffman; ice ice hard 180.
Bruno Hoffman; ice ice hard 180 Bruno Hoffmann is ridiculous… ice ice hard 180 like it's an everyday occurrence. © Fred Murray/Red Bull Content Pool
Bruno Hoffman; over pegs to hard 180
Bruno Hoffman; over peggs to hard 180.
Bruno Hoffman; over pegs to hard 180 I couldn't quite figure out what this building was for but they didn't seem too happy about people having fun on bikes there. Bruno with a quick over-pegs to hard 180 before the fun police showed up. © Fred Murray/Red Bull Content Pool
Bruno Hoffman; rail ride
Bruno Hoffman; rail ride.
Bruno Hoffman; rail ride After moving a few curious tourists out the way, this tyre ride was on. Bruno Hoffmann with that German precision. © Fred Murray/Red Bull Content Pool
Greg Layden; crankarm 180
Greg Layden; crankarm 180.
Greg Layden; crankarm 180 You may not have heard of Greg before, but you'd be struggling to forget him after seeing his unreal crankarm grind ability. This one just so happens to be to 180... © Fred Murray/Red Bull Content Pool
Greg Layden; crankslide
Greg Layden; crankslide.
Greg Layden; crankslide Steep and scary - no problem! Laced first go from Scotland's Greg Layden. © Fred Murray/Red Bull Content Pool
Greg Layden; rail feeble in the Prague streets
Greg Layden; rail feeble.
Greg Layden; rail feeble in the Prague streets Greg loves a good setup. Rail/ledge feeble with precision. © Fred Murray/Red Bull Content Pool
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