Following the huge success of the UK BMX Dirt Series final at last years festival, Lakefest is thrilled to be hosting the first, annual Murray Invitational Competition where BMX legend, Stephen Murray, invites the world’s best BMX riders to go head to head in one epic competition under the lights on Saturday night.

Fancy learning some BMX skills*? If so, you’re in luck! We’re thrilled to announce that this year there will be a public

bike course where everyone is welcome to try out their skills on a mini BMX track alongside the professionals, under the supervision of professionals on a specially built course.

Feel free to bring your own bike or use one of our bikes and helmets provided and navigate a small play track with small obstacles and jumps. The track will only be open at certain session times throughout the weekend subject to weather conditions.

Stephen Murray and his charity brand Stay Strong have been a part of Lakefest from the very beginning. Stephen Murray is nothing short of a legend in the BMX world and since his big accident in 2007 his tragic yet inspirational story has touched millions worldwide. This summer will see the release of his book Staying Strong which marks the 10th anniversary of his life changing accident. Stephen is lifelong friends with Lakefest organiser, Lee Martin and UK BMX Dirt Series organisers, Jason Aliano and Craig Teague. Together they will be creating an epic BMX event for this years festival.

  • 30 top BMX athletes from around the globe. 
  • Practice and qualifying sessions throughout the weekend
  • Saturday Night final 9:30 – 10:30pm
  • Free prize giveaways


    *Free Public Bike Course – Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must be able to ride a bike and will need to sign a waiver before riding. There are no age limits but riders must be big enough to ride a standard size BMX unless bringing their own bike. The organisers reserve the right to deny entry or remove people from the course if anyone is deemed unsafe to themselves or others.