Everything You Need To Know About Nitro World Games 2020

Written by Jen Degnan / September 06, 2019

The biggest action sports event the UK has ever seen is coming to Cardiff in May 2020! This is the first time the Nitro World Games competition has ever been held outside of America. Packed full of adrenalin-pumping event categories and world-class riders, you won’t want to miss this. Here’s everything you need to know 👇


Created by Nitro Circus and action sports icon Travis Pastrana, Nitro World Games pushes the limits of competitive action sports. Over 100 elite competitors in Freestyle Motocross (FMX), BMX, Skate and Freestyle Scooter will face off not only for the coveted trophy, but more importantly for ultimate bragging rights as world champ. It's a mix of adrenaline-charged events, impressive big air formats and innovative ramp design, featuring top athletes from across the globe. In addition to the competitions, there will also be plenty of family-friendly activities.


The event will take place at Cardiff’s mammoth Principality Stadium. Why this venue? Well, it’s been the spiritual home of Welsh sport since 1999, lays claim to the world's first fully retractable roof and is widely regarded as one of the best modern event venues on the planet.

Check out the action-packed set up of the event 👇

The Principality Stadium is no stranger to hosting world-class sporting events - Speedway, Monster Jam, world championship boxing, indoor cricket, equestrian events, Rugby World Cup, Six Nations and the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final have all taken place here. The stadium has also been the setting of some truly epic gigs - The Manic Street Preachers, Pink, Beyoncé, U2, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay have all played sell-out shows here.

The venue is right in the centre of Wales’ capital city, meaning it’s just a short walk to Cardiff Central railway station, city centre hotels and fantastic restaurants and pubs.


Nitro World Games is a two-day event happening during 23rd-24th May 2020. So head down and make this the most memorable Bank Holiday weekend yet!

Semi-finals will take place on Saturday then on Sunday it's time for the finals! 

Single day passes are available for the Saturday and Sunday or you can grab a weekend pass so you don’t miss a minute of the action!


1pm – Gates Open

2.30pm – Skateboard Vert

3.30pm – BMX Triple Hit

4.15pm – Scooter Best Trick

5.30pm – FMX

7.15pm – BMX Best Trick

8.3pm – Event Complete



1pm – Gates Open

2.30pm – Skateboard Vert

3.15pm – BMX Triple Hit

4.00pm – Scooter Best Trick

4.45pm – FMX

5.30pm – BMX Best Trick

6.15pm – Event Complete

This schedule is subject to change.


The competition will feature five air-raising events. Check out what mind-blowing stunts you can expect to see 👇

Freestyle Motocross and BMX Best Trick each take big air action to the next level thanks to the world’s largest and tallest ramps. Both have been fan favourites since the event’s inception. 🏍 🚲

Also a fixture is BMX Best Triple Hit, requiring a singular combination of aerial agility and technical consistency necessary to land three tricks in quick succession. 🚲

Skate Vert, a recent addition to Nitro World Games, will see top athletes take on the halfpipe. 🛹

Rounding out the event is Scooter Best Trick, featuring one of action sports’ fastest growing disciplines and the biggest ramp used in the competition. 🛴


Ryan Williams

A two-time Nitro World Games BMX Best Trick Champion with countless world's first tricks tied to his name, it’s safe to say R-Willy will be bringing tricks no one has ever seen to Nitro World Games Wales.

Ryan Williams is confirmed for BMX Best Trick and Scooter Best Trick semi-finals.

Moto Shibata

When Tony Hawk lists a skater as one of his favourites, you know they’re the real deal.

Moto Shibata is confirmed for Skate Vert semi-finals.

Elliot Sloan

Elliot is at the top of his game and there’s no telling what action he’ll bring to Nitro World Games Wales!

Elliot Sloan is confirmed for the Skate Vert semi-finals.

Jaie Toohey

Jaie’s explosive riding makes him one of the most exciting riders to watch in BMX.

Jaie Toohey is confirmed for BMX Best Trick semi-finals.

James Foster

A veteran in the sport who shows no sign of slowing down, James is known for bringing World’s First tricks to competitions around the globe.

James Foster is confirmed for BMX Best Trick semi-finals.

Brandon Loupos

Brandon Loupos has taken the BMX scene by storm over the last few years, with his many achievements including a podium finish at Nitro World Games.

Brandon has been confirmed for BMX Best Trick and BMX Triple Hit semi-finals.

Zack Warden

When Zack Warden is on, he brings big tricks and serious talent 🚲

Zack is confirmed for BMX Best Trick semi-finals.

Dawid Godziek

An innovative rider with tons of style, Dawid Godziek has made a name for himself in the BMX world over the last couple of years.

Dawid is confirmed for BMX Best Trick and BMX Triple Hit semi-finals!

Daniel Sandoval

Daniel Sandoval is one of the most fierce competitors in BMX and when he enters a competition, he enters to win!

Daniel Sandoval is confirmed for BMX Triple Hit semi-finals.

Pat Casey

Known across the globe for his crowd-pleasing tricks, fan favourite Pat Casey earned recognition at just 16 years old. Pat’s versatility of tricks and ability to throw World’s Firsts makes him a rider to watch out for.

Pat is confirmed for BMX Triple Hit semi-finals.

Kyle Baldock

Australia’s Kyle Baldock is one of the most explosive and consistent riders in BMX making him a favourite for the podium in every competition he enters.

Kyle Baldock is confirmed for BMX Triple Hit semi-finals.

More athletes have been announced...

🚲 Justin Dowell has been confirmed for BMX Triple Hit semi-finals.

🛹 Clay Kreiner and Bucky Lasek have been confirmed for Skate Vert semi-finals.

🛴 Tyler Chaffin, Chris Farris, Jeremy Merrin and Richard Zelinka have been confirmed for Scooter Best Trick.


Cardiff is a fantastic city to visit. The modern, vibrant capital mixes old and new with plenty to do for all the family. It's easy to travel to by public transport, plane or car and once you're there it's simple to get around using public transport. Cardiff’s city centre is compact, mainly flat and easily walkable. If you’ve got some time to explore outside of the event, highlights include Cardiff Castle, the various free museums, Bute Park and Cardiff Bay.

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