Heavy rain on Tyneside today scuppered the spectactular BMX street event. Spectactular? The course is said to have cost £30 000 to build. There's a silver lining, though...

Red Bull’s shipyard BMX event is rained off

Much of the event was actually held yesterday, when the weather was fine.

Red Bull 3º was filmed for a 30-minute Channel 4 TV programme, to be screened later in the year.

If the rain holds off tomorrow, more filming will take place but enough footage has been grabbed to produce the programme.

Ironically, the Red Bull event website was designed by a company called…Less Rain.

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