An adrenalin-charged, insane freestyle motocross show is exploding into The O2, Greenwich.

Arenacross will be bursting onto the stage on January 12.

A crazy indoor offspring of motocross racing, first conceived in America in the 1970s, the sport takes the most spectacular elements of outdoor racing, boils them down into a concentrated cocktail and shoehorns them into arenas and purpose-built dirt tracks.

Racing is short, sharp and shockingly spectacular with huge triple jumps and fast, banked corners - all designed to provide a high-octane sensory feast.

The competition takes place 40 feet above the track, with riders hitting purpose-built ramps and then attempting to outdo each other as they whip and back-flip 100kg motorcycles in a jaw-dropping display of aerial gymnastics.

Once considered MX mavericks, freestylers are now highly-paid sporting stars who compete in year-round world tour events such as the X Games.

Matt Bates, managing director of promoter E22 Sports, said: “I can’t wait to bring Arenacross to The O2.

“London is such a vibrant, exciting, colourful city and Arenacross is such a vibrant, exciting, colourful sport.

“It’s a perfect match.”

The O2 will be the first stop on the 2013 Arenacross UK tour, which also visits Belfast, Birmingham and Liverpool over an intense four-week period.

Starring the UK and Europe’s elite freestyle motocross riders and top professional and youth racers, it’s a night when dreams will be shattered, legends written and heroes made.

Tickets start at £10 for children and £19 for adults with family tickets starting at £49.

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