30 years of Animal

Party time—we had a blast!

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On Saturday 1st July we celebrated thirty epic years of Animal alongside the Animal family, legendary riders past and present, loyal fans, our competition winners, VIP guests and the press. Without a doubt, we had an absolute blast! Here’s a photo diary of our highlights from the big day (and night, and next morning...)


Early-doors beach yoga

We opted for a calming start to the festivities with some early morning yoga with Animal advocate Philly Lewis taking us through our flow and getting us energised for the day ahead.

  • Animal 30th Anniversary - Alan Stokes practicing his yoga on Bournemouth Beach

    Stokesy finds his Zen

  • Animal 30th Anniversary - Yoga acrobatics with OK Magazine's Rosie Underwood and Philly Lewis by Bournemouth Pier

    OK Magazine's Rosie Underwood takes flight


  • Zip wire action

    Keen to get a bird’s-eye view of our lovely south coast home some of our guests took to the skies on the pier zip wire.

    Animal 30th Anniversary - Salt & Chic's Amy Liddle riding down the zip wire

    Amy Liddle of Salt and Chic flies by.
    Of course Stokesy couldn’t resist a trip.

  • Animal 30th Anniversary - Alan Stokes flying down Bournemouth Pier's zip wire

  • Animal 30th Anniversary - Flying down Bournemouth Pier's zip wire


  • Animal pop-up

    The Animal pop-up shop was right at home down on the sands.

    Animal 30th Anniversary - Animal pop-up shop on Bournemouth Beach


    HIIT on the beach

    As the sun came out we went full on 80s crazy in a fast and furious HIIT session with Kim Hartwell. Exhausting but brilliantly exhilarating!


    Epic art

    Meanwhile, renowned artist Iain Macarthur was at work creating an epic mural. Seven hours of breathtaking skill and we were blown away by the result.

  • Animal 30th Anniversary - Iain Macarthur working his magic on the Hot Rocks wave

  • Animal 30th Anniversary - Iain Macarthur working his magic on the Hot Rocks wave


  • Paddle boarding mayhem

    After the heat of the HIIT session we took to the water for some paddle boarding antics.

    Sandra Marques from FS Mag nailed the best way to travel—powered by Stokesy!

    Animal 30th Anniversary - Alan Stokes assists Sandra Marques from FS Mag UK

    Hard work over, it was time to strike a pose. Styling it up with Tone What You Own's Kim Hartwell and Britain's Next Top Model finalist Alannah Beirne!

    Animal 30th Anniversary - Alan Stokes assists Sandra Marques from FS Mag UK


    Party time!

    As the sun went down, we left the beach for party central at Hot Rocks. Friends, family and Animal legends took it through to the wee small hours.

  • Animal 30th Anniversary - Animal fan Simon Gunton making the most of his invite to meet MTB legends Martyn Ashton and Blake Samson

    Legendary selfie! Competition winner Simon meets Blake Samson and Martyn Ashton.

  • Animal 30th Anniversary - Alan Stokes and photographer Gary Knights throwing a couple of shakas

    Alan Stokes and photographer Gary Knights are all about the good times.

  • Animal 30th Anniversary - MTB legends Martyn Ashton and Blake Samson catch up with artist Iain Macarthur

    MTB legends Martyn Ashton and Blake Samson catch up with artist Iain Macarthur on his latest mural.

  • Animal 30th Anniversary - A few of Animal's most famous advocates stoked to catch up

    A few of Animal's most famous advocates, Johno Verity, Stokesy and Timo Mullen, stoked to catch up.


  • Epic!

    Need we say more...

    Animal 30th Anniversary - Alan Stokes planted during his morning yoga routine


    A massive thank you

    To all those who have been on the journey with us through the years, and to the people who made our celebrations such a blast.

    Animal 30th Anniversary - Thank you, from all of us at Animal