Ride & Skid It (The Stag Do) 29 July 17

01st August 2017



29th July 2017

Saturdays Ride & Skid It Event wasn’t in my schedule but after a little persuasion I made my way there and I’m glad I did. These lads were on the top of their game and certainly no slouches when it came to lapping the track. Plenty of skids to photograph this week!


Aidan explaining the finer points

I also had the pleasure of chatting to Ken Eyre one of the great speedway riders of the Belle Vue team from the 60’s and 70’s; you never know who will turn up at these events. I think he was the official photographer for the lads as well as taking some photos for MTX; no chance of me selling any then!

The session was run on the usual format: Familiarization, Mini-track, Follow the leader and lastly putting the learning into practice.

Familiarisation

The group usually tend take this one pretty easy while they get the feel of the bike and the track, not these lads!






Toby Eyre


Some friendly rivalry nor doubt


The Stag (I think)

Mini-track

The instructors do make this look easy but from experience it’s not and although the lads didn’t finds it easy peasy most got to grips with it and give it a good go. There were some however that slid to the floor and one who tried to ride up the fence!












Toby Going


Going twice


Gone



Follow the Leader & Free for all.

The session where the learning is put into practice! It was difficult to keep up with the speed of these lads!




Aidan Giving It Some








Going Head to Head










Tom Sliding


Tom Gone






And another One Bites the Dust




Les Collins

Thanks for Looking

Andy

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