Ride & Skid It - 19 August 17

21st August 2017

Group Photo - 19th August 2017

The weather on Saturday was fine for the ducks, it rained most of the way to Buxton but it had stopped by the time I’d got there. However the sky remained dark, great for some dramatic landscape shots but not for this event.

The group photo was taken without any rain to spoil things and other than the group wanting to trail off to the left, nearly all the groups do it and I’ve no idea why! The event is about bikes and speed so its best not to waste time trying to organize a nicely composed group photo; as a photographer it does go against the grain though. Sometimes it’s best to say nought and just get on with it!!

The session is organized differently to the speedway sessions and all of the morning is spent on the cones or mini-track.

The cones or mini-track

Unfortunately the heavens opened for this session and I took shelter for some of the time; great for the ducks though!

Rain capes modelled by Adam and rider!

Get the front wheel turned in handle bars down!

Rick English getting to grips with it

Jenny Tinmouth

Between sessions

Rick English

A Budding star of the future?

And another

And another

Afternoon Sessions.

The sessions where the learning is hopefully put into practice! The first session in the afternoon is led out by Aidan for the riders to familiarize themselves with the track.
Aidan also leads out the second session but this session also includes the dirt track section and the chicane. I’ve got to say a few of the riders just ignored the chicane and rode straight through the cones and not around them!

Aidan Collins enjoying the dirt track

Jenny Tinmouth

Rick english

The fallers

The rain and the ensuing mud didn’t make things easier and there were quite a few slippages; what fun!

Jenny Timmouth slips

What good of them's good for me!

Stuck in the mud but her dad helped her out!

Hope you liked the pictorial view of the day!

Thanks for looking.


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