Ride & Skid It 23 July 17

24th July 2017

Group Photo 23rd July 2017

I went to this weeks Ride & Skid It session not knowing what to expect as it was their first Flat Track Experience day.

The layout and format was totally different to the speedway day so I had a bit of a learning experience as well as the guys on the bikes; new bikes and an additional instructor as well (Richard May).

Richard May explaining the format of session1

The new bikes

Morning Session

Unlike the speedway experience days, there was no familiarization of the track and the groups went straight into going round the cones in various combinations leading up to a flat track slide/skid; I think that was the idea anyway.

A novice rider with Les

Looks like Aidan's going in for the tackle!

Jenny Tinmouth - speeds not of the essence doing this!

On her way

Do it like Collins

Between Sessions

Jenny Tinmouth getting up a bit of speed

Matt Layt Pro Rider on a slide

Young lad getting on

Aternoon Session1

In the initial afternoon session Aidan leads each of the groups around the standard track while they familiarize themselves with the correct lines to take. After that groups of three speeds around the track attempting to put the learning into practice.

Aternoon Session2

In the second afternoon session Aidan leads each of the groups around the track including the new off track section and there is also a chicane thrown in on the home straight, just for good measure. After that the groups go around the full course, well that’s if they slow down enough to turn onto the off track section (not many missed it though).

Through the chicane

Going off track

Aidan sliding off track

Thanks for looking.


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