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Beastway Photos For EVERYONE Racing


BIKEmagic team and friends; Robin, Jeremy, Damo, Maria, Sally, Adam, Jon and Will, and even Chairman Vic were at Beastway Race Series sponsored by MadforMountainbiking.com, Brixton Cycles and Mosquitto Cycles last night, racing in the 8th race of the series. People who were there may have noticed the team tops, however what you are less likely to have noticed is our friend Tom lurking in the bushes. He’s been busy taking photos of everyone who has competed at the last 5 or so races, and they’re all available here on the site.

Tom has taken his digital camera and tripod to various places around the track and has endeavoured to take snaps off everyone as they come past – for many people he has three or four. If you are racing in the series you should have a look for yourself in the photo search engine Tom and Robin have built, all you have to do is type in your race number and see what we’ve got, then please do pop into the forum and let us know what you thought of your photos. If you are there next week – be sure to say hello to us. Tom will make a note of your number and make an extra effort to capture more action shots of you as you race round the track.

For those who weren’t there, Beastway is a regular series run on the Eastway circuit which is out in the sticks East of London. Last night was the eighth in the regular Wednesday night series and was the hottest, dustiest and toughest race yet in our opinion. The track is about 2 miles long and the race lasts around 5 laps for an hour or so.

BIKEmagic member Jon Webb riding for Ford Focus / Kona is doing a sterling job riding in 2nd place overall in the event series. The picture on the left captured him two foot in the air entering the first trail section off the main drag.

Photographer Tom found his camera was having an odd effect, “Before I pulled the camera out, riders were keeping it low over the jump, I guess they were aiming for traction and were too puffed to pull any tricks. The camera of course had an amazing effect. Because I had the tripod and the jump came after a long smooth road section where riders were looking ahead, practically every rider found a magic spurt of energy, stood up, coiled like springs, then pioing. You’re a vain lot – even when you’re tired. ;-)”

So don’t delay – get in and find your photo’s now, then please tell anyone who you are racing with about the service so they can see their photos too.

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