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Photo Epic: Lake Ride from The Malverns Classic

Aug 28, 2022
by Nick Bentley  


Saturday Night's main entertainment is the madness that is the TRP Lake Ride, made harder this year by the hot weather dropping the level in the lake so the floating pontoons that the riders race across has some really sharp climbs in. Of course everybody is just waiting for somebody to fall in.

I m not sure it s fair getting riders to race against the Drop and Roll boys across this kind of stuff
I'm not sure it's fair getting riders to race against the Drop and Roll boys across this kind of stuff

TRP sponsor the Lake Ride and make sure everyone is safe
TRP sponsor the Lake Ride and make sure everyone is safe

Possibly not the best place for a bath
Possibly not the best place for a bath

The 50 01 boys were in the house cheering on the riders
The 50:01 boys were in the house cheering on the riders

Dan Mac getting limber for the final race
Dan Mac getting limber for the final race

Hans Rey on media duties
Hans Rey on media duties

Somewhere in this splash was a rider
Somewhere in this splash was a rider

The problem with falling off was getting stuck in the mud at the bottom of the lake
The problem with falling off was getting stuck in the mud at the bottom of the lake

Coming soon to a calendar near you
Coming soon to a calendar near you

Josh Lewis was keen to have a bit of fun. Big shout out to Josh who leant riders his bike when some of them had technical issues
Josh Lewis was keen to have a bit of fun. Big shout out to Josh who leant riders his bike when some of them had technical issues

Team GB s James Jones swapped the 20 inch wheels for a set of 24s
Team GB's James Jones swapped the 20-inch wheels for a set of 24s

Some world class bodgery going on to keep the Lake Ride bikes going
Some world-class bodgery going on to keep the Lake Ride bikes going

Hans Rey and Danny MacAskill went head to head with Danny coming out on top
Hans Rey and Danny MacAskill went head to head, with Danny coming out on top

Two legends sharing the same track
Two legends sharing the same track

Life jackets and helmets were a must although due to the hot weather both clothes and water were in a bit of a short supply
Life jackets and helmets were a must, although due to the hot weather both clothes and water were in a bit of a short supply

Press pack were posed for any sign that a rider was about to go for a swim
Press pack were posed for any sign that a rider was about to go for a swim

A few of the riders could have used this little duck to keep them company in the water
A few of the riders could have used this little duck to keep them company in the water

Families lined the banks to enjoy the chaos
Families lined the banks to enjoy the chaos

Somewhat predictably Danny Mac took the win in this very loose race format
Somewhat predictably Danny Mac took the win in this very loose race format

The Drop and Roll Tour boys had a great time riding the Lake Ride
The Drop and Roll Tour boys had a great time riding the Lake Ride

Hans Rey trying to walk on water. This is one of the few skills that seems to elude Hans
Hans Rey trying to walk on water. This is one of the few skills that seem to elude Hans

This rider didn t manage to pull off a James Jones move
This rider didn't manage to pull off a James Jones move

These trials bikes certainly made the Lake Ride a little easier
These trials bikes certainly made the Lake Ride a little easier

James Jones was one lucky Welshman falling off but somehow landing in the medics boat
James Jones was one lucky Welshman, falling off but somehow landing in the medics boat

James Jones putting so much power down that he dropped the chain as he rolled into the finish
James Jones putting so much power down that he dropped the chain as he rolled into the finish

Going . . .
Going . . .

going . . .
going . . .

gone.
gone.

The crowd came out to watch Danny Mac
The crowd came out to watch Danny Mac

Somehow this did get saved
Somehow this did get saved

He s not saving this
He's not saving this

Told you
Told you

Flat front tyre was always going to make it harder work
Flat front tyre was always going to make it harder work

Restarting was a bit of a nightmare
Restarting was a bit of a nightmare

It s fair to say when you fall in the water you end up a state
It's fair to say when you fall in the water you end up a state

So close yet so far
So close yet so far

Everyone enjoyed a beer and the madness that is The Lake Ride
Everyone enjoyed a beer and the madness that is The Lake Ride

The brain trust behind the Lake Ride
The brain trust behind the Lake Ride

These poor Lake Ride bikes just get abused
These poor Lake Ride bikes just get abused

Extreme Medics are the best in the business they re also pretty good with a water pistol
Extreme Medics are the best in the business, they're also pretty good with a water pistol

Si Paton on the mic
Si Paton on the mic

Si Paton convincing Josh Lewis to give it a go
Si Paton convincing Josh Lewis to give it a go

The Bigfoot even fancied a run across the Lake Ride
The Bigfoot even fancied a run across the Lake Ride

Snoop decided clothes were optional although it was good to see he kept his marshal bib on in some fashion
Snoop decided clothes were optional, although it was good to see he kept his marshal bib on in some fashion

The combination of beer sunshine and Lake Ride madness led to a great start to everyone s Saturday night
The combination of beer, sunshine and Lake Ride madness led to a great start to everyone's Saturday night

Medics were on stand by
Medics were on stand by

Compulsory foot inspection was called for but it was just another opportunity to fall in the water
Compulsory foot inspection was called for, but it was just another opportunity to fall in the water

The riders were having a great laugh
The riders were having a great laugh

You can t ride on water it doesn t matter how hard you try
You can't ride on water, it doesn't matter how hard you try


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15 Comments
  • 16 1
 Is that Casey Newton? Read about what happened to her ina UK bike mag. Terrible accident. Amazing to see how much resolve and spirit someone has coming back from that and still biking.
So inspirational
  • 1 0
 thank you for let me understand what is behind that photo's description
  • 9 0
 What an event, brilliant.
  • 7 0
 That looks fun
When’s my turn?
  • 3 0
 If Danny Mac and Hans Rey fell in, it must have been nearly impossible to get across. I mean if you can ride across a chain but can't do this....
  • 2 0
 Danny didn’t fall in…
  • 3 0
 Awesome
  • 3 0
 Brilliant stuff!
  • 2 0
 Looks fun! Is there a video available?
  • 2 0
 I so wana have a go in that lol
  • 2 0
 Nice Danny, definitely worth leaving World Champs early to attend this.
  • 1 0
 Great photos, they really convey the fun.
  • 1 0
 ha ha so fun. where's the video?
  • 1 0
 this looks like an absolute hoot. I'd def give it a go.
  • 1 0
 So much fun, the bloody thing is so wobbly







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