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Photo Epic: Pump Track from The Malverns Classic

Aug 26, 2022
by Nick Bentley  


The Malverns Classic, as always, starts on the Thursday night with the Mongoose Pump Track challenge. Riders of all ages battled it out against the clock around a tight portable pump track.

William Cornford taking the smooth line through the berm
William Cornford taking the smooth line through the berm

The left hander straight after the timing beam wasn t as easy as it looked with some riders over cooking it popping out on the inside
The left hander straight after the timing beam wasn't as easy as it looked with some riders over cooking it popping out on the inside

Pump Track challenge is sponsored by Mongoose here at The Malverns Classic
Pump Track challenge is sponsored by Mongoose here at The Malverns Classic

Sian Dillion keeping it low through the tricky left hander
Sian Dillion keeping it low through the tricky left hander

Ricky Good taking the high line
Ricky Good taking the high line

Chris Roberts once again in charge of the timing as well as bodyguarding Matt Carrs pint
Chris Roberts once again in charge of the timing as well as bodyguarding Matt Carrs pint

Ricky Good some how managed to keep this on the track no quite sure how though
Ricky Good some how managed to keep this on the track, no quite sure how though

Archie May took home 8th a great result for a young rider
Archie May took home 8th, a great result for a young rider

No age categories at the pumptrack so it meant the kids were out humbling the adults
No age categories at the pumptrack so it meant the kids were out humbling the adults

Look at this classic masterpiece
Look at this classic masterpiece

GT are once again the main sponsor of The Malverns Classic
GT are once again the main sponsor of The Malverns Classic

Matt Carr was on hand to not only remind everybody that the bar was open but also to hype up the crowd with his commentary skills
Matt Carr was on hand to not only remind everybody that the bar was open, but also to hype up the crowd with his commentary skills

Sam Reynolds was on it all night and was consistently the fastest rider throughout the evening
Sam Reynolds was on it all night and was consistently the fastest rider throughout the evening

Rob Webb seeing how far he can lean it over
Rob Webb seeing how far he can lean it over

It s all about the back wheel fun for Kirby Miles
It's all about the back wheel fun for Kirby Miles

This classic BMX is no car park princess
This classic BMX is no car park princess

Alfi Minte powering round the last corner
Alfi Minte powering round the last corner

Joel Chidley finished up in third
Joel Chidley finished up in third

Joel chose to use his BMX
Joel chose to use his BMX

Dirt Factory s mobile pump track was the venue for this years PumpTrack race situated right outside the bar it definitely got lively
Dirt Factory's mobile pump track was the venue for this years PumpTrack race situated right outside the bar, it definitely got lively

Daryl Brown pumping for all it s worth
Daryl Brown pumping for all it's worth

Young riders watching on trying to pick up tips
Young riders watching on trying to pick up tips

In his final run Sam chose to gap the pair of rollers on the back straight
In his final run Sam chose to gap the pair of rollers on the back straight

During seeding Sam decided instead of jumping Matt Carr he d give him a cheeky tyre tap on the way through
During seeding Sam decided instead of jumping Matt Carr, he'd give him a cheeky tyre tap on the way through

Si was on hand to hand out the congratulatory hand shakes at the end of the race
Si was on hand to hand out the congratulatory hand shakes at the end of the race

Matt Carr giving props to the winner Sam Reynolds
Matt Carr giving props to the winner Sam Reynolds

I mustn t look at the camera
I mustn't look at the camera

Kids were pretty excited to see the pump track racing go down either that or it was eager anticipation of a crash
Kids were pretty excited to see the pump track racing go down, either that or it was eager anticipation of a crash

Sian Dillion was keen to show the boys how it was done
Sian Dillion was keen to show the boys how it was done

Tomos Morgan opting for a cheeky manual along the back straight
Tomos Morgan opting for a cheeky manual along the back straight

Riders of all ages could take part in the Pump Track challenge you re never too young or too old
Riders of all ages could take part in the Pump Track challenge, you're never too young or too old

All timing from the weekend is courtesy of Action Sport Timings timings go live on their website throughout the day
All timing from the weekend is courtesy of Action Sport Timings, timings go live on their website throughout the day

Rob pulling his best blue steal
Rob pulling his best blue steal

Rob Webb laying down a bit too much power out of the corner into the back straight
Rob Webb laying down a bit too much power out of the corner into the back straight

Mr Malverns Classic himself Si Paton was quick in to get some bangers for the gram
Mr Malverns Classic himself, Si Paton, was quick in to get some bangers for the gram

Sam Reynolds took the win being the only rider to break the 8 second barrier
Sam Reynolds took the win being the only rider to break the 8 second barrier


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7 Comments
  • 1 0
 Yo Mr. Red and Gold BMX, I had what looks like almost exactly the same BMX as a kid (and in fact I still have it in the garage) - almost identical frame, same colourway, same fork, brakes, cranks.

Mine was branded as a Peugeot Black Lion and has a slightly different reinforcing plate design to yours and a piece of tubing bracing between the chainstays. What's yours?
  • 3 0
 And what if thier backgrounds?
  • 2 0
 *of. Blasted no edit function
  • 3 1
 Love the moto-style brake setup! Looks like fun!
  • 6 2
 You mean the correct setup?
  • 2 0
 Was the winner on an e-jump bike?
  • 3 0
 Si was scanning bikes before runs to ensure fair play. Mandatory blood and urine tests for all competitors too. Fairs fair







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