Photo Epic: Wet & Wild Lake Ride at the Malverns Classic

Aug 28, 2021
by Nick Bentley  


The fan favourite at The Malverns Classic is the TRP Lake Ride. It's easy to see why - who doesn't want to see 2 riders go head to head, racing over a slippery wet plastic track in the middle of a lake, it can only go well right??

Sunset and a warm sunny day in the Malverns is the perfect time for dip in the lake
Sunset and a warm, sunny day in the Malverns is the perfect time for a dip in the lake

Safety first
Safety first

Hans Ray getting ready to be the guinea pig
Hans Ray getting ready to be the guinea pig

James Jones couldn t resist giving it a go a bit of a change from being at the Olympic Games
James Jones couldn't resist giving it a go, a bit of a change from being at the Olympic Games

The kids were loving the Lake Ride although they were less into the riding more into the crashing
The kids were loving the Lake Ride, although they were less into the riding, more into the crashing

Everybody thought the Lake RIde was funny until you re stood at the start trying to figure out how to ride a wet muddy jumpbike across a lake
Everybody thought the Lake RIde was funny until you're stood at the start trying to figure out how to ride a wet, muddy jump bike across a lake

Hans using every last bit of his experience to keep his big 29er GT dry
Hans using every last bit of his experience to keep his big 29er GT dry

Hans Ray creating yet more mountain bike history in developing the Lake Ride move known as the Hans Ray which was getting within one foot of completing the track only to fall off at the very last moment
Hans Ray creating yet more mountain bike history in developing the Lake Ride move known as the Hans Ray, which was getting within one foot of completing the track only to fall off at the very last moment

Your average Saturday Night outfit choice A Kimono and some Budgy Smugglers
Your average Saturday Night outfit choice: A Kimono and some Budgy Smugglers

If you re guna wear your budgy smugglers you might as well go diving
If you're guna wear your budgie smugglers you might as well go diving

Some of the DirtWars jumpers got a bit confused about what event they were riding sending it off the up slopes of the track
Some of the DirtWars jumpers got a bit confused about what event they were riding, sending it off the up slopes of the track

Did he save it Did he not
Did he save it? Did he not?

The competition for the biggest splash was as tightly fought as the Lake Ride Race itself
The competition for the biggest splash was as tightly fought as the Lake Ride Race itself

Some mastered the undulating track
Some mastered the undulating track

Others not so much
Others not so much

Even the ducks wanted to come and watch the Lake Ride
Even the ducks wanted to come and watch the Lake Ride

Who knew DMR bikes could ride on water
Who knew DMR bikes could ride on water?!

Speed was your friend . . .
Speed was your friend . . .

Until it wasn t
Until it wasn't

Rider ready
Rider ready

Concentration is everything when you re riding a 30cm wide wet piece of plastic on a wet jumpbike in the middle of a lake
Concentration is everything when you're riding a 30cm wide wet piece of plastic on a wet jump bike in the middle of a lake

One of the few to make it all the way across
One of the few to make it all the way across

Party shades on time to go swimming
Party shades on, time to go swimming

 I can so save this
"I can so save this"

 Nope No I can t
"Nope, No I can't"

This looks like the way to go
This looks like the way to go

Oh no wait maybe not
Oh no wait, maybe not!

Oooo a penny
Oooo a penny!

Nope just more water
Nope, just more water

Biggest splash of the day went to . . .
Biggest splash of the day went to . . . ?

Lake Rider winner Kieran Dougherty was pretty happy with himself
Lake Rider winner Kieran Dougherty was pretty happy with himself

The beer was flowing Sun was out and everyone having a good time
The beer was flowing, sun was out and everyone having a good time

The plastic track looked pretty grippy until the first person fell in
The plastic track looked pretty grippy until the first person fell in

Rider safety briefing was pretty short essentially Don t drink the water
Rider safety briefing was pretty short, essentially: Don't drink the water

Riders from all disciplines were keen to have a go at the Lake Ride
Riders from all disciplines were keen to have a go at the Lake Ride

The hype was high - whilst you were dry
The hype was high - whilst you were dry

Sliders were clearly the ideal footwear for the situation
Sliders were clearly the ideal footwear for the situation

Anybody want to buy a DMR jump bike One careful owner . . .
Anybody want to buy a DMR jump bike? One careful owner . . .



14 Comments

  • 20 1
 No E-bikers wanted in on the action?
  • 14 0
 Anybody got a link to video footage? Not pulling "should have been a video"; just interested to see what it actually looks like when people ride this.
  • 1 0
 Check Instagram of @hansnowayrey
  • 2 0
 It's like when I take photos of my tiny dirt jumps. The stills look way more impressive than the video. In videos of my jumps they look totally small and I look like a noob. But then the stills make it look like I'm sailing... just sayin'...
  • 5 1
 ill take the dmr name a price
  • 2 0
 I don't know how the guy in the green leopard pants rode across successfully with the brake levers set like they were. If he pulled that off - he should win!
  • 3 0
 Hans Rey, not "Ray".
  • 1 0
 Thank you
  • 2 0
 that bro is barefoot. hope he took the pins out?
  • 2 1
 Jesus bike could ride on water.
  • 1 0
 Well I'm buying TRP brakes now
  • 1 0
 "I could do that"

-Every 14 year old on PB
  • 1 0
 This looks so fun!
  • 1 0
 Such a good event

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