Photo Report: DMR Dirtwars UK Round 4 - Day One

Oct 18, 2020
by Nick Bentley  


Redhill Extreme in the Forest of Dean UK played host to round 4 of the DMR Dirtwars series. Saturday was an opportunity for riders to practice the brand new slopestyle course at Redhill. However, it wasn't to be so simple with the late running of the competition due to COVID-19 the iconic Redhill mud was a little soft. The Dirtwars and Redhill team helped by the riders battled all day to get the course ready for Sunday's competition.

The Aldridge brothers alongside Dirtwars and Redhill Exreame teams have built one hell of a Slopestyle course.
The Aldridge brothers alongside the Dirtwars and Redhill Extreme teams have built one hell of a Slopestyle course.

the opening ladder drop wasn t as small as some thought.
The opening ladder drop wasn't as small as some thought.

Trying to squeeze every last bit of speed out of the troublesome second berm
Jack Dera trying to squeeze every last bit of speed out of the troublesome second berm
Adam Padfield throwing very casual barspins on the first double
Adam Padfield throwing very casual barspins on the first double

Despite being the youngest rider Finley Davies showed he can comfortably hang with the big boys.
Despite being the youngest rider Finley Davies showed he can comfortably hang with the big boys.


This berm caused all the trouble today. as the event had to be moved to October some of the course was a little damp but this berm was running very slow. after a lot of work form all the riders and the Dirtwars team it seems to be finally running ok by the end of the day.
This berm caused all the trouble today, as the event had to be moved to October some of the course was a little damp but this berm was running very slow. After a lot of work from all of the riders and the Dirtwars team, it seems to be finally running ok by the end of the day.

There as a lot of this today the boner log was really proving tough with the track conditions
There was a lot of this today as the boner log was really proving tough with the track conditions.
the large boner log was the feature that had the riders really struggling in practice.
The large boner log was the feature that had the riders really struggling in practice.

With the second berm running like treakle the decision was made to lower the landing after the boner log with many hands making light work the adjustment was made
With the second berm running like treacle the decision was made to lower the landing after the boner log with many hands making light work the adjustment was made.

With the landing changed and boards added to the berm riders began to find the boner log easier opening up the lower half of the course
With the landing changed and boards added to the berm, riders began to find the boner log easier opening up the lower half of the course

Adam Padfield getting his whips nailed
Adam Padfield getting his whips nailed.

Tie die jeans seem to make you ride better well it seems to work for Dan Vickery any way.
Tie dye jeans make you ride better right? Well, it seems to work for Dan Vickery anyway.

The dirt Quarter pipe proved a fun distraction for the riders as the course was worked on a cheeky 180 barspin.
The dirt quarter pipe proved a fun distraction for the riders as the course was worked on; a cheeky 180 barspin for the lads.

plenty of whips on show with the riders easing into the UK s biggest Slopestyle course.
Plenty of whips on show with the riders easing into the UK's biggest Slopestyle course.

Finley Davies hitting the stepdown before the whaletail.
Finley Davies hitting the stepdown before the whaletail.

Matt Aldridge showing some style on the whaletail
Matt Aldridge showing some style on the whaletail.
Course builder Joe Aldridge checking the whaletail gap.
Course builder Joe Aldridge checking the whaletail gap.

Tom Isted sending a tuck no hander off the whaletail
Tom Isted sending a tuck no hander off the whaletail.

who doesn t love a toboggan.
Who doesn't love a toboggan?

Dan Capes was charging hard all-day.
Dan Capes was charging hard all-day.

Adam Padfield was keen to guineapig many of the features
Adam Padfield was keen to guineapig many of the features.

A few more tweaks being made. like they say no dig no ride
A few more tweaks being made. Like they say no dig no ride.
there was a lot of dirt moved today Dan Wagstaff unfortunately not riding due to injury but grafting all day shifting dirt.
There was a lot of dirt moved today. Dan Wagstaff unfortunately not riding due to injury but grafting all day shifting dirt.

Casual backflip from Tom Isted
Casual backflip from Tom Isted.

Superflip going down on the last jump
Superflip going down on the last jump.

With the course being tweaked all day there wasn't as much riding done on today's practice day. However, with all the features now rideable tomorrows practice will be even more important for the riders to get settled into this monster slopestyle course.

We will be back tomorrow with coverage of the competition runs.


2 Comments

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 Sick day out tbf
  • 1 0
 Great to meet man down media ???? rad photos and mad weekend

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