If you’re following me on Facebook, you’ll have seen me going mad with the MotoX (Motocross? – I don’t know the prefered way of writing it, so let me know if I’m doing it wrong). About 40 minutes from me, is Cheddar Motopark; a facility in middle of nowhere that houses one of the best tracks in the south west (according to very little research and never having ridden it – but it looks ace).
I’ve only ever been to one MotoX event and that was about 15 years ago (Des Nations at Foxhills, near Swindon), so aside from watching the Red Bull X-Fighters at Osaka Castle, Japan in 2014 (which isn’t really MotoX, I know), my knowledge of the sport is very limited. However, with camera in hand an open mind, I blasted across country to check it out.
Firstly, this isn’t a ‘race’ meeting. It’s a practice track and operates like an old school track day; with groups depending on experience levels. You’d be hard pushed to spot the difference between the sessions – even the Juniors were well above any skill level I could hope to achieve (based on my Downhill MTB riding and failed motorcycling attempts), but nevertheless, these girls and guys hauled ass and made taking cool looking photos very easy.
The galleries from the day are on Flickr:
Adults: MotoX Gallery
Juniors: Junior Gallery