Music by Grieving
Words, photos and video by Robin Pearson
I was a bit late to the party with the UK Dirt Series. I had to completely swerve the first two rounds, annoyingly, as I had other things booked this summer, so I missed watching Doyle, Bohan and various other key trails shredders riding on UK soil. Bummer. In light of this, I wasn’t going to let the final round pass me by.
The setting for the final was pretty special – at a music festival. Lakefest is a very family-friendly festival at Eastnor Castle in Gloucestershire, filled with happy, open-minded humans who want some entertainment. An unlikely but pretty much perfect setting for a BMX event, with more than enough of a crowd to create an atmosphere, eager to get the riders pumped up. MC John Wood handled the crowd perfectly, getting them to chant B-M-X, explaining tricks and managing to keep the language child-friendly… As you’ll hear in the video.