The Lands End on a Motorcycle

Adam Walter Reports

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Peter Browne captures Adam climbing Laneskin on his Yamaha XT

As a biker, one of the most talked about aspects of the any LDT is the weather and so I have to start there.

What absolutely perfect weather we had for the Lands End trial this year. Not a drop of rain and temperatures barely even down to 10 degrees C during the night, over Exmoor! For the first time ever I didn’t get cold! Chilly, but not cold. And staying dry the whole time was a revelation.

So, for the sections (the second most talked about aspect)

The dryness (back to the weather, sorry!) meant that there was plenty of grip almost everywhere this year, aside from the suspiciously wet and claggy Crackington… This was to be the only section that tripped me up this year, although that was more from sliding side to side than lack of grip. Duncan Stephens caught a great photo of where it all went wrong for me.

The organisers gave us class B participants a very nice surprise at Bishops Wood this year

Our restart wasn’t on the dreaded slab. If they could repeat this next year, when it’s bound to be wet and slippery, that would be appreciated.

As for timings

We kept finding ourselves ahead of time this year, but that was a bonus at the end given we started almost 2 hours behind bike number 1 and were wanting to get home (it’s a long event to endure no matter how you look at it). Not being able to hand your control card in early at Wisley Down is a slight irritation – is that designed to stop you having a nice long nap if you get there ahead of schedule?!

As always, huge thanks to everyone involved in putting on this event.

Your time and effort is very much appreciated.

Adam Walter – 113

Lands End Stuff

A Collection of Links to Videos, Photos and as much other stuff as I can find

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Blue Hills 1 and Old Blue Hills Click Here to find an Individual Video

Blue Hills Click Here to find an Individual Video

Hoskin Click Here to find an Individual Video

Crackington Click Here to find an Individual Video

In Car and On Bike Click Here to find an Individual Video


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