MAXXIS British Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights

Maxxis British Sidecarcross, fifth round of the championship was held at Canada Heights Swanley Kent home of Sidcup MCC. This event is something special and my fifth annual visit. The course is elevated with a wide variety of views and a great location for photographers. A few more technical comments and links at the foot of this blog

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Charlie Ide and Michael Hodges at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Jake Brown and Zac Snell at MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Craig Parmenter and Neil Campbell at MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Canada Heights basking in autumn sunshine for the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Charlie Ide and Michael Hodges at MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Jake Brown and Zac Snell at MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Turmoil as racers get stuck at a key turn at the lower end of he course MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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George Kinge and David Keane at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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George Kinge and David Keane at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Rob Eastman and Ross Bowers at MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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A young spectator in role at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Gary Moulds and Steve Kirwin who go on to win the round at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Course observation at he MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Jake Brown and Zac Snell at MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Gary Moulds and Steve Kirwin who go on to win the round at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Toby Hutchins and Adam Field at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Charlie Ide and Michael Hodges at  MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Gary Moulds and Steve Kirwin who go on to win the round at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Danny and Lewis Gray at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Course offiers at their station during the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Attention to the rig of Eric Maguire and Benjamin Parr between races at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Darren Caws and Richard Dixon at the AXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Danny Gray and Lewis Gray at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Jake Brown and Zac Snell at MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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A comfortable spectating poistion at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Craig Parmenter and Neil Campbell at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Jake Brown and Zac Snell at MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Charlie Ide and Michael Hodges at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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David Steeds and Darren Bishop at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Craig Parmenter and Neil Campbell at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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‘Sweets and Treats’ at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Gary Moulds and Steve Kirwin who go on to win the round at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights October 2018

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Charlie Ide and Michael Hodges at the MAXXIS Sidecarcross Championship Canada Heights

Shooting sidecarcross doesn’t require lots of kit, this visit was managed with a 70-200 zoom lens with and without a 1.4 converter and a 24-70mm zoom. Some of the most rewarding shots are close-ups on the turns. These require either careful timing or protection for the camera and lens because of the mud churned up by the motorcyle rigs. I try wherever possible to shoot with a ‘planned background’ to illustrate the event or with simply the track as my background, this avoids the visual challenge of fences and course marker tape etc. You can see this isn’t always possible. Events such as these bring families and enthusiasts more to shoot than the racing.

The link to ACU below is a great starting place to find future events https://www.acu.org.uk/events

 

 

 

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