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Looking back at a day of BMX mayhem at Landseer Park in 1984

PUBLISHED: 07:00 18 May 2017 | UPDATED: 07:50 18 May 2017

Riders would have to navigate tight banked turns which often are seen along BMX race tracks

Riders would have to navigate tight banked turns which often are seen along BMX race tracks

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Following the latest round of BMX competitions at Landseer Park in Ipswich this week, we look back to 1984 when racers took to the track on a warm summers day.

A close and fast paced race which sees each rider constantly looking for the opportunity to overtakeA close and fast paced race which sees each rider constantly looking for the opportunity to overtake

May 14 brought the BMX East Regional Round three event to the Landseer Park and with their next event on May 21 in Royston, we are taking a look back to 1984 when racers took to the track on a warm summers day.

Sometimes races don't quite go to plan - one little mistake along a complicated track can easily lead to disasterSometimes races don't quite go to plan - one little mistake along a complicated track can easily lead to disaster

Bicycle motocross normally consists of up to eight racers taking to the starting gate on a course that is made up of various jumps and banked corners which aid in racers maintaining their speeds.

The fast-paced race gets underway at Landseer Park in 1984The fast-paced race gets underway at Landseer Park in 1984

The races themselves are held on single lap off-road tracks leaving little room for error on these high speed races.

The finish line at the Landseer Park race trackThe finish line at the Landseer Park race track

The sport itself is also a part of the Olympic games, and was included in the 2008 games in Beijing.

Hundreds of people turned out to see the competitive races being heldHundreds of people turned out to see the competitive races being held

In Suffolk, however, the Ipswich BMX Club has been running since 1980 and there have been numerous races and training sessions held at Landseer Park since its inception. Have you raced on the Landseer Park track?

Some of the riders taking on the jumps along the BMX trackSome of the riders taking on the jumps along the BMX track

Have you raced on the Landseer Park track? Let us know by emailing our picture desk.


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