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Ard Rock Reunion – 2021

The Ard Rock is a mountain bike enduro event and is based near the beautiful village of Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales National Park (UK).

Here are a few images from the weekend.

Day 1 – Friday

An early start Friday saw me on Stage 1 of the Ard Rock.

Stage 1 at the top of Fremington Edge
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Liquidlogic Delta V – Closer Look

We have these great new images of the Liquidlogic Delta V from Trevor Conrad.

Liquidlogic Delta V

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National Student Rodeo 2017

Photos from today’s National Student Rodeo 2017 have landed. Unfortunately the Rodeo was unable to take place on the whitewater course due to the amount of bacteria found in the water.

National Student Rodeo 2017

Fortunately the sun was out and there were plenty of paddlers still getting stuck in.

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Unsponsored Q&A Series – David Turnbull

Over the last few years we have ran many Q&As with some of worlds top paddlers and manufacturers. This Q&A is a little bit different. David Turnbull isn’t a kayaker or canoeist. However David has been drawn towards whitewater like so many us and now spends a great deal of his time capturing the skill and beauty of whitewater kayaking and canoeing via the camera lens.

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David’s photography has certainly inspire me to try a bit harder and I am very grateful that David has agreed to take part in the Unsponsored Q&A Series.

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Rat Race 2015 Stockton On Tees

Today was the 2015 Rat Race right here in Stockton On Tees. Once again the Tees Barrage International Whitewater Centre hosted part of the race. Here are a few photographs of the event.

Rat Race Photo Stockton 2015

A few of the local boaters were on hand providing safety cover.

Rat Race Photo Stockton 2015

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Ace Of Spades – A Closer Look

The guys from Whitewater The Canoe Centre have one of the first Ace of Spades kayaks and have kindly agreed to these images being shared on Unsponsored.


The Ace of Spades is the first boat from new kayak company Spade Kayaks. They deploy the blow moulded technique to produce the Ace.


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Spade Kayaks – Ace Of Spades Images

The following images of the new Ace Of Spades are hot off the press from the guys at Spade Kayaks.

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The images (apart from the last one) are photographs of the production kayaks.

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Tyne Tour (Festival) 2014

I spent a few hours of today sat on Rescue Rock on the North Tyne (UK), water levels were good and the sun was out for most of the day. Thousands of images taken here are just a few.



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Unsponsored has had a presence on Instagram for some time. I really like the format and will be making a greater use of the site over the course of 2014.

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More Tyne Tour 2013 Photographs

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Tyne Tour 2011 Pictures – 5th of November

Over 100 images now added.
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