Not a good start to my crazy sports around the globe. I was all set to enter the Iron Man comp in South Africa, and I have gone and twisted my ankle on a patch of ice. That counts me out of going to Buffalo City or anywhere else until I am fit again.
Not wanting to leave you short on the fun I picked a random sport to talk about to keep the interest going. I know it’s not the same, yet needs must, unfortunately.
I picked one that is somewhat apt, and it is mobility scooter racing and as far as I can tell it is a UK thing. I’m not sure if there is such a thing in the US or anywhere else or it is just the Brits who are that way inclined.
I’m not sure if it was a one-off thing or they still do it, yet it was held in the middle of nowhere at Buxton Raceway which is a small oval track that contains some other wacky forms of racing. Anyway,check out these mobility scooters. One guy pimped his ride and slotted in a 125cc engine. He clocked up a top speed of 71mph back in 2010.
It’sa zany world, and I have noticed they have held endurance races as well as speed. One dude from the UK smashed the endurance record set by an American of 190 miles, yet his achievement was not recognized by the Guinness book of world records, so it looks like the USA still holds the official record for now.
If you ever venture over this way toward the Buxton Raceway (it’s no Indianapolis), there are a few other things to see and do around the area, yet it is rather quiet in this neck of the woods. There is the Devonshire Dome which is now home to a café, hair and beauty salons and a relaxing spa. The roof is also larger than St. Paul’s Cathedral in London which is a significant achievement.
Then you have a trip underground, and this one is 100% natural. The local limestone caverns boast one of the best displays in England with the main chamber being a massive 300 meters long and lit by some eerie inspiring LED lights. If that isn’t enough to spook you they switch all the lights off at the end of the tour.Blackoutisn’t the word for it, it is darker than the darkest night so don’t get walking anywhere.
There is a café, and it seems the Brits love cafés. There is plenty of scenery for all the landscape enthusiasts so you can make a good day of the area if you want to sample some real England countryside. A trip into Buxton is also worth a visit; it is one of the original spa towns, so you are guaranteed somewhere to relax with the very best of treatment.
That’s it till my ankle is on the mend,
Over and out,