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Beach bikers rip up sand dunes in fierce endurance race

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Ryan Staveley rides his KTM up dune 18 during the main race of the 2013 RHL Weston beach race in Weston-Super-Mare, southwest England, on Oct. 13, 2013.

Dozens of bikers tackled a three-hour endurance race on a beach in the English seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare Sunday.

The annual RHL Weston beach race is one of the most popular events in the sport, an offshoot of enduro and motocross racing. Riders on solo motorcycles and quad bikes competed on a course marked out on the beach, with man-made jumps and sand dunes constructed to make their task tougher. 

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Riders reach the crest of a dune during the opening lap of the main race.

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A junior rider looks on following his quad bike race.

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Riders race down the beach on the opening lap of the main solo race.

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A rider tries to pull his motorcycle out of the sand on dune 18.