A pair of hardworking JCB machines – the workhorses of the construction world – are soaking up the summer sun on the beach this week.
But it’s very much a busman’s holiday, with the giant 20 tonne JCB X Series excavator and JCB wheeled loader drafted in to build a brutal beach obstacle race course in Margate, Kent.
As Official Build Partner to Saturday’s Red Bull Quicksand race, the two machines will transform the beach into a one-mile race-course of trenches, rollers and sandcastles the height of two double-decker buses to test 700 runners to the limit.
JCB Head of Sponsorships Edd Hood said: “Red Bull is renowned the world over for its awe-inspiring events and innovative content.  Partnering with Red Bull is therefore extremely exciting as we can not only assist in the creation of the Series infrastructure but showcase our machines to a very relevant audience as they transform the beach in Margate.  JCB machines are world leaders and building this course perfectly demonstrates their versatility and practicality.
“We look forward to developing our relationship with Red Bull Quicksand and partnering on a series of other exciting events throughout the year.”
Red Bull Quicksand takes place at Margate, Kent on Saturday May 18th, 2019. For more information visit RedBull.co.uk/Quicksand.