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Shetland has given brothers Calvin and Bradley Sharp the opportunity to get so good at dirt-biking that they’re now in the top ten motocross racers in Scotland. Part of the family that have run the Scalloway Motors auto repair shop for more than half a century, the brothers have ridden motorbikes since they were toddlers, gradually riding more powerful bikes. Calvin, 23, and Bradley, 21, are now sponsored by equipment brand @fxrracing and @northlink_ferries to line up for nerve-jangling, adrenaline-soaked races in which 40 bikes hurtle around tight corners and over huge jumps. Five years ago, along with a small group of locals including their father Alex, they helped design and build a national-class track beside a quarry just outside Lerwick, where they train most weekends. “People we race against think it’s a disadvantage coming from these islands in the North Sea,” says Calvin. “But for a lot of people on the Mainland, they have to drive for hours and pay much more for less track time. We’ve just got this right here, and a really tight-knit, friendly local scene. Shetland allows us to have this all-action life.” @scotlandisnow #shetlandislands #inspiredbyshetland #rediscovershetland #islandsofopportunity #makeyourmoveshetland #beautifulplacestowork #scottishseafarms #unlimitedscotland #visualsofscotland #wildernessnation #worklifebalance #untoldvisuals #folksouls #ig_scot #uk_greatshots #myeverydaymagic #wheretofindme #thisismycommunity #60north #shetlandphotography #shetlandlife #promoteshetland #shetland #myshetlandlife #instashetland #rediscovershetland #myshetlandcommute