Teams raise funds for their favourite charitable organisations. Each team can consist of up to four riders who aim to complete as many laps as they can around a specially prepared Motocross track for 5hrs. Each team are using mopeds and scooters which have engines of up to 90cc’s! These events push the limits of man and machine !
Teams of up to 4 riders enter to complete as many laps as they can on a specially prepared off-road circuit on the outskirts of Winchester in Hampshire.
Each team has selected a charity of their own choice and will be aiming to collect sponsorship and donations for each lap of the circuit that they complete during the 5hr event. They will have to navigate small jumps and climbs and try to overcome all adversities during the event and endeavour to keep their little machines going right to the end.
The machines being used once started life as road machines, and have been adapted for this event by way of minor modifications such as off-road pattern tyres and the removal of lights and mirrors. The simple rules ensure that each team can compete against each other fairly and that the cost of competing is kept to a minimum.
Trophies are awarded for the teams completing the most laps, with other trophies given out for the best fancy dress, and also, a special trophy will be awarded to the team which tried the hardest to continue, and which kept going in the face of all adversities keeping their spirit to the end.
Here’s a video documentary filmed on Saturday 2nd July by our friends at ‘On Yer Bike’ – watch and see how much fun everyone had!
If you’re not taking part, come along and see what goes on – there’s ample viewing areas and it’s all free to watch with refreshments available on site.