Central Scanning sponsored the Droitwich Youth Trials Club Midlands Oset Cup. This is a series of 6 motorbike trails for kids from age 4 to 15 years.
The motorbike trials primarily use electric bikes. As children become more experienced they have the opportunity to progress from a 12.5 bike to 16.0 to 20.0 to 24.0. So there is a lot of scope for improvement!
Being electric means that children can practice in many places that are not as available with petrol bikes, such as in the garden. During lockdown in the Covid-19 pandemic, the Oset and other electric bikes became very popular because of this.
Managing Director, Nick Godfrey, said “It’s great seeing so many kids really enjoying themselves in the countryside, with their trials mates and the progression is remarkable.”
The DYTC also sees many girls riding trials, with the number growing all the time. In the last trial, there were over 40 riders of which 25% were girls from 4 to 15 years old. Many of them also ride in the British Championship!
Nick said, “I ride trials and have done off and on for 40 years and it’s a great thing to be able to do with my daughter and to give something back via sponsorship.”
The Droitwich Youth Trials Club is run by a local company MK-OFFROAD which is a husband and wife, Andy and Caz, and their 2 kids, Jack and Kayleigh.
Central Scanning sponsors these motorbike trials as a way to be able to provide support to the local community and help people put on events like this. It is a great way to bring people together and encourage more to participate in the sport. After the trials, there is also normally a football kick around because the kids always seem to have some energy left!
For more information on the Droitwich Youth Trials Club, https://www.mkoffroad.co.uk/dytc. For more on Central Scanning, visit https://www.central-scanning.co.uk/.