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Mini-bike riders invited to meet Redding at Academy fun day

Young mini-bike riders will have the chance to meet MotoGP star Scott Redding this weekend as his young riders academy is holding a fun day at the M4 Karting/MiniMoto Racing Club near Chippenham.

Redding launched the academy, with Minimoto Racing, in December 2011 with the aim of getting more kids into bike racing and help them start their racing careers, which may one day result in them fulfilling their dreams as a pro rider.

The Academy is designed to make motorbikes accessible for all kids aged between six and 12 years-old in a safe environment with structured training to build confidence.


“When our riders reach a certain skill level, we provide help and support for the rider and family when taking the step from the Academy to the racing paddock.,” said Redding.

“We have teamed up with FAB-Racing who run the Premier British Minibike Championship - the same championship myself, Danny Kent and Fraser Rogers competed in as kids – in the UK to make this transition seamless.

“They have created a special Novice Championship in their classes for new young riders to hone their skills and for our Academy riders their first race weekend is free.”

If you’re aged between six and 12, and have your own bike, then go down to Hanger 88, Hullavington Airfield, Hullavington, Chippenham SN14 6BT on Sunday from 8am. If you need to hire a bike, contact the track.

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