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Not a stabiliser in sight for young bikers

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: October 30, 2012

Joshua Pengilly, 6, has a go on an Oset trials bike Picture: Colin Higgs

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They might just have learned to balance on two wheels, but these fearless youngsters have already moved on to motorbikes.

Dozens of children aged five to eight had a bash at mastering electric trials motorbiking on Saturday.

Camborne and Redruth Motor Club organised the Oset trials riding open day at Gilberts Coombe, Redruth.

Oset bikes run from walking pace up to about 14mph and because they are electric there is no hot exhaust.

Organiser Howard Stevens said: "The aim of trials riding is to manoeuvre a motorbike over and around obstacles, such as logs and rocks without putting your foot down.

"The art is understanding balance and throttle control."

The club begins its winter series Oset Championship on November 24.

It will then be held the last Saturday in each month throughout 2013.

Mr Stevens added: "It was great to see some new faces at the event on Saturday.

"Trials riding is great fun and Oset Bikes are the ideal introduction to the sport.

"Not only that, because they're silent, children can ride them in the back garden without annoying the neighbours."

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