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A sunkissed twentieth annual Goodwood Festival of Speed (11-14 July) pulled in a record crowd of over 185,000 so, not without reason, Mark and Tracie Shippey, co-owners of The Bike Volt, the UK’s first kids’ electric bike dealer, later described the event as the perfect location for the launch of their new business.

Chosen to host an electric trials try-out zone in Goodwood’s action sports area, The Bike Volt team and Mecatecno UK boss Carole Sandiford between them put 400 youngsters from four to 12 years old through their paces on a mix of Kuberg and Mecatecno electric trials and MX models. Also in the team were Tracie Shippey, ladies trials champion Dani Whitham, FMX star Franz Meyer and Sam Lampkin, nephew of twelve times world trials champion Dougie.

Over the course of the four day event, the demo area was mystery shopped and won an event seal of approval. The mystery shoppers later turned out to be relatives of Goodwood’s owner, Lord March!