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Electric dirt bike maker stars on Blue Peter

Electric dirt bike manufacturer OSET Bikes is to be featured on the Blue Peter children’s TV programme. The Bexhill company, which specialises in mini off-road bikes, had invited the programme-makers along to see what trials riding for kids was all about. The result will be aired on 8 October at 5pm on CBBC.

The film sees Barney and Radzi – two of the legendary programme’s presenters – get to grips with the prototype OSET 24.

Filmed on location at Deepcliffe Farm in West Yorkshire, the two novice presenters were introduced to the basics by expert extreme enduro rider Dan Hemingway. He said: “It was a really fun day.  Barney and Radzi got on really well with the bikes.  Although Barney comes from a road-bike background, anyone involved in off-road motorcycles knows that they are two very different disciplines.  Fair play to the boys, they tackled everything we gave them to go at – including riding over a car!”

Supporting Dan was a cast of youngsters including, Oliver, for whom the first ever OSET was built by his dad Ian. OSET actually stands for Oliver Smith Electric Trials. Joining him were the Horne brothers, Dominic, Alexander and Matthew, Oliver’s younger brother Elliot, Harry and George Hemingway, leading British female rider, Sophie Bailey and Bradford rider, Myles Hutchinson.

Ian Smith, founder and CEO of OSET Bikes, said of the day: “Filming with Blue Peter is a real highlight of our year.   We do our best to support grass roots, youth trials and anything we can do to introduce this fantastic sport to as many youngsters as possible is our ultimate aim!  To have trials riding featured on the world’s longest running children’s TV programme is an amazing achievement.

“The kids all had a great time, Barney and Radzi were fantastic and everyone involved came away with a coveted Blue Peter badge!”

Among those OSET would like to thank are Trials UK and Colin Appleyard for their continued support; Wulf Sport for all the gear; and Dan Hemingway and Nathan Wrigglesworth.

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