The new Mojo Racing series set up my suspension supremo, Chris Porter, allows parents and kids to race together.
Bike racing can be an antisocial affair if you’ve got a family. Either you leave them at home while you go and do your thing, or you drag them along to a muddy field where you end up spending more at the burger stall than you did on your race entry. Maybe your children embrace the mud and have a great old time – until they realise that they are cold and wet and the bag of spare clothes is sitting in the hall at home. Maybe they just shiver and moan from the moment you pull into the field and it’s apparent there’s no wi-fi or mobile signal.
Sound all a bit familiar? Perhaps this new series from Mojo Racing could be the answer.
The Mojo Racing Youth Series will allow children from six years old to race with an adult in a pairs event. Both riders will stick together over a series of enduro style stages – three stages for the lower two age categories, four stages for older categories. The emphasis will be on fun, but there will be optional challenges for riders wanting to push themselves (or show off in front of their kids). Riders will need to stick together, as the clock starts when the first rider crosses the start line, and stops when the last rider crosses the finish line.
There’s a series of events planned, with the first one taking place on 28th April at Bike Park Wales. You can enter here now.
- 6-7 years old and 8-9 years old competitors will complete three stages. £50 team entry.
- 10-12, 13-15 and 16-18 year old competitors will complete four stages. £60 team entry.
The series is supported by Geometron Bikes and Mojo Rising, who will be on hand with set up advice and demo bikes. Geo-mini-me-tron anyone?
Chris Porter joined in the discussion on the forum thread to answer a few questions. Head there to join in the chat yourself – it seems like there’s a bit of a buzz about this event. Chris says:
- There won’t be any uplift for the series, it will be a youth ‘enduro’ team format so pedalling the lap 😉 We will configure it to allow the younger classes to make it around (probably cake/sweetie stations too)! Whilst at the same time adding optional extras for the slightly older classes. Mostly blues (the first 3 stages) and the 4th stage for the older riders will be a blue/red with some more challenges (optional).
- The first event at Bike Park Wales will be on their marked trails closed for the event, our following events will be one event at a completely new venue and two more at Trail parks. More info on these as we confirm the dates 😉
- Your choice of lid! Obviously helmets need to be worn at all times when on the bike, but no compulsion for full face. That’s your decision to make 😉 Great to know you are entered! See you there 😉 You won’t be on your own we have quite a few entries so far! Going to be fun!