Norton HQ hosted an OSET Fun Day on Saturday 16th November when over 50 children demonstrated that their enthusiasm and passion for motorbikes is as strong as ever.
A factory tour took visitors through the early days of Norton right up to the present day with a range of fascinating bikes on display. Visitors enjoyed a real insight into how these British built bikes are made – a true ‘behind the scenes’ experience. A lucky few also got to sit on some of the bikes on display.
Around three quarters of the kids had never ridden a trials event before, so the practice event proved the perfect introduction. Following a short demonstration, riders were given their own score cards a la mini-golf style, to take with them through the woodland course to get an understanding of how a real trial is marked.
Dad, Richard Douglas, said: “A fantastic day was had by all and the kids really enjoyed the sections and the tour, hospitality was at its finest from both Norton & OSET; a massive thanks from me. We are all really looking forward to attending the next official trial.”
This sentiment was echoed by Ian Mackman, who added: “My lad hasn’t stopped talking about his first trial and keeps asking how long until the next one!”
Stuart Garner, owner of Norton, finished: “It was great to see so many kids having fun on bikes. It highlights that the future of motorcycling is a bright one!”