Sidmouth go-karting success

SIDMOUTH S first go-karting contest at The Ham on Wednesday was hailed a success by competitors and organisers. It was a fantastic event, said area youth worker Mark Gerry.

SIDMOUTH'S first go-karting contest at The Ham on Wednesday was hailed a success by competitors and organisers.

"It was a fantastic event," said area youth worker Mark Gerry. "Everyone had a great time and some great friendships were built up during the day."

Organised by Devon Youth Service, youth centre teams from East Devon built go-karts, with support from Paul at Station Garage, and the course was marshalled by area youth workers their colleagues and members of Sidmouth Youth Council.

The problem-free day was thanks to PCSO Jay Pepper, youth workers Steve Cleverley, Alan Fowler and Claire White, and young people Chris Bradford, Tom Pile and Nathan O'Connor.


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After points were added up there were three joint leaders. The winner was decided by time trials and will receive a trophy at a later date.

This put Sidmouth Youth Caf� Management Team first, with Axminster second and Budleigh Salterton third.

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Competitors then enjoyed a barbeque at Sidmouth Youth Centre, with support from Haymans butchers and Crusty Cob, with karaoke, and other activities.

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