Nifty Fifty Endurance

By Shaun Isaac -


 27 January 2014 11:26

Set to raise funds for their chosen charities, up to 30 teams of four riders each are set to compete in a 5hr Endurance Race on mopeds and scooters no larger than 50cc.

They will try to complete as many laps as they can on a specially prepared off-road circuit on the outskirts of Winchester in Hampshire. Each team has selected a charity of their own choice and will be aiming to collect sponsorship and donations for each lap of the circuit that they complete during the race.

They will have to navigate small jumps and climbs and try to overcome all adversities during the event and endeavour to keep their little machines going right to the end.

The machines being used once started life as road machines and have been adapted for this event by way of minor modifications such as off-road pattern tyres and the removal of lights and mirrors. This ensures that each team can compete against each other fairly and that the cost of competing is kept to a minimum.

Southampton Boat Show sponsor PSP has stepped forward and will be donating prizes to be offered for the teams completing the most laps along with other prizes for best fancy dress team and machine, and also for the team which kept going in the face of all adversities and kept their spirit to the end.

This event comes a year after a group of friends rode fancy dressed 50cc machines to Lands End and back raising funds for charity and some members of the group came up with the idea of holding an event whereby more people could participate, have fun and allow more charities to benefit.

Anybody can take part by registering their team at here where they will find a full list of rules and instructions on how to sign up. Entry is £100 per team.