(full size people, small motorbikes...)

Ever since I saw mini-moto on TV I knew I had to have a go. It just looked so STUPID.

Despite laughing like a maniac I didn't fall off on the practise first lap. Although I made up for that later, in the races.

These little bikes were reaching up to 22mph on a twisty track. But they are VERY unstable and it only takes slight wiggle, too much power, you knee touching a tyre or your foot touching the ground for it all to go pear-shaped very quickly.

As the pre-requisites for being good seemed to be lightness, flexibility and a willingness to fall off I thought I would do OK. I started well but tried too hard and ended up a rather modest 20th out of 33. But at least I didn't get any injuries beyond bruises. One of the other competitors got a broken collar bone (nothing to do with me, I might add).

Sorry to the bloke I jostled/headbutted racing for the line, I came off worst anyway - crossing the line being dragged behind the bike.

I've no idea who is who in the pictures, ecept that none of them are me.

Thanks to Alie Ball for organising it.