Go-Kart kids in Mudchute Farm battle for Isle of Dogs Grand Prix honours
PUBLISHED: 12:00 18 June 2013 | UPDATED: 16:02 18 June 2013
Nails hammered into rough slabs of wood for a frame and bits of string for steering is what made things go with a bump in a racing grand prix stage in London’s East End.
It wasn’t exactly Formula 1 when teams of youngsters turned up for Sunday’s Go-Kart Big Race at Mudchute Farm on the Isle of Dogs.
But it was fun, nailing their carts together then racing them down the muddy slopes behind the horse stables.
Teams from adventure playgrounds, play schemes, schools and community projects in 12 London boroughs competed in this annual race, each given just four hours to build a Go-Kart from scratch, then putting it to the test on the grassy circuit.
Home teams from Tower Hamlets and Hackney were up against strong competition from rivals as far afield as Lewisham and Ealing in the 2013 All London Go-Kart Grand Prix.
But winning wasn’t as important as what really mattered — having a great day of fun.
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