THINGS are moving on apace now for the Bovey Tracey Go Kart Challengers.

The teams of youngsters have assembled the chassis of the four vehicles and are now constructing the framework.

The town’s Riverside Community Centre was taken over last week to become the workshop for the two teams.

Under adult supervision, workbenches were unfolded and hand tools passed around. The teams began the process of forming the sides and backs in advance of decoration and embellishment. To keep the weight down, the materials used are plywood and cardboard.

Centre manager Helen Tate said: ‘I haven’t been privy to the final designs so I have no idea what they will look like.

‘I’d like to thank Bovey Tracey accountancy firm Simpkins Edwards who have come forward to help. They have generously donated £150 to the project which will be used to buy helmets and body armour.’

The teams are now close to trialling the karts and it’s expected the Challenge, which is scheduled for later this spring, will take place on a grass course.

Meanwhile, it’s still not too late to join the project, and Helen would welcome contacts from anyone who would like to take part. She can be contacted at [email protected].