‘He has set many peo­ple on course for a life­long love of rid­ing’

Lon­don leg­end Chris Salt has run Dock­lands Rid­ers for over 20 years

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Rid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for Lon­don kids are few and far be­tween, es­pe­cially le­gal ones. Dock­lands Rid­ers was set up to com­bat these is­sues, and has grown con­sid­er­ably un­der the tute­lage of Chris Salt.

Chris has been an ACU coach for 23 years and has over 26 years of en­duro race ex­pe­ri­ence. He runs weekly classes at the track for peo­ple of all ages and abil­i­ties and it’s reg­u­larly packed out as the track is the only off-road fa­cil­ity in Lon­don that of­fers both MX and En­duro train­ing and prac­tice.

As well as teach­ing young adults to ride, Chris also runs a Sun­day club for kids as young as six, giv­ing them the chance to ride in a safe and struc­tured train­ing en­vi­ron­ment as they take their first steps on a Yamaha PW50.

On top of the rid­ing coach­ing, Chris also runs weekly me­chan­ics cour­ses for dis­af­fected young peo­ple from the lo­cal schools, which gives young­sters the chance to learn some­thing aca­demic and vo­ca­tional in a less for­mal en­vi­ron­ment. The cour­ses are ac­cred­ited and he’s helped many peo­ple gain the vi­tal skills re­quired to move on to full-time work in the mo­tor trade.

His friend, Max Hills, who nom­i­nated Chris as a bik­ing hero said: “He’s an all-round good guy whose en­thu­si­asm for mo­tor­cy­cles al­ways rubs off on all those he tu­tors. He has set many peo­ple on course for a new two-wheeled ad­ven­ture and life­long love of rid­ing.”

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www. dock­land­srid­ers.org.uk

‘He runs a Sun­day club for kids as young as six years-old’

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