Bring back 'Kick Start' say fans

Call for cult TV trials show to return to our screens

MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIASTS are calling for the return of cult Eighties motorcycle trials TV show 'Kick Start' to our screens.

Fronted by former Blue Peter presenter, Peter Purvis, the show, which saw trials bikers tackle a series of timed obstacle courses, ran for nine years and 13 series between 1979 and 1988.

During this time the BBC launched Junior Kick Start – which started the career of seven-time world outdoor trials world champion, Dougie Lampkin. It also famously saw a ten-year old rider fall into a ditch followed by two well-meaning St John’s Ambulance men!

The “Bring Back Kick Start” campaign is being championed by leading motorcycle insurer, Express Insurance and has already received nearly 1,400 online signatures.

Fans of the former Saturday tea-time show can register their support by visiting here