Hedzup gets hooked up

Making the presentation on behalf of Arbroath Round Table is James Easton.
Making the presentation on behalf of Arbroath Round Table is James Easton.

Arbroath Round Table recently paid a visit to Hedzup Racing to donate two laptops and portable wifi equipment to the youth organisation.

The programme takes young people and teaches them technical skills for motorbikes as well as life skills at the invite of Ian Pert who started and leads the project.

Jamie Buchan, chairman of Arbroath Round Table, said of the visit: “The Tablers were very impressed by the setup of the organisation but also of the dedication of Ian and his team and the young people who are part of the project.

“Hedzup Racing is very unique. A proper motorbike racing team with the young people as pit and support crew to the Riders as well as learning mechanics with each year culminating in entering bikes in the Isle of Man TT - It’s just incredible!

“During the tour of the project which is based out of a lorry which travels around Angus and has the support of schools in the area where the project rolls up to each week, Ian mentioned that what he would love to do is get some computers in so the project members could update social media, learn website development and be able to scour the internet looking for parts. After our visit that night we felt we just had to help and fulfil that ambition.”

Taking receipt of two laptops and a portable wifi connection to stay hooked up wherever they are, a stunned Ian and some of the Hedzup Crew were very appreciative of the surprise donation.

Ian said: “Hedzup Racing is a passion. We rely solely on the support of businesses and organisations to keep the team going from year to year and anything is greatly received. Keeping the bikes running is usually where we have to concentrate on using our very limited funds so the computer project was a bit of distant dream to be honest. We are so appreciative of this amazing donation by Arbroath Round Table.”