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Blokart Fun

SUMMARY

Name: Blokart Fun
Location: Limavady
County: Londonderry
Total Cost: £ 10,119.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : ARC North West

PROJECT SUMMARY

The purchase of equipment to set up a blo karting business.

BACKGROUND

The applicant George Brien is a retired civil servant who likes to work on projects that he has an interest in, and also provide him with an opportunity to enjoy his leisure time. George became hooked on Blokarting when he saw a kart being used on Benone Strand in Limavady.  He was struck by the simplicity, fun and flexibility of the sport. Blokarting is new, it is fast and it is fun. It is also eco-friendly and is best experienced on a beach, where soft(ish) sand can be more forgiving than the concrete. It requires a wide open and long flat space, for which Benone Strand is ideal.

ACTIVITIES

Funded under Axis 3, through ARC North West, the promoter purchased the following:

  • Blo kart x 3;
  • Shadow x 1;
  • Sails (5.5m x 2; 4m x 2; 3m x 3; 2m x 1) & mast sections;
  • Helmets x 4 plus gloves and safety glasses; and
  • Wind socks x 2 with stands.

Blo Karts offers a recreational and tourism activity located at Benone Strand and Benone Beach Tourist Complex. The promoter operates a Blo Karting business where 3 wheeled karts powered by sails are used to travel along the beach strand powered by the wind. 

BENEFITS

A new business has been created and has produced 1 job with the potential for additional casual employment.