"Junior Kickstart" was one of our favourite BBC shows with an awesome bumpy theme tune and kids on Honda 50ccs squealing through muddy courses and over unfeasibly challenging obstacles. Twenty years later, in a sad twist of fate, off-road motorbikes are to be employed by the police to crack down on bored kids with nothing better to do than throw stones at trains, drink cider in railway sidings and generally cause problems on the tube and railways.
Operation Rhino's bikes will be patrolling East London footbridges where the District line surfaces and foot, bicycle and helicopter patrols will be ensuring that officers can reach all sections of the above ground tube while the tykes are off school.
It seems more kids should be reading Londonist because then, not only would they be educated about the joys of falling off motorbikes on national telly but they'd have heard about things like the Underage Festival which could keep them busy for free all day next Friday and be a lot damn cooler than creating havoc on the transport system.
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