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TV Crews Follow Weymouth Motocross Rider

Paul with Everyone active Weymouth

8:08am 2nd September 2013
(Updated 8:11am 2nd September 2013)

TV crews are following a motocross rider from Chickerell as he attempts to break a world record this September.

Paul Oughton is being filmed for 'Blood Sweat and Gears' on the run up to his challenge to set the greatest distance on a motocross bike in 24 hours at Rogershill Raceway.

"I sort of more focused on the challenge itself really, just training and working hard to make sure I am prepared as possible I don't really think about the documentary side of it at all," says Paul.

He's been practicing with a new bike but "there's a few changes I've got to make to the bike. The power of the bike is really nice to ride, it's really smooth, but some of the set up needs changing. But had some really good days riding at the off road centre in Cardiff."

Paul's raising money for two charities, the first Weldmar Hospice after his grandfather was looked after there and spinal cord charity Wings For Life after seeing people he knew get injuried through motorcycle sports.

The TV documentary will be aired four times a year and broadcasts out to 107 countries is 12 different languages.

Show director Paul Minihane said: "When we heard about the impressive record attempt Paul was undertaking we felt we really needed to cover it.

"As well as it being for two great charities, is it a very newsworthy story and we look forward to covering the attempt itself and some of the training beforehand."

Paul's Guiness World Record attempt is on the 10th & 11th of September to sponsor him visit  www.24hoursofmx.co.uk or tweet him @24hoursofmx

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