Blue Peter Take on Zip World Quarry Karts!
Blue Peter recently came to Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Wales, to try out the UK’s only mountain cart adventure, Quarry Karts! We were joined by presenters Adam B and Richie Driss, as they descended the 3km slate track for Blue Peter’s most recent episode.
Zip World Quarry Karts is a gravity-fuelled carting adventure, which sees you making your way down the stunning Welsh quarry, nestled in the Snowdonia mountain range, whilst taking on twists, turns, chicanes, tunnels and berms, in your very own 3-wheeler.
Joining Adam and Richie on-screen were our very own instructors, Maxine and Rhys, who provided useful bits of information, tips and tricks before the presenting duo took to the track. Rhys and Maxine then timed the pair as they individually took on the adventure.
It was then down to Rhys and Maxine to announce who had won the time trial. Coming up tops this time was Richie, just pipping Adam to the post by 0.6 seconds, after Adam took a turn a little too wide at corner 13, losing a valuable couple of seconds.
It was incredible to have the Blue Peter production team on site, and to welcome Richie and Adam our beautiful part of the world. The world’s fastest zip line, Velocity 2 next we think!
The episode is now available to watch on iPlayer if you missed it: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000ngqz/blue-peter-magnificent-magic-and-quarry-karts