Coronation Street actor Chris Gascoyne – who plays Peter Barlow in the ITV soap – was the star turn at a recent Kawasaki training day at the Coney Green Off-Road Centre in Stourport.

A keen road rider, Chris traded Tarmac for dirt along with co-star James Burrows – who plays Dr Ali – at the school that was fronted by ex-IMBA ace Craig Chamberlain.

“I didn’t realise James is quite a pro at this,” said Chris. “He left me standing to begin with but I was surprised at how quickly I got confident enough to give him a run for his money.


“I came here to develop my riding ability but you don’t really notice that going on in the background, you’re just having so much fun learning to flick the bike about and stay upright.

“Craig is a great teacher and to be honest I’m surprised at how quickly I was racing around the track.”

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