Dutch launch buggy racing for the elderly

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By Paul Gallagher ZANDVOORT, Netherlands, July 27 (Reuters) - A team led by an 82-year-old pensioner on Tuesday won the first Dutch championship for battery-powered electric scooter racing. The race across an obstacle course in rear-wheel-drive buggies, fitted with comfortable seats, armrests, handlebars and shopping baskets, was all about skilful manoeuvring, with top speeds of just 12 kms (7.5 miles) per hour. The Nationaal Fonds Ouderenhulp, a foundation for the elderly, organised ...

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