Twin Cylinder Adventurer/Rally Racer/Rider/Guide, Dakar Competitor, Heavy Enduro/Big Bike Advocate. Currently pursuing Africa Eco Race on 2 cylinders.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Me and the chain roller that inflicted the initial damage that eventually ended my Africa Race in just 2 days. Not what I had planned but as everyone keeps telling me - that' racing.

Good news is that I now have the backing of a top rally parts manufacturer whom have been following me from the start, and have total confidence in my abilities to get the LC8 to the finish line. They will be kindly rebuilding and improving the LC8 rally build with a new custom built rear end, oil tank, and the next version of their nav tower. 


I've has some great words of encouragement and support from others people in the industry, followers, friends, fellow riders, and the media so it's straight back into the training and lets hope some sponsorship comes my way and I can fulfil the dream of reaching Dakar on a twin cylinder.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Africa Eco Race 2018 Malle Moto Twin Cylinder

As I write this blog entry I'm also going through the registration process for the next edition of the Africa Eco Race.


It's been an ambition of mine to compete in this event and follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest riders in rally history. It's not for everyone but I'm addicted to the challenges of riding the bigger twin cylinder bikes. Riding them has given me my greatest and most enjoyable racing achievements. Entering both the Malle Moto and Twin Cylinder classes in the Africa Eco will be my ultimate rally adventure.


Earlier his year I took part in both the Tuareg and the Morroco Desert Challenge rallies on my modified KTM 950 Adventure with solid performances/results. Recently I just came back from an 8,000 km trip which included the Illyria Raid on the new Africa Twin.


The plan is to pull the 950 Rally out of retirement unless of course I'm offered a new KTM 1090 or Honda Africa Twin. To fund my entry I will be selling my much prized KTM Super Enduro that gave me my 1st taste of Twin Cylinder racing in the Hellas (2015) and the Tuareg Rally (2016). 


Hel Performance, and JD Racing are supporting. Rally Raid Products have kindly offered to service my rear shock, Devon Moto have sorted me out with helmets from Bell, a mattress, & sleeping bag, Okehampton Cycles help with my bicycle needs for my training, & I have base layers, underwear, fleece jackets, and waterproofs from Jofama for the event.





Friday, 12 May 2017

2017 Race Report

Took 2 1st in class wins in the Tuareg & Morocco Desert Challenge rallies in March/April this year. I raced my purpose built KTM LC8 Rally wich had been heavily modified with an oil cooler, bigger radiator, custom nav tower, rear oil tank, rally fairing, and bigger/better suspension.



The Tuareg Rallye: The event is infamous for its relentless difficult terrain, and includes some 500km's of the toughest dune riding of any event. During the Kings Stage a miscalculation saw the LC8 run out of fuel just 6k from the end of the special. Final overall position - 6th.


Morocco Desert Challenge: The rally started in Agadir and finished in Saidia, and boasts to be the 3rd biggest rally after the Silk Way and Dakar. The event was made harder by riding in the 'Malle Moto' class which meant no assistance and living out of 2 metal boxes. A split fuel line on day 1, and having to nurse the bike home due to the mousse failing on day 6 dropped me to a 17th place overall.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

2017 Race Jersey Design

Thanks to Stak Clothing for again designing/suppliying my race jerseys. So easy to work with them and I'm always very happy with the final product. Thanks to all my sponsors for the 2017 race season. 1st race in March - can't wait to get started.

Baja Rally 2016

Another eventful rally :) First time in Mexico and first time on the Rally-Raid Products LC4-50. Was pretty comfortable with the whole gig untill I binned it on day 2 causing damage to both bike and rider. Then on the final day me and many others had to deal with food poisoning which literally stopped us in our tracks.



Beautiful riding though and surprisingly technical in both terrain and navigation. Another event ticked off the bucket list. Big thanks to Rally-Raid Products for the opertunity - it was a lot of fun.