E4: Ben Forsyth - from country Vic to the Carpathian Mountains
Ben Forsyth was one of the first people I reached out to when this podast was first conceived. Partly because I knew he would likely be a willing participant but more so becuase and I knew he came from a strong enduro background and I was interested to know more. Ben has completed the Redbull Romainiacs hard-endruo twice and has a long history of domestic enduro riding including multiple A4DE. By Ben's own admission, the more technical it got, the better he did and the more he enjoyed it. Having been inspired by trials riders who crossed over to hard enduro, he got inspired to give Trials a go himself.
Round 3 of the X-trial World Championship in Hungary:
Toni Bou (Repsol Honda) claimed his 65th X-Trial win in his toughest test of the 2020 season yet, as the referee had to look back to the second round results following two ties in the Grand Final. Both Bou and main rival Adam Raga (TRRS) scored 15 marks in a tense six-section finale before both going on to fail a challenging run-off.
Jack Price has signed with Vertigo:
Price will embark on a full campaign during 2020 both at World and national level on board his new Vertigo Vertical 300, which he is currently familiarising himself with out in Spain ahead of his first competitive outing back on home soil at the opening round of the British Trial Championship on 7th March.
Southern Trials Riders January Charity Trial Woodleigh:
Hi Everyone, great turn out at the STR Charity Fun Trial at Woodleigh. Forty one entries! Wow! The good news is we have managed to raise over one thousand dollars for fire relief! Thank you all so much for supporting STR and our effort to help those disadvantaged at this catastrophic time. Report and pictures to come in the next day or two. Give yourselves a big pat on the back!
Glenmaggie Easter Trial & OMCC News:
There have been a few changes within the Oakleigh Motorcycle Club recently. The 2 day Easter Glenmaggie trial will be running as usual on the great Coleman property. However an AMA licence is required but will only cost you $16:50 per year. Supp Regs will be available early March. The Victorian AMA calendar will be presented shortly.
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