About Colin and Marianne
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marianne@trailrides-wales.com

Colin

Colin has been riding motorbikes for many years, and has been teaching off-road motorbike riding for twenty years. In the past he has competed in roadracing, motocross and enduros, and assisted at the Hafren Dirt Bike Club events. He has worked for the Yamaha Off Road Experience and E T Jamers, the KTM dealer in Rhayader. He enjoys track days on his Benelli Tornado Tre, and touring on his Moto Guzzi Stelvio. He is restoring an Alfa Romeo GTV1750, so you can gather he likes Italian!

Lucie

Lucie, aged 23, has been riding for 10 years and rides on road and trail. She is pictured riding a Husky TE250. She rides a Suzuki V-Strom on the road. While still on a restricted licence, she accompanied Colin touring France and Italy on a Honda CBF250 - not once but twice! She graduated in History in 2015, writing her dissertation on Women Motorcycle Racers in the Inter-War Years and 1950s, and obtained a Masters Degree in 2016 with her dissertation on Byways and Lost Roads. She works at The Silver Mountain Experience as a manager.

Marianne

Marianne has also been riding motorbikes for many years, both solos and sidecars, and has been teaching beginners and improvers since 1993. She is an active member of the Mid Wales TRF group, and used to compete as an enduro sidecar driver, mainly with Gerwyn Davies passengering. Their best result was third place in the Clubman Class of the British Sidecar Enduro Association's Championship in 2002. She competed in Weston Beach Race a few times with her oldest daughter Barbara passengering, and their best result was twenty second out of sixty six sidecar competitors. She now roadraces a 1996 Baker Thundercat in the FSRA Pre-injection Championship which features rounds at Oulton Park, Aintree, Anglesey, East Fortune, Mallory Park and Cadwell Park. In March and October 2018, she will take her sidecar to the Anglesey Motorcycle Club's sidecar challenge for taxi rides, where you can have a ride if you wish!

"She needs a passenger for 2018!"


© Colin and Marianne Walford