ISDE TEAM GB NAMED

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The ACU Trials and Enduro Committee are pleased to announce the ACU British Trophy and Junior Teams for the 84th ISDE to be held in Figueira da Foz Portugal during the second week of October this year.

The Trophy Team includes former World Champions, former European Champions, and current and previous British Champions. The Junior Team of under 23 year olds are all promising ISDE riders.

The Trophy Team has been named as David Knight, Paul Edmondson, Tom Sagar, Si Wakely, Greg Evans and Euan McConnell.

David Knight – former 2 time World Champion and current GNCC Champion – will contesting the E2 class, alongside former 4 time World Champion Paul Edmondson representing his country for the 19th time since his first ISDE in 1986. Paul is hoping to win his 16th Gold Medals which will be a record. Also in the E2 class will be Tom Sagar the reigning British Enduro Champion, and MPS Husqvarna rider and WEC regular, Si Wakely. Popular Welsh rider Greg Evans will be getting his first ride in the Trophy team in the E1 class. The E3 class will be contested by Scot Euan McConnell who will be hoping to add another excellent ISDE result to his previous ones.

The Junior Team remains the same as last year and made up from a group of rising enduro stars, Lee Edmondson, Ollie Moyce, Ashley Wood and Jamie Paget. Lee Edmondson is becoming an experienced ISDE rider and seems to have found some extra speed this year so should contribute well to the team. Ollie Moyce continues to perform well, and should be the junior team member to beat after finishing top junior last year. Ash Wood will be trying to improve on his excellent results from previous years. Jamie Paget performed well last year but was dogged by bad luck, hopefully this year will prove luckier for him and he will bring home a performance that he is capable of. Bradley King (right) is the reserve. Bradley moved up to Championship class this year & won his first European points.

ACU British ISDE Team Manager Andrew “Dusty” Martin said, ” I am very pleased to announce the teams. I believe that I have selected strong teams from the riders that were available, I am particularly pleased that David (Knight) and Paul (Edmondson) are able to ride this year as they will bring strength and experience to the team, this added to the strong support crew team, should contribute to a result that we are capable of. The Junior team is promising as between them they have considerable ISDE experience, I am pleased by this as it is good for the future of the British ISDE effort and the future of enduro in Great Britain.”

“I have again been overwhelmed by the generosity of our sponsors and would like to thank them for their continued support, they currently are,Rygor Commercials , Kriega & Enduro News . Helmets will de designed and sprayed by Lee at dzign” If any other individuals or organisations would like to help the team in anyway please contact Dusty via dusty@enduronews.com

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