Here at PMBA Enduro, we have tried to appeal to grassroots riders, and especially the younger riders and women. Since 2013 we have been putting on grassroots enduro events and this investment into the future is really paying off, we have four fast young racers that are PMBA success stories. From starting their enduro racing with PMBA Enduro are now looking at worldwide racing success, and the PMBA are supporting them as best we can. For this video we have teamed up with our media partners WhiteNoSugar Productions to put a spotlight on Callum Russell.
Callum and Jim Topliss, “The Wet Lettuces”, were our first ambassadors since starting the program in 2015, now in 2018 they are joined by Martha Gill and Tom Wilson. Jim raced our very first enduro back in 2013, which was his first enduro and only his 3rd ever event. But, by 2014 he dragged his downhiller mate Callum along to Gisburn to race his first enduro. At that same event, Martha and Tom were also doing their first enduros; Martha had 3 XC races under her belt at that time and had to borrow a bike to race the enduro.
These 4 have gone onto great success, both at the PMBA Enduros and wider events; all have raced at EWS level and last year Martha was U21 women’s World Champ! Understandably, we are passionate about these racers when we have had a part in breeding such success. We hope that highlighting their success will encourage even more new talent to race enduro. Watch this space for more info on PMBA events and our ambassadors.