Grandfather, Len, rode in trials from the l930’s winning national and local awards. He also competed in hill climbs, Road Racing and rode speedway pre-war for Liverpool, Stoke Potters and Belle Vue.
Motorcycles have been in a major influence on my family for more than a century, from Hill climbers, road racers to trials riders and professional Speedway riders my family have influence my passion, love and respect for the discipline. Learn more about the motorcycling heritage my family has in the timeline below.
Uncle Norman, works trials rider for Royal Enfield, DOT and Triumph factory teams from 1958 winning countless trophies including the 1961 national Victory Trial beating the legendary Sammy Miller.
Cousin, John, rode in trials competing in the International Scottish Six Days Trial in 1989.
Cousin, Mark (Reynolds), rides in modern trials completing the Scottish Six Days Trial and is a former Cheshire Centre Champion. He also competes in enduros.
Father, Ken, rode in trials, scrambles and grass track from 1962 before turning a professional speedway rider in 1968. He rode for Belle Vue Colts, Belle Vue Aces, Young England and Wolverhampton Wolves.
He was a member of the legendary Belle Vue Aces Triple Champions 1970-1972 riding alongside Ivan Mauger and Peter Collins.
Me – Toby, started riding at the age of five under the watchful eye of my dad and grandfather competing in my first trials competition at the age of eleven. I passed my motorcycle test in 1993 in order to ride the Manx Two Day Road Trial. I became Cheshire Centre Champion in 1994.I have competed twice in Scottish Six Days Trial winning the best up to 200cc category. I competed three times in Scottish Pre-65 2 Day Trial gaining a Special First Class Award on my Uncle Norman’s ex-works Tiger Cub.
I have experienced many other motorcycle disciplines including grass track racing, enduro and speedway. Definitely a true all-round motorcyclist! Still competing in trials and recently won the clubman route of the 2013 National Dave Rowland Trial, ten years after last winning it in 2003.