Team United Kingdom

MARK KINNARD:

AT WHAT AGE DID YOU RIDE A MOTORBIKE FIRST TIME?
I had my first Motorbike when I was 7.

WHICH MODEL WAS YOU FIRST MOTORBIKE?
It was a SIM 50, a Ridgid Grass Trackbike.

WHY ENDURO?
Because if you do not get off the line first in motocross, you do not get the result. Enduro lets you settle into race.

WHO ARE YOUR IDOLS? WHY?
Rick Johnson – Graham Noyce, when I was growing up - in my early teens these guys were on top of their game!

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MOST EXTREME ENDURO EXPERIENCES?
The first two rounds of the BEC-09 in Thetford –Wales, I did not finish both!!

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE GS TROPHY?
To get our team to the end. Beat the USA Team, a win would be good.

WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE LEFT TO ACHIEVE WITH YOU ENDURO?
I’m looking to do more long distance rally race type events, maybe some in
Africa.

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST FAN?
My dad Peter (though he would never say).

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE?
I made a ramp over the garden roller when I was 7, crashed it into the fence on canding.

KEVIN HAMMOND:

AT WHAT AGE DID YOU RIDE A MOTORBIKE FIRST TIME?
Five (around a field).

WHICH MODEL WAS YOU FIRST MOTORBIKE?
Raleigh Runabout Moped.

WHY ENDURO?
It’s the challenge of riding against the clock and pacing yourself. I also enjoy 2man Enduro which means you have to work together as a team.

WHO ARE YOUR IDOLS? WHY?
Dave Thorpe - Schoolboy Motorcross and I raced against him
Stefan Evetts - for his smooth Style
David Knight - Enduro for his competitiveness

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MOST EXTREME ENDURO EXPERIENCES?
Recently riding a 2man Enduro realising we were reaching top speeds of 80mph.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE GS TROPHY?
First goal was to take part in the GS Trophy and second goal is to win as a team.

WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE LEFT TO ACHIEVE WITH YOU ENDURO?
Keep riding competitively and to one day do a dakar rally.

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST FAN?
Harry my nineteen month old grandson.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE?
I would like to be an off road motor cycle instructor and I can't wait for the GS Challenge to begin.

ALISTAIR ALLAN:

AT WHAT AGE DID YOU RIDE A MOTORBIKE FIRST TIME?
Aged 7.

WHICH MODEL WAS YOU FIRST MOTORBIKE?
Montesa Cota 350.

WHY ENDURO?
After fracturing both femurs life is too short.

WHO ARE YOUR IDOLS? WHY?
Dougie Lamkin and Graham Jarvis taking on the best endure riders.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MOST EXTREME ENDURO EXPERIENCES?
Scotish Six Day Trial.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE GS TROPHY?
Not to get eaten by a lion.

WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE LEFT TO ACHIEVE WITH YOU ENDURO?
To carry on enjoying motorcycle sport at all levels.

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST FAN?
Bertie my dog.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE?
Let all enjoy the challenge.