The liveried black Transporter enables Tom to take two motorcycles and all of the required tools and equipment needed to attend the UK events. “The van gets a lot of people looking at it,” says Tom. “They are attracted by the large green ‘g’ on the bonnet and it has been nick-named the ‘Google Van’! It looks fantastic and I have fallen in love with it.
“It is the most comfortable van I have ever driven and I arrive at meetings relaxed and ready to race. It has plenty of room for my two bikes and four passengers in comfort.”
The British Championship has seen two very competitive rounds so far. Round One was held in Lossiemouth, Scotland and the second round saw the meeting move to Helmsley, near York. “After the first two rounds I am in overall 4th place, but only two points behind the leader and this is set to be a fantastic season.”
For an idea of what it looks like to complete an Enduro course visit this YouTube page which shows Tom in action in Italy www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuUJd8eabW0
On the European Enduro scene Tom has also competed in two rounds so far. The first round was in Italy then on to Croatia for round two. Tom is 2nd overall and 1st in his class, gaining a good points score going into the next European round in Finland.
He entered into the World Championship rounds in Belgium where he came up against the best riders in the world. In his younger days Tom was a World Championship contender on a factory bike.
Back in Britain, Tom will be in the Volkswagen Transporter for events at Knighton and Llanidloes in Wales for the British Championship. “I am looking forward to riding on home ground,” said Tom. “It is a short distance for me, but we will travel in comfort and the automatic gearbox takes the strain out of gear changing meaning I am relaxed and ready to take on the opposition.”
Tom is pictured with Simon Griffin, Head of Business.