Matthew Rudd Photography Team Riders - 2017 Season
Halifax builder Aden Overend is one of the biggest characters of the northern enduro scene. Aden suffered a broken leg on the recent Suckerpunch enduro so will be starting his 2017 campaign later in the season but its the passion for the sport that shines through with this guy and even though he'll be on crutches at the start of the year he wont be far from the action! For now though we wish Aden luck in his recovery and look forward to having him back on the bike in a come spring.
RACHEL EVANS #183
2016 saw Matthew Rudd Photography support Rachel throughout the Acerbis Amateur Nationals MX series again we are supporting Rachel in 2017. However this year its a change of scene as Rachel moves to the Premier MX Championship and the new brand new British Womens Motocross Association Championship along with hopefully a couple of wildcards in the Acerbis Amateur Nationals.
In terms of the 2016 it started literally with a bang and injury following a crash at round one of the championship, despite been told injury would sideline her round 2 of the championship was a case of gritting her teeth and riding through the pain and the ruts of Culham and spending the weekend swapping between the race bike and the crutches. Late on in the season Rachel also suffered a shoulder injury however yet again ignored the medical advise and (wo)maned through the pain and just kept popping the pain killers and ice packs to put in some good pace at Farleigh Castle. A week later and despite the injury and the agony caused by it Rachel had some of her best rides of the season at the UK Girls National with some great battles during the weekend the race craft had seriously improved throughout the year. Plus running the 125 for many of the events Rachel was underpowered with most of the competition running 250cc machines but 2017 sees a new whip as we move to a 250 and 4stroke power.
SO with more power and the sheer grit and determination this young mum from the Welsh valleys has she could well be a force to be reckoned with this season!
CHLOE MACDONALD #321
After impressing us in 2016 Chloe MacDonald joins us for the 2017 season, Matthew Rudd Photography will be supporting Chloe throughout the Acerbis Amateur Nationals Ladies Championship campaign. Although the main focus in 2017 is on the Acerbis trophy a couple of wildcard rides may be on the cards within the British Womens Motocross Association Championship.
2016 would see a consistant season in the championship scoring good points at the majority of the events after a perhaps slow start getting going in the championship towards the end of the season Chloe was on fire. Farleigh Castle been one of stand out rides of the season holding off run-a-way championship winner Stacy Fisher for a good portion of a race and fighting hard for it. That ride just proved that Chloe has the speed and potential to be fighting for the overall championship. What was even more impressive about that is out of everyone in the championship Chloe had the least saddle time with only been able to compete at the Acerbis National rounds due to living in the Channel Islands whilst others were riding every weekend,
For 2017 though the KTM rider is now on the mainland studying at the University of Gloucestershire, the move to the mainland will create much more opportunity for pre season training between studying and throughtout the season. Hopefully this extra bike time will give the much needed boost to this talented rider instead of blowing the cobwebs off every few weeks and with this extra confidence in her riding ability.