Matthew Rudd Photography Team - 2018
Halifax builder Aden Overend is one of the biggest characters of the northern enduro scene. Aden joined us during the 2017 season after a long road to recovery with suffering a broken leg at the Suckerpunch enduro but his passion for the sport and how detiremind he was to ride again was unreal. For 2018 Aden will be doing a mix of extreme enduro rounds and hare & hounds enduro's within a couple of championships.
Rachel joined us straight from the start of our Motocross photography exploits in 2016 as our first sponsored motocross rider and now December 17 we are getting ready to go into our third season with this partnership!
In 2016 we supported Rachel's campaign within the Acerbis Amateur Nationals ladies championship which turned out to be a problematic season. Some impressive performances still got delivered despite running a 125 bike compared to most of the others in the series running 250 machinery. Injury played its part during the 2016 season however but despite the obvious pain and discomfort the sear grit this girl has showed constantly.
In 2017 it was a season of change as Rachel moved on to the ACU Premier MX Cup and a change of bikes moving onto a 250 4banner.
2018 plans are still in the process of been arranged but the Welshy is coming back most likely to a South West championship.
After impressing us towards the end of the 2016 Chloe MacDonald joined us for the 2017 season and will be running under the Matthew Rudd Photography banner once again in 2018 within the Acerbis Amateur Nationals ladies 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.
In 2017 the KTM rider was based on the mainland studying at the University of Gloucestershire, the move to the mainland did create some more much needed chances to ride between championship rounds. Chloe once again impressed us so much during the 2017 season despite a 0 point score at Hawkstone Park after a first race crash which did affect her the rest of the season after the shoulder injury. Despite this in some of the later rounds of the series Chloe had some awesome turns of pace leading a number of races until she literally couldn't hold on any more due to injury. The pace and race craft this rider has is not far from been unlocked and with most the holeshots in 2017 if we can get a clean 2018 season this girl could be a title favourite!
Representing us in trials for 2018 is one of our new signings for the year. 24 year old Lincolnshire based graphic designer Josie Glover who will be concentrating once again on riding her pre-65 BSA Bantum in local trials and with the potential of a couple of national championship events in the twinshock series. The main aim for this rider is that of heading up to Scotland in the future to win the ladies class in the Pre-65 Scottish Trial. Also a huge thank you to Josie for designing all the new logos for us!
Matt Wood is our other new signing for 2018 and representing Matthew Rudd Photography in the world of 4 wheels! Along with farther David Wood.
Lincolnshire based Matt of Alphaconrete in 2018 will once again be competing on a number of events both stage and road rallying!
Matt will be campaigning a MG ZR on the road rallying lanes and the Alphaconrete shod Vauxhall Corsa on the rally stages. Also in 2018 Matt will also be organising the Bruce Robinson Road Rally in February 2018 on behalf of Lincoln Motor Club.
Meanwhile daddy Wood will be campaigning the trusty Mitsubishi Lancer on the stages with a mixture of local rallying as well as returning to compete overseas in the Flanders International Rally Challenge.