Ruben Chadwick will be competing at MotoFest in the Kick Start Arena Trials Course. Trials riders will need to tackle complex obstacles around a timed course. We found out a little more about the talented Queensland rider, ahead of this big event:
Your riding number?
Describe your bike:
I am currently riding a 2015 Montesa 4rt Trials bike, it is a 260cc fuel injected four stroke. Unlike a Motorcross bike, Trials bikes don't have a seat as all riding is done standing up. It has a five speed gearbox but when in competition only the first three gears are typically used. The tyres are a very soft compound and usually run 5psi for maximum grip.
What is your favourite track/venue in Queensland and why?
My favourite place to ride would have to be my backyard. I built my own Enduro X track and have acres of rocks, banks and creeks to ride my trials bike on.
What are some of your top motorcycle achievements?
Junior Enduro X National Champion 2014, Expert Enduro X National Champion 2015, Junior Moto-Trials National Champion 2014, Youth Moto-Trials National Champion 2015
What are some of your goals in motorcycling?
Next year I hope to move up to open solo or expert class in Moto-Trials. I also hope to ride the world trial round when it comes to Australia in a few years’ time. In the future I hope to go to the US and race some Enduro X rounds.
Want to compete against Ruben? Entries are open for the EnduroX, Moto-Trials and Dash for Cash events. Enter online via www.nominate.com.au