Hollie Roberts TDF Southwest

Updated: Aug 7

7th August 2021

Blog - July

Hollie Roberts -

July saw me take to the field for round 1 of the RHL Women’s championship, a little disappointed that there were only 6 girls entered so we had to ride with the boys, not great but hey ho, I rode really well, like this track and the prep was great, I finished the weekend in 2nd position ready for RD 2 at Whitby.

Rd 2 of RHL women’s championship at Whitby, what a long drive that was, I didn’t have the best of results this weekend again not a great line up of girls to battle with, but went out and had 4 great blocks, track I’ve never ridden before , it was very jumpy and technical, had a couple of off’s with affected my overall, came home with a 4th overall pushing me down to 3rd in the championship table which I’m gutted with, but 3rd round is at my local track Landracke and I love that track, so fingers crossed I can pull my 2nd podium place back.

July 17th we were down in Bodmin riding rd3/4 of the BSMA, numbers were low, not a great line up. Track was mint best we had ever seen Bodmin, block 1/2 I was middle of the pack riding pretty much on my own no competition there to battle with but races 3/4 I managed to battle with some riders keeping them firmly on my tail, it is quite funny seeing the boys faces when I take my helmet off, to see they’ve been battling with a GIRL 💪. Finishing the weekend 8th overall.

Rd 2/3 of SWMXC at Littlehemspton with my nice NEW Owkey kit, had a great weekend, my starts weren’t the best, quite frustrating after having a couple of good starts at previous events, I made it hard work for myself as then had to catch up the front runners, and battle my way through, but like this track normally, although a little dry this weekend, back wheel kept slipping out every time I touched back brake, dad sorted it for me after race 1 so was ready to take on the line for race 2 & 3, had a few great battles, was very consistent throughout the day with an 8th, 8th, 8th taking 7th overall.

Schools finished now so going to get some good training days in and work hard at the bits Im struggle with, Prepared to put the time and effort in to make me a better riders.

Thanks to everyone who helps and supports me, I love what I do and couldn’t do it without all you support and guidance. Cheers Hollie #112 👍

18th June 2021

Hollie has really enjoyed being back on the bike this last few weeks, with regular training sessions, it’s all starting to pay off, we’ve done lots of different events to get her going with some gate practice and she is flying, she is really showing dedication and getting some brilliant results.

RD1 of Hollies SWMXC championship we were are Bodmin, track was mint, and this was were we saw Hollie get her first ever hole shot in 3 years of riding competitions, she was made up, had 3 great gate starts that weekend resulting in an brilliant overall and making for stand for the championship.

Really looking forward to getting her BSMA nationalS / RHL WMX underway now, and start showing everyone what this girl is made of…….💪💪

We also had a lush day at Port Talbot meeting the other side of the TDF family, all made us very welcome and Hollie realised she can jet ski too…🙄!

Thank you to everyone for the help support and advice you give Hollie #112 girl power 👊 👊

16th March 2021

Hollie Roberts age 13, currently studying at Crispin School Street.

2021 season I will be competing on a Gas Gas MC 85BW, riding in the BSMA Nationals, Southwest Club Championship and finally taking on some Girls in the WMX with RHL activities.

Also, throughout the year ill be taking part in Girls Nationals, MX Masterkids, Rock it till sundown, before finally finishing the year down on the beach, competing in the 2021 Weston super mare beach race.

2021–Goals, to stand out, fight the fight and work my way to the top ……. GIRL POWER

5th January 2021

Hollie Roberts #112Long time since being out on my bike we headed up county to Woverley for a days racing with Tom Arnold, WOW what a mess, track was brutal after lots of rain it was rough and wet!! But I went for practice and rode all 3 races to the best I could considering, up against some fast boys and boys that were used to riding in these conditions but did myself proud and finished the day with an 9th overall.9th December dad and I travelled to Wheeldon off road centre for a days training with Alex Snow. Alex was training us on corners, track conditions, how to hit jumps and general riding technique. I am really loving my training days; feel I get so much from them and they are helping me become a better rider. Littlesilver Saturday 13th December, another mud bath...... but great fun, most of the adults went home but us kids made the most of a bad track, rode the track where we could it was great! Managed to ride 4blocks with my mates and got some good practice out of it, riding in the wet slop...Also since we last spoke I’ve had a birthday and am now officially a TEENAGER..... just not to stroppy!! One lucky girl thou to have a nice new bike...already for my new 2021 season and my first full season as a TDF rider.

18th October 2020

13th September – Apex moto parc for a practice day with a few mates. Awesome really like this track,had some great battles and learnt lots of great moves & techniques, all good practise ready for Girls nationals.

19th September – I rode @ Whiteway Barton with southwest mxc, a great day track was mint, so many twist and turns competing with some fast boys, but holding my own, doing myself proud getting some good race practice in before next weekend.