Colin has been riding motorbikes for many years and has been teaching off-road motorbike riding for 20 years. In the past, he has competed in road racing, motocross, and enduros and assisted at the Hafren Dirt Bike Club events. He has worked for the Yamaha Off-Road Experience and E T Jamers, the KTM dealer in Rhayader. He enjoys track days on his Benelli Tornado Tre and touring on his Moto Guzzi Stelvio. He is restoring an Alfa Romeo GTV1750, so you can gather he likes Italian!
Marianne has been riding motorbikes for many years, both solos and sidecars, and has been teaching beginners and improvers since 1993. She is an active member of the Mid Wales TRF Group and used to compete as an enduro sidecar driver, mainly with Gerwyn Davies passengering. Their best result was third place in the Clubman Class of the British Sidecar Enduro Association's Championship in 2002. She competed in Weston Beach Race a few times with her oldest daughter Barbara passengering, and their best result was 22nd out of 66 sidecar competitors.