Well it’s that time of year again!
I have just arrived back from my final race of the season, held in East Germany, the final round of the FIM European Enduro Championship; I am very happy to announce I am the 2022 FIM Women’s European Enduro Champion!
I’m pleased to say I’ve had a fantastic year and none of this would have been possible without all of your support!
A little bit about my season:
My season started off in March at Round 1 of the FIM European Enduro Championship in Southern Italy, where we were expecting sunshine and were greeted with snow! This wasn’t too bad for me riding wise, as I prefer the wet conditions. After a very tough weekend, I was rewarded with standing on the top step of the podium after winning both days, coming away with the championship lead!
My next race was Round 2 of the FIM European Enduro Championship in Hungary. With an equally long drive, some 15hrs, conditions were also similar with uncharacteristic snow. A very cold and challenging event ended with a great result, 1-1 for 1st overall again, and extending my points lead!
For Round 3 of the FIM European Enduro Championship, we headed to Northern Europe, Finland. This time, with not so much driving but 40hrs on a boat, and this time sunshine and very hot weather!Scandinavian enduro’s are always very tough by the nature of their terrain being a mixture of sand, mud and lots and lots of stones & rocks! The Scandinavians also like to keep us on the bike for as long as possible, this time 8hrs + a day! This was probably the toughest race of the year for me, but I managed to come away with joint 1st place, after going 1-2.
Almost immediately after this was the ISDE (International Six Day Enduro) in France, where I had the honour to represent Team GB in the Women’s Trophy Team for the third time in my career. This event is both mentally and physically challenging, 5x 8hr days on a bike in 30+ degrees heat with Day 6 being a Motocross race, just finishing the event is an achievement in itself. I had a strong result each day in the ISDE and together with my 2 team mates, the Women’s GB trophy Team became World Champions for the first time in the history of the sport! Together with the boys, Team GB celebrated on the podium together as the best Enduro riders in the world, this was an amazing experience and something that I’m very proud of!
4 weeks after the ISDE, it was time for the final round of the FIM European Enduro Championship in Germany. Heading into this race with a 24 point lead, meant I just needed a strong result on Day 1 to wrap up the championship a day early! After a nervous few days, I managed to do what I needed to do and finish 2nd on the first day, which was enough for me to celebrate my first individual international championship title!
2022 FIM European Enduro Champion!
As always a huge thank you for supporting me this season! Next year my goals are the same, competing in the FIM World and European Enduro Championships, except I’m really wanting that top step on the podium! It’s been a pleasure to represent your brand throughout 2022 and I would really appreciate your continued support for 2023, please let me know if there are any opportunities for sponsorship for the 2023 season.
Attached are a selection of photos from the 2022 season!
All the best,
Kind Regards
Nieve Holmes
Flexi Plates Uk Ltd
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