Test day for the new 2015 Husqvarnas - 30/07/2014
Freestyle will be holding a test day for the brand new 2015 Husqvarnas for you all to try!
Come ride a selection of the new bikes and choose your favourite!
It will be held at the Saints Well Practice centre in Powys, Wales between 3pm and 8pm, there will be Husqvarna big wigs present with all the knowhow as well the Freestyle team who can tell you all about which bike would be best for you, finance options, our training school and all the services we can provide you with for your adventure off-road.
For more info see our Facebook and Twitter pages or contact our Wales branch to book you place
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NEW WEBSTORE COMING SOON! - 29/07/2014
We are currently refurbishing our online store to create a more user friendly online shopping experience.
It will offer all the products we sell in our branches available to buy at just a click of a button and delivered to your door!
Stay tuned, more information coming soon!
3rd Round ACU British Enduro Championship at Knighton on 19th-20th July - 21/07/2014
19 year old Joe Wootton is Freestyles only rider to compete in this round of the championship, currently ahead on the leader board, he was fully aware of the competition he faces at this event.
Saturday morning the weather was dreadful, great downpours of rain made conditions very slippery and the first MX test was like riding on ice. Joe dropped it on this test which unfortunately put him 10 seconds off the winning time. From there Joe went into the Enduro test which he won by a clear 20 seconds. He then won every remaining test for the win in the Experts for day 1. The times Joe posted would have put him 7th in the Elite class.
We awoke to sunny blue sky on Sunday, the first test today was the Enduro test where Joe flew a clear 20 seconds ahead of everyone in the class and a time which placed him 5th in the Elite. Joe never looked back from here finishing the day winning every test by some margin.
I would like to thank all of our sponsors for your continued support and all the helpers who do such a terrific job.
FREESTYLE SEEKING NEW TEAM MEMBER - 07/07/2014
Due to the high work load we are currently experiencing, Freestyle are seeking a full time trained workshop technician to oversee both motorcycles and garden machinery.
Should be hard working, highly motivated team member to be based with us here in East Sussex
Any interested parties should send their CV's to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch.
NEW 2015 HUSQVARNAS! - 27/06/2014
So images have finally been released of the new 2015 Husqvarnas!
We think they look great, how about you??
Here is a summary of the new features of this second generation of new era Husqvarna's
- New headlight and mask for distinctive Husqvarna looks
- Same front fender as the Motocross bikes for easier mounting
- New CNC machined triple clamps adapted to new front fender
- All models feature the advanced WP 4CS closed cartridge front fork with four separate chambers
- New clutch basket and springs on the FE 250 & FE 350 saves weight and improves consistency
- The FE 250 features a longer sixth gear for better transfer capabilities
- New carburettor setting on the TE125 for better, smoother power delivery
- New power valve and carburettor setting on the TE 250 for better, smoother power delivery
- New shorter gearing on TE 250 & TE 300 electric starter aids better starting
- Both TE 250 and TE 300 feature a new, lighter, more efficient 3Ah battery
For even more information about them go to enduro21.com
We are taking orders now so dont hang around, give us a call or see us in store to gets yours as soon as they are available to the public!
2015 Huskys available to order now! - 14/06/2014
The new 2015 Husqvarna bikes are now available to order! No images have been released yet but we are due to receive more information sometime in July.
No specific date is available yet unfortunately, but we will publish updates when we get them.
To order your 2015 Husqvarna give us a call or see us in store!
BREAKING NEWS: FREESTYLE WALES OPENING - 13/06/2014
BREAKING NEWS: FREESTYLE WALES OPEN 12TH JULY
So its official, Freestyle Wales will be opening Saturday 12th July. The builders will start on Monday to begin the renovations and work will begin in creating the new branch of Freestyle in Newtown.
The new premises will be run by 9 times British Enduro Champion Wyn Hughes, a true Welshman through and through and assisted by his wife Tracy. It will be a centre for all kinds of off-road motorcyling: trials, enduro, motocross and trail riding, supplying all accessories, clothing and equipment needed for the sport.
Freestyle Wales will also feature in house coffee shop and workshop facilities.
More information to come, including progress photos, on our Facebook and Twitter pages
Freestyle to Freestyle Trail Ride - 03/06/2014
Setting out today from Freestyle headquarters here in Sussex, John Vannuffel and Jonathan Bentman are on their way to Freestyle Wales in Newtown via purely green lanes.
Having left this morning from the south coast, they came via Cafe Freestyle here for a quick lunch and load up with supplies and they plan to camp tonight near Stonehenge. It will be a four day trip all the way up to North Wales to cover the length of England and Wales, experiencing some of the most picturesque landscapes in the country.
The journey will be documented by Jonathan, a freelance journalist writing for TBM and you can find out how they get on in a three part feature starting in the July issue, available middle of June. With a Honda CRF L and a KTM 690 they are riding two hugely contrasting bikes, look out for them if your out!
We hope to hear some updates from how they get on and cant wait to read the finished article.
6th and Final Day at the Scottish Six Day Trial - 12/05/2014
The final day of the 2014 SSDT started with some brightness and, after a few short showers, ended for many groups bathed in sunshine. Someone who didn't need to feel the sun on his face to lift the spirits was previously 7 times winner Dougie Lampkin, now he has 8 SSDT best performance awards to his name.
With an overnight lead of 5 over James Dabill (Beta), Dougie continued riding like the real champ he is and only added a solitary dab to his total score. James himself cast away just 4 marks all day but only a couple of failures by Lampkin would have given him a chance to sneak the win.
Although losing 12 on the Saturday loop Sam Connor (Beta) maintained his position overall, a fine 3rd place on the podium for his steady weeks work. Guy Kendrew Beta) was 4th, tied on marks with Michael Brown (Gas Gas) in 5th. Michael had a great day with the loss of just 3 to nip ahead of Jordi Pascuet, and Jordi's team mate at Jotagas Ross Danby had another excellent week with 7th position.
Emma Bristow (Sherco) not only kept her lead in the Females class over Becky Cook (Beta), but achieved her aim of finishing in the top 50. She picked up 5 places with a brilliant day score of 20 to give her 46th in the final results.
Gary Macdonald (Sherco) was best Scottish rider and completed the top 10 having swapped overnight positions with Sam Haslam (Gas Gas).
Eddie Karlsson completed the week in the top 50 and has promised to return now he has learnt some of the tricks to riding this unique event, many trials fans hope that perhaps he could convince fellow Honda riders Takahisa Fujinami and Toni Bou to join him!
Most of the riders attended the prize giving held in Fort William late into the evening where John Moffat hosted the handing out of trophies and awards to finish off the 2014 SSDT, the club and committee promise possible new groups of sections in the coming years. The popularity of the Scottish Six Day Trial with riders and spectators is undiminished.
Our top trials rider and bike sales manager Simon Bird finished 122st earning himself a first class award, this was his aim for this year and he is very pleased to have achieved it and had a very enjoyable week.
Our sponsored rider David Gilbert came 139th with a second class award. A great achievement for a first timer and he is looking forward to climbing up the rankings next year.
James Burroughs of Freestyle Training unfortunately had to retire on the wednesday due to bike problems.
It was a tough week for all as the competition always is but an enjoyable one none the less. Congratulations to all riders and a big well done and thank you to all helpers and volunteers involved.
Day 5 of the Scottish Six Day Trial - 10/05/2014
Thursday 9th May … Day 5
A full circle of the Peninsula was Friday's route, the penultimate day of the 2014 SSDT, a round trip of some 83 miles that takes you through some stunning scenery not just on land but also along the coast lines. The awards for today were sponsored by SATA.
It was never going to be an easy day for the early riders, many of the groups were ridden over smaller but loose rocks that rattled around as you rode them, after 150 or so riders had attempted the sections many of the holes became filled in or new lines opened up that took the edge off the severity. Very early number on the day Michael Brown (gas Gas) had already parted with two dabs by the time he exited the second group at Pipers Burn, the 5th section here alone took 5's off Jordi Pascuet (Jotagas), Sam Haslam (Gas Gas), Alexz Wigg (Gas Gas), Jack Sheppard (Beta) and James Fry (Sherco) from the top 15. The maximum Pascuet lost here proved to be his only marks throughout the rest of the day.
Overnight leader Dougie Lampkin had also taken a single dab in the Pipers Burn group but added a full 5 at the second section at Kingairloch, another single at the first in the gulley at Meall Nam Each brought his total for the day to 7.
James Dabill (Beta) was on a mission, needing to try and close the gap on Dougie, and remained clear until a one dab ride at the second in Kingairloch. The rest of the day went to plan until the forth at Kilmalieu where a surprising 3 took him to 4 on the day and allowed him to move into second spot overall. Sam Connor (Beta) is still in touch just one behind James on 19 after carding 5 in total for the days circuit.
Some fancied riders dropped off the pace once the cards had been counted with some high scores that will be almost impossible to pull it back from. Michael Brown's 15 moving him from a possible third place back into 6th and Sam Haslam's (Gas Gas) massive loss of 28 dropping him all the way down to tenth.
Gary Macdonald (Sherco) has a commanding lead in the Scottish riders award, and also lies 9th and Jack Stones (Sherco) still heads the newcomers, but Iwan Roberts (Beta) has cut his lead down to just three marks and has all to go for tomorrow.
Emma Bristow (Sherco) not only stretched her lead in the Female class but has climbed the leader board up to 51st place, she is looking for a top 50 finish and will be giving it her all on the final day.
The over 40's class is now headed by Adam Norris from John Shirt. Previously stated leader Jordi Pascuet turn out to be 35 and crept into the list after a misunderstanding with the entry form, but will be happy to hear that most people mentioned that he doesn't look 40 !
For the sixth and final day of the 2014 event we have the situation that just one failure in a section could bring the top two level and that third place Sam Connor is not out of it by any means. Only Gary Macdonald of the top 15 riders are on an early day so things should be fairly even for them all. The first riders will arrive at Sleubaich at around 8am, weather is looking to be a little bit more of the wet stuff than the sunshine and showers that were experienced on Friday. Town Hall Brae rounds of the weeks events, first riders are expected at around 1.45pm.