If you haven’t done so, why not take a look at Trials Guru’s Rob Edwards Story. It truly is the story of a lifetime in trials.
Written by Rob himself it gives a fascinating insight to how a young lad from Teeside went on to become a professional rider, eventually contracted to ride for Montesa Motorcycles in the sport world-wide.
Trials Guru is grateful for the co-operation by Mortons Media and also Classic Trial Magazine and many more photographers and personalities in the sport for their assistance in creating this story of one of Britain’s favourite riders in the sport of trials.
Here is a message direct from Rob Edwards, former Montesa factory rider.
Thanks for the great support you have given me throughout our story on the Trial Guru website.
The ‘Trials Guru’ whose idea it was for this story is more than happy for us to continue until we all get our fill.
I am honestly amazed at your response. My only problem is that I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your response but of course that’s not possible, but the one person I can thank is ‘The Guru’.
When he said that he was interested in me doing my story back in October 2014, I wasn’t sure if we had enough material to keep you occupied. I now know there was!
The response both locally and overseas has been fantastic. The fantastic Thornaby gang who have followed the story from day one. There has been a list of riders who during my riding career I used to see most weekends but since then we went our separate ways.
The group would have in it is Steve Robson, Chris Griffin and Mick Illing who keeps us stocked up with yesteryear’s photos, thank you very much indeed.
Thornaby’s Tony Clarke’s three pictures of his drowning Dot. These are fitted in among the various stories by The Guru, John Moffat.
As 16 year olds, we used to ride in the woods from morning till dark.The woods at one time were part of Thornaby Airfield.
In one section we dropped down into the beck, turned across a large piece of wood and back up the bank. It was years later that we discovered that the wood was the propeller off a Spitfire aeroplane. It has since been retrieved, renovated and is on the wall of the Spitfire Public house. – Rob Edwards