[News]

AlisonParker

Top Women’s enduro rider Alison Parker retired from racing

2 years ago

After a thriving decade-long career, Australia’s most successful female enduro racer, Alison Parker, has hung up her boots, swapping motorcycling for motherhood. The long term Yamaha rider, and founder of Australian Women’s Enduro Development (AWED), has achieved ten consecutive Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE) podiums – including eight wins; three International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) podiums (as well as being the first Australian female to contest the ISDE); an Australian Safari class win (against the men); and she was the first non-European woman to compete in the Women’s Enduro World Cup, in 2010.

“When I bought an old motocross bike and started racing in 2000, my imagination didn’t extend past club motocross events. After meeting enduro racers Jason and Chris Cater, Stu Morgan and Geoff Ballard, my riding took on a whole new path. By 2002, I was to race my first A4DE, the Australian Safari in 2003, the inaugural Australian Off-Road Series (now AORC) in 2005 and, definitely the highlight of my career, the 2006 ISDE, where I was the top placed female by over 44 minutes,” Parker reflected.

“I’m so pleased to have been able to see the increasing opportunities and participation of females in motocross and enduro over the last decade. When I started AWED, my motivation was to boost numbers participating in the women’s class at the A4DE and AORC, as well as improving Australia’s prospects of sending a female team to the ISDE. It’s great to see so many woman involved now, and for Australia to have two podiums in a row at the ISDE is fantastic.”

Alison Parker wishes to thank everyone who supported her throughout her career.

Alison and her husband are expecting their first child in August.

Be the first to comment...

You might also like...

Galleries

18 mins ago
barrington_tops_001

Barrington Tops Trail Bike Adventures

Transmoto’s Phil Osborn and Ben Bunda unlock the secrets of NSW’s Barrington Tops region.

Features

17 hours ago
fmx_insider

FMX Insider No.26: Pete Anderson

Queensland’s Pete Anderson is a smooth contender at FMX competitions and demonstrations.

Features

1 day ago
NZ_INSIDER

NZ Insider No.21: Taupo’s MX Fest

The event on everyone’s minds right now is Taupo’s famous annual Labour Weekend extravaganza.

Galleries

2 days ago
MOTO_6_TRAILER_POST_1

MOTO 6: Official Movie Trailer

Check out the official trailer for MOTO 6: The Movie, starring Josh Cachia, Kade Mosig and more.

Galleries

2 days ago
justin_hill_2015

Justin Hill 2015 SX Preparation

Watch Red Bull KTM’s Justin Hill preparing for the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series.

News

3 days ago
img20987

The Careers Of Canard & Millsaps

Jackson Reardon takes an in-depth look at the troubled careers of Trey Canard and Davi Millsaps.

Galleries

3 days ago
moss_highlights

Highlights: Phillip Island Supercross

Highlights from the third and fourth rounds of the 2014 Australian Supercross Championships.

Galleries

3 days ago
RV_EUROPE

GoPro: Ryan Villopoto in Europe

Ryan Villopoto rides his all-new 2015 KX450F-SR for the first time in Grevenbroich, Germany.