Born in Western Australia, Bronwyn Aplin started to ride at the age of 17 and went straight into competing at state level and has done now for over 6 years in both motocross and enduro racing.
Over the past few years Bronwyn has been based over in the Eastern States of Australia competing at a national level and recently she came 5th in her class in the gruelling Hattah Desert Race. Brownyn said of her national racing experiences to date “I have had the most memorable time learning a lot and meeting a wide range of professional people from the motorcycling industry”.
Bronwyn has also been tested mentally as well as physically, “Unfortunately I have had a lot of injuries set me back during the years since I’ve been competing in the Eastern States but my greatest achievement is walking away with the 2015 Women’s Victorian Offroad Title and finishing 4th in the Women’s Australian Offroad Championship”.
After a very long 18 months off the bike and still living in New South Wales due to work, Bronwyn considers herself very lucky to able to return home to chase the Women’s Offroad Championship title and said “I have been looking forward to returning and joining the larger number of girls in the enduro scene but hopefully also bring encouragement to other girls so more will start competing”.
“The opportunity to return to WA would not be possible without the help from my parents along with Sander Taber and his team at Bunbury KTM. They have looked after me without a doubt this year and all the previous years since I became part of the strong and supportive Bunbury KTM Team”.
“I am stoked to currently be leading the women’s class this season and looking forward to the final two rounds at the end of September!”
We wish you all the best for 2017 Bronwyn, luck has nothing to do with it. You’re a fantastic sportsperson and role model for other competitors. You have worked hard at to achieve and attain all the goals you have set for yourself over the years and take on every challenge that is thrown you way with positivity and a smile on your face-you deserve nothing but the best that our sport has to offer.
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