BOLDDOG LINGS FMX TEAM
Alongside Dan Whitby who is also a Director, I am the Managing Director and founder of the Action Sports Company, Bolddog Ltd. Dan now runs and manages the team, and over the recent years, he has taken the team to a new level with both the riding and the state of the art equipment. In 2005 Samson Eaton and Arran Powley then joined Dan, who are now the heart & soul of the Bolddog Action Sports company. The team continues to push the boundaries of FMX and lead the way for all motorcycle display teams and freestyle motocross shows.
To book the Bolddog Lings FMX Team, or find out further information, please visit the FMX Team web site: www.bolddog.com
Learning to flip on a full size bike…
BOLDDOG LINGS FMX TEAM HIGHLIGHTS
There are way too many to mention, but recently it has been great to watch all the team, Dan Whitby, Samson Eaton and Arran Powley performing the longer distance, 75 feet back flip. Other highlights of the FMX Team, include breaking world records and appearing numerous times on Saturday night TV Shows including Britain’s Got Talent.
We now also deal frequently with another hero of mine, Dave Thorpe. He hasn’t ridden our ramps or ridden in our team, but he works for Honda UK and I never thought I’d be sitting in my living room with him discussing sponsorship deals!
Other riders in addition to Robbie Herring to ride our ramps and alongside Dan Samson and Arran include Nate Adams and World record holder and current day Evil Knievel, Robbie Madison.”
BOLDDOG FMX CHAMPIONSHIPS
In addition to performing at other events across the UK and Europe, in 2011, Bolddog launched the Bolddog FMX Championship – An invitational FMX Professional and Amateur FMX Series.
BOLDDOG OWN BRAND CLOTHING
Through out 2002 and 2003, alongside the Bolddog Lings FMX Team, the Bolddog team introduced their clothing range, Bolddog clothing and the www.bolddog.com on line store.
LINGS HONDA MOTOCROSS DISPLAY TEAM
This Team was the predecessor to the Bolddog Team. In 1996, after racing motocross for almost ten years, I realised I was never going to make a living racing motocross, therefore with the help of Lings Motorcycles I set up Lings Honda Motocross Display Team as a business.
The Motocross Display Team first came about in the early 1990’s, when Paul Barkshire, one of the Managing Directors at Lings Motorcycles put together a basic motorcycle display team demonstration at a local show in Norfolk, over a wooden cheese wedge type ramp. The team comprised of the three brothers, Mark, Richard, and Phil Bunning.
At this time, Lings Motorcycles sponsored myself and Richard Bunning, consequently, in 1994, Paul Barkshire asked me to be involved in the display along with Mark, Richard and Phil. This inspired me so I introduced my own ideas such as bursting balloons in mid air, a basketball jump, and even cross overs through fire. So following on from then, at the beginning of 1996, Lings and I teamed up to put on a more professional show. Therefore, the Lings Honda Motocross Display Team was officially launched as a business, and I started trading in January 1996. Lings supplied the team with all the motocross bikes, the quads and a generator. The team has run on this basis up until now, booked every single weekend during the summer months.