The riders and manager from the 2015 Trial des Nations have setup an online campaign to fund the 2016 Australian Trial des Nations team. Help them out by donating online here: https://www.gofundme.com/AustralianTdNteam
In 2015 all sports under Motorcycling Australia have had a loss of funding, MA are not at fault but can only offer a small amount of support finacially, maybe 10k at best. The Australian Trial des Nations team usually takes around 50k to happen each year with around a 3k contribution on top of that from each rider, minder and manager. For Australia to send a full strength team of 10 as per usual this year we need 7 riders plus two minders and a manager to all front around 8 thousand dollars which, unfortunately, is unaffordable for the majority of the candidates. Details are yet to be confirmed but without full funding we expect we will need to scrap minders from the budget. We are lucky to have a Team manager, Phil Whittle, who is committed to supporting us, but he is a crucial role to success and we don’t want him to go without any financial support.
We have built great success over the last decade with our team results and riders capabilities, really starting to take it to the Europeans with a mens podium last year but if we don’t send a team this year we risk losing what we have built up. So this is why we are asking for Australia’s support.
Let’s make this clear, any rider who applies this year will need to pay more than usual, we are thinking an extra 2.5k, a total of around 5k roughly for each rider, so we aren’t asking for a free trip for our team members, we are asking for the support to make the trip possible, If we don’t get help, we might not be able to send a full team. We are under the impression that the team will get the funding back for next year so we hope to only ask this of you once.
We don’t want to just ask for money either, so we have come up with a system of gifts that you will receive for your donation
Friend of the Aussie TdN team- $1 - $49
The great feeling that you’ve helped out the Australian trials community in a time of need.
Aussie Trials lover $50-$75
Signed Photo of the 2016 TdN Team.
Aussie TdN crew $75-$199
Signed photo of the 2016 TdN team and your choice of a 2016 TdN supporters cap or a Kyle Middleton shirt (shirt subject to size availability)
Remote Aussie TdN Team Partner - $200+
Signed Photo of the 2016 TdN team and a 2016 TdN supporters cap 2016 & Team Hoodie.
Expert Aussie TdN Team Partner -$1000+
1 full days training with Kyle Middleton or a TdN Team member of your choice (subject to team selection), Rider will fly to your location anywhere Australia & give you a full day’s one on one training or a group of five max.
The Ultimate Aussie TdN supporter $10,000+
Ultimate TdN experience. Travel with the team to Europe, visit the factories when the team pick up their bikes, stay and eat with the team, meet top world riders such as Toni Bou, Adam Raga and be amongst the biggest trials event on the calendar. Flights, accommodation, morning & evening meals, travel all paid for.
Any rider who is selected for the team I am sure will be hugely grateful for any support that you can offer, so thank you very much if you decide to offer some support.
Help them out by donating online here: https://www.gofundme.com/AustralianTdNteam