Road2Recovery UK launches with Ben Watson helmet competition!
To launch Road2Recovery UK as the newest MX specific UK charity they are excited to give you the opportunity to WIN British MX star, Ben Watson’s 2020 GP winning helmet.
The Road 2 Recovery UK Charity has been set-up and run to specifically help with the relief of motocross and freestyle motocross athletes (professional and amateur) who have suffered life-altering injuries serious enough for them to stop participating in their sport, or from which they will take a significant time to recover.
Road 2 Recovery UK (R2R UK) is the UK sister charity of the successful US foundation that has been operating as a not-for-profit organization since XXXX. Both charities/foundations will run independently but where possible collaborate/team-up to maximise the brand exposure and maximise available resources.
The R2R UK charity plans to operate slightly differently to the US model in the way that it aims to help amateur riders as well as professional riders and has longer term ambitions of venturing into alternative sports such as cycling (Road, MTB, BMX, CycloCross etc.), but keeping to the two wheeled theme for continuity.
R2R UK’s aim is to raise and hold funds that will be immediately available if/when an incident happens. We aim to be in a position to aid any athlete without hold-ups and avoid the delays that quite often arise when raising funds after the incident which is not always successful and can be emotionally charged and testing for all concerned.
The help offered to qualifying athletes can vary from contributing towards rehabilitation and physiotherapy to paying for upgrades, changes to their home to cater for new disabilities to buying wheelchairs and equipment that might be unaffordable. Ultimately, the charity aims to help as many athletes as possible recover and adapt to their life-altering injuries and allow them to continue with their new lives as comfortably as possible. The charity will have specific qualifying criteria and each case will be looked at, discussed and decided upon within the team and board of trustees ahead of acceptance.
Ben is a member of the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP and a product of the Yamaha family, having raced and enjoyed success with Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 across the last three seasons. The strongest rider that Britain has to offer currently, Ben won two of the last four MX2 Grands Prix in the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship. Ben also claimed six podium finishes during his last year in MX2 too, taking his career total to eight. The potential is clear for all to see.
Ben has spent the winter getting accustomed to the YZ450FM, before making his debut in the premier class in the 2021 FIM World Championship. Jumping into the premier class could be daunting for some, but a lot of guys (like Glenn Coldenhoff and Jeremy Seewer) have experienced immediate success on the bigger bike and Ban has looked forward to the challenge for a very long time.
With their unique access to the superstars of the MX professional scene, Road 2 Recovery UK are delighted to offer you all the exciting opportunity to win some amazing products given to them by some of your favourite riders in the paddock. Signed shirts, race helmets, goggles, boots, and lots more could be yours just by buying one (or more) raffle tickets that are on offer throughout the season.
100% of the money raised through their raffles goes towards our fund that helps professional and amateur motocross riders in the event of a life-changing accident. #DoTheRightThing
To enter the raffle head to https://www.road2recoveryuk.com/raffle/benwatson2020helmet
For more info info go to https://www.road2recoveryuk.com/