How many women motorcycle riders do you know who have a motorcycle enduro track in their front yard? Well, Canadian Victoria Hett does! She was just five years old when she got her first bike, part of norm growing up in an off road riding family on West coast Canada, British Columbia.
With many successes to her accreditation Victoria aims to grab another achievement at the upcoming 2014 ISDE–International Six Days Enduro hosted this year in Argentina. This will be Victoria’s third ISDE. When she first competed in Morelia Mexico, 2010, she attained the Bronze medal which also acknowledged her as Canada’s first woman to bring home an ISDE medal.
In 2012 she also won bronze in Chemnitz Germany and ranked in the top 10!
ISDE Participants Cover 100% of Their Costs
This year, 30 teams from around the world will ride Argentina and Victoria is heading up the Canadian women’s team in the Women’s World Trophy Class! A total of five women’s teams will compete in 2014: Canada, Australia, South Africa, Sweden and USA. To put things into the perspective there are 18 World Trophy Teams; 13 Junior World Trophy Teams; 5 Women’s World Trophy Teams and 134 Club Teams.
Joining her on the Canadian’s team for the second time is Bronze Medalist, Felicia Robichaud of Cornwall, Ontario and 18 year old Gold Medalist (2013), Shelby Turner of Barons, Alberta. All three combined make this one power team of talent with a outstanding chance of grabbing the podium.
Participants are responsible to cover 100% of their costs to race the ISDE which is an estimated $10,000 or more depending on the venue. The people who race in the ISDE do it because they have a strong sense of National Pride and want nothing more than to make their country proud. Much like the Olympics, there is no prize money involved. Every dollar donated make it possible for Victoria and others to ride and represent their particular countries.
Let’s support Victoria and the team!
It’s not enough having talent and passion to be the best; the budget and the funds needed to compete can be often the only factor preventing success. Show your support go to her GOFUNDME site now and donate.
Any amount helps!
More about Victoria? Visit her website