Posted on: 28 May 2020
Abbz in helmet with Stanair logo

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge effect on the world, from many industries having to adapt to large scale events being postponed across the globe. This has also affected many of the local sporting teams we support, with many pitches and tracks being left empty at a time when they’re normally filled with people.

One individual we have supported is Annabel ‘Abbz’ Thomas, a young motorcyclist who has been carving out an impressive career on the tracks. The 16 year old has already achieved early success, earning ‘top rookie’ in the KTM Santander cup and then winning two British Championships in the British Mini Bike Series. She now competes in the British Talent Cup, and had big plans for racing this season.

As the pandemic spread across the globe, Abbz has unfortunately had to take a break from racing, with each round of the British Talent Cup currently being postponed. This, however, has not stopped Abbz from still showcasing the sport she proudly competes in. Abbz recently graced the cover of UK ClubSport, a magazine dedicated to the UK’s motorcycle club racing scene. Alongside two other female motorcyclists, Abbz spoke in the magazine about her racing journey so far and what it’s like to compete in what has previously been seen as a predominantly male sport.

You can find a copy of the article on Abbz’s Facebook Page here.