The Sunbeam MCC is delighted to announce that 19 year old Trials Rider Toby Martyn has been adjudged the winner of The Pinhard Trophy for 2019.
This is one of the UK’s most prestigious awards, the giant 3-gallon cup having been presented since 1950 to the best Under-21 year old sporting motorcyclist competing under ACU or SACU jurisdiction. This season Toby has been riding for the Beta Factory Team, contesting World, European and British Championship Trials, finishing joint third in the Worlds and 2nd in the British against much more experienced competitors. Toby has also represented Great Britain at the X Trial Des Nations and Trial Des Nations, also invited to ride at Sheffield Indoor and the second Round of the X Trial World Champs in France. With good results and experience gained this year he is looking forward to improving next season. Toby's response to learning that he will receive the Pinhard Trophy this year was " Fantastic, I am honoured to receive this prestigious award, so many past winners have gone on to have massive careers and hopefully I can continue this. Big thanks to everyone who has considered me worthy of this great award, and thanks to the Sunbeam Club Members for continuing to present this very special trophy".
Toby faced stiff competition and voting was extremely close. Normally presentation is at the ACU Awards Dinner in January but this year, due to prior commitment it will be at the Hookwoods round of the British Championship on March 7th.
Previous winners are a list of motorcycling greats over the last 68 years who have excelled in all spheres of the sport including Mike Hailwood, Jeff Smith, Bill Martin, Roy Peplow, Dan Shorey, Scott Ellis, Alexz Wigg and a host of others who have gone on to be national and international household names. Last year’s winner was Road Racer Ryan Vickers
Sunbeam MCC awards the trophy in memory of Frederick William Pinhard who died in 1948 whilst serving as Secretary of the Club.
Judges were editors of leading motorcycle periodicals, General Secretary of the ACU, President of Sunbeam MCC and 2 officials appointed by Sunbeam MCC.
Two photos and List of Previous Winners attached: Questions to Tony Lloyd, Pinhard Trophy Trustee at Sunbeam MCC firstname.lastname@example.org 07751300233