About

Ioan Whittick's racing in enduro and rally disciplines


My name is Ioan Whittick, I'm a 29 year old enduro and rally rider.

I was born in Cardiff and grew up in Mid Wales, a first language Welsh speaker. I now live and work in Cardiff as an IT consultant.

Racing in 2015


In 2015 I was competing in the RallyMoto Cup aboard my 2012 KTM EXC 300, with navigation gear (electric roadbook holder & ICO) as well as riding in as many rounds as possible of the All Terrain Rally Challenge and various local enduros in the Welsh Enduro Championship.

During the 2015 season I was supported by ET James and Moto Rally Services.

My events calendar for 2015 with the races I competed in:

Date Event Type
8th February Snowrun Enduro Welsh enduro championship
21st February ATRC Awards Awards ceremony
8th March Pikes Peak Roadbook Rally RallyMoto Cup
28th/29th March Brechfa Rally ATRC
2nd/3rd May Baja GB ATRC
9th August Powys Enduro Enduro
18th October Fowlers Enduro Welsh enduro championship
15th November Hafren Rally ATRC
Cancelled RallyMotoGB RallyMoto Cup
Cancelled MoonRaker Rally RallyMoto Cup

2014 Wales Air Ambulance fundraising bike

For the 2014 race season I rode my customised KTM EXC 300 which was themed in aid of Wales Air Ambulance. I raised awareness and encouraged donations to Wales Air Ambulance with the exposure my bike generated.

If you would like to donate, please give generously online or by text. Visit http://www.justgiving.com/ioanwhittick or text IOAN87 £5 to 70070. Thank you.

I'd like to thank all the staff at Wales Air Ambulance who helped me along the way and I'd also like to say a big thank you to Fusion MX for the brilliant job they did designing, printing and fitting my custom graphics.

Here is how the bike turned out, it looks stunning! The first picture is how it looked before the transformation started.

In total, the Wales Air Ambulance EXC project raised £682 throughout 2014! Thank you everybody for your donations and support.


 









2012 Wales 24 Hour - In aid of Wales Air Ambulance

In 2012 I supported Wales Air Ambulance by organising an event called Wales 24 Hour in which we rode motorcycles around the perimeter of Wales in 24 hours to raise money and awareness.

It was highly successful, we raised over £3000 in total including Gift Aid.


History of bikes, past and present

  • 1981 Kawasaki KX 80cc (2 stroke)
  • 2000 Gilera H@K 50cc (2 stroke)
  • 1991 Kawasaki KDX 200cc (2 stroke)
  • 1996 Honda C90 90cc (4 stroke)
  • 2004 BMW F650GS 650cc (4 stroke)
  • 2003 Beta Rev3 250cc (2 stroke)
  • 2008 Gas Gas EC 200cc (2 stroke)
  • 2002 Yamaha WR 400cc (4 stroke)
  • 2006 KTM 640 ADV-R 625cc (4 stroke)
  • 2012 KTM EXC 300cc (2 stroke)

Riding facts

First ever event:
Powys Enduro 2009 (KDX, DNF - snapped clutch perch)

First rally:
Hafren Rally 2009 (KDX)

Proudest moment:
Taking my first ever enduro class win in the Sportsman at the Powys Enduro in 2014.

Worst moment:
Crashing and fracturing my femur at a practice track in 2011 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gy8fzoHfvY

Funniest moment:
Watching my mate Richard's front wheel disappear into a bog and then him summersaulting over the handlebars and landing on his back in the middle of it!

Most embarassing moment:
Plenty of these to choose from! At the Powys enduro in 2012, I hit a big tree branch with my head and it just wiped me clean off the bike. The embarassing thing was that there were a lot of people around and it was 5 metres from the finish line of the special test. The bike wouldn't start for about a minute afterwards, and I mistakenly thought I wasn't allowed to push it over the beam. A moment to forget!

Favourite rider:
No doubt about it, David Knight.


Contact

Please get in touch via email at info@ioracing.co.uk.


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