An hour with…Rob Edwards

Words: Rob Edwards and John Moffat
Pics: Nick Nicholls Collection at Mortons Archive

Stalwart of the Montesa trials team Rob Edwards got his break with a semi-official AJS, John Moffat has an hour with the modest Tees-sider.

A last-minute inclusion in the official AJS trials team, young Rob Edwards on Loch Eilt Path in the SSDT 1964 during which he won the best 350 cup.
A last-minute inclusion in the official AJS trials team, young Rob Edwards on Loch Eilt Path in the SSDT 1964 during which he won the best 350 cup.

On a slightly misty morning, I venture into the spacious marquee erected by the Richmond Motor
Club for the centenary Scott Trial. Upon entering I spot a couple walking towards me, about to take their leave, having studied the plethora of old Scott photographs and memorabilia on display. The man was instantly recognisable as Rob Edwards, the top-flight trials rider and brand ambassador for Montesa Motorcycles, a marque that he will be forever associated with.

Before I get a chance to speak, Rob says: “What’s happened with Trials Guru, there have been no new items posted since May?” It turns out the former Thornaby-on-Tees fitter and turner is an avid follower of my sporting website and he is correct, I had been busy and omitted to add new material for a few months. Rob introduces me to his wife of 17 years, Bev, and we all take a seat for a cup of tea and a chat.

Read more in the Winter issue of CDB

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