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Ep 95 : Robin Luscombe

16x UK sidecar champ & the future of classic trials

Today we are chatting with Robin Luscombe . Robin is well know in UK club trials , particularly in Sidecars as he has been the 16 times British sidecar champion .
We discuss the FIM Coupe , the trips abroad including all the way to Australia but ultimately the reasons why he gave up sidecars after so many years .
We hear about how Robin got into the sport , and those early influences that got him into sidecars but more importantly the groundswell of other riders that made trials sidecars less obscure and more of a regular occurrence at trials events . We discuss the challenges of forming new partnerships and his brief foray of solo riding and the SSDT during a period of times that was otherwise dominated by sidecar events .
I was quite surprised to learn from Robin just how popular his current pursuit of classic trials is . They are getting 400 + riders to some of the classic multi-day trials in France and Spain and there is even high profile expert solo riders who are even dragging out the twin shock for these events .
Robin even pressed me on the reasons behind starting this podcast , which I know some of you have been curious about .
This was a real treats to chat with someone who was so passionate and determined in the sport of trials .