Motocross rider’s season saved despite bike theft

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National Girls Motocross champion Kerry Wilson thought her season and possibly career were over when her Kawasaki KX250F was stolen last December.
But Wilson has now received help from Mickey Oates Motorcycles in Glasgow who has heavily discounted a new bike to help get her on track again.

More help has come in the form of CRM Coachworks in Buckhaven who have helped to meet some of the costs not met by the insurance money from the theft of her 2008 KX.

Wilson said: “I thought I was going to have to quit because I couldn’t afford another bike. Now with the help from CRM and Mickey Oates it looks like my racing has been saved.

“I can’t remember how many times I have said thank you – if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be competing, it’s amazing.”

The 20-year-old collected her 2009 KX250F from Mickey Oates 10 days ago and is now racing against time to be ready for the first round of the season at Little Silver in Devon on February 22.

Wilson, from Saline in Fife and one of the best lady motocrossers in the country was looking to participate in some of the European grand prix rounds this year, but this now looks unlikely as the money she had been saving has now had to be used to pay for the new bike.
“I need €500 just to enter any of the European rounds and then there’s travel costs for me and a crew so it doesn’t look possible now. I would love to just go over and get a name for myself within Europe at least,” she added.

If anybody is interested in finding out more about Kerry or helping her for the season please email CRM RACING at

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Sarah Carnell

By Sarah Carnell