Reservist 2nd Lieutenant Jordan Wright from 299 Parachute Engineer Regiment in Hull was lucky enough to compete in the 1st round of the ACU British Enduro Championships that were held recently at Lossiemouth Forest in Elgin, Scotland.
The Enduro motorbike championship is a timecard endurance test of both rider and machine. The riders compete over a number of rounds/locations and points are awarded at each. Every rider is given a target time and acquire penalties if they finish over the time allocated. There is also a special speed test at each round and those that are fastest overall acquire the most points.
The event in Scotland was over two days, 35 miles on each day through forest and on the beach.
2Lt Wright joined the Squadron as a Sapper in 2015 but later applied for his Commission and was successful. 2Lt Wright rode well in the Championships and was leading his group on the first day and was well placed in further rounds until a mechanical issue dropped him down the field.
2Lt Wright will again be representing the Royal Engineers as part of the Army Team in the later rounds of the Championship.
The Squadron has a team of four riders with varying levels of ability and regularly take part in events to promote the sport as well as challenging the riders to take on the rigours of Moto-X. On the whole the Army team performed well in Elgin and are looking forward to the next round which will take place in Helmsley in May.
“We will look after you…..We will develop you…….we will challenge you!”
Report courtesy of 299 Para Sqn RE
Photograph by Corporal Chapman, 299 Para Sqn RE
299 Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers is an Army Reserve Unit that provides Engineer Support to 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault), the dedicated Regular Army Engineer Regiment in 16 Air Assault Brigade. They have detachments in Hull, Wakefield and Gateshead. For further information please contact [email protected] or 01904 668328