EMMA BRISTOW GAINS KINGS HONOUR
Emma Bristow or should we say ‘Emma Bristow MBE’ has been honoured in the King’s 2023 Birthday honours list. The 8-times FIM Women’s World Trials Champion, has been awarded an MBE for services to Motorsport and Women in Sport.
The award reflects Emma’s gender defying, long-term career in Motorsport and tireless commitment to putting Britain on top of the motorcycle world with a total so far of 44 x FIM TrialGP wins, 8 x FIM Women’s World Trials Championship titles and further 2 x FIM Women’s World SuperEnduro titles making her one of Britain’s top female athletes.
Commenting on becoming a Member of the British Empire (MBE) Emma said “I am so honoured to receive this award, it was completely unexpected, all I have ever tried to do keep improving myself and with it raise the level of women’s competition. I just want to thank everybody who has supported my career but in particular to Sherco Motorcycles who have committed to women in motorsport above and beyond any other manufacturer.”
This award has previously been awarded to celebrities such as Ed Sheeran, Adele, Harry Kane and so Emma is in good company as she continues to inspire and pave the way for the future generation to follow her in her steps. Emma added “although I am still aiming to win more world championships the future is important to me as I want to pass on my experience to younger riders and help others, particularly the girls to achieve some of the success I have been able to achieve”
Emma now waits for the official date to attend Buckingham Palace and receive her award from the Royal Family.
Series Manager Brian Higgins added, " Emma is a true professional and this award is well deserved. Her approach to Trials and the dedication to the job coupled with being a true Lady gives a level our young riders can aspire to"
Emma will be in action in Devon next weekend.