This years Des Noble Memorial Enduro event is shaping up to be an awesome ride to finish the year off. The event will be on the long weekend of Sunday 23rd September and Monday 24th September in Grimwade in the South West region of WA.
Some old and new trails have been opened up again by recent burn offs which means this years course will be made up of at least 30% trails not used or ridden for many years.
The Grimwade course has always been known for it’s variety of terrain and this year will again cater for all skill levels and the T & E club sponsor Midvale Yamaha have again supported the event and will have their usual array of prizes! Camping will again be on the airstrip which is easily accessible and as always the club will provide toilets.
Des Noble Event
After Des was tragically killed in a speedway accident in December 1971 it was decided that an event would be run in his memory. The Des Noble Memorial 2 Day Enduro was first held on the March long weekend in 1972 from Jacoby Park in Mundaring and was won by Dennis Crane. The organiser of the event was Brian Mitcheson who was the inaugural president of the Trail & Enduro Club. The event was moved after that very hot first event to the Queens Birthday long weekend and has been run every year since then. After 20 years of being a memorial event the event became simply the Des Noble 2 Day Enduro in 1993.
History of the Des Noble Enduro Event
Llyod Morey's tribute to Des gives an insight to the remarkable man-"Des was and how the event in his honour came about-Des Noble was a founding member of the Suzuki Trailbike Club, which was later renamed the Trail and Enduro Motor Cycle Club.
Sadly Des Noble was killed at Claremont Speedway on December 17th. 1971, event 5, Heat 1, Mortlocks Solo Handicap, about 9 months after forming the club.
Oddly Des’s racing colours were Red and Gold, the same as the T & E’s club colours.
The Des Noble Two Day is not run each year because he was a founding member but because he was such a great person. He helped many people into the sport of motorcycle racing in different forms, he helped with mechanical problems and he helped with advice.
A lot of riders owe their success to this man. I have never met anybody who did not like him and the Two Day was a way of ensuring he will always be remembered."
To Read More about the remarkable Des Noble click HERE