Bristow and Baker scoop women’s sports awards

From left: Champion off-road motorcylist Emma Bristow receives her award Active Angel award for top sportswoman from Running Imp International Managing Director Faye Yarwood.
From left: Champion off-road motorcylist Emma Bristow receives her award Active Angel award for top sportswoman from Running Imp International Managing Director Faye Yarwood.

Champion motorcyclist Emma Bristow raced into success when she scooped an award for top sportswoman at the Angels Bring Business Awards recently.

The 24-year-old, from Alford, had an amazing year of achievements in 2014, including becoming World SuperEnduro Champion, and champion in the World Trials, World Team Trials and Women’s British Trials.

Collecting her award at the event at the DoubleTree Hilton in Lincoln, Emma said: “It is difficult for girls to succeed in motorsport as a whole and the boys get paid so much more than me. It hasn’t always been easy but Mum and Dad have been there for me the whole time, now they can step back a bit.”

Emma started riding trials at the age of four and dominated the youth championships with four British titles.

Following her success in 2014 she’s been invited to the XGames in Texas, USA, on June 6 to race to become XGames champion.

She was presented with her award by Running Imp International Managing Director Faye Yarwood.

Runner-up was Jade Etherington, the most decorated British female Paralympian in history.

Kim Baker of Skegness Amateur Swimming Club came runner-up in the Active Angel Awards (the ‘key contributor to sport accolade).

The awards were organised by Angels Bring Business co-founders, Wendy Spalding-Siracusa and Josephine Peacock to recognise women’s success in business.