Cherie Christian is one of the few women
competing within what is traditionally a
male-dominated sport. What is even more remarkable
is that she is a 42-year old mother of two.
Cherie had been riding motorcycles for nearly 26
years, but never competitively. However, in 2002
she decided it was time to finally follow her
childhood dream and become a road racer.
Cherie has now completed her first two season's
racing, having competed in the Rookie 400 class of
the Southern Championship and the Supersport 400
Championship, which are organised and run by the
highly respected British Motorcycle Racing
In October of 2003, Cherie entered the Jurby
Endurance race, held on the Isle of Man, as
team-mate to Manx racer John "Harry" Harrison.
After a hard fought battle they finished the
gruelling event in fifth place on their beautifully
prepared Honda NC30.
In 2004, she competed against some of the
country's top Supersport 400 club racers and earned
her first Championship points as a result of her
In order to remain competitive, Cherie began
running a tuned engine in 2004, which incurs higher
running costs, and as a result of the additional
power the bike puts out, her tyre bill alone for
this season looks set to match the debt of a small
country. She is finding it more and more costly to
be competitive. Sponsorship would allow her to do
more test days, improve the bike's set up, and give
her more track time to improve her race craft, both
of which she believes will improve her results.
Cherie is without a doubt, one of the most
dedicated and determined racers on the circuit. She
has risen above the challenge of adversity time and
time again and shown her abilities and mettle as a
competitive racer. Her courage and motivation are
legendary in the paddock.
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