• Full Name: Avalon Lindsay Eva Biddle
  • DOB: 21-09-1992
  • Born: North Shore, Auckland
  • Lives: Rangiora, New Zealand
  • Occupation: Marketing
  • Began riding: Age 6, mini motocross
  • Began road racing: Age 13
  • Race number: 21
  • Hobbies: Mountain biking, running, riding dirt bikes, the outdoors, spending time with friends
 

About me:

As a female in the male dominated sport of motorcycle racing, I am passionate about inspiring other women and young athletes towards achieving their goals; no matter the obstacles they may face. I race a 130 horsepower Supersport 600cc motorcycle in New Zealand and Australia, reaching speeds over 260km p/hr. The speed, adrenaline, competition and the tactics required to win races are my favorite aspects of the sport. Away from the race track, I work full time in Marketing, co-present the TV show Skyspeed, write for Bike Rider Magazine, meet sponsorship obligations, study for my university degree (business) and train hard in the gym.

History:

I began riding motorcycles age 5, aboard a PW50 when my elder brother and I raced mini motocross. The cost of moving up into the junior rankings competitively as we got older was too much for my family, so I waited until I turned 13 to give road racing a shot.

I started the budget form of road racing ‘buckets’ at the local go-kart track. After many very promising results, including winning the ‘Most Promising Newcomer Award’, we decided to purchase a Suzuki RG150 and contest the highly competitive 150 street stock class nationwide.

I had a ball racing in the National Championship races in the South Island, where the streetstock class exploited grids of over 50 riders. After numerous wins and breaking a lap record, we decided that traveling to Australia to race would provide me with some stronger competition to gain more experience and realise my potential. I finished 5th in the 2007 Australian Motorcycle Road Race Development Association (MRRDA) series.

After three seasons on a 125gp bike, finishing twice runner-up in the New Zealand Championships and taking lap records and both the NZ Grand Prix and Tourist trophy titles, I moved up to 600cc machinery.

In 2012 I spent 6 months living in Italy racing the cbr600rr cup (finishing 12th in the under 21 age category) and the Italian Women’s Championship (where I finished 2nd). In 2013 I repeated another year in Italy, twice finishing on the podium racing against some extremely fast, experienced men.

I then raced inside the World Superbike paddock for three years; two in the European Junior Cup and one in World Supersport 300. Within the Junior Cup, I won the FIM European Women’s Cup twice and finished every race inside the overall points.

Nowadays, I prefer to race closer to home and build strong relationships with my homegrown sponsors and supporters, while still racing competitively in New Zealand and Australia. 

I am very thankful to those people who have given me these opportunities and who continue to support me in every way possible, I couldn’t do it without them and I believe this support will help me keep achieving my goals!

Acheivements:

2019:

New Zealand Supersport 600cc Champion

3 x race wins NZSBK Supersport 600cc class

 

2018:

3rd New Zealand Supersport 600cc Championship

1st Woman to win a 600cc National Championship race, Taupo Round 4 NZSBK

 

2017:

5th New Zealand Supersport 600cc Championship

3rd Assen IDM Supersport 300

Rider for Benjan Kawsaki in the World Supersport 300 Championship

 

2016:

FIM European Women’s Cup Champion

 

2015:

FIM European Women’s Cup Champion

New Zealand Superlite champion

19th overall Suzuka 4 hour endurance race (partnered with Shelina Moreda, USA)

 

2014:

Competed in Italian Moto3 championships (CIV)

10th NZ 600 supersport championships

2013:

3rd round 1 Mastercup, 600 Stock, Mugello Italy

3rd round 4 Trofeo Amatori Pro K class, 600cc, Misano Italy

9th New Zealand Supersport 600 championships

2012:

2nd overall Italian Womens Championship – cbr600rr

2011:

2nd overall Castrol Power 1 N.Z. superbike championships, 125gp

Winner New Zealand Tourist Trophy Title, 125gp

9th Asia Road Race cup, Sugo – Japan

2010

1st Australasian Formula Extreme Championships, 125gp stock class

2nd overall Castrol Power 1 N.Z. superbike championships, 125gp

2nd New Zealand tourist Trophy title, 125gp

2nd Rd 5 Castrol Power 1 N.Z. superbike Championships, 125gp

1st New Zealand Formula 5 Grand Prix

2009

1st New Zealand Grand Prix, 125gp

1st Rd 3 Castrol Power 1 N.Z. Superbike Championships, 125gp

2nd Rd 1 Castrol Power 1 N.Z. Superbike Championships, 125gp

2nd Rd 4 Castrol Power 1 N.Z. Superbike Championships, 125gp

2nd Victoria Motorcycle Club Actrix Winter series, 125gp

2nd New Zealand Formula 5 Grand Prix, Taupo, F5 buckets

4th overall Castrol Power 1 NZ superbike championships, 125gp

*Set new 125gp lap record at Manfield Raceway, Fielding, 1.13.6

2008

1st Pacific Motorcycle club summer series, 125gp

1st Brother Taupo Road Race spectacular, 125gp

2nd Auckland motorcycle club series, 125gp 2008

2nd Rd 5 Australian motorcycle development association, Phillip Island, 125gp

Nominated Most Promising Newcomer at Motorcycling New Zealand awards dinner

2007

1st Rd 1 NZ championships, streetstock class

1st Victoria Motorcycle Club winter series, streetstock class

1st Victoria motorcycle club winter series, junior class

2nd Taupo Road Race spectacular, 125gp

3rd Rd 2 NZ championships, streetstock class

5th Australian Road Race Development Association series

*‘Most outstanding rider of the meeting’ award, 2007 Rd 1 NZ championships

*Best Newcomer, South Island Sportz Fotoz Junior Cup

*Auckland Motorcycle Club ‘most promising newcomer’

* Victoria motorcycle club ’rookie of the year’

2006

1st Taupo Road Race Spectacular, streetstock class

2nd Auckland Miniature road race series

2nd Miniature road race New Zealand Grand prix

*Most Promising Newcomer, 2006 miniature road race series