‘I’m help­ing rid­ers with life-chang­ing prob­lems’

Rosco Holden runs the Holden On Tight Char­ity for the two-wheel com­mu­nity

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I had a short mo­tocross ca­reer, where I raced for around six years. I pro­gressed through the mini se­ries and had suc­cess rac­ing in Amer­ica. But I crashed in ’79 while try­ing to avoid a crashed rider and hit his bike at speed. That fin­ished my ca­reer. But luck­ily I al­ready had a ca­reer in re­tail.

I’m for­tu­nate enough to be pretty self-suf­fi­cient, so I can spend all my time con­cen­trat­ing on char­i­ties after set­ting up the Holden On Tight char­ity, which sup­ports the two-wheel com­mu­nity. I know a lot of peo­ple in the mo­tor­cy­cle in­dus­try; from AMA to Mo­togp and Mo­tocross, which re­ally helps with the char­ity work. And I’ve also been given a lot of stuff over the years, which I can auc­tion off and do­nate to char­ity too. The char­ity work re­ally drives me; I’m help­ing rid­ers who may have been se­ri­ously in­jured while rid­ing or rac­ing and po­ten­tially have life chang­ing prob­lems to deal with. I never know what’s go­ing to come across my desk in an email, but I do what­ever I can for them. It’s all about help­ing oth­ers and mak­ing a dif­fer­ence.

My other pas­sion is my mu­seum. I set it up to help pre­serve Aus­tralian dirt rac­ing his­tory; in­clud­ing the Dakar, en­duro, mo­tocross and freestyle. Luck­ily I get sent stuff ev­ery day now for the mu­seum and gen­er­ous peo­ple also do­nate stuff they have. It’s re­ally im­por­tant to me to pre­serve Aus­tralian rac­ing his­tory.

‘I’m help­ing rides who have been se­ri­ously in­jured’

Holden is given stacks of amaz­ing stuff for his mu­seum in Aus­tralia

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