The reigning FIM TrialGP Women World Champion and former SuperEnduro Women’s title holder Emma Bristow has been made an MBE in King Charles III’s debut birthday honours list.

Awarded twice a year, on the British monarch’s official birthday and each New Year, the MBE – or Member of the Order of the British Empire – recognises the recipient’s ‘outstanding achievement or service to the community’ as well as their ‘long-term, significant impact’ that has allowed them to ‘stand out as an example to others’.

Bristow is famously a multiple-time trials champion but she did win the SuperEnduro Women’s crown back in 2014/15 too. The 32-year-old Sherco rider has won eight TrialGP Women titles since 2014 and currently holds a four-point class lead in the 2023 Trial World Championship with two rounds remaining.


This is not an easy club to get into with Emma joining notable off-road recipients of an MBE Dougie Lampkin and David Knight – that’s a lot of world titles right there.

“It’s amazing,” said Bristow. “To be recognised is really cool and when it came through I was gobsmacked. It’s great and I hope I can continue to be a good role model [for women in motorsports] and encourage girls to take up the sport.”

Bristow will receive her award at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace later in the year.


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