The Road 2 Recovery UK Team
Managing Director - John Brame
John is an ex-professional triathlete and cyclist. A highly motivated serial entrepreneur across a variety of sectors including retail, manufacturing, coaching, and the charity sector.
He owned and ran a mass participation coaching/travel business in the UK but more recently focused his attention on working in the corporate health and wellness space as COO and Co-Founder to a corporate 'tech' wellbeing business with the same underlying goal of helping people be better versions of themselves.
John has always had a passion for Charitable work. He has raised thousands of pounds over the years with crazy sports-related fundraising efforts and he has consulted for a number of UK charities including Bloodwise, NSPCC, Pancreatic Cancer UK, and more on areas such as monetisation, branding, marketing, sports fundraising etc.
Heavy involvement with many of the leading event organisers in the UK across corporate-specific events and general public mass participation along with the aforementioned work makes John a great man to have at the helm of the R2R UK charity as we look to establish ourselves as the UK's first MX specific charity.
Trustee - Mark Davies
An engineering graduate and lifelong motorsports enthusiast, Mark spent 20 years with Honda Motor Company, heading up both the UK Car and Motorcycle operations, prior to becoming General Manager of the European Motorcycle business and leading its transition from a country-based structure to a consolidated EMEAR operation. Leaving Honda to bring up a young family at home in Wales he became CEO of Scarlets, a professional Rugby Union club steeped in 150 years of history, before moving to represent all 4 Welsh Professional Clubs as CEO of Pro Rugby Wales.
In addition to seats on the Boards of the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) in the UK and the Motorcycle Industry in Europe (ACEM), Mark has been a Board member of both ERC and EPCR, the European Rugby Competitions, a Director of Celtic Rugby, Chair of the Celtic Rugby Operations Committee and a member of the Governance and Remuneration Committees of both EPCR and Celtic Rugby.
With the family grown up and having stepped back from full time employment, he now enjoys contributing to projects and people that can make a difference and having the time to just ride.
Trustee - Jamie Dobb
Many of you will already know Jamie. but for those of you that don't...
James "Dobby" Dobb is an English former professional motocross racer. Jamie was crowned 125 Motocross World Champion in 2001 and was a top rider in the AMA motocross and supercross series during the mid-1990s. Since retiring from motocross, Dobb has pursued a successful business career in sports management, worked for energy drink giant Monster Energy, and mentored his motocross protégé, MX2 factory rider Tommy Searle among other top British riders.
Jamie has been representing the R2R Foundation in Europe and was the driving force behind the establishment of R2R UK. Jamie brings to the team a genuine passion to make the sport of motocross safer, whether on practice tracks or at race weekends, and with his contacts, his drive, and his work ethic we are sure R2R UK will become the success Jamie dreamt it would be when he started us on this journey in the UK.
Trustee - Jimmy Button
Jimmy was a former professional motocross/supercross rider for Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki prior to an accident in 2000 that forced him to retire. After being in the industry for more than twenty years, Jimmy looked nowhere else but his community to devote his time. In late 2000, Jimmy helped found R2R with Bob Moore and Bob Walker which arose in response to Jimmy’s life changing injuries.
In 2001, Jimmy co-founded Action Sports Management, ASM where he began the job of representing professional riders in all aspects of motorcycling. Today Jimmy is Executive Director of WMG Management and manages many of the world’s top motocross and freestyle motocross riders as well as developing amateur riders.
Trustee - Roddy Brooks
A qualified and time served journalist, Roddy learned his trade on local weekly and daily newspapers before returning to his love of off-road motorcycling as a reporter for MCN and editor of DBR. Following a period as a freelance he joined the UK’s national news agency, PA Media, in 2000 and fulfilled numerous roles including that of duty editor, overseeing 100 staff and freelance journalists covering a wide range of sports for media in the UK and around the world.
He has worked for PA since 2000 except for an 18-month period from 2014 when he left to promote a children’s book he had written. A schoolboy motocross racer he has competed at adult national level in the British 125cc Motocross Championship.
Together with his wife Julia he set up an events promotion company which was due to stage its first race in July 2021.
Trustee - Roger Harvey
Roger Harvey is a veteran of motocross with a racing career that spanned nearly two decades and included the 1983 British 125 Championship Title. Known for his sharp observations, paddock jokes and trademark moustache, Roger was always right at the heart of the competition. After a brief spell away from the dirt, when he was manager of the Castrol Honda British and World Supersport Championship team and played a key role in the development of the Isle of Man TT Blade project with John McGuinness, Roger returned to become manager of Honda’s motocross programme. Roger’s racing experience, extensive knowledge of all things motocross and his sharp wit have made him one the most popular Team Managers in the sport.