OUR HISTORY

From Humble beginnings... The adrenaline fuelled showroom of fun that you will find at Freestyle today hasn’t always been the same

Founded in 1991 as Wadhurst Country Services, a garden machinery sales showroom by director Colin Port alongside his existing agricultural and farm machinery manufacturing business.

Wadhurst Country Services grew from having a few chainsaws for sale at our Mark Cross site, to becoming Husqvarna Outdoor Equipment main dealers and enjoyed many successful years in the garden machinery sales industry, with current Freestyle finance director Sue Pullen at the helm. Together with Suzie Port (Colins wife) Sue and Colin supplied thousands of pieces of garden equipment to customers in Mark Cross, Wadhurst, Tunbridge Wells and surrounding areas.

With off road motorcycles at it’s heart Freestyle began to sell trials, enduro and motocross bikes along with quads bikes, utility vehicles, kids starter bikes and just about anything fun we could get hold of!

Now stocking Husqvarna, Sherco, Mondraker, Intense, CFMOTO, Suzuki, Stomp and Quadzilla. Alongside an impressive range of road and off road clothing, parts and accessories our showroom is a exciting and tantalizing place to be!

A family business, Colin and Suzie were joined by their daughter Kath who worked in a marketing role for several years and Sue’s daughter Holly joined the team. Holly now manages Freestyle Bikes alongside Alex. Alongside a host of other responsibilities, Holly is also a keen enduro rider and can often be found spending the weekends at local practice tracks showing our customers how it’s done!

Racing and competition has always been a big part of what we do. Big successes have included Matti Seistola winning the British Sprint Enduro Series in 2013 on the Freestyle Husqvarna TC250. We also had an accomplished Trials team for many years lead by Simon Bird. The team were very successful both locally and at major events such as the Scottish Six Day. Now Freestyle sponsor a number of riders across the off-road disciplines and run a new ambassador programme in an effort to support riders to fulfil their dreams.

During 2020 the Garden Machinery side of the business completely faded, making way for bigger and better things, with the rise of E-bikes and the recent announcement regarding becoming Mondraker cycle dealers we can’t wait to see where that takes Freestyle in the coming years! We hope you can all come along for the ride!

Colin Port - The Founder

Colin has always been a racer at heart! Motorcycles, especially off road and motocross bikes have been a passion of his since he was young and over the years he has competed extensively across the country up to British Championship level. An idea developed into a plan and in November 2003 Freestyle was born!

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Freestyle Ambassador Programme Application Form

Welcome to the Freestyle Ambassador programme for 2022! We love to support local riders, racing is more than just a hobby, it’s a passion, a lifestyle, a dream!

Freestyle Ambassador Programme

Welcome to the Freestyle Ambassador programme for 2022! We love to support local riders, racing is more than just a hobby, it’s a passion, a lifestyle, a dream! Whether you are an experienced rider, working during the week to get yourself onto that start line at the weekends, or a young rising star at the start of your journey to the top, we are here to help.

The Freestyle ambassador programme offers up to ten riders per year the chance to join our team and get access to a wealth of knowledge and experience alongside in store discounts, invites to events, rider training opportunities, the exclusive Freestyle graphics for your bike and kit and much more.

The amount of support you will receive is very much down to you… Think, how can you help us? Being a sponsored rider these days is not as simple as putting a sticker on your bike and getting free stuff. Personality, character and enthusiasm are just as important as race results and a good social media presence is easily equal to having a presence in the race paddock. Can you bring customers into our showrooms? Can you increase our online presence? Can you fly the Freestyle flag in a positive light? If you think the answer to these questions is yes or even if you think that you would like to give it your best efforts and find out, then the Freestyle ambassador programme could just be for you.

All selected riders will receive:

  • Freestyle race team graphics for their bike.
  • Free kit printing with the Freestyle branding.
  • 10% off selected clothing, parts and accessories in store.
  • Invite to annual Freestyle staff and rider fun days and team building events.
  • Limited access to rider training with Freestyle Training and our full time sponsored riders.
  • Direct contacts for technical support and bike set up advice.
  • The exclusive Freestyle Athlete baseball cap.

The support is not limited there but it’s in your hands… Previous ambassadors have proved themselves and stepped up to become full sponsored riders!

Examples of what previous ambassadors have done for us:

  • Detailed race reports with photos.
  • Increase our social media following by tagging Freestyle in posts, stories etc.
  • Talk to people in the paddock, tell them about Freestyle, hand out limited discount vouchers with your exclusive rider code.
  • Support our events by attending our monthly bike nights and practice days. Why not bring your bike along to show it off.
  • If you have contacts that are looking for bikes, clothing, training, parts then send them in to see us.
  • Use your imagination!

Again this opportunity is for rising stars and weekend warriors alike! Even if you never thought you would be sponsored but love your racing and could use some extra support then this could be for you.

To apply please start your application below.