Holly’s passion for motorcycles began four generations ago, when her great-grandfather commuted to work on a motorcycle in the 1930s. Throughout the 60s and 70s her grandparents operated a motorcycle dealership in the small town of Brantford, Ontario, Canada, where Holly still lives today. They sold and serviced bikes that won racing and trials championships and even went on to compete at the Isle of Man. Her grandparents’ small shop, West Street Cycle, is where her dad met her mum and fell in love. 

Early childhood was saturated with motorcycles for Holly and her brother. When they weren’t whizzing through farm fields and forests she was riding horses and competing provincially. Every summer her family attended vintage motorcycle races, soaking up the sounds and infectious aroma of the race track. It was here that her desire to race was born.

After years of spectating at tracks in Canada, the US, Europe, and the Isle of Man, Holly had had enough of being on the sidelines, and in 2017 she began her career on the track. Partnering with life-long racer and friend Gary McCaw, she wrenches and competes on his bikes with the Vintage Road Racing Association. They consistently race a 250cc single and an early 1960s bespoke racer, deftly competitive in the 500cc class. More recently Holly has been successfully competing with the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association. 

In 2023 Holly was the sole Canadian on the Build. Train. Race. program and got her feet wet in the professional American racing scene. The thrilling first season with Royal Enfield was an enormous learning curve and propelled Holly to new levels of competence on two wheels. As she returns to the team in 2024 she looks forward to continuing to learn, finesse, and – of course – go faster.