The legendary GS Trophy stands for adventure, sweat, challenge, foreign cultures, camaraderie and lots of riding fun - a unique motorcycling adventure you could never buy. What counts here is the idea of community, shared adventure, off-road passion and meeting fellow enduro enthusiasts from all over the world. Some 50 riders from numerous nations demonstrate their team spirit, fitness, tenacity and not least their riding skills over a series of six days. The GS Trophy is not a race but still confronts entrants with a major physical and mental challenge: they often describe it as the adventure of a lifetime. And although there is only one winning team at the end, it is always fascinating to observe during the competition how a bit of gravel, sand and dust can make people so happy. The overall community and group dynamic is clearly the focus here, and the GS Trophy is just as much a social event as it is a competition. The sustainable and responsible event concept ensures that the program is carefully harmonised with the cultural and humanitarian circumstances of the regions in which it takes place. All this makes the GS Trophy one of the most exciting enduro challenges in the world.
The 2012 GS Trophy is the third time that the bi-annual international competition has been held, and is the biggest yet. Introduced in 2008, teams from five nations took part in a ride from Italy to Tunisia and back. In 2010, over 90 British riders competed for the three places in Team GB. The three successful riders took on 11 teams from 14 countries in South Africa, with Team GB taking the coveted title after a thrilling ten-day battle.