Extreme sports is at the heart of what we do at Monsters of Dirt so we are honoured to have joined forces with Bravery to bring some exclusive and exciting decal designs to the bike scene. Bravery’s brand ethos goes hand in hand with our own and being young business professionals ourselves, encouraging and inspiring youngsters to follow their dreams and live life to the full is something we strongly believe in. With many awesome plans in the pipeline with Bravery, we are excited to grow with the partnership and most of all show our support to the charities that provide educational opportunities within our sport to those that need it most.
Tobias (Toby) Gutteridge, a former member of the U.K. Special Forces (S.B.S), an avid motocross rider, surfer and overall extreme sports enthusiast is the founder of Bravery, an extreme sports brand that supports charities for underprivileged children and discharged members of the Armed Forces. He aims to support and empower those who have dug deep within themselves to overcome their own adversities by finding courage, strength and the resilience to bounce back stronger than ever, rather than sinking into despair.
Toby (35) who grew up in South Africa, was exposed from a young age to how easy it is for kids to fall into a life of crime, gangs and drugs. Due to this, his passion has always been to make a difference in the world and peoples lives. From these core beliefs came the motivation to join the British Royal Marines. Toby was on tour in Afghanistan when he got shot through the neck, which left him instantly paralysed from the neck down.
He has a miraculous survival story, and has overcome many of his own struggles but he still faces new challenges each and every day. He now lives in Southern England and has recently achieved a First Class honours Degree in Business Studies.
Toby chooses to tackle his hardships head-on and is determined to let nothing get him down, insisting life is too short! Toby hopes his own determination to succeed will serve as proof, and inspire everyone that any obstacle in life can be overturned given the right mindset. Everyone should follow their dreams. From these beliefs comes the company slogan: Always Follow Your Heart.