Back for its thirteenth year in 2013, MXTV is Australia's favourite dirt bike TV show and the choice and voice of dirt bike riders across the country.
No matter what your discipline - whether it be Motocross, Supercross, Enduro, Trail Riding, Trials, 4-wheeler's, Freestyle, Tricked out mini's or even just running around the farm on your ag bike, MXTV is the only place where you'll find out a bit about all that and much more.
Each week we'll be bringing you racing action, all the big events, freestyle mayhem, tips to improve your riding and keep your bike in top shape plus all the latest news views and interviews from the best in the business. If it's happening on the dirt here, or around the world, then this is the show that'll bring it to you.
Lee Hogan is someone who needs no introduction to anyone that’s interested in dirt bikes, or dirt bike racing in Australia.
Given his many years of national on-track announcing experience, plus his other roles in the media, Lee has become one of the most recognisable faces in the sport.
His achievements in dirt bike racing are second-to-none, and date back to his first national junior title win at the tender age of 10 years old! Lee went on to win seven more national juniors titles before moving on prominent senior professional career, where he competed in various international GP’s and US Supercross events, and represented Australia 3 times in the prestigious Motocross Des Nations in Europe.
With many years coaching experience, and as the owner of one of Australia’s most successful coaching schools, Lee has also continued to focus on offering training to riders through his Building Champions Program ( BCP ) Rider Schools, and also often helps out local riding clubs with track design and track building.
Although Lee retired from professional racing in 2003, he continues to ride as much as possible with his mates, including many of today’s top professional competitors. He also enjoys bicycling, and has a keen interest in fitness and staying fit. When he’s not on the move, he loves nothing more than spending time with his family, and has been known to enjoy the odd fine glass of red from time to time.
Still going strong 13 years after beginning the program, Brendan Bell continues as co-host, executive producer, and the driving force behind MXTV.
Brendan started out like many others who are addicted to the sport, and was riding motorbikes practically before he could walk. As a youngster, he had an almost singular passion for motocross and spent most of his time on the back of a KX 80 racing around the open spaces of Campbellfield in Victoria.
He was eventually allowed to start racing at 14 after his mum figured this was something he simply wasn't going to grow out of! In fact, Brendan was somewhat unique at his school, as when asked by a careers counselor what he wanted to be when he grew up, he replied "a professional motocross rider" - this at a time when such a thing was unheard of in Australia.
Suffice it to say, the reply he received was less than encouraging! Brendan held on to that dream for some time however, and was even good enough to be spotted by the talent scouts at Suzuki who offered him a place as a junior rider on their team. Although eventually other priorities began to take precedence in his late teens, Brendan's love of the sport and his ability to never take no for an answer has not wavered.
Seeing the potential in the sport, (and with absolutely no knowledge of how to make a television show), he set about creating a TV show about off road bikes. That show was MXTV, and aired on Melbourne's channel 31 for the first time in 2001.
In the years that followed, Brendan has continued to develop and improve the program; and travelled to all manner of places and events - both locally, interstate, and internationally - in order to cover and promote the sport on MXTV.
Today - as before - Brendan continues to pursue his passion for all things off road, and is continually promoting the sport wherever, and whenever possible.
When not working on the show, Brendan likes to spend time at home with his family, and still loves to ride whenever he can, particularly with his son; Cameron - who is very quickly catching up with the old man.