Larry Bastedo competed in almost every discipline in motorcycling. His first major wins came in 1957 in the 500 Expert class at the CMA Ontario Championship Spring Scrambles (now known as Motocross), the Eastern Canadian Championship and the 500 Expert Class National Ice Racing Championship. A road racing injury led him to Enduros and he was a member and later Manager and Official with Team Canada at the FIM World Championship for Enduro National Teams (ISDE) and also represented the team as the Canadian delegate on the International Jury.

As a rider he was a member of the first Canadian Team to participate in the ISDE – Poland in 1967. Larry was also a Canadian Motorcycle Association executive, a national referee and a top race announcer.