In recent years, the ACU Trials & Enduro Committee has made the decision to change the emphasis for both the Trials and Enduro U23 Squads more to the form of direct financial support for rider development. This system has been a great success and will be continued for 2021. This support will be available to a limited number of squad members rather than the method of home based training for larger numbers adopted in previous years.
The following criteria has been laid down for the Trials Squad.
The squad effort will be aimed at the European Trials Championship (FIME).
Initial Support will be offered to:
Riders contesting the FIME European Championship & Junior Cup,
Riders contesting the FIME Youth Trials European Cup.
Riders contesting the FIME Womens Trials European Championship
Applications are invited now from riders with firm plans to compete at FIME level in 2021 and the squads will be selected shortly after the closing date. Unfortunately the current Covid restrictions have led to the first FIME round scheduled for France on 3rd/4th April being cancelled , but it is hoped that the later rounds will be viable.
Rider performance will be constantly assessed to determine if support will be continued – and at periodical intervals existing squad members may be replaced by others whose performances may justify re-selection.
It is very much intended that support will be performance related.
Riders who intend to contest the European Championship series should apply now to Mick Wren at the address above. Riders should include details of their past successes and may back up their applications with references from any sponsors they might have. CLOSING DATE 15.03.21
The Trials and Enduro Committee believe that we have a wealth of young talent and look forward to helping you achieve your goals.