With over forty points at stake, this weekend could be crucial in all four classes of the series with rounds seven and eight taking place in Wales.
Round seven on Saturday breaks new ground for the championship at Dinas Park near Llanbedr. Set in the foothills of Snowdonia, the venue has previously been used for Welsh Championship events, but this will be the first visit for Britain’s premier series.
The normal three lap, twelve section format will be used with a four kilometer lap. From the start it is a short ride across fields to the first group of four sections adjacent to the Caravan Park which consists of rocks strewn across the banks in the woods. The intensity is increased at sections six, seven and eight on a steeper hillside and larger rocks and this could well be where the Trial is won or lost. From here the sixty riders climb higher up the mountainside for three sections, before coming back down to the final zone, quite near to the finish area.
Anyone attending the Trial is asked to approach from the centre of Llanbedr and not by any other route.
The Hafren Trial on Sunday is based on Glyn Hafren near Llanidloes. A few more local Welsh Experts will boost the numbers slightly for this round which will follow the format from the previous event at the Jones’ farm three years ago.
Clerk of the Course, Adrian Jervis and his team have developed the sections from the inaugural round in 2018 and have a variety of sections planned. The new Trial GB marking system will suit this event much more than the old non stop system as there are some ultra steep gullies around the course where the Trial GB and in some cases, the Trial 2 riders, will use all of their one minute allowance to exit the sections.
The action starts at 9.30am each day with Podium Presentations planned for 4pm. Spectator admission either day is £5 per adult