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What is Trials?
Motorcycle trials is, without doubt, the simplest and safest form of motorcycle
sport in which everybody can compete. No matter your age, whether you are young or old, male
or female, trials is available to all, throughout the UK.
do Trials Work?
The aim in a trial is to ride through indicated natural “sections” which may be up hills, across banks, in streams, over rocks without putting
your feet to the ground
or stopping in the case of ‘no stop’ events,
the aim of losing the
fewest number of marks (points). A ride through a section
the ground with your feet is a clean (0 marks), touch the ground once and you lose one mark, twice you
lose two marks, more than twice you lose three marks and a failure by stopping
(no stop), riding
outside markers or falling off is the maximum penalty of five marks.
just 4 Years old
There are classes
for riders of virtually any age, the youngest
class being for riders from four
years old on electric bikes,
meaning that Trials allows children to get on earlier than
in any other Motorcycle discipline.
Is it easy
to get started and compete regularly?
There are many hundreds of clubs
in the ACU that organise trials and it is
rare that a potential competitor needs to travel for more than an hour to attend
his nearest event on almost every Sunday throughout the year.
Many clubs also hold series of summer evening
events and also Saturday events. The minimum
requirements to take part are a bike (of
course), a helmet and sturdy leather boots and suitable gloves.
Is there a class for me?
Undoubtedly there will be. Clubs have very different class definitions and
there is no recognised standard between events. Events are available
for youths, adults
and riders over 40 years of age and sometimes sidecars, twin-shock and Pre 65 machines. Events
will often have up to four different routes within each section
is important to know in advance which set of
section flags/markers you need to ride between for your particular class.