Trials Events Calendar 2016
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UK Organisers:-
British Trials Cup and Championship
Crowthorne Cyclo Trials Club
Scottish Biketrial Club
TykeTrial Club

Our annual rider survey is now closed, many thanks to everyone who took part, the information is really helpful.  We can't promise to act on all of the suggestions all at once, but they have certainly given us something to think about!

The winner of the 20 Tartybikes voucher this year is ....... Matt Ogley.  Congratulations!

We’re at the end of another season for trials in the UK and we REALLY want to know what you all think! 
Have you been to a trials event in recent years?  If not, why not?

That isn’t a reprimand … it’s a genuine question, we need to know why entries in trials events, both at club and at national level have dropped over recent years.  We need to understand, from you the riders, what we need to do to improve what we do in order to make events better and to increase the number of competitive riders.

If you have been to a trials event this year, what did you think of it?  How do you think it could it be improved?

Please help us by clicking on the link below and filling in our short survey, it will only take a few minutes.  At the end, there’s the opportunity to win a 20 Tartybikes voucher as a thank you.

Click here for the survey

Riders’ comments from the 2015 survey were very helpful to us and we believe that we have addressed some of the issues raised and suggested  ie:

  • We’ve progressed with man-made obstacles as best we can with putting in the Olde Home Farm round and hope to have more man-made next year.
  • We’ve added none-age-related classes on all route colours (called ‘Senior’ classes).
  • We’ve brought back the 50/50 red/yellow route to make the progression to/from Elite smoother.
  • We try to include a fun element (speed section / hill climb etc) when possible at events.
  • Better section-taping is being done where possible.

We want to be able to review your ideas at our annual meeting of organisers which is to be held on 27th November so please do fill in the questionnaire.  If you have anything to say which isn’t included in the survey, please do email us at info@biketrialuk.co.uk before 20th November.

Similarly, if you have anything specific that you would like to be discussed at the meeting please email us before 20th November.  If you feel that you can help the organisers in a practical sense and would like to actually attend the meeting, then please email us by 6th November as we need to be sure to have a meeting room large enough to take us all!

Many thanks to everyone who has supported the biketrial clubs and nationals over the years, we really do need your views, opinions and ideas to make the sport even better.


Well done to
Jack Carthy

UCI World Cup Winner
2016

UCI World Cup Round 5 Final - Antwerp 2016

The final round of the 2016 UCI World Cup gets underway in Antwerp, Belgium on 24th September and there is a large entry from GB - in 20" Owen Gawthorpe and Andy Chai are joined by Will Ackerly and Aaron Duke who are riding their first World Cup. In 26" Jack Carthy will be favorite to take the win and the 26" World Cup Championship. Joining Jack are Andrei Burton (looking for another top 10 finish) together with Dave Kerr, Scott Wilson, Pat Donovan, Steve Rogers, Aran Iolo Cook and Ryan Crisp.

Good luck to all of the guys - let 's all get behind Jack for the overall win and the double of the world Championship and World Cup to round off this really successful year for British Biketrials!

The British Trials Championship Winners 2016Results hereCycle Speedway Results here
Report hereRiding Photos here soon
To be handed out were the medals for the final round, sponsored and designed by Trialtech, the traditional British Trials Cups, and for the new class, Primary Senior Cups (white ribbon) sponsored by Crowthorne Cycle Trials and the new class, Expert Senior Cups (red ribbon) sponsored by Tartbikes.  Also, the Winner's Shirt and the traditional bottle of bubbly for the overall Cup Winner!  Well done to all, and thank you.
Elite Class
1stAndrei Burton
2ndDave Kerr
3rdOwen Gawthorpe
And the British Trials Champion and Cup Winner 2016, in this 10th Anniversary is ....
Andrei Burton
Runner-up: Dave Kerr
Expert Senior Class
1stWill Ackerley
2ndRyan Crisp
3rdAndrew Chai

Expert Class
1stAdam Morewood
2ndCharlie Rolls
3rdTJ Reynoldson

Cadet Class
1stReece Seymour
2ndPaul Grange
3rdToby Smith

Intermediate Senior Class
1stDarren Ring
2ndElliott Tickner
3rdAdam Holt

Intermediate Class
1stSam Shepherd
2ndAdam Biggins
3rdHarry Donaldson

Novice Senior Class
1stCarl Weightman
2ndAdam Birchmore
3rdDaniel White

Novice Class
1stJosh McParland
2ndOliver Weightman
3rdCasey Moore

Primary Senior Class
1stSamuel Meeten
2ndElliott Cooper
3rdJake Green

Primary Class
1stBailey Dacker
2ndEddie Weightman
3rdFinn Johnstone
Scroll down the page for the results from the final round - WELL DONE TO EVERYONE WHO RODE AND THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED US THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.


And international winners in the year ...
Read the report on the UCI World Championship here.
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER - A BRITISH UCI ELITE CHAMPION!
WELL DONE JACK CARTHY!
ALSO A BIU ELITE CHAMPION!
WELL DONE BEN SAVAGE!
NOT TO MENTION A BIU MINIME WORLD CHAMPION
WELL DONE CHARLIE ROLLS!
AND A UCI YOUTH GAMES MINIME CHAMPION
WELL DONE ADAM MOREWOOD!
Well done to all those at the UCI  Youth Games. Well done to all those at the BIU World Championship.
And well done to all those at the UCI World Championship
Even though we never seem to get a group photo of those guys!
And finally, to the BIU European Cup podiums

YOU ALL DID GREAT!

British Trials Cup - Round 5 - Surrey Hills Cycle Centre, Hook Wood, Surrey
For this 10th anniversary of the British Trials Championship, and for the first time, the awards were presented this year at the very popular Hook Woods instead of Shipley Glen.  Clerk of Course, Graham Tickner from Crowthorne Cycle Trials, did a great job in organising the final event of the year which was enjoyed by all, rounding the riding part of the day off with a cycle speedway comp before the presentations.  Riding photos by our professional photographer will be available on our facebook page soon.






Primary ClassPrimary Senior ClassNovice Class Novice Senior ClassIntermediate Class
1stBailey Dacker
2ndEddie Weightman
3rdFinn Johnstone
1stSamuel Meeton
2ndNate Robinson
3rdElliott Cooper
1stOliver Weightman
2ndJosh McParland
3rdJamie Smith
1stAdam Birchmore
2ndDaniel White
3rdRichard Windust
1stSam Shepherd





Intermediate Senior ClassCadet ClassExpert ClassExpert Senior ClassElite Class
1stDarren Ring
2ndElliott Tickner
3rdAlin Milian
1stToby Smith
2ndReece Seymour
1stAdam Morewood
2ndCharlie Rolls
3rdDaniel Wheeler
1stWill Ackerley
2ndRyan Crisp
3rdAndrew Chai
1stAndrei Burton
2ndOwen Gawthorpe
3rdDave Kerr

Busy time for trials in Europe!
The last few weeks have been a busy time with GB Teams at the UCI Youth Games in German, the BIU World Championship in Czech, and the UCI World Cup in France, and there were a few medals coming back with them to the UK.

Robin Morewood reports: The UK had 6 riders competing in the UCI World Youth Games at Freiamt in Germany; there was a total of 163 riders competing from 18 countries, all aged between 9 and 16.  In the Poussin category for 9-10 year olds we had two riders with Bailey Dacker making his debut in a UCI trial finishing 16th, and Josh McParland finishing in a fine 5th place.  In the Minime category (13-14 year olds) Adam Morewood took the gold medal in 1st place on 3 marks after previously having 2nd and 3rd places in previous events.  Another UCI debut rider was Reece Seymour finishing 23rd out of the 40 riders in this category.  In the oldest category, Cadet, for 15-16 year olds Charlie Rolls had a great ride to finish 4th with another year left in this class and Will Ackerley finishing 11th.  Well done to everyone.

A report on the BIU World Championship should be coming from Robin shortly.  In the meantime, round 2 of the BIU European Cup in Austria is coming up on 3rd September with a team of 5 Brits taking part: Aaron Duke, Adam Morewood, Josh McParland, Bailey Dacker and Finn Johnstone.  Good luck for that to all of you.

Barry Gawthorpe reports:  There were a number of GB riders on their way out to Albertville in the French Alps last weekend.  Jack Carthy was the favourite for another visit to the top step of the podium, and yes, he made it!  Andrei Burton came through in 9th place.  Steve Rogers, Dave Kerr and Owen Gawthorpe made up the team.

The UCI World Championship in Italy is coming up 29th August to 3rd September, this is an invitation only entry based on (a) Achievements in the British Trials Cup series, and (b) Achievements at international events.  The final selection of the British Team is made by British Cycling after recommendations from the Biketrial Federation with team kits being provided by British Cycling.  We are only allowed a small number of riders in each class and the UCI World Championship British Team for 2016 is:-

Andrei Burton26" EliteAndrei Burton20" Elite
Dave Kerr26" EliteDave Kerr20" Elite
Owen Gawthorpe26" EliteOwen Gawthorpe20" Elite
Jack Carthy26" Elite
Pat Donovan26" EliteWill Ackerley20" Junior

Sam Oliver was also on the selected team but due to a very special delivery recently (congratulations Sam and Shauna) he won't be attending this year!

Good luck to all those still to go off to the international events.

UCI Youth Games, Freiamt, Germany
6-7th Augst 2016
Well done to everyone ...
Adam Morewood
Will Ackerley
Charlie Rolls
Reece Seymour
Josh McParland
Bailey Dacker
Kellie Rolls - Team Manager
UCI Youth Games, British Team 2016

Well done again Jack Carthy in Austria at round 3 of the UCI World Cup in 1st place, also well done to Dave Kerr making it to the semi-finals.  Good luck in the next round!
BIU World Championship, Czech Republic
8-13th August 2016
Well done to everyone ...
PouissinOliver Cooper
BenjaminBailey Dacker
Josh McParland
Elliott Cooper
Jake Green
MinimeAdam Morewood
Reece Seymour
Charlie Rolls
JuniorWill Ackerley
Senior 20"Aaron Duke
Elite 26"Scott Wilson
Elite 26"Ben Savage

British Trials Cup - Round 4 2016 - Blackpool Moon Rocks
A really good weekend at Blackpool, the help in setting up and running the event was fantastic, so many people helping out - thank you all very very much!

Saturday was beautiful sunshine (probably too hot to do much riding) but on the Sunday, even the rain didn't seem to dampen the riders' spirits and everyone seemed to enjoy the sections and the event in general.  There was a really good atmosphere among the riders and others present which all helped to make a good time, all finished off with the lovely Rebecca to present the awards.

Just one accident during the day for Samuel Meeton in Primary Senior Class who came off his bike leaving a section.  We're pleased to say that, despite a lot of blood, he went on to complete the course in just one dab!  Well done to Andrei Burton in Elite on finishing some hard sections also on just one dab.  Overall scores, some high, some medium and some low showed that we had the sections at a perfect level for you all. Well done to all the riders who competed, and welcome to all the new riders who were competing at their first National competition - we hope to see you again at the final round of the season at Hook Woods on 11th September - we can always guarantee another good time at that venue!






Primary ClassPrimary Senior ClassNovice Class Novice Senior ClassIntermediate Class
1stEddie Weightman
2ndFinn Johnstone
3rdOliver Cooper
1stSamuel Meeton
2ndElliott Cooper
3rdMax Ward
1stOliver Weightman
2ndJosh McParland
3rdJamie Smith
1stDaniel White
2ndAndy Cripps
1stAdam Biggins





Intermediate Senior ClassCadet ClassExpert ClassExpert Senior ClassElite Class
1stMichael Beck-Collins
2ndDarren Ring
3rdElliott Tickner
1stReece Seymour
2ndToby Smith
3rdPaul Grange
1stAdam Morewood
2ndCharlie Rolls
3rdTJ Reynoldson
1stWill Ackerley
2ndRyan Crisp
3rdAndrew Chai
1stAndrei Burton
2ndOwen Gawthorpe
3rdJack Carthy

Trials World Cup Round 2, Les Menuires, France
This weekend (8,9 & 10th July) sees the 2nd round of the Trials World Cup being held in the Alpine ski resort of Les Menuires, France. The uk has a big entry for this event with Jack Carthy, Andrei Burton, Dave Kerr and Steve Rogers riding in the 26” class and Sam Oliver and Andy Chai riding the 20” competition. Sam and Andy would have been joined in the 20” by Owen Gawthorpe but a virus is keeping him at home.

Good luck to all of the guys and let us hope for good showings in qualification and for the 2015 World Cup winner Jack Carthy to be topping the podium this time after his unfortunate crash in the first round!

Well done to Jack Carthy - 1st place - and well done to Andrei Burton - 9th place!

ONNIT bikes along with the Biketrial Federation, TykeTrial and the BikeTrial Academy UK will be hosting a Biketrial at the British round of the World Trial GP on Saturday 16th July 2016.  ONNIT bikes will have bikes available to try and buy over the weekend and along with the BikeTrial Academy will be on hand to help any new and inexperienced riders "have a go".

The Trial itself will start at 6.00pm (approx) and will take place inside the boundaries of 4 or 5 of the actual World Trial sections. Giving the riders a unique and exciting view of exactly what the Worlds top trials riders have to contend with!

Thank you to the Biketrial Federation for supplying the entry's and the permit for this event.

The World Trial GP promises to be a spectacular event at this new venue and is well worth attending on both competition days the 16th and 17th July. Event coordinators, Graham Jarvis and John Kerwin have put a lot of effort in to provide what will be a memorable event.

Courtesy of ONNIT bikes, any rider who enters this event is entitled to free admission to watch the main World trial GP on Saturday 16th July, for accompanying parents it will be 10.00 each.  (Normal prices are 13.00 and 20.00 respectively.)  For more information see www.worldtrialuk.co.uk


TykeTrial Club - 2 days at Olde Home FarmBike Trial Accademy UKBIU British Team at the European Cup
Check out the TykeTrial website for information about their 2-day event at Olde Home Farm on 2nd and 3rd July, including free barbecue!  Non-members welcome.Lots going on at the new (and very successful) practice ground.  Check their page for photos.Massive congratulations to the British riders at the second round of the BIU European Cup.  See the webpage for info.

British Trials Cup - Round 3 2016 - Olde Home Farm, East Yorkshire
Amazing weekend with all thanks to the Ackerley family - it took Simon many hours of work to provide eight great sections, but everyone there really enjoyed the event.  Check out our facebook page for loads of people's photos and video clips.  

Also thanks to the local event sponsors, Marcus Bourne, Peter Winn Tyres, Simon Pilling, D.A.W. Logistics, Wilfred Scruton Ltd, and DRT Trailers, as well as the series sponsors Tartybikes & Trialtech.  The contributions allowed us to provide two 50 vouchers as prizes in a raffle draw for everyone who had pre-entered the event, and to buy a supply of bike parts to use as spot-prizes at this and coming events, as well as to top up the Biketrial Federation funds for the various equipment and running costs.  

The competition, riders, spectators and riding were great, there were some high scores, but there were three people who finished on "0", so well done to Bailey Dacker, Samuel Meeton and Andrei Burton.  There were no major injuries (apart from Reece Seymour's hairline fracture of his fingers, oh, and Darren Ring's pulled hamstring)!  The photos and videos on facebook show how much everyone enjoyed it, do have a look through them!.

The results are now available here.





Primary ClassPrimary Senior ClassNovice Class Novice Senior ClassIntermediate Class
1stBailey Dacker
2ndEddie Weightman
3rdFinn Johnstone
1stSamuel Meeton
2ndElliott Cooper
1stJosh McParland
2ndOliver Weightman
3rdCasey Moore
1stNeil Robinson
2ndReece Penfold
3rdCarl Weightman
1stSam Shepherd




Intermediate Senior ClassCadet ClassExpert ClassExpert Senior ClassElite Class
1stAldis Blacker
2ndAdam Holt
3rdElliott Tickner
1stPaul Grange
2ndReece Seymour
1stCharlie Rolls
2ndAdam Morewood
3rdMarcus Chapman
1stWill Ackerley
2ndRyan Crisp
3rdJoe Prattley
1stAndrei Burton
2ndDave Kerr
3rdOwen Gawthorpe

BIU British BikeTrial Championship 2016 and BIU European Cup Round 1

Beautiful weather at Dudwood in Derbyshire for this event, with some excellent, although challenging, very well set up sections.  It was great to see several old-time riders there as spectators too!

The 39 competitors made their way round the course of 3 laps of 6 sections: with 29 riders competing for the British BIU title and 24 competiting for the BIU European Cup points.  Sad to say that just 6 european riders attended from Slovakia, Catalunya, Italy and Czech - the rest missed out on a great event!

Well done to BIU Delegate, Robin Morewood and to his team of helpers.

Check out the results from the BIU page.

British Trials Cup - Round 2 2016 - Bob Macgregor Trials Park
Another great trial on Sunday 1st May at Bob Macgregor's, a very wet start to the day but the rain stopped shortly after the start leaving the sections a bit muddy for the first lap.  The sunshine helped to dry them up in time for the second lap.  Everyone completed the course of eight sections with not one person retiring which suggests everyone enjoyed it, backed up by the verbal feedback afterwards.  Many thanks to the venue organisers, and to the Clerk of Course and his helpers for such good sections.  We had planned on running another fun speed section at the end of the event, but everyone wanted to get off home - perhaps earlier next time!

The results are now available here
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Primary ClassPrimary Senior ClassNovice & Novice Senior ClassIntermediate Class
Intermediate Senior ClassCadet ClassExpert ClassExpert Senior ClassElite Class


British Trials Cup - Round 1 2016 - Seymours Arena

A really good, well-planned event with excellent sections and loads of riders.  Thanks to everyone who came along and rode, observed, helped, and to spectators for making it a relaxed, friendly event.  Thanks to Graham for the Section 9 Fun Speed Section that added a finishing touch to the day.

Results here

Check out or facebook page for loads of photos.

Speed trial winners
Primary ClassPrimary Senior ClassNovice ClassNovice Senior ClassIntermediate Class
Intermediate Senior ClassCadet ClassExpert ClassExpert Senior ClassElite Class

The 2016 Medals have been redesigned and specially made for us by Trialtech.

Many thanks guys!

Now, can YOU win one this year?  You don't know till you try!  Just enter one or more of the British Trials Cup Series in 2016 and have a go!

Series sponsor for 2016 - many thanks to Tartybikes for helping to keep the sport going!  Don't forget to check out their website www.tartybikes.co.uk

Also, Trialtech will once again be designing and having the medals made especially for the 2016 series - watch out for photos when they arrive - thanks a lot guys!

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Plans are well on their way now for the 1st round of the British Trials Cup 2016 at Seymours Arena, Oxfordshire on Sunday 10th April.  Check out the poster and feel free to advertise the event, let's get as many riders and spectators there as possible.  It's a man-made 'natural' venue with some great sections for all levels.  Entry form coming soon.Click for full size poster

The Bike Trial Academy UK will be holding their first practise day at the home of Sam and Charlie Rolls ( Copy Yard Farm, Longstowe, CB23 2UP) on May 22nd 10-4pm. 5 for riders.

This is also an opportunity for non riders to come and see what bike trials is all about. 

If you bring a helmet, Charlie and Sam will have a spare bike you can have a go on. 

 Keep updated on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/biketrialacademyuk/
Bike Trial Academy Information

In plenty of time this year, the entry form for the UCI World Cup events and the Youth World Games is now available here, don't miss the deadlines!  For more information click on the UCI logo on the right.  Don't forget to copy our British Team Manager into the entry form so he can keep track of you British riders!  Good luck to all.

All of the venues and dates above for the British Trials Cup series are now confirmed and safe to make your travel arrangements and book any accommodation.  Really looking forward to seeing everyone again this year.

Welcome to trials in 2016, we're busy orgnanising a great year for you both at club and national events - new venues, new ideas.  Many thanks to everyone who completed the survey at the end of 2015, we're still working through it and will do our best to put ideas into place where possible.

We need more help though, after many years doing the sport's promotional work, Ben Swales has now retired to concentrate on being a teacher!  Thank you Ben for all your hard work in the past.  We do need a volunteer to take on this role; coming along to events, taking photos, writing reports from events, managing the facebook and trials-forum pages, getting reports and photos out to the media, and anything else to promote the sport in the UK.  If you fancy a challenge, do please get in touch with us.

Another of Ben's tasks was to contact those who may wish to sponsor the national series - we don't have anyone to do this yet for 2016 - so if anyone reading this considers the sport is worthy of sponsoring, or if you would be happy to take on the task of making contacts, please, do get in touch with us at info@biketrialuk.co.uk.

We've tried to make the website a little easier to navigate, without going through several pages to find what you want.  On the left you have the general information about the sport and about the British clubs, and on the right, you have the international information.  Just click on the link or on the logos to take you to the information.  

We're still working on this so please give us a little more time to get it all refreshed and updated.


Good luck to everyone this year, at the clubs, at the national series, and at the international events.  Let's hope for lots more medals coming back to the UK!


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World Cup Winner 2015 - Jack Carthy
UCI World Cup Winner 2015 The UK's Jack Carthy



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