of the Biketrial Federation 2008 and Rules for 2009
the past two years the Biketrial Federation has been listening to
their riders, and carefully watching the national and international
biketrial scene. At the Annual Meeting on Friday 28th November all
of this was taken into account when planning the Federation's future
and 2009 events.
there will be only one series run by the Federation in 2009. To
accommodate the needs of the riders, and the needs of British Cycling
for British World Team selection this meant an overhaul of the rules.
Federation's traditional rules were carefully scrutinised alongside
the UCI rules, and alongside riders' comments and feedback.
believe that the Rules for 2009 meet all of those needs. Please
do read the rules carefully, but key changes are:
to classes based on rider's own perceived ability.
time for all classes will be 2 minutes 30 seconds.
of a new class, the "Black" route, placed between
Blue and Red. (Riders in this class will in fact ride
the traditional Red route; see the next point.)
and Yellow route riders will incur penalty points for
bike parts touching the section; Riders in the White,
Green, Blue and Black route will not incur penalty points
for bike parts touching.
have been made to penalty points regarding crossing the
boundary and divider tape.
Cycling has requested that the Biketrial Federation be responsible
for UCI World selection. This to be based on: (a) World standings
and (b) Domestic standings. Domestic standings will be based on
event results. The selection for 2009 to be completed by early July.
and venues for the 2009 series have not yet been completed whilst
a calendar is put together of important dates in the school/college/university
year and consideration taken of international events. The event
calendar will be updated as soon as final plans have been made.
appropriate pages on this website will be updated as soon as possible,
but in the meantime, the Minutes of the Meeting and the 2009 Federation
Rules can be viewed by clicking on the links below:-
Federation's organisers would be very interested to hear your
views. Please send any comments to
hope to see you all at events in 2009 - everyone very welcome!
Bunny Hop DVD
Easter Bunny Hop raised almost £3,000 for the
Candlelighters charity to help those affected by childhood
cancer. Everyone had a really great day, and now,
thanks to James Ryan at 26twenty.com, it is recorded
on DVD. All the riders and teams are shown, and demos
by Cesar Canas.
DVD is on sale at £7.99 plus p&p with all
proceeds going to the Candlelighters charity. Here's
the trailer so you can see just a tiny bit of what's
in store on the DVD.
your copy of the full DVD here ...
Tribute to Ben Carlile
Carlile managed to achieve more in his wonderful 9
years of life than most of us could aspire to do in
six times that ... click
here to read more ...
TykeTrial of 2008
out TykeTrial on the "Clubs" page for information - the
entry form is now on-line.
for the last round and the TykeTrial Championship results are now
available from the "Events" page.
is coming to an end
will be taking place over the next two months to discuss 2009 events
and rules. If you have any comments or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting dates will be announced shortly.
UK National Championship Results now available
venues around the UK, starting at Hook Woods, Surrey in
the south, Blackpool on the Lancashire coast, Fort William
in the north of Scotland, and the final two rounds centrally
in Yorkshire. All brilliant venues and ideal for the biketrial
297 entries to the events, a total of 145 riders took part
in the series from the age of 6 up to 30+. Feedback has
been excellent, from riders, observers and landowners. Thanks
to everyone taking part, for a great atmosphere at events,
and for making the UK National's biketrial competition scene
as good as it is!
out the Events page for the winners of this series.
to see you all again in 2009.
luck in Australia to the Peacock family!
Glen 2 Days - What an amazing weekend!
final round of the British UCI Trials Championship and the
2008 British UCI Trials Championship are now on-line, but
apologies that Sunday's results have not yet been completed
- try again tomorrow night!
was a great weekend, with 86 riders taking part it was a
fantastic atmosphere, and even the weather gave glorious
sunshine on Sunday!
compliments have to go to everyone there, as one observer
reported "what a really great friendly group of lads"
- thank you. And many many thanks to all who have taken
part in both series of events in 2008, riders, observers
and helpers included.
sad part of the day was saying "goodbye" to the
well-known Peacock family; we wish them all the best for
their future in Australia and hope they join us on their
holiday visits in years to come.
summary of championship winners for 2008:-
National Champions 2008
UCI Trials Champions 2008
of Class Red
of Class Blue
of Class Green
your say ...
At the request
of riders, and to save the dozens of phone calls to organisers,
at last you have your own trials-competition forum. Use it to
discuss comps coming up, or comps that have been. Link to your
photos and videos, or organise a practice ride. Give the organisers
feedback and suggestions.
to register - We hope you enjoy using it.
- This website is for the use of all age groups from six upwards.
Any offensive posts will be deleted immediately and the person
posting banned. If you see anything offensive on the forum that
may have been missed, please inform the administrator.
You may remember
in April this year the TykeTrial Club organised a fund-raising
"Easter Bunny Hop" with 9 year old cancer victim Ben Carlile as
guest of honour.
We have received
a call from Ben's dad to let us know that Ben passed away peacefully
in his parent's arms at home on Sunday afternoon. He asked that
we thank everyone for everything they did to help Ben, so many
many thanks to everyone who came along that day, who contacted
him and visited him, helped him out at trials when he first started,
sent him presents, etc. You all know who you are, and Kev and
Sam are very grateful.
with Marc Vinco
at Brimham Rocks
Easter Bunny Hop with Cesar, Ben and Wayne
present from Ot Pi
Rest in peace
Ben. A brilliant young trials riders.
trials weekend is coming up in early October at the famous trials-heaven
of Shipley Glen.
October is the final round of the British UCI Trials Championship,
followed on Sunday by the final round of the UK National Biketrial
Championship and the Shipley Glen Cup.
not to be missed, there's plenty to practice on on the Saturday
night, and a campsite just up the road!
lucky enough to be on our mailing list your entry forms will be
in the post next week - if you're not on the list then forms can
be downloaded from the "Events" page. Alternatively,
you can enter and pay on-line.
Hope to see
you all there!
to everyone attending and riding in the 2008 World Championship
events over the last two weeks and good luck in the finals!
about the results visit www.biketrial-spain.com.
National Championship Results to date
available on the Events page (right hand column)
a brilliant day!
After a week
of rain and appalling conditions for setting out the trial, the
sun shone for everyone riding the fourth round of the UK Nationals
at Addingham yesterday. The organisers would like to thank everyone
for an excellent turnout, and particularly to the ten volunteer
observers who did a fantastic job on the day.
available from the "Events" page, they show that the
sections were set at about the right level for all routes, although
perhaps a little difficult for the Junior riders in the red routes
they were spot on for the Senior riders. Overall a job well done
for the section setters, many thanks to Andy Boyes, Brian Wright,
John Peacock, Neil Raven, Fred Savage and Mick Scriven.
follow, although it is a shame more people couldn't stay back
for the awards presentation!
emotions at winning!!!
<<< Elite 26"
Addingham Biketrial Cup 2008
event this major award is presented to the rider, riding
in his or her correct class, with the lowest scores of the
you everyone for a brilliant day.
National Biketrial Championship 2008 Round 4 - Addingham Moorside
The next UK
trials event is on Sunday 20th July at the famous Addingham Moorside,
the home of the 2005 BIU World Championship round. A very popular
venue that has been used very little since the council closed
it down early last year. After lobbying the local council and
planning department, we were successful in helping to get it re-opened.
Make the most of every opportuntity to ride here as they are now
few and far between!
were mailed two weeks ago so if you're on the mailing list you
should have yours by now; if not then it can be downloaded from
the events page. On-line entry will be available in the next couple
UCI Trials Championship 2008
very successfull rounds of this series earlier in the year to
help British Cycling choose their team for the UCI World Trials
Championship, we can now announce the date of the final event.
be held on Saturday 4th October at Shipley Glen. Entry forms will
be mailed with the results from the Addingham event, and will
be available to download soon from the "Events" page.
had hoped to run a stand-alone event for this final, but due to
rising fuel costs it was decided to run as a two-day event alongside
the final round of the UK National Championship.
you get your entry form off in plenty of time for this double-final
weekend of trials, great atmosphere at a brilliant venue with
not one but two Championship titles up for grabs!
gets a surprise gift ...
helmet, a present from his hero Ot Pi, put a smile on 10
year old Ben Carlile's face this morning. Another bright
spot for Ben in his fight against cancer was when he received
this signed t-shirt from riders abroad.
this year Ben prompted us to organise "The Easter Bunny
Hop", an indoor Biketrial event to raise funds to help
children with cancer. The event raised around £3,000.
you to everyone who continues to think of Ben.
Annual TykeTrial 2-Day
great weekend of fun!
Saturday afternoon, eleven teams of four rode two laps of five sections
to try to achieve the lowest average score. Well done to the winning
team "Not too fussed" for finishing on an average of 12
Saturday evening, Martin Rathmell presented the TykeTrial trophies
and Awards for the 2007 Championship, followed by a meal, more riding
for many, and finishing with a bonfire.
Sunday, another thirty riders joined in for the 4th round of the
2008 Club Championship - this time over ten sections around this
brilliant rocky woodland venue. Full results now available on the
Fort Bill Trophy
The 3rd round
of the UK National Biketrial Championship was held yesterday alongside
the World Downhill and Cross Country Championships. The ideal
spot to promote biketrial to the wider cycling community and to
the general public. Spectators watched in amazement as the trials
riders gave a brilliant display, attempting sections built from
logs, from rocks, from concrete pipes and the river sections.
day, and many thanks go to those who made the long journey to
Fort William, and to all the local Scottish riders. And of course
to the observers who made it possible.
now available on the events page.
See you all
at the next round at the ever-popular Addingham Moorside on 20th
July ... please send your entry forms off NOW!!!
3 - The Fort Bill Trophy
to check your entry's been received before you set off? See the
link to the entry list on the "Events" page.
your free entry passes:-
competition area will still be open to the public. Please
go the the organiser's office by the gondola station at the
Nevis Range, who will direct you to where Mick Scriven and
Fred Savage are working setting up the sections. Mick has
the passes for everyone.
contact Mick Scriven on 07817 548 559 between 9.00am and 7.00pm
to agree a contact point.
Biketrial Steward will be positioned very near the main entrance
between 9.00am and 10.15am. If you have difficulty locating
them, please contact Mick Scriven on 07817 548 559.
inside the main area, the Biketrial signing on and control will
be in the log section at the end of the expo area.
Bunny Hop Media Reports
it's taken so long to upload them ... here they are, click on the
pic to enlarge ...
3 - The Fort Bill Trophy - Saturday 7th June
needs to close at mid-day on Thursday 5th June ... why not send
it off now to be sure of a ride and to make sure of your free entry
2 - Blackpool - what a weekend!
to everyone in all categories who made Blackpool such a brilliant
weekend. The weather stayed warm and dry for us yet again, and
with some excellent sections on the '"moon rocks" the
105 riders had a great time, ending with the awards presentations
each day by the beautiful Miss Blackpool!
the event can be viewed, and purchased, from www.myeventphotographs.co.uk.
both days are now available from the Events page. Well done to
doing well ...
In the aftermath
of the charity fund-raising Easter Bunny Hop we've kept in touch
with Ben and his parents (see thank-you letter 17/04/08 below).
Since the Bunny Hop, Ben has had more treatment and we are delighted
to have heard that he has been able to return to school for a
couple of hours on three afternoons a week.
get out on his bike, dad Kevin has bought him an air-gun and target
set so he can get into the garden ... mum Samantha says "it's
a bit like the OK Corall at times"!!!
so pleased to hear that you're feeling a bit better Ben - keep
it up, we want to see you back at trials.
Biking UK magazine June issue for report on the Easter Bunny Hop
still coming in from the event, but it is believed that the final
figure will be in the region of £3,000 to be donated to
National Rnd 3 - Fort William
the Biketrial Federation has been working alongside British Cycling
to make trials part of the World Downhill Championship in Fort
William on the weekend of 7th and 8th June. Please note that the
previously advertised date for the trials event of Sunday 8th
has had to be changed to SATURDAY 7th June.
A long way
to travel for some people, but always an excellent venue and great
event - well worth the journey!!! And of course, thousands of
spectators to give an amazing atmosphere!
will receive a free entry pass to the main event, and a free pass
for a minder. Riders under 18 years of age will also receive a
free entry pass for a parent ... worth more than the trial entry
Get your entry
form off now - available to download from the "Events"
page, or you can enter and pay on-line.
ready for Blackpool?
not - you should be, the event of the year in 2007, can it
possibly be as good this year? Of course it can! Two great
days of riding, each day closing with the beautiful Miss Blackpool
presenting awards. The weather's looking great so don't miss
forms are available to download and print from the "Events"
page, or to enter and pay on-line. 98 riders last year ... don't
leave it till the last minute! Entries cannot be accepted on
you from Kevin & Samantha ...
everyone who has been involved in organising the charity event
for our son Ben, there are no words that can express how grateful
we are to you all, we totally understand how much time, effort
and hard work went into the trial, and know how committed everyone
has been in making the Easter Bunny Hop happen. Ben had a fantastic
day even though he did struggle towards the end as he became very
weak and tired but tried to put a brave face on because he knew
how many people had been involved in organising this hugh event.
we don't know all the people on the committee and everyone in
the club to thank them personally so please can you put this in
your news letter on our behalf. We especially want to thank Richard
Bell and his wife Nina for there kindness, as nothing was too
much trouble on the day, also Massive thanks to Martin Rathmell
and Barbara Wright for organising Cesar Canas.
think everyone had a fantastic day, so please say a MASSIVE MASSIVE
thank you to everyone who gave up their time to make such a special
and memorable day for our family.
thanks from the Carlile's
Ben especialy wanted to thank Wayne Mahamot, Ben Savage, John
Peacock and Neil Raven for top entertainment, he really enjoyed
their shows , also Dougie and Martin Lampkin for being there on
brilliant weekend - thanks to everyone taking part, the organisers,
the observers, and most of all the riders!
19th April - British UCI Trials Championship 2008 Round 1.............................................
riders took part in this first round of the first ever British UCI
Trials Championship. This event was organised at the request of
British Cycling to assist them in putting together their British
Team for the World Championship. Many people found the classes and
age groups strange, but put on a great show throughout the six challenging
sections. Well done to everyone who took part ... the results are
available to download from the "Events" page and have
been sent to British Cycling. The second round will be held on Saturday
17th May at the popular Blackpool North Shore (Moon rocks) venue.
20th April - UK National Biketrial Championship 2008 Round 1
riders took part in this, the first round of the 2008 UK National
Championship. A course of seven challenging sections were built
from the fantastic range of man-made and natural terrain of the
popular Hook Woods in Surrey. Riding the traditional biketrial classes
and routes, split into 20" and 26" wheeled bikes, gave
for a sigh of relief from everyone! Many thanks to Martin at Monty
for the baseball caps given to every rider at signing on, and for
the t-shirts for everyone who made it onto the podium. Special thanks
to landowner Jim Connor for allowing us to use the venue, and for
presenting the trophies at the end of a brilliant weekend. Results
are available to download from the "Events" page. Hope
to see you all at Blackpool for round 2 on 18th May.
awards ... (whoops, the
photographer missed the Elite 20" class - sorry!)
EASTER BUNNY HOP 2008
was an amazing event, a full report and photos will be placed
here soon. For now...
raised will be donated to "Candlelighters"
- watch this space to find the final figure soon.
year old Ben Carlile with SideHop winners Wayne Mahomet and
Ben Savage, who presented Ben with their joint trophy, along
with World BikeTrial Champion Judge Cesar Canas.
make it to the event?
to the cancer-related fund chosen by Ben's parents can be made
TykeTrial's bank account: Yorkshire Bank, Bingley Sort
Code: 05-02-42 Account number: 32578888
cheque payable to TykeTrial addressed to the Treasurer:
Richard Bell, 7 Lidget Road, Bradley, North Yorkshire,
Please mark any donations with
reference to Easter Bunny Hop.
UCI Championship 2008 and British Cycling World UCI Trials Team
Selection Policy and UK National BikeTrial Championship 2008
forms are now available on the Events page to either download,
or to enter on-line with on-line payment. Both rounds of this
British UCI Championship have been co-ordinated with UK National
events in order to save riders travelling time and expense. Should
be a couple of really good weekends, and if you enter on both
the Saturday and Sunday, you can save yourself £10.00! The
normal entry price for just one day is £20, enter both for
£30 and make a weekend of it.
Cycling have released their World UCI Team Selection Policy. This
can be downloaded from the "Clubs" page.
Easter Bunny Hop ...
fun event isn't about who's the best rider ... it's about trials
riders throughout the UK pulling together to put on a great show
for a poorly little boy and to help to raise funds for a very worthwhile
cause. Entries have started coming in ... get yours in now! Don't
forget the closing date is next Saturday 16th March.
a day ...
wind, rain and hailstones took it in turns today to try to put riders
off. They succeded with a few, but the majority kept on going to
finish the trial. The usual Cowling Pinnacle rocky field was full
of lambing sheep, so at the request of the farmer, the next field
was used to set up the seven unusual fun sections. Regularly used
by motorcycle trials clubs, the venue presented some different terrain
to tackle, and some enjoyable riding for most. Shame that the weather
gave us a lot of very high scores, but it was the same for everyone!
Everyone who rode and finished should be proud of their achievement
in that alone - well done to all - a really good trial.
double-event for the Blackpool weekend ...
due to unforeseen circumstances, the first of the planned UCI World
Qualifier events to be run on behalf of British Cycling had to be
cancelled. Instead ... a replacement qualifying event has been announced
for Saturday 17th May at the amazing Blackpool venue. This to run
alongside the 2nd round of the UK National Championship on 18th
May. Entry forms will be available soon.
- Round 2 - Cowling Pinnacle
to a technical hiccup the entry forms for this event were not
mailed until late on Friday 29th February. If you haven't received
yours yet, please download from the Events page and send off immediately.
Alternatively, you can complete the on-line entry and on-line
date for entry is Friday 7th March - entries will not accepted
on the day.
further hiccup is that it was missed changing the heading - it
still says Shipley Glen at the top, although the rest of the form
clearly says "Cowling Pinnacle". The event is at Cowling
Pinnacle. Apologies that this wasn't noticed until after copying!
form now available from the Events page - there has to be a strict
closing date of Saturday 16th March for this event so get your entry
forms off in the mail NOW !!!
second and third judges have just been confirmed as Dan Clark and
Martin Crossthwaite of the Xtreme Trials Display Team - check out
their website and videos at http://xtremetrials.co.uk/. Dan and
Martin have also loaned some of their display equipment for the
event so watch the videos carefully!
forms for the Easter Bunny Hop will be available on 1st March
- watch this space!
parents have now decided that funds raised from the event should
go to the "Candlelighters" charity. Information can
be found on their website http://candlelighters.org.uk/
first trial of the year ...
first event of 2008 took place yesterday with 88 riders enjoying
the glorious sunshine at Shipley Glen. Results are now available
from the Events page. Well done to everyone and many thanks to all
of the helpers.
thanks to BikeTrial China ...
"Easter Bunny Hop"
in aid of those affected by childhood cancer ...
from BIU Japan ...
JAPAN UNION (BJU) put news about aid for Ben in their webpage.
Now Chinese delegate and BJU put the information on their webpages.
You can check them with following webpages.
OF BIKETRIAL CHINA FOR BEN Jason, Biketrial China wrote to
the BIU that "I have discussed with China riders about aid for
Ben. We will hold a Biketrial Jam in Shanghai, all riders will
sign for Ben and wish him healthy on a China Team T shirt. We
will take a group photo and send it to Ben with the T shirt and
a stamp. We will provide 3 more stamps of Jin Mao Tower climbing
event to the organizer of the charity competition for auction
and surport Ben. We will arrange these things recently" and also
they will send special stamps. The BIU will collect these and
send to the organizer before their event opening. Now BJU started
some plans to participate the movement of aid for Ben.
is expecting more actions from more countries.
ACTION FROM CHINA The Chinese delegate Jason Dou put
the news about the event "AID FOR BEN" in his webpage. Acoording
to Jason "He wrote to the BIU that "I think maybe I could ask
China Riders sign on a China Team Shirt for 2007 WBC last year
and send to the boy,and provide some stamps of Jin Mao Tower climbing
competition for Charity Auction". It ia a very good idea. Thanks
Jason!!! They are welcome any help you made.
Club's News updated, click the TykeTrial logo from the "Clubs"
page. 2008 Membership form available to download.
UK Federation - Taking trials to the people!
... our aim is to make the biketrial sport fun and easy to participate.
To ride in any Biketrial UK Federation event, you do not
need to hold any licences.
your eye on the "Events" page as more dates and venues
are changed and confirmed as the year ahead's plans progress.
Sunday 23rd March (Easter Sunday)
Indoor at Skipton Auction Mart, Skipton, North
Yorkshire. (10 minutes bike ride from Skipton
section built from equipment from the Sheffield
by top world riders (names to be confirmed)
Arena Event, any age, any ability
invited to have a go at the Bunny Hop, Sidehop,
Gap jump and Limbo competitions so make sure you
bring your bike (small charge towards fund-raising)!
entry forms will be available for download in
due course, so start getting your teams planned
now for a really fun day.
available on Saturday night (£5.00 per tent
is always needed on Saturday to set it all up,
otherwise organise yourselves into a ride somewhere!
by volunteers, all profits will go in aid of
those affected by childhood Cancer.
(BikeTrial International Union) Amended Rules for 2008
does not apply to many riders in the UK and not to the Biketrial
UK Federation Championship events, but for information for those
considering travel to the BIU World Championships, we attach a copy
of their updated rules for 2008. The main change is the classes
and age groups (changes are highlighted in red). 20"
and 26" bikes have now been combined, and age groups and route
colours have been changed.
to view the documents: (please give the rules time it's a
BIU World Championship
UK National Championship events this year have adopted the route
colour changes, also the age group changes. We will however still
run separate classes for 20" and 24/26" bikes, also the
usual "guest" classes, and an "over 30's" class.
See the "Rules" page for the 2008 Biketrial Federation
Weekend - 22nd and 23rd March 2008
amazing 9 year old rider and member of the TykeTrial club, Ben Carlile,
is very poorly right now. He has undergone a serious operation and
is currently undergoing treatment for cancer.
are holding a fund-raising event over the Easter weekend to help
Ben and other children in similar circumstances.
be held in Skipton, North Yorkshire, we have arranged camping to
be available from Friday evening until Monday morning. The event
will be held on Sunday 23rd, with practising available on Saturday.
event not to be missed ... top riders from all over the world have
promised to attend. Watch this page for more information. If you
feel that you can help or have something to offer, please email:
last we're able to put in lots of Biketrial dates for 2007. Keep
watching though as it will be updated and amended on a regular basis
throughout the year.