were some changes to the rules and rider-classes,
full details of those should be available soon.
full schedule of rounds for the National series for
2015 was planned at that meeting around the International
dates previously notified to us. Unfortunately the
BIU changed three of those dates after our meeting
and have rearranged them with dates that clashed with
our own planned series. In order to ensure all British
riders could compete both nationally and internationally
we are currently trying to re-arrange our own plans
and venues. Please bare with us on this! We can confirm
that round 1 is confirmed as Sunday 12th April at
Hook Woods in Surrey; also that round 3 is confirmed
as a 2 day event at Fort William alongside the World
Downhill Championship. The remainder of rounds should
be confirmed soon. NOTE: All rounds are now confirmed
check the UK Nationals page for details.
any rider wishes to compete in the UCI World Championship,
it is part of the selection policy (British Cycling)
that the rider MUST compete in a minimum of two of
the British Trials Cup National rounds to be considered.
If, once the final dates are announced, you are unable
to attend any of the qualifying rounds, you must contact
the Chairman or Administrator as a matter of urgency
with a reasonable explanation of why you will be unable
to attend (examinations or injury/illness for example).
2014 discussions took place with representatives of
the BIU with a view to the Biketrial Federation taking
over responsibility for the BIU in the UK from their
current organisers. Robin Morewood has been put forward
to take over as the UK's BIU Delegate but there seems
to be a substantial delay in getting final decisions
from the BIU and the current British representatives.
If this goes ahead, then the Federation (alongside
Robin) will be running a one-round BIU British BikeTrial
Championship to full BIU rules - this is planned for
July but may need to be cancelled depending on the
outcome. NOTE: Event now confirmed, check the UCI
& BIU page for details.
the aftermath of a very successful year at the UCI
World events (congratulations to all involved) the
Biketrial Federation UK has appointed Barry Gawthorpe
as their UCI Representative, working alongside British
Cycling to gain the best benefits possible for our
British riders and for the organisation and management
of the entries. He will not be processing your entries,
they will go through the normal British Cycling channels,
but he will be available to manage any difficulties
you may experience and to confirm team entries.
Biketrial Federation rules have been adjusted this
year and will take into consideration issues which
have been pointed out to us as problematic or leaving
to say, it's taken a while to get all the rules sorted
out this year, and then we discovered at the last
minute that UCI have changed their's to give riders
only 2 minutes in each section instead of 2½
minutes. This fits in with us nicely, particularly
now as we're assisting with the BIU in the UK and
their rule is 2 minutes. So, with immediate effect,
riders at our UK events will have 2 minutes per section.
addition, there is a change in the classification
of what parts of the bike must go through all markers
- this now states "the entire bike" instead
of specifying parts.
finally, the classes have had a little change, nothing
drastic but with very low entries in the MTB class
that has now been discontinued, and with the coming
of a separate BIU event, the traditional BIU Elite
class has been removed from the Cup series, leaving
just one Elite class (formerly World Elite). Also
there are a couple of age classifications added.
(10 and under)
(14 and under)
(25 and under)
the changes aren't too complicated for you this year!
A full list will be on the Rules page of the website
in the next few days.
a final update (07/03/15) after feedback we have removed
any age classifications on the red routes, as well
as guidelines for section-setters, organisers and
riders on the maximum height, drops etc expected for
you all find the information helpful. If you have
any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federation Rules 2015