Biketrial Federation UK Ltd (BTF) is recognised by British Cycling as the UK’s governing body for the sport of Cycle Trials in the UK. We run competitions under both the Trials (UCI) and BikeTrial (BikeTrial International Union) versions of the sport, including the stand-alone British UCI Trials Championship and British Biketrial Championship events, alongside the multi-round National Trials Cup. We also provide support to club competitions run in the UK.
For a brief overview of how competitions work, our series sponsor TartyBikes created this competition guide. Although it is a few years old and some aspects vary, it does a good job of showing the different levels of rider at competitions, how the events operate and features some useful information:
UCI events are run to the UCI rules (which can be found here), with BIU events being run to BIU rules (which can be found here). The National Trials Cup uses a hybrid of these two systems, allowing younger/less experienced riders to use the BIU system of point scoring, with the higher categories being run to a UCI-style system.
Please note that following the 2021 AGM the majority of club trials will now run to the UCI positive scoring system, as will the National Trials Cup. Both Club and National Trials Cup competitions will retain the ability to use bash and pedal without attracting penalty in White, Green and Blue routes. Red and Yellow routes will run to full UCI rules. The changes to the rules are in the process of being updated and in the intervening period if you have any specific queries please address these to the event secretary.
The Bike Trial Federation is affiliated to the AMCA (Amateur Motor Cycle Association) and runs its events through their insurers and uses their guidelines. The BTF also has close links to the ACU, (Auto Cycle Union) the main governing body for Motorcycle Trials in the UK to which our sport has close links and shares many riders past and present.
BTF is a not-for-profit organisation limited by guarantee comprising affiliated bike trial clubs operating in the UK.
BTF is run by a committee of volunteers with a desire to do their very best for the cycle trials scene in Britain. The committee is drawn from the affiliated clubs and work is under way to supplement this with representation for a wider range of individuals to allow us to draw on their experience of developing other sporting disciplines.
Chairman: David Johnstone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrators: Robin Morewood, Gill Morewood and Kellie Rolls email@example.com
Treasurer: David Johnstone: firstname.lastname@example.org
BC/UCI Delegate: Steve Rogers: email@example.com
BIU Delegate: Robin Morewood: firstname.lastname@example.org
The above are currently supported by an increasing body of directors. Further appointments in respect of responsibility for designated areas of BTF work will be announced as the task of segregating functions progresses.
A word about our sponsors:
We appreciate all the help and support that our sponsors give to us to enable us to promote our National Championship and help the BTF to grow. Thank you.
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