The BIU Biketrial World Championship took place over the week of the 13-17th August in the Czech Republic, and several British riders made the trip to Kramolin to take part!
Both rounds of the Championship featured long, tough natural sections that put the riders through their paces. With top riders from around the world (including multiple World Champions such as Vasek Kolar) taking part the competition was fierce – the Elite category even finished on a tie!
Once the dust had settled, here are the final positions for our riders:
Elite: Adam Morewood, P5
Senior: Scott Wilson, P7
Benjamin: Eddie Weightman, P7; Finn Johnstone, P14; Oliver Cooper, P19
Minime: Oliver Weightman, P5; Josh McParland, P10; Elliot Cooper, P13
Congratulations to all the riders who took part! Find the full results on the BIU website here.
Find out what competitions are coming up by heading to our Calendar page.
We have just released the 2018 Trials Calendar, including all of the important dates both in the UK and abroad. This covers both UCI and BIU international and national competitions. So you can start planning your competition year. Get out riding and start training for a year of fun and challenging events! Check out the new page!
The 2017 Trials World Championships starts this week in (8th-12th) Chengdu, China. This year the competition is part of the Urban Cycling Championships which consists of BMX Freestyle, MTB XCE and of course Trials!
Along with the new event concept there is also a different scoring system being rolled out this year which instead of winning with the lowest score you win with the highest! no that doesn’t mean that the more dabs you have the better! for example if you record a “clean ride ” you score “10” instead of “0”. A full set of rules can be found in the links below.
Competing this year is current World Champion Jack Carthy who will be going all out to retain his Rainbow Jersey after what he describes himself as a disappointing World Cup campaign during the summer.
Along side Jack in the 26″ Elite category is double National Trials Cup Winner (Elite) Andrei Burton who will be looking to put in a good performance in the Games inaugural year.
Last but not least Joining these two in the Elite 26″ is Steven Rogers, we haven’t seen much of Steven competing this year so maybe stealth tactics maybe at work!
In the Elite 20′ Class British National Cup Winner (Expert Senior) Andrew Chai will be showcasing his unique all out committed style of riding which always goes down well with the crowds as does his famous smile!
Will Ackerley will be competing in his first World Championships in the Junior 20″ Category. Will has had a tough start to his World cup Campaign this year and suffered an injury whilst practicing prior to the final round in Antwerp this year and has not ridden in anger since whilst he tried to get fit for these Games, Will’s ankle swelled up on the long haul flight out to China so lets hope it settles down before his comp on Thursday!
Good Luck to you all and have a great time, don’t forget to send us some photos to post!
The European Bike Trial Indoor cup will take place this weekend (10th-12th Nov) in Brno (CZ) and will feature some of our UK riders two of which, Adam Morewood and Oliver Weightman will be looking to add the European title to the World titles they won earlier in the year in Pujalt (Catalonia). The other riders also competing are, Eddie Weightman, Oliver Cooper, Elliot Cooper, Bailey Dacker, Reece Seymour and Scott Wilson.
You will be able to follow the action on iSport365 who will be live streaming the event all day!, click on the link below.
The Bike Trial Federation AGM will take place on the 26th November at the National Cycling Centre Manchester.
If anyone would like to attend the meeting, join next years committee or simply have a suggestion to add to the agenda then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 3rd of November. Places are limited due to the room size so please confirm your intentions as soon as possible please.
The final round of the British National cup will take place this weekend on Sunday 8th October at Shipley Glen. Hosted by the Tyke Trial club this event will also include the overall Championship presentation.
Entries close at midnight tonight so hurry if you want to secure your name board for the final round. Entries will remain open as always but please contact us prior to the day to ensure no extra charge is incurred!!