14th May 2017 British National Cup Round 2 Bike Trial Academy UK

Round 2 provided a complete contrast for the riders, being hosted and set on man made sections at the home of Bike Trial Academy UK.

Lots of spectators arrived to watch the talented UK riders from all over the country compete. A free ‘Have a go’ area was set up allowing
non riders to ride a trials bike and ride over low obstacles. This attracted lots of children and adults and helped to gain new riders
to the academy and to the sport. Food and drinks were supplied all day by PJ Catering. Leah Robinson was invited to take photos of
the event and provided us all with lots of great photos.

Several weeks were spent constructing 5 new sections and the permanent concrete pipes were tweaked to create section 6.
The sun was shining on competition day allowing the riders to have a good attempt at the tough sections.
However, incase of rain, two sections were built in the barn. The ‘Pallet/beam Section’ created a street section with regular shaped obstacles and beams
and the ‘Tree section’. Comprising of large tree trunks placed in various positions. The ‘Bank Section’ was set outside
on a man made bank of earth with concrete shapes dug in and ending on the flat but bumpy yard.
In the concrete farm yard, watched by the resident cows, their were 2 sections. The ‘Black Section’ comprised of a mix of shapes and sizes.
The riders had to negotiate the black tyres, drums and steps. The ‘Ramp Section’ was constructed from irregular shaped concrete, a rocky road
and a big ramp to a rock set in a pipe for the elite riders.

Overall the ‘man made’ competition was a steep learning curve for those riders not used to man made sections and was high scoring
in some of the routes. Once the competition finished the riders made the most of the sun and practised.
The spectators left impressed with the talent we have in the UK and with whole atmosphere of the competition.

Thank you to all the helpers from the Academy for all the hard work put in. Also thank you to the observers, sponsors and helpers on the day.

British National Cup Round 2 Results

2nd April 2017 British National Cup Round 1 Addingham Moorside

The ‘new look’ British National Cup campaign hosted by the ‘new look’ Bike Trial Federation got under way at the famous Silsden venue of Addingham Moorside or the “Nab” as it’s known to locals!
A fine day greeted the 29 riders as did the hospitality trailer kindly lent to the BTF by Ripon Farm Services.

The competition consisted of 3 laps of 6 sections. 5 courses were laid out for the 10 categories catered for and these were set out by Tim McParland, Robin Morewood and Barry Gawthorpe.

This event saw the Federation use the new plastic posts and laminated route arrows along with Boundary tape. This lay out has already been adopted by the Tyke Trial club to whom we give thanks to them and ONNIT bikes for the loan of this equipment.

Many compliments were received during and after the competition as to the quality, look and feel of the event.

Plenty of photos are available from this event from Neil Sturgeon and Leah Robinson, Neil was invited by the Federation so that riders could have the opportunity to purchase prints and other photo products from Neil, see the link below.
Thank you to all the observers and volunteers who assisted in packing away! also everyone else who made the event possible and such a success.
Thank you to Trialtech for their continued support.
Results below.

British National Cup Round 1 Results