Training and practice

Training and practice

One of the great attractions of trials as a hobby and sport is that it offers three types of challenge and progression.

The most natural is the challenge to yourself as each section where marks are dropped presents a natural desire to improve at the next attempt. The next challenge comes from riding with your friends and using them as a marker to get closer to their scores. Finally, trials operates a route or class structure that allows the rider to progress onto more complex challenges.

Whilst regular competition is a natural way of progressing, having regular practice, especially focusing on your weak areas or hazards that are uncommon can be a great way of progressing. Many members of the club meet regularly for a practice, if you would like to find out more please get in contact. These tend not to be advertised, as a mass of bikes at an informal practice event can introduce safety issues. In these cases, small intimate groups keep it safe and adds to the fun.

We also have contacts with formal trials schools and can put you in contact if a more structured approach is something that interests you. A link to one of our members trials experiences can be found here.

Ultimately, as a club we want to help you to get maximum enjoyment from the support and of course as a Classic Trials Club, continue to attract people to the twinshock and Pre-65 scene!

Recommend practice venues:

  • Nant Ucha Farm - a great venue regularly used for our events and a practice venue for some of the countries top riders.
  • Swans Farm - see our venue page for more information
  • Dont forget your practice flags! These are readily available on Amazon and Ebay. Just search for "wire flag marks"