ACU look to help new trials and enduro stars

ACU look to help new trials and enduro stars

In recent years, the ACU Trials & Enduro Committee has made the decision to change the emphasis for both the Trials and Enduro U23 Squads more to the form of direct financial support for rider development. This system has been a great success and will be continued for 2022. This support will be available to a limited number of squad members rather than the method of home-based training for larger numbers adopted in previous years.

The following criteria has been laid down for the Trials Squad.

The squad effort will be aimed at the European Trials Championship (FIME).

Initial Support will be offered to:

Riders contesting the FIME European Championship & Junior Cup,

Riders contesting the FIME Youth Trials European Cup.

Riders contesting the FIME Women’s Trials European Championship

Applications are invited now from riders with firm plans to compete at FIME level in 2022 and the squads will be selected shortly after the closing date.

Rider performance will be constantly assessed to determine if support will be continued – and at periodical intervals existing squad members may be replaced by others whose performances may justify re-selection.

It is very much intended that support will be performance related.

Riders who intend to contest the European Championship series should apply now to Mick Wren at theACU, Wood Street, Rugby, CV21 2YX . Riders should include details of their past successes and may back up their applications with references from any sponsors they might have. CLOSING DATE 15.03.22

The Trials and Enduro Committee believe that we have a wealth of young talent and look forward to helping you achieve your goals

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Applications for the U23 Enduro Squad are now invited, primarily from riders intending to compete in the ACU British Enduro Championship. The ACU British Extreme and British Sprint Championship may also be used in an assessment of eligibility for the squad, as of course will previous results in European Enduro Championship or World Championship events.Other ACU Enduro events may also be considered as supporting selection criteria It will be expected that in National events riders are currently competing at Championship or Expert level.

To be eligible, riders must be under 23 years of age or become 23 during 2022.

The primary aim for the U 23 Enduro squad is to give the selected squad members some financial support towards travel / accommodation costs incurred when attending FIM Europe (FIME) Enduro Championship events and possibly in addition, some home based training sessions.

For 2022 the scheduled FIM Europe (FIME) Enduro Championship events are:

Rd 1 March 19/20 Italy

Rd 2 April 2/3 Hungary

Rd 3 Aug Finland

Rd 4 Oct 29/30 Germany

In the first instance please contact Mary Kerr at ACU HQ on 01788 566403 /email mary@acu.org.uk with a request for an application form.

Please note that we intend to select the Squad as soon as possible so please respond at the latest by 1st March 2022