If you’ve never ridden in trials or motocross and possibly have never even been to such an event, then our first suggestion is that you check out the calendar in this website and take yourself along to visit one of these competitions.
Don’t watch an indoor trial or Supercross on the telly and think “I couldn’t do that” – well neither can we, and “real” trials and motocross meetings are nothing like what you see featured on the ‘box.
First of all ask questions of the club officials – we have a link on this site for you to contact various club officials – and they’ll tell you all you need to know and probably a lot more. If you think you have the capabilities to take part – and only rudimentary off-road ability is needed, then it’s quite simple to get yourself licensed and fixed up with the kit to take part.
However, if you think you need some practice and experience before entering an event, we suggest you locate a venue where you can legally try out your chosen sport or even better, have a training session at one of the many trials and motocross schools that are held up and down the country. Some of those can be located through the Links page.
Please remember that before taking part in a competition, you must have either a Trials Registration Card or a Motocross Riders Licence, both of which can be obtained through any of the Northern Centre clubs and the Auto Cycle Union, the governing body of UK motorcycle sport. They are obtained on-line for a payment of a small fee.