Trials is a motorcycle sport based on skill rather than speed. It is probably the cheapest form of motor sport and can be enjoyed by the young and not so young. Our riders range from 6 to 60+ and are a very sociable bunch.
Before you can ride in an ACU trial you will need to:-
On registration with the ACU you will receive an ACU Handbook which outlines all the rules, regulations and other useful information regarding motorcycle sport.
Cambridge Matchless Motorcycle Club trials normally cater for the following classes:-
NB Newcomers to the sport should ride as Novice not Clubman
Not all clubs run events with all these classes and some have others e.g. over 40, twin shock, pre 65 etc. All types of trials machines are accepted at our events in the above classes
Normally our trials incorporate three routes.
Any rider can with permission of the Clerk of the Course upgrade to ride a harder route and can down grade to an easier route on a non award basis NB At some of our events it is not possible to include a beginners/youth C route.
Each section has a 'BEGINS' AND 'ENDS' card normally common to all routes. A HARD route is marked by white stakes with red and blue tops. (Red on right of section Blue on left) The EASIER route follows the same markers as the HARD route until there is an alternative easier path and this is marked with yellow stakes with red and blue tops. Alterations for the YOUTH C/BEGINNERS route are marked with plain white stakes. NB these markers are not common to all clubs.
PERMITS AND ENTRIES
Before a trial can be run it is necessary to obtain a permit from the local centre of the A.C.U. There are six types of permit depending on the status of the event - these are:-
It is important to read the regulations carefully before filling in the entry form to make sure that you are eligible to ride in that event.
With the exception of the CC evening series, which is entry at the event, regulations and entry forms for all of our trials are published in The Sporting Motorcyclist and available on our website. Every effort should be made to enter before the day as it is so much easier for an organizer if the know the number and status of riders before the sections are laid out.
The new style entry forms in The Sporting Motorcyclist are not easy to read or fill in please make sure all relevant boxes are completed, particularly club and class in which you are riding.
RULES OF THE SPORT
All rules and regulations applicable to trials regarding machines, clothing, method of marking, etc. are contained in the ACU Handbook.