IDMCC are always willing to accept new members and newcomers to the sport, our constitution revolves around us promoting the sport of motorcycle sport. This is fundamental to our yearly plans.
We promote an ‘Introduction to Trials’ event each December, the current location being at Tain.
Information – All riders, please note that Club Trials start at 10.30 sharp, with signing on from 9.00 am to 10.15 am. Latecomers may not be able to enter as entries will be closed at 10.15 am.
Here is some basic information for newcomers:
“A trial is a test of riding skill and balance over a variety of observed natural obstacles with riders incurring penalties for footing or stopping”.
This can be riding up a stream, grassy hill climb, over rock slabs etc. Officials are positioned at observed sections to record the riders’ performance and the scores are aggregated by the Event Secretary to determine the winner/s.
Trials are recognized as the cheapest form of motorcycle sport, with the prices of bike ranging from second hand at around £500 to £5000+ for the latest models. Bikes are specially manufactured and are road legal, but most events are completely of road and therefore the machine does not need to be registered or licensed. Engines range from 50cc to 320cc although the optimum is considered to be 250 for an adult. They have very low gearing, snappy powerful engines, and special soft compound tyres that will “get you up the side of a house!” As the bike is controlled whist standing up, it has a very low small seat and rear set footrests. This makes for little comfort if the bike has to be ridden for any distance on the road! As well as the bike, a rider also needs protective clothing and equipment.
Trials – How do I get Started?
‘Walk before you can run’ is an age old saying and it hold true for trials:
- Join our club or one locally to you which organises Trials.
- Find out about training and if possible attend a Trials School.
- Purchase your machine, riding suit, helmet, boots etc.
- Apply for a Competition Licence/Trials Registration Card– this must to be through your Club.
- Contact Organising Clubs for entry forms to National Trials.
- Complete the entry forms correctly and return them to the event secretary.
- Follow any final instructions sent to you, be on time and enjoy your Trial.
Protective Clothing and Equipment
All riders at all times MUST wear a helmet and protective clothing.
Clothing must cover legs and body and it is recommended that arms should also be covered. Boots of approximately knee length must be worn. Leather, rubber, plastic or safety type Wellington boots only will be allowed.
Helmets, which must be in compliance with the Road Traffic Act, must be worn by riders at all times when riding the machine.
All Youth competitors must have clothing covering arms and wear gloves covering hands and fingers. The wearing of gloves is recommended for all competitors.
Before purchasing any of these items take advice from established riders and club officials.
The 2019 YOUTH AGE GROUPS are as follows:
AGE LIMITS 2019 :
The 2019 YOUTH AGE GROUPS are as follows: AGE LIMITS 2019 :
A Class – Born between: 01/01/2002 and 31/12/2003
B Class – Born between: 01/01/2004 and 31/12/2007
C Class – Born between: 01/01/2008 and 31/12/2009
D Class – Born between: 01/01/2010 and 31/12/2013
Note: To ride a combustion engined machine the rider must have attained 6 years of age.
E Class minimum age – 4 years at the date of competition and born after 01/01/2013.
N.B. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR B/C CLASS RIDERS IN 2019:
Riders who would have been due to stay in the C Class under the 2018 age/capacity structure (ie riders born between 01.01.2007 and 31.12.2007) will have the option of either: -Moving to the B Class in the year in which they reach 12 years old on a machine up to 125cc (and being eligible for B Class points). -OR -Remaining in the C Class for another year on a machine of up to 80cc and retaining eligibility for C Class points
The following are the maximum capacity machines which may be used by the various age groups at ALL TRIALS.
Lanyard type engine kill-switches are mandatory at Scottish Championship events.
ENGINE CAPACITY /WHEEL SIZE FOR ABOVE AGE GROUPS:
The maximum permitted for machines used in the Age Groups set out in this Regulation are as follows:
A Class -125cc Mono or 250cc Twinshock combustion engine, and Electric up to 10 bhp measured at the rear wheel.
B Class -125cc Mono or 250cc Twinshock combustion engine, and Electric up to 10 bhp measured at the rear wheel
C Class – 80cc combustion engine, and Electric up to 7 bhp measured at the rear wheel.
D Class – 80cc combustion engine, Maximum Medium wheel. and Electric up to 7 bhp measured at the rear wheel.