Make a Date� French Classic Trials 2018
We are constantly asked by many readers concerning the healthy classic trials scene in Europe. Maybe you want to find some information and ride in them? Well, if you do, we have some details here on the events in France. If you are a club in Europe and want to share your events with us at Classic Trial
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Provence Trial Classic
The club ‘Provence Trial Classic’ was born in 1999 and Thierry Aubert is the President. With 130 members it’s an exclusive Vintage Trials Club. It is the largest French club dedicated to the classic trial. In addition to the Ventoux Trial Classic they organise two other events in the format of the Classic Two-day trial with individual classification as opposed to the team element.
The Ventoux Classic Trial
This will take place on the 13th and 14th of October in Malaucene at the foot of Mont Ventoux in Provence. This will be the 19th running of the event. The club usually celebrates the event with the invitation of great past riders, and in 2018 this will be a true legend of trials as the guest of honour is Mick Andrews along with some other famous names. Other special guests have included Gilles Burgat in 2011, Thierry Michaud in 2015, and Charles Coutard in 2016. The ‘VTC’ as it’s now known was created in 1999 and in 2005 it became a team trial. The classification is not individual but by teams comprising three riders competing in the same category of difficulty. The VTC is one of the most important classic trials events in Europe with 380 riders. Registrations for entries are made exclusively on the website www.ventouxtrial-classic.com from June 20th. Regarding accommodation, there are hotels and cottages for everyone; once again visit the website: www. ventoux-trial-classic.com. The nearest airport is Marseille-Provence, which is approximately 100km from Malaucene.
Lastours Trial Classic
The Lastours Trial Classic, held in the last weekend of February, is this year on the 24th and 25th February — but the entry is already full. The club welcomes 250 riders at Domaine de Château Lastours near Narbonne, a winery known in France for hosting the Paris Dakar — Prologue— in the 80s. A great event that once again is a real success; go to www.lastours-trial-classic.com
Sunday Ride Trial Classic
The ‘Sunday Ride Trial Classic’ is on March 24th and 25th 2018 at the famous Castellet circuit Paul Ricard, in the Var. This trial takes place in the context of the ‘Sunday Ride Classic’ which once again is a great event to celebrate the vintage motorcycle scene in France with races on the circuit, exhibitions, etc. More information can be found on the website: www.sundayrideclassic.com The Classic Trials scene continues to grow in Europe and around the world so why not be part of it? Here at the magazine we have contacts who can deliver your own machine to the events at very reasonable prices; trust us, when you ride in one you will truly enjoy the experience.