Make a Date� French Clas­sic Tri­als 2018

Classic Trial - - CONTENTS - CLAS­SIC TRIAL MAGAZINE 2018 • IS­SUE 24

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

Magazine please email us at: eng­[email protected]­mag.com. The same goes for the events in the United King­dom. Ar­ti­cle: Clas­sic Trial Magazine

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.

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