2016 TRIALS UNDER-23 SQUAD
In recent years the ACU Trials & Enduro Committee has made the decision to change the emphasis, for both the Trials and Enduro U23 squads, more in the form of direct financial support for rider development.
This system has been a great success and will be continued for 2016. This support will be available to a limited number of squad members rather than the method of home-based training for larger numbers adopted in previous years.
The following criteria have been laid down for the trials squad: The squad’s effort will be aimed at the European Trials Championship (FIME). Initial support will be offered to: Riders contesting the FIME European Championship and Junior Cup; Riders contesting the FIME Youth Trials European Cup; and Riders contesting the FIME Women’s Trials European Championship. Applications are invited now from riders with firm plans to compete at FIME level in 2016, and the squads will be selected shortly after the closing date.
It is also intended that a limited number of intense training sessions will be organised as early as possible in the year before the European series starts. Rider performance will be constantly assessed to determine if support will be continued — and at periodical intervals existing squad members may be replaced by others whose performances may justify re-selection. It is very much intended that support will be performance related.
Riders who intend to contest the European Championship series should apply now to Mick Wren, including details of their past successes. They may back up their applications with references from any sponsors they might have. The Trials and Enduro Committee believe that we have a wealth of young talent and look forward to helping you achieve your goals. The closing date for applications is: 15/02/2016.
Contact Mick Wren, ACU National Trials Squad, Levenside, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8LZ. Tel: 015395 31082 or email: mick.tri[email protected]