With the availability of cheap flights across Europe these days it’s easy and affordable to jump on a plane and spend the weekend at one of Europe’s many bike parks; but why should you? Because the UK doesn’t have anywhere near the facilities that other c
With the number of young riders who attend these trials schools, it’s no wonder that there are so many great riders that originate from this region, some of whom move over to Motorcycle Trials with its comparative skill set and carry on to excel in this discipline also. Of course, it helps that there are support and funds allocated to these sports to promote growth and recognition, something that would benefit the sport in the UK instead of relying on individuals or private clubs creating such venues. Those who have done so have to be commended for having already constructed and run such facilities producing our own world-class riders. Earlier this year Trial Evolution celebrated its 8th anniversary and hosted a trial to celebrate this; the event was supported by 90 riders of all abilities and a fun day was had by all. TRIAL EVOLUTION WAS BORN In 2010, Jordi Yélamos (43), a rider since 1984, trials has always been his passion, so when his son was five years-old, he wanted to introduce to him this sport that he had given him so many good times. He also thought he would like to transmit his knowledge to the children of his village, Sant Antoni de Vilamajor (Barcelona). He obtained some land in the same village from a local farmer who understood his passion for the sport and let him rent the land at a very reasonable rate, and this is where the first few obstacles were placed.
The first day of the class was a Saturday, and six runners took part. Little by little the new trial park was getting to be known to more and more children who then went to the trials school; the facilities were expanded until it now occupies an area of 7,500m2. The obstacles