Monthly Archives: February 2019

Aldermaston Nomads and Surrey TRF – Pathfinder 3 stage trial 2019 – Entries open 7th Feb.

All – please note that the Entries open on Thursday 7th Feb. Enter through the ACU website.

https://www.ride-acu.uk/Secure/Login.aspx

more details:

https://www.acu.org.uk/events/April-2019/Aldermaston-Nomads-MCC/Trials/Training-Area-G1-Deepcut-Surrey-ACU55035.aspx

The event itself is on Sunday 7th April 2019 and Bagshot – Training areas D1 and 2

Never done a 3 stage?

Its a mix between a trial and a time trial and an enduro based on the original Army training trials format for all levels of rider! Below you can see an idea of how it usually works. Number of laps depends on course and conditions on the day.

Stage 1 – Trial. 2 laps of 10 trials sections which are wide (big enough for trail bikes). Marking is 0,1,2,3,5  Around 2 hours to complete. There will be a short special test in this Stage. During this stage only, there will be Expert gates to challenge the Expert class riders. The other classes follow the main route.

Stage 2 – Time Trial. 2 or 3 laps of the same sections (possibly eased slightly), but with a time limit of around an hour and a half. Harsher marking in the form of 0,3,5.  Multiple bikes allowed in a section, but at riders risk! No Expert gates due to multiple bikes in the sections.

Stage 3 –  3 or 4 laps in an hour but sections are not observed for footing or stopping – you just pass through the sections begins gate and any guide tapes as a checkpoint.  Number of laps depends on class and conditions on the day.

There is a break between each stage to have a rest, refuel etc.