Pathfinder 3-stage Trial

The Aldermaston Nomads and Surrey TRF Pathfinder 3 Stage Trial 2022

We are excited to be able to announce the return of the Pathfinder 3 stage trial.  Once again we have secured the used of Bagshot – Training areas D1 and D2 (both sides of the M3). Event date is Sunday 29th May 2022.

Entries open on Saturday 7th May 20:00. We anticipate it will fill quickly, so don’t delay entering. Entries are via the ACU website: https://www.ride-acu.uk/Secure/Login.aspx

Classes will be : Enduro – ( EXPERT or CLUBMAN or SPORTSMAN )
Trail – (EXPERT or NOVICE)
Trial – (EXPERT or NOVICE)
Entry Fee will be £50

We are looking for observers and helpers, so if you’d like to help, please let us know.

Info on http://aldermaston-nomads.org/

You can also email us  – ian.mace@gmail.com

Never done a 3 stage?

Its a mix between a trial, 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 and enduro 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.