What do I need?

The latest bike is not necessary - a good rider can achieve great results on an older bike!

Apart from a bike, you'll need some old clothes and a helmet, boots and gloves to protect yourself. Buy the best you can afford - they'll look after you and last a long time if you look after them well. If you're lucky, you might find some 'slightly used' ones especially if you're a junior.

You'll also need a way of getting your bike to a competition and here there's a choice of sharing with a friend, a trailer, van, pickup or bike rack to fit on the back of your car. 

Also, if you're intending to enter competitions, you will need to sign up with the ACU so that you are officially registered for trials events.