Most Improved Rider of 2017, Lee Titley in action at Sweetwell Cattery

 

Darwen Trials provides around 18 competitions each year. These include fun competitions, where the focus is on giving an enjoyable and slightly less challenging event, our Novice and Beginners Series, Evening Series and Club Championship. All members are eligible to enter these series of events and for the overall series prizes. It is expected that overall course/class winners 'move up' a degree of difficulty for the following year's series. For this reason, an entrant will not be eligible for the award of a winner's trophy in the same class (other than Experts) for two consecutive years. A number of these are also North Western Centre events and contribute to the NWC Championship.

Inch Perfect Trials Novice and Beginner Series

This series of four events - usually taking place on Saturday afternoons - provides a range of courses for the beginning and improving rider. Four courses are provided - an Easy Course for beginners, a Novice course for more experienced riders and a Hard Novice course for capable riders. A 50/50 course comprising a mixture of Easy and Beginner sections fits in midway between these two levels.  Results from this series of events combine to produce a series winner, runner-up and third place for each course where a rider has entered a minimum of three events.

Hotel Land Developments Evening Series

Taking advantage of the longer evenings, this series of three trials offers a mid-week opportunity for practice and competition. Registration is normally from 5pm with a start time of 6 o'clock. Awards to Youth and Adult winners of Expert, Intermediate, Novice and Beginner classes. Results from this series of events combine to produce a series winner, runner-up and third place for each course where a rider has entered all three events.

Dave Clarke Racing Club Championship

Our year-long Club Championship is made up of a series of five Sunday competitions set out to present a stiff test to all classes of rider. Courses on offer are Expert, Intermediate, Novice, 50/50 and Easy. There are also awards for Youth, Adult, Over 40 and Over 50 classes. Results from this series of events combine to produce a series winner, runner-up and third place for each course where a rider has entered a minimum of four events.

NWC events

Darwen Trials also host other major events which are open to members of clubs affiliated to the ACU North Western Centre. Amongst these are the Jim Sandiford Memorial Trial, Anne Isherwood Trophy and Darwen 100 competitions. These competitions attract a high quality entry and take place at our more challenging venues.