Preparations are well underway for the 2018 North Berks MCC Supertrial due to be held over the weekend of 18th & 19th August. The Club will have the country's top riders who will be tested to their limit on the technical rock sections of Seymours Arena after Stu and the team have had heavy machinery in re-configuring the sections to test the World class riders that will be with us again this year.
The Ladies take centre stage on the Saturday morning. Ladies World Champion, Emma Bristow will be looking to retain her title which she has held since the first ladies North Berks Arena Trial in 2014. Donna Fox and Jess Bown will be trying their hardest to snatch the win and the rest of the field of top UK riders will be aiming to get on the podium for the glory.
This year we see the Youth riders competing on the Saturday again, these include all the up and coming young stars of the future and what a promising bunch. These young guys will not be afraid of hitting the big stuff, they all ride National and/or World level trials, so it will be interesting to see who comes out on top in 2018.
James Dabill was back in 2017, he was 100% focused and determined to regain his title on the infamous technical rock sections of Seymours Arena. He certainly didn't disappoint, putting on an amazing display of skill, although the qualification round was tight at the top he raised his game for the final and showed why he is the UK's current top rider. The rest of the field compete at the highest level in the British and World Trials Championships so any one of them could come away with the win on the day.
The action gets underway at 10.00 on Saturday with the Ladies Arena Trial, followed by the Youth Trial. The guys get started at 10.30 on the Sunday morning so make sure you’re at Seymours to see the action unfold. There is free camping on the Friday and Saturday night, there’s always a great atmosphere in and around the Arena. Toilets and refreshments are on site and there will be plenty of trade stands on Sunday, including BVM-Moto, SXS-TRS, Acklams Beta, John Shirt GasGas, so there is a great opportunity to purchase some new kit or even place an order for that new bike you’ve been promising yourself.
Admission is £10 for adults, £5 for 5-16 year olds and under 5’s are free.