This year the Auto Cycle Union Ltd (ACU), in conjunction with BUMPY (Birstall Urban Motorcycle Project for Youth) will be providing members of the public with the opportunity to try out the sport of trials during a free of charge with trials riding session.

BUMPY is a charity which was set up in 1989 to provide a safe, supervised place for people of all ages and abilities to get involved in riding motorbikes on road and off road. Bumpy also educate young people who attend their facility in a range of programs including drugs awareness and the fire service are built into projects, motorcycles being the tool to engage the young people.

Over the years, Bumpy have changed, adapted and improved their facilities to provide the services which they can deliver, to a diverse clientele, many being hard to reach young people including those with disabilities and learning difficulties. Bumpy have close links with young people’s services along with the local church groups bring community cohesion into the heart of Bumpy.

The ACU Try Trials sessions are 15 minutes in duration and include full instruction from ACU certified coaches. All appropriate protective clothing will be provided. Trials riding demonstrations by the ACU coaches will also take place daily with times to be confirmed.

To be eligible to take part you must be able to prove:

You are at least 16 years of age (if under 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian with you to sign you on)

You have a valid DVLA motorcycle licence or have an ACU competition licence

Sessions will commence from around 10.15am daily and can be booked on a first come first served basis by visiting the ACU stand 2D60 in Hall 2.

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