About Us & Rules

The Peak Classic Trials Club was formed to primarily cater for the owners and riders of Classic British Bikes, Twinshock and Air cooled monoshocks. 

We hold events in and around the beautiful Peak National Park in easy reach of riders from Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Staffordshire and surrounding areas and enjoy a good turnout with some riders coming from further afield at all our events. 

We run trials with five routes Sportsman/Vets, Classic Intermediate, Intermediate, Classic Expert and Expert with classes in each category for British Bike, Twinshocks, Air cooled Monoshocks. All Trials are run on a No Stop basis as Trials used to be. We are a Classic Trials Club after all and intend to offer a more traditional trial regarding sections and riding practices. 

A lot of our events are held near to local pubs where reasonably priced accommodation including campsites can be found so if traveling from further afield or just wanting to make a weekend of it you will be well catered for. 

Entry fees to our events are £15.00 adult £10.00 youth under 16 .

We actively encourage new members so feel free to come along to our events we are a friendly lot even if you do not have a bike currently. 

Have you ever thought of trying Observing? This is a great way to get a feel for the great sport of Motor Cycle Trials. Don’t worry we will be delighted to explain the rules and even provide a chaperone. Observers are the life blood of Trials and we always like to look after them

Information on classes, routes, and rules for the 2022 season 

Helmets, suitable calf length boots and gloves, along with appropriate clothing must be worn at all times whilst riding a machine at our events. Please remember Motor Sport is Dangerous and it is the rider responsibility to ensure they are appropriately attired.

The onus is on the rider to ensure that they have entered in the correct class and that their machine is eligible for that class. Failure to do so may result in exclusion from the results and any Championship points canceled for that round.

Rules and Regulations 

We have routes for Sportsman/vets, Classic Intermediate, Intermediate, Classic Expert and Expert.

Classes will be for British Bikes, Twinshocks and Air cooled Monoshocks .  Machine eligibility will follow the criteria as detailed below.

Machine Eligibility

British Bikes 

1. Motor to be of British manufacture and of a design produced and available to the public prior to 1970. 

2. Main frame loop, including swing arm in the case of sprung design, to be of a design produced by a British manufacturer and available to the general public prior to 1970. Replica frames are allowed but should comply with the concept that the finished machine should retain the appearance of the original machine that it pertains to be a replica of. Oil in frame allowed. 

3. Front forks must be of a type that is visually that of period forks applicable to a British Bike prior to 1970. Maximum fork stanchion diameter of telescopic forks allowed is 35mm unless the machine was originally fitted with larger ones at time of manufacture in which case the size originally fitted will be admitted. Billet fork yokes are allowed. 

4. Fuel must be carried in a fuel tank located above the motor. Fuel lines to be routed away from exhaust and silencer. 

5. Rear shock absorbers, if fitted, may be of any type but must be mounted one either side of the machine and must not be mounted at an angle that exceeds 30 deg from the vertical. 

6. Hubs must be of a type fitted to machines of British manufacture prior to 1970. Replica hubs are allowed but must retain a period appearance. Billet alloy replica hubs are allowed. 

7. Brakes must be of drum type and be cable or rod operated. No twin leading shoe or hydraulic brakes or clutch. 

8. Electronic ignition allowed. Ignition kill switches or lanyards must be fitted and working. This is a safety requirement. 

9. Carburettors are free and may be of any manufacturer. Fuel injection is NOT allowed. 

10. Silencers must be fitted and should reduce exhaust noise to an acceptable level. 

11. Tyres must have a trials tread pattern and not exceed 2.75 section front and 4.00 section rear. Tyre cutting is not allowed

Twinshocks 

1. Motor to be from a motor cycle originally manufactured, produced and sold prior to 1985 as a twinshock motor cycle. 

2. Main frame loop to be from a motor cycle originally manufactured, produced and sold prior to 1985 as a Twinshock motor cycle. Replica frames are allowed but should comply with the concept that the finished machine should retain the appearance of the original machine that it pertains to be a replica of. 

3. Maximum fork stanchion diameter is 38mm. 

4. Fuel must be carried in a fuel tank located above the motor. Fuel lines to be routed away from exhaust and silencer. 

5. Rear shock absorbers may be of any type but must be mounted one either side of the machine and must not be mounted at an angle that exceeds 40 deg from the vertical. OSSA gripers exempted. 

6. Brakes must be of drum type, no twin leading shoe or disc brakes, and be cable or rod operated. 

7. No hydraulic brakes or clutch operation allowed. 

8. Ignition cut out switches, kill switches, must be fitted and working. This is a safety requirement. 

9. Silencers must be fitted and must reduce exhaust noise to an acceptable level. 

10. Tyres to have trials tread pattern and not exceed 2.75 section front and 4.00 section rear. Tubeless tyres allowed. 

Machines that do not comply with the above rules and regulations may still compete but will be entered in the specials class and as such will be classified along with Air Cooled Monos.

Air Cooled Monos and Specials 

1. All bikes must have an air cooled motor. 

2. Hydraulic brakes and clutch are allowed. Drum or Disc brakes allowed. 

3. Twin shock Specials must be fitted with two rear shock absorbers one mounted either side of the machine. 

4. Tyres must have trials tread pattern max 2.75 section front & 4.00 section rear. Tubeless tyres and rims allowed. 

5. Silencers must be fitted and must reduce exhaust noise to an acceptable level. 

6. Ignition cut out switches, kill switches, must be fitted and working. This is a safety requirement. 

Any and all monoshock machines converted to Twinshock will be classed as Specials. Any machines that use a motor and or frame from a machine which was originally manufactured, produced and sold as a monoshock however modified will be classed as Specials. This includes Monoshock frames that have had a rear subframe from a Twinshock grafted on. All machines that do not fully comply with the criteria for British Bike, Twinshock or Air cooled monos will therefor be classed as specials. 

NOTE – Riders of machines not complying with the eligibility rules may be authorised to compete at the discretion of the organising club but will not be eligible for championship points and will ride as a guest.

The routes will be as follows: 

Sportsman/Vets 

Riders to follow the white flags. Please note Clubman routes may have different start and or end gates so please ensure you have checked BEFORE attempting the section. Clubman riders will ride 4 laps of 10 sections unless advised otherwise. 

Classic Intermediate 

Riders will follow the Clubman route. However on a number of sections denoted “Classic” riders will follow the Intermediate route. White and Yellow numbers 

Intermediate 

Riders will follow the yellow flags. Please note Intermediate routes may have different start and or end gates so please ensure you have checked BEFORE attempting the section. Yellow numbers 

Classic Expert 

Riders will follow the Intermediate route. However on a number of sections denoted “Classic” riders will follow the Expert route. Yellow and red numbers 

Expert 

Expert riders in all classes will follow the red and blue flags for the entire section. Red numbers

Scoring 

Please note all our trials are run to non stop rules i.e a 5 will be scored once a machine ceases forward motion. 

0 = Rider completes section without footing, stopping or incurring any other penalty. 

1 = Rider completes section footing just once. 

2 = Rider completes section footing only twice. 

3 = Rider completes section footing three or more times. 

5 = Machine ceases forward motion. 

Rider or machine disturbs a marker such that it has to be reset. 

Machine crosses it’s own tracks or goes the wrong side of a marker. 

Rider is no longer astride the machine. 

If any other part of the rider other than their foot touches the ground. 

If the rider receives outside assistance. 

The observers decision is final and must be respected. Any and all protests must be referred to the Clerk of the Course immediately after the event as any arguments with the observer will NOT be tolerated. 

A machine will be deemed to have entered a section once the machines front wheel spindle has passed the section begins cards and will be only deemed to have completed a section once the rear spindle has passed the section ends cards in line with current AMCA rules.

Club Championship 2022 

There will be a Club championship for all classes however to receive an award a rider must have scored in a minimum of 6 rounds in a class, Scoring in 6 rounds in multiple classes will not count. There will be 10 championship trials with 6 counting towards the final Championship score, effectively you can drop 4 scores. 

Observers 

We have always struggled with attracting enough observers at our events to ensure that all of the sections are manned. As a club member or rider, we should all take some responsibility for trying to help the club by encouraging friends and relatives to observe. We all know how much more enjoyable a trial is if all the sections are manned, so let’s be proactive and see if we can make a difference. We will be giving a bottle of wine as a token of our appreciation to all observers who sign on and man their section for the whole for the event, and where there is on site catering a butty and hot drink will also be provided. Help and training will be given if new to the sport and remember the observer is Always right. If a rider brings an Observer then there is every chance their ride will be free, this is at the clubs discretion.

In the event of a Tie then the riders will receive the same championship points, with the next place rider receiving the point for the numerical place appropriate. So for example to 1st place will receive the same points, second place will get the points for third. In the event of a tie in the championship after the final trial a ride off will be held at the final non-championship trial in December, three sections will be selected and the riders will ride the three sections until they can be separated. This will be held prior to the start of the main trial. 

The onus is on the rider to ensure that they have completed the course and all attempts at sections are recorded. A simple “have I finished” asked to the observer will confirm you have 4 scores or a quick look at the section card, this is your responsibility. 

Please ensure that at the end of the event you hand in your numbers as then you will be deemed to have signed off. This is an insurance requirement and failure to do so may result in loss of Club Championship points. Please don’t make the team have to ring you and ask ! 

Any riders found to have abused or caused distress by any means to an appointed official of the club, this obviously includes observers, may be excluded from the results and banned from future events as the organisers of the meeting see fit. 

Any protests should be directed to the Clerk of the Course within 24 hours of close of the meeting and if this is an official protest it should be followed up in writing within 3 days of the closure of the meeting and must be accompanied by payment of £30.00, which is non refundable, which will go to club funds