I started riding trials in 1996 at the relatively late age of 30, however have always been interested as my Dad has ridden for as long as I can remember. I am not new to 2 wheeled sport though as I had some success with podiums at British, National and European level in BMX in the early 80’s and also some success at Mountain Bike racing in the 90’s following a 10 year Army career.

I rode classic and modern trials for a few years but stopped in 2000 when the foot and mouth outbreak enforced a lay off and I found other things to do on Sundays. I started riding again at the end of 2006 and in 2007 I decided to keep a BLOG as a record of bikes, trials and all things related to my involvement in Trials.

Building and restoring older trials bikes can be a bot of a minefield and the challenge comes from trying to find the right source for parts. As I have spent a few years doing this leg work and chasing around all over the UK I felt that I could share this information to help other riders and cut down the time and cost involved. As there are relatively few websites that provide this information to Pre 65 or Twinshock riders I decided in October 2010 to move all of my BLOG information into this website and organise the information to make it a little easier to access.

If there is anything that you would like to see on here or any information that you are trying to obtain then please get in touch and I’ll see what I can do.

Please feel free to leave your comments or say hi – I hope you enjoy the site!

On Sunday, with no trials on locally and a promise to my wife that I would do some family duties as we had relatives staying for the weekend I took the opportunity to spent a quick hour on Steve’s farm next door.

As the weather has been so dry lately it has totally changed the normal areas that we use and opened up plenty of new ground that is not normally accessible because of the depth of water in the stream.

Those of you that have ridden a trial here might recognise this section but where it is normally a good foot deep, the stream is almost dry – still makes for a good bit of practice just fifty yards from my front door – thanks Steve (however I think it’s time you got the Enfield back out to play!)

Here’s a bit of video showing how different the ground looks without water in the stream! Take a look here