ACU Try Trials
This year the Auto Cycle Union Ltd (ACU), in conjunction with BUMPY (Birstall Urban Motorcycle Project for Youth) provided 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 were 15 minutes in duration and included full instruction from ACU certified coaches. All appropriate protective clothing was provided. Trials riding demonstrations by the ACU coaches also took place daily.