ACU Western Youth Development Squad

A record 40 young trials riders of the future benefited from seven coaching sessions in the ACU Western Youth Development's seventh year in 2018 and 2019 is expected to be an even bigger one. Saturday, December 15 saw the final session at Stroud Valley MC's Nympsfield venue under heavy rain, freezing temperatures and strong wind but most riders and parents stuck it out to hone their skills under the expert tuition of the coaches.

Chief coach, 12 times ACU Western Trials champion and 2018 ACU Trailbike Trials Champion Simon Welch split the youngsters in to four groups from younger riders on electric bikes to older riders on the verge of the adult ranks before heading to a nearby pub to warm up and present the end of season awards for the squad and the ACU Western Trials Championship.

Dates for 2019 are:

30th March - Saturday (CHANGED from 23rd March, venue TBC)
12th May - Sunday
26th, 27th, 28th July - Fri, Sat, Sun
28th September - Saturday
3rd November - Sunday
14th December - Saturday

All coaches are ACU-approved.

Thanks are due to coaches Stu Belcher, Victoria Payne, Ben Bishop, Jason Bendall, Dean and Ben Lovelace, and landowners and clubs who fixed up venues to challenge everyone.

Thanks are also due to YDS sponsors BVM Moto, Kettle Civils,and Benson Haulage & Transport for their continued support. To find out more, visit the ACU Western website