BVM Test Day, Nov 11, 2010

Report: BenF

Pictures kindly supplied by Thousand Word Media.

Dabill Shirt

THE cream of British motorcycle trials came to Breakheart Quarry, near Dursley for a unique event. Dozens of trials riders tested the latest models on Thursday, and British champion James Dabill gave a jaw-dropping display.

The test day, organised by BVM Moto of London Road, Stroud, is becoming a firm fixture in the sport's calendar because it is the only opportunity riders get to try all the main marques back-to-back.

And the icing on the cake were displays from Dabill, this year's Scottish Six Days Trial winner Alexz Wigg, and former British women's champion Becky Cook.

Alan Wright

"We had more than 500 rides on the day which was really pleasing," said BVM Moto boss Mark Kemp. "Everyone stopped to watch the demonstration, which really was spectacular."

The UK importers of Gas Gas, Beta, Sherco, Scorpa, and Montesa machines offered up all their main models to try, free-of-charge.

The event also saw the British debut of the new Ossa machine. The Spanish firm was a household name in the 1970s and it has been re-born with a design not seen in trials before.

And with an eye to the future, Oset's electric-powered machines were available for youngsters to try.