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The oldest five year old

Trials Guru is now five years on the web!

Opened in March 2014, Trials Guru was a new venture, dedicated to motorcycle trials the world over. It’s popularity has grown and so has it’s follower base.

We don’t claim to be the biggest trials website in the world as we are just happy to bring you information and news from the world of trials.

Still free of any subscription or charges, Trials Guru is still doing what it set out to do with no frills, no hassle and no politics. We are still forum free, which allows us more time to bring you information and photos from the sport.

Made by trials riders and enthusiasts, for trials riders and enthusiasts

We are the oldest five year olds in the sport! Happy Birthday to us!

TRIALS GURU – Dedicated to the Sport!


Trials Guru – Worldwide

Cover Image: Copyright of Barry Robinson (All Rights Reserved)

Trials Guru was established in March 2014, primarily to share information and photographs from the sport of Motorcycle Trials.

It was primarily intended to be restricted to the United Kingdom, however with the power of the internet and the so called world wide web, Trials Guru has grown over the past four years into a global website with followers right across the planet.

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Trials Guru across the globe! Some of the countries that view on a daily basis – Captured image from Trials Guru website on WordPress

We could have used the old phrase of: “Read where motorcycles are ridden” but ‘The Motor Cycle’ used that in their publicity campaigns of the 1960s and 1970s.

We prefer to say simply “Dedicated to the Sport” and leave it at that.

Photographs on Trials Guru…

We never disguise the work of any photographer, both amateur or professional, nor do we disguise their work by claiming any rights to their intellectual property. We always credit the photograph individually with the copyright holders name.

fees, what are those?…

There are no fees, no subscriptions to pay. No income is derived from advertisements or links to businesses.

Why not tell us where you are viewing from in the world of trials, just the country, not your address, we just hope you enjoy the Trials Guru Experience.

Yours in sport,

John Moffat

Founder: Trials Guru Website




Photos on Trials Guru

Trials Guru is indebted to the work and kind permission to use images on this website. Without photographs our articles and stories of Motorcycle Trial Sport would be shallow.

A good photograph tells a thousand words, that is why we are grateful to those men and women who have given us express permission to use their ‘Intellectual Property’ since 2014.

Please be aware that every photograph on Trials Guru is the copyright of the photographer, except where stated, the photographs are not the intellectual property of Trials Guru. We do not maintain an archive of photographs, each photographer has the right to have any image that they own removed without reason being given, that is our policy.

Please be respectful of this and do not share any of the photos on Trials Guru on any other website or social media without prior express permission being granted in this regard by the photographer.

It’s all here on Trials Guru

If you haven’t had a good rummage through this website, it’s maybe time you did!

Martin Lampkin (SWM) on Pipeline in the 1981 SSDT – Photo: Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven

Did you know there are special sections dedicated to Bultaco; Honda; Trials Legends; Lampkin family; Sammy Miller and much much more.

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Arthur J. Lampkin (Centre) at the Scottish Six Days with friends, Peter Fletcher (Left) and Tom U. Ellis from Ripon – Photo: David Wood Archive, Bradford

Have a look through the Index page to see what you have missed!

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Scott Trial 2017 Winner Doug Lampkin with Trials Guru’s John Moffat and the coveted Alfred Angas Scott Memorial trophy – Photo: John Hulme/Trial Magazine UK

Check out the Index HERE


Time to freshen up

Time for a freshen up!

Drowned bike - JY

Over the next few weeks we will be ‘freshening up’ some of the pages on Trials Guru. This is due to articles having become ‘time-bound’ as they were written when an event was just run and is effectively dated.

We don’t go in for a lot of trials reports on here, we leave that to the motorcycle press and other websites to cover. Reports are only relevant at the time.

For example we don’t carry all the results of the SSDT other than the podium as the official SSDT website already has downloads available for some of the results.

What we are most interested in is bringing you articles and photos, facts and figures from the sport.

So we will be withdrawing and amending some postings within Trials Guru so that the content is less time-bound and is more relevant to readers finding out more about our sport or help those remember how it used to be.



Have a scroll through Trials Guru

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Bernie Schreiber likes Trials Guru!

It is noticeable at certain times of the year, not much new material is posted on Trials Guru website. There is a good reason for this, annual holidays and a general lack of new articles and material coming forward. It happens!

However, the website is actually crammed with interesting stuff that you may not have seen yet, have you looked or just passed by?

Try out our INDEX to see what is held in our pages and articles, you will be surprised!


Revamp complete!

We have recently undertaken to rebrand (if that is the correct phrase) Trials Guru to reflect what it really is… ‘It’s All About Motorcycle Trials’.


Taking note of comments from our readers and followers, we also decided that the menu banner at the top of the page had become rather too busy and confusing, so we have introduced a simpler format with fewer titles and some drop down menus from the headings which are:

Stand-alone headings: Index; Coming Next!; About: Trials Guru; Useful Links; Contact;

Drop-down headings: Photographers; Riders; Major Events; Features; Regional Sport & Manufacturers.

The ‘Index’ facility is proving really popular.

Hopefully this will enhance your Trials Guru experience and enable you to find articles, features and all sorts of trials information easier and quicker than before, especially if using a mobile device.

Trials Guru – Dedicated to the Sport!

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New title for Trials Guru

After four years of Trials Guru on the web, we have decided to change our headline slogan from “Photos from the sport of trials” to something more aligned with what Trials Guru is about… “It’s All About Motorcycle Trials” and that of course includes electric trials as they have a ‘motor’.

Still Trials Guru, the independent, not for profit website which is recording the history of the sport from the start to the current day.

Trials Guru, made by trials riders and enthusiasts, for trials riders and enthusiasts!


Bob Mac Run 2018 gets refresh

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Bob MacGregor (Rudge) in the 1939 SSDT, a trial he won twice (1932 & 1935) and remains the only Scotsman to have won the SSDT in the events 109 year history

The annual Bob MacGregor Memorial Road Run takes place on Tuesday 1st May at Killin.

Organised by Westmorland Motor Club it is open to motorcycles and has a loop of around 139 miles in rural Perthshire.

killin 2018 map

This year the route has been changed and will take it as far out as Blair Atholl and Killiecrankie with fuel at the 60 mile marker.

Entry forms are now released and it costs £15.00 to enter.