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Trials Guru, what it is!

Trials Guru is a veritable trials motorcyclists reference library. Free to use and packed full of information. Have a look!

malcolm rathmell on the new whispering wonder 325 bultaco released to the riders at the 1974 spanish world round
Malcolm Rathmell on the special Bultaco Sherpa model 133 which was only issued to factory supported riders in 1974 – Photo copyright: Barry Robinson

Use the search box, put a bike make or rider’s name in and see what it brings up, give it a try!

The worldwide trials reference library – Trials Guru – Dedicated to the sport



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!

1st Dougie Lampkin
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.