Trialling - the art of driving slowly!
Trials are untimed competitions, which don't involve much speed. Instead, you're just trying to get as far as
possible, up steep bits of the countryside: driving technique, especially throttle control, is the key to
A typical event might have six to ten 'hills', laid out within one site, with numbered markers, which enable
the marshals to determine how far you get up each one. These numbers are added up, to determine your
total score, and hence the results.
You carry a passenger, who traditionally will bounce up and down at certain points, to improve the
grip of the driving wheels, and may also shout encouragement. Double entries, where driver and passenger swop
places, add to the fun as well.
Trials are informal, sociable events, and standard cars are suitable in most cases, and often get the best results.
Our annual event is held during the autumn, and we can take part in those run by other clubs, through the season.
For more information, see the Trials section of our
Forum, and the pictorial reports of previous FDMC PCT's, on our Event Reports page, and /or make contact through our Contact Us page.