“Without exception Porthcawl is one of the best Mountain Bike Trials venues in the WORLD” Martyn Hawyes should know, his riding skills have taken him all over the world and he reckons he’s yet to find a destination similar in quality. The overwhelming availability of beaches crammed with riding problems was so tempting that he actually moved there back in ’96.
With this in mind, he’s resurrecting the Porthcawl Trophy, an event first run in 2000. That first event received great I have resurrected ‘The Porthcawl Trophy’. This event was first run by myself back in 2000 and was a resounding success. It received great reports in the mountain bike press but it’s only now that Martin’s found the time to organise the second edition, this time with the help of the local council.
Trials is still a massively growing discipline within the Mountain Bike industry and it continues to gain more and more TV coverage. With this in mind, Martin has already secured TV coverage on the Extreme channel courtesy of programme makers Chilli who produce gen//:ex and the chilli factor.
The Porthcrawl Trophy takes place on the 19 September – more details when we get them…