TrialGP Andorra is a regular stop for the series, though this year will see a much changed course and new paddock as the long standing event embraces the new TrialGP era. The steep sided, huge rocky valley that defines the southern part of Andorra is the backdrop for one of the most unforgiving venues in the calendar.
High altitude, hot weather and super gruelling sections have earned Andorra its tough reputation and is a real test for even the top riders. This year’s more compact course stays closer to the town centre of Sant Julia, which will again house the paddock / start area and opening / closing section plus Saturday’s Qualification hazard. With plenty of well-priced hotels close to hand and the added bonus of being able to pick up some tax-free gifts, Andorra is well worth a visit.
Sant Julia de Loria
TrialGP - TrialGP Women - Trial2 - Trial2 Women - Trial-E
Starting area: 900m / Maximum sections: 1600m
GMT/UTC +1 hour
Toulouse airport - 220km / Barcelona airport - 225km
Visit Andorra - www.visitandorra.com - +376 891 190
Streams, huge rocks, super-steep climbs and descents that call for courage and commitment, Pobladura de las Regueras in north west Spain has it all.
Back on the calendar for 2020 after a seven-year absence, the venue – around 370km from Madrid – promises to provide a fitting end to a hard-fought FIM Trial World Championship season.
Circuito Permanente de Trial
24375 Pobladura de las Regueras
TrialGP - Trial2 - TrialGP Women – Trial2 Women - Trial 125
Starting area: 910m / Maximum sections: 980m
GMT/UTC +1 hour
Nearest airport: Santiago de Compostela - 234km / Asturias - 181km
Motorway: A6 , Exit: 361 (towards Folgoso de la Ribera)
National road: NVI
Nearest town: Ponferrada at 44Km
HRBA - Hotel Rural Alto Bierzo / La Antigua Escuela www.antiguaescueladelbierzo.com
The 2020 TrialGP France will mark the 23rd anniversary of the famed Cahors Urban Trial although riders can expect much more in the way of natural sections as it is now the penultimate round of the FIM Trial World Championship.
The historic town lies on the Lot river in the Occitanie region of southern France and is around 110km north of Toulouse.
With no shortage of steep climbs to test the best Trial riders in the World, TrialGP France promises to provide a unique – and very spectacular – test of both man and machine.
TrialGP - Trial2 - Trial125 - Trial-E
Starting area: 219m / Maximum sections: TBC
GMT/UTC +1 hour
TRIAL URBAIN DE CAHORS - www.trialurbaindecahors.fr
Hotel La Chartreuse - Hotel Le Kyriad - Deltour Hotel - Best Western Plus - Campanile - Ibis Budget - Hotel Terminus - Brit Hotel - Le Coin Des Halles
The Twin Ring Motegi facility holds a unique place in the annals of the FIM Trial World Championship and will add to its long and illustrious history when it’s the venue for TrialGP Japan, round two of the 2020 series.
Built by Honda in 1997, it was the venue for the very first TrialGP Japan ever held in 2000 and every year since has hosted a round of the championship – an unparalleled record that is unmatched in the series’ 45-year history.
Named after its two Tarmac race circuits, Twin Ring Motegi lies 140km to the north of Tokyo and will be the only flyaway event in 2020 but is well worth the trip with two days of competition scheduled.
The Trial itself is very compact and easy to follow on foot with a mixture of man-made hazards and natural hill climbs. The Japanese hospitality and organisation is second to none and while the food is very different to that found in Europe, there is plenty of variety and western alternatives to cater for all appetites.
Transfer from Tokyo by hire car or train is relatively straightforward with many European languages spoken throughout Japan.
Twin Ring Motegi
120-1 Hiyama Motegimachi
TrialGP - TrialGP Women - Trial2 - Trial125
Starting area: 185m / Maximum sections: 226m
GMT/UTC +9 hour
Ibaraki airport - 65km / Narita International airport - 125km
Japan Tourism Agency - www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/en/ - +81 035 253 8111
Adult 4,300 yen / Junior high school student 1,200 yen / Elementary school student 600 yen / Infant 300yen
Back on the calendar after a two-year absence, Tong lies in the north of England in West Yorkshire close to Leeds Bradford Airport and boasts excellent transport links.
Custom-built sections still retain a very natural feel with imposing rock slabs, huge logs, treacherous tree roots and steep climbs figuring prominently and the big news is that for 2020 there will be two points-paying days of action.
The last time the FIM Trial World Championship visited in 2017 it was on a bone-dry, blisteringly hot weekend which made for an abundance of grip but rain could change the whole complexion of the Trial.
Parkwood Offroad Centre
Tong Village Bradford
TrialGP - Trial2 - Trial125
Starting area: 155m / Maximum sections: 155m
GMT/UTC +0 hour
Leeds Bradford airport - 20km / Manchester airport - 84km
Visit Bradford - www.visitbradford.com - +44 1274 433678
www.expressbradford.co.uk - www.jurysinns.com/hotels/bradford
Friday: 10GBP / Saturday: 20GBP / Sunday: 20GBP / All weekend: 40GBP
At the entrance tickets:
Friday: 15GBP / Saturday: 25GBP / Sunday: 25GBP
On-line purchase of tickets - coming soon
Saturday, 11/07 - 5:30 pm - Oset Youth Electric Trial (Riders from 6 years old)