Motorcycle trials rely on a full team of observers to proceed smoothly. Observers play a crucial role in ensuring the trial runs effectively. As a sport operated by volunteers, we deeply appreciate your support.

If you've never observed a trial or are unfamiliar with the rules, don't fret. We provide thorough explanations of the rules and guide you through your responsibilities on the day. This ensures that any questions you have are addressed, allowing you to enjoy the experience. Additionally, each observer receives a food and drink voucher to use at our burger van.

Below, you'll find additional information and guides on how to use our phone system for scoring, as well as more details on the rules.


Observing rules are straightforward: 0 marks for a clean ride, 1 mark for one foot down, 2 marks for touching the ground twice, 3 marks for more than twice, and 5 marks for a failure. This system allows for friendly interaction with the riders while enjoying the event.

Above all, remember to have fun! The primary goal of the trial is for everyone to enjoy themselves, not just the riders. Most riders have observed trials in the past and understand the importance of your role. They should treat you with respect and gratitude for your time. In the rare event of disputes, leave them for a club official to handle at the end of the event. Simply inform the rider that any tough decisions will be deferred to the club officials and continue with good humor.


In 2024, we introduced the 'Trials Observer App' to replace the traditional handwritten score system. With this new system, you can easily record scores using a mobile app. We provide the phone and the app, all set up and ready to use on the day of the event. Don't worry if you're unfamiliar with it – we'll walk you through the process on the day, and it's quite straightforward.

To help familiarise yourself with the 'Trials Observer App' system, we recommend watching the video via the link above. It'll give you a good idea of what to expect and how the system works.