Our special thanks to 1981 World Champion, Gilles Burgat for taking the time to send a few lines of support. The Lead mines are known world wide and recognised as one of the most historic trials venues:
I am a former World Trials Champion and I had the opportunity to come to Ireland five or six times to participate at the Hurst Cup Trial near Belfast.
I very much enjoyed coming to Ireland and I hope one day to return to Ireland to ride trials again.
The Irish Trial was a first class race and it is part of the trial scene and probably one of the best landscapes for that.
It is part of the Trial Hall of Fame.
The hard weather we found (the cold, the rain, and the mud) were part of the Hurst Cup Trial signature.
I will always remember the good Time i had in Ireland With the trials people.”
Former World Trial Champion 1981