The Club was formed to secure the World Famous ‘Lead Mines’ as a permanent practice facility for the sport of trials. The area, now called Whitespots Trials Park, has almost 100 years documented history of motorcycle use and some would say is the birth place of the sport of trials.
Andy is our current Chairman and one of Ireland’s most successful trials riders. Multiple Ulster and Irish Champion, he has represented Ireland on 20 consecutive occasions at the annual Trial Des Nations, just two behind the number of appearances of the late, great Italian Diego Bosis and a five time finisher in the Scottish 6 Day Trial.
Andy was also instrumental in bringing the World Indoor Trials Championship to Belfast’s Odyssey Arena and runs his own event company Trialstar.
Russell is our Competition Manager, he has over 25 years’ experience both competing in and organising trials. Russell has been involved in running World, British, Irish and Ulster Championship events and recently came up with our Super Trial format which proved very popular with Elite and Expert Riders. As a rider Russell won the 1995 Ulster Grade B (now Expert) Championship, competed at the highest level in Ireland, rode in the British Championship and has finished the Scottish 6 Day Trial on 3 occasions.
Warren is our Event Secretary and Child Protection Officer and comes from a long line of trials riders’. He has been competing in the sport since he was a youth, so has 40+ years’ experience in the sport winning the Irish Clubman Championship along the way.
Chris is our Treasurer and again has over 25 years’ experience in the sport, competing and organising. He has competed in Irish and Ulster Championship events as well as several appearances in the Manx 2 Day and Reeth 3 Day trials.
Ryan is a valuable member of the committee, he started competing as a youth and represented Ulster at the youth Inter Centre Team Trial on several occasions as well as competing in the British Youth Championship, still barely out of nappies he is always on hand to help clear and mark out sections.
Rachel is our Membership Secretary who compiles the list each year of all of our members issuing them with their cards and bibs and contacting all members as and when required. Rachel sits on the committee to represent the Park Committee who do the “gate” on a voluntary basis when the park is open to members, Rachel would be known to Members for this role and for knowing nothing about Trial bike riding! Rachel comes from an Admin/ Event Manager background and for over ten years has plied this trade in the Charity Sector.
Nicola is the newest member of the team and is also a Child Protection Officer, her background in running a Pre-School has proven invaluable since she joined the committee.