The Manx Trials Club organises and promotes motorcycle trials in the Isle of Man for solo and sidecar machines for all abilities, with the emphasis being on the enjoyment of the sport. Events are held throughout the year for modern and classic twinshock machinery.


We are reliant on the continued generosity of landowners for providing access to the fantastic trials areas we have on the island and wish to express our thanks to them along with our loyal observers who regularly give up their time.


Our premier event is the Manx International Classic Trial which has become a key element of the Festival of Motorcycling and attracts riders from all over the world to ride our classic sections and enjoy the beautiful scenery of our island.



The Club's Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday July 2nd at the Manx Legion Club, Market Street, Douglas commencing at 7pm. All club members are invited to attend.


The presentation of Awards for last years events will take place immediately after the AGM and a buffet will be provided.




Our next event is the third round of this years Summer series at Tholt-y-Will Quarry on Saturday 19th June. Signing on will be from 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start. There will be the usual 3 routes and modern machinery is welcome. Sections will not be suitable for small wheeled bikes




The Manx International Classic Trial Committee regret to announce that this year’s event scheduled to be held on 4th & 5th September has been cancelled due to the ongoing risks and uncertainty associated with the Covid-19 virus. Our committee are all bitterly disappointed as I am sure you are, but we feel it is the only sensible option available to us. We have delayed making the decision until now in the hope that a clearer and more certain view that the island would be back to normal in time to safely run the event would be evident. However, we have now reached the point where we would need to ramp up the organising activity, and we appreciate that visiting riders need the opportunity to transfer/cancel travel and accommodation arrangements, so the decision to cancel has been taken. With the information available to us at this time the following main issues exist:-

  • Whilst the Isle of Man Government Exit Framework (dated April 2021) anticipates that our borders will be open to UK travellers (without mitigations such as testing and/or isolation) by the time of our event it is by no means certain and could be changed at short notice should Covid cases rise again and/or further variants emerge
  • The Trial prides itself on being an International event and it is very likely that travellers from outside the UK will not be permitted to enter the island without undergoing testing and a period of isolation which renders their participation very onerous
  • The IOM Governments Exit Framework anticipates that the island will be in a ‘mitigation’ phase at the time of our event and advises that large indoor gatherings should be avoided unless sufficient social distancing can be ensured. The committee feel that the Signing-on evening and the Awards presentation would represent too great a risk to riders, officials and our local community
  • The committee feel that the residual risk to riders, officials, our vital landowners and the local island community is too great to allow the event to proceed this year


As last year the Committee have decided that all successful entrants to the 2020 event will again automatically have their entry transferred to the 2022 Manx International Classic Trial which will be held over the weekend of 3rd & 4th September 2022. If you DO wish to transfer your entry to next year then you DO NOT need to contact us now, your entry will be transferred automatically and we will contact you by e-mail next year to re-confirm your entry details. If you DO NOT wish to transfer your entry would you please notify the Event Secretary by e-mail and we will arrange to refund any entry fee paid.


We appreciate that you may have booked and paid for your travel & accommodation and we would recommend that you contact your travel & accommodation providers directly as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist in this. We are aware that the IOM Steam Packet Co. (ferry operator) are offering to transfer bookings to next year.


News and details of the 2022 event will be posted on our website next year.




Manx Trials Club

Site updated 10th June 2021