105 episodes

It’s been scientifically proven that enduro, hard enduro, road, track, speedway or any other type of motorcycle enthusiasts will benefit from trials, and this podcast!


Join your host David Grice as we do a round up of the latest news, events, products and services as well as rider interviews with experienced (and not-so experienced) riders to get an insight into the sport of trials and what makes it so much fun!

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It’s been scientifically proven that enduro, hard enduro, road, track, speedway or any other type of motorcycle enthusiasts will benefit from trials, and this podcast!


Join your host David Grice as we do a round up of the latest news, events, products and services as well as rider interviews with experienced (and not-so experienced) riders to get an insight into the sport of trials and what makes it so much fun!

    E105: Bruce le Riche - Quality practice makes perfect

    E105: Bruce le Riche - Quality practice makes perfect

    In this episode we catch up with South African rider turned Aussie: Bruce le Riche.


     


    It's worth going back and listening to episode 58 with his brother Brent as well.


     


    We hear about Bruce's time in South Africa, before a false start at riding in the UK, before eventually making it to the USA and riding the NATC championships.


     


    We hear about Bruce building upon his early success to finish 2nd in the 2005 NATC season and how he worked as a coach at the Trials Training Centre in Tennessee.


     


    We discuss the world round in Duluth and we are trying something new with this episode: Bruce is going to take us through what he means when he says "Quality practice makes perfect".


     


    Ladies and gentleman I give you my chat with Bruce le Riche.


     


    Link:


    Episode 58 with Brent le Riche: https://trials.com.au/news/ep-58-brent-le-riche--15-times-south-african-national-champion-5503


     


    Contact the Podcast:


    Email: podcast@trials.com.au


    Facebook Group: Trials Australia Podcast Community


    Instagram: trialsauspodcast


    TikTok: @trials_aus_podcast


    YoutTube: https://bit.ly/yt-tap


    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trials


    Go Fund Me: Link


     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    E104: Stu Day - A chat with a Trials Day head coach and the MUST listen advice for new riders

    E104: Stu Day - A chat with a Trials Day head coach and the MUST listen advice for new riders

    Today we focus on trials coaching with Stu Day.


     


    Stu has had a broad range of experience, first in trials then with a move to enduro before eventually ending up running his own coaching and experience business.


     


    You can hear the passion for it all in his voice as we discuss the skill set of coaching and drill down into what some of most common advice is for new riders. If you are new to trials, this one is a must listen.


     


    We go on to discuss the popularity of trials at the moment in the UK.


     


    Ladies and gentleman I give you my chat with Stu Day.


     


    Contact the Podcast:


    Email: podcast@trials.com.au


    Facebook Group: Trials Australia Podcast Community


    Instagram: trialsauspodcast


    TikTok: @trials_aus_podcast


    YoutTube: https://bit.ly/yt-tap


    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trials


    Go Fund Me: Link

    • 1 hr 5 min
    E103: Sean Bird - Flying high with current Canadian Champ

    E103: Sean Bird - Flying high with current Canadian Champ

    Today we are flying high with the Birdman. Sean Bird is Canada's current champion also does a lot of freestyle work with shows and previous work with the Marvel Universe live & Freestyle Kings.


     


    We chat with Sean about where it all started, and he opens up about the pitfalls of going up a grade before you were really ready.


     


    Sean then had a break from the sport while he focused on his career, but as so often is the story we hear about how he came back and the generosity of a rider to simply give him his bike to ride to help Sean recapture the bug.


     


    Since then Sean has been busy evolving into a freestyle rider and shows with former guest Sam King under Sams company Ride the Vibe, travelled to China for work with Freestyle Kinds and as mentioned the Marvel universe Live before COVID shut it down.


     


    It was a treat to speak with Sam, and here about his plans for the TdN and the year ahead and how he balances training for events vs freestyle shows.


     


    Ladies and gentleman I give you my chat with the Canadian Champ: Sean Bird.


     


    Contact the Podcast:


    Email: podcast@trials.com.au


    Facebook Group: Trials Australia Podcast Community


    Instagram: trialsauspodcast


    TikTok: @trials_aus_podcast


    YoutTube: https://bit.ly/yt-tap


    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trials

    • 41 min
    E102: Theresa Bäuml - There is more to life than just trials

    E102: Theresa Bäuml - There is more to life than just trials

    I was really pleased to get to speak with German rider Theresa Bäuml on this episode of the podcast. It's been too long since last chatting with a German rider and this was also an opportunity to get into the women's trials scene with a successful rider across German Championships, European Championships and Winner of a Trial GP event.






     


    And I'm not kidding about that success, Theresa is the winner of the German Championship from 2015 to 2019.


    She won the European Championships 2015 & 2016


    And she was the winner of the Italian Trial GP in 2017.


     


    Theresa opens up on why her results have dropped in recent years, and you may be shocked as I certainly was, to discover she was diagnosed with a brain tumour that required multiple surgeries and although the worst is behind her she has been left still feeling some after effects.


     


    As a result of all this she hasn't been riding much with COVID as well stifling her ability to ride, but it has given her a renewed lease on life and a perspective that there is more in the world than just trials and that and to really value your health and wellbeing.


     


    I'm still amazed at Theresa's courage and I can wait to see her back on the bike sometime soon.


     


    Ladies and gentleman I give you my chat with German rider Theresa Bäuml.






     


    Contact the Podcast:


    Email: podcast@trials.com.au


    Facebook Group: Trials Australia Podcast Community


    Instagram: trialsauspodcast


    TikTok: @trials_aus_podcast


    YoutTube: https://bit.ly/yt-tap

    • 37 min
    E101: Bill de Garis - A life of adventure

    E101: Bill de Garis - A life of adventure

    Today we speak with Bill de Garis. Bill (Billy d) de Garis was born in England, grew up in New Zealand and spent several years travelling around the world.


    First on a 250cc Jawa motorbike from Sydney, Australia through India, Afghanistan and Iran to England; then an epic journey in an old Morris Isis shooting-brake (running mostly on bald tyres salvaged from rubbish dumps around London) together with two New Zealand friends on their honeymoon.


    The journey started in London, went across the Sahara desert and darkest Africa and ended up in Kenya.


    He now lives in Port Moody, a city-suburb of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada.


    He highlight as an off-road motorcycle competitor include being East Africa (seven times Kenya motorcycle champion) but also raced on tarseal-in India and Sri Lanka he won several roadraces including the Air India Grand Prix in Bombay (now Mumbai).


    He is also the first person to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340ft) on a motorbike (250cc CZ).


    He now competes on a Vertigo Trials motorbike in the US National Trials Championship and throughout the pacific north west.


     


    Ladies & gentlemen, I give you my chat with Bill de Garis.


     


    Links to Amazon:


    Amazon USA


    https://www.amazon.com/Foo-Rider-Bill-Garis/dp/1777411025/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=foo+foo+rider&qid=1638930133&s=books&sr=1-1


    Amazon Canada


    https://www.amazon.ca/Foo-Rider-Bill-Garis/dp/B09M58P3LK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=foo+foo+rider&qid=1638930240&s=books&sr=1-1


    Amazon UK


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Foo-Rider-Bill-Garis/dp/1777411025/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=foo+foo+rider&qid=1638930327&s=books&sr=1-1


     


     


    Contact the Podcast:


    Email: podcast@trials.com.au


    Facebook Group: Trials Australia Podcast Community


    Instagram: trialsauspodcast


    TikTok: @trials_aus_podcast


    YoutTube: https://bit.ly/yt-tap

    • 57 min
    E100: Emile Mattheeuws - Smiling super powers & Belgian trials overview + El Trial De Espana Announcement!

    E100: Emile Mattheeuws - Smiling super powers & Belgian trials overview + El Trial De Espana Announcement!

     


    Today we speak with Emile Matthueews from Belgium. He is the current Belgium Champion, and rides in the Trial 2 class of Trial GP. Emile scored his first Trial 2 points earlier this year at the Cahors round in France, and has represented Belgium at the TdN 4 times previously.


     


    We discuss what it was like having one of your first international competitive experiences be the TdN, and why his super power is his infections smile.


     


    Emile gives us a tour of local Belgium competition, and how he trains in preparation for World Rounds.


     


    We discuss his plans for 2022 and his busy calendar, along with his excitement for the TrialGP festival to visit his home town in Belgium for the first time in a few years.


     


    Ladies & gentlemen, I give you episode 100... my chat with Emile Matthueews.


     


    Contact the Podcast:


    Email: podcast@trials.com.au


    Facebook Group: Trials Australia Podcast Community


    Instagram: trialsauspodcast


    TikTok: @trials_aus_podcast


    YoutTube: https://bit.ly/yt-tap

    • 54 min

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17 Ratings

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Well worth a listen 👍

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Dom Coleman ,

A must for trials enthusiasts

Thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining podcasts highly recommend for not just trial enthusiasts but those who love off road in general.

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