Keep your balance
Balancing on pipes, rocks and logs, a Biketrial rider has to stay cool.
Hidden in the depths of Bømoen, six technical courses of different obstacles awaits the Biketrial riders, ready for the second ever race in the new established Norwegian Cup.
Last year’s Biketrial competition at Ekstremsportveko being the first official ever, the sport keeps moving forward by arranging the first Norwegian Cup this year.
Head of Biketrial, Eirik Ulltang, is satisfied with the steps they’ve taken forward as a sport, by becoming more professional in their preparations.
– We’ve spent 4-5 days building the course, and even have a screen for spectators to see the scores.
A rising sport
As it happens, Eirik Ulltang also won the competition. Being one of few who’ve kept on practicing the sport for over a decade and competing in the World Cup, he has a head start on many of the other contestants.
That being said, he doesn’t plan on being alone on top for long. Ulltang and co arranger, Head of Safety Joachim Skjævestad, are official coaches for youngsters who want to start riding Biketrial.
Student of theirs, Nikolai Kjos Høivik (10) is happy with the sport he has chosen. He got his first bike this Christmas, and has been riding for the past year under the wings of Ulltang and Skjævestad.
– It is really cool, we practice every Friday at Oslo Motor Centre.
For his first competition he rode all the way from Ski, an eight hour ride. It was worth it though, as he won his first race yesterday in the recruit class.
– When we host competitions, the contestants are mostly regional. Except Nikolai though, who came a long way. He is a cool kid, Eirik Ulltang compliments the dedicated youngster.
Next in line
Check out Speedtrial, Biketrial show by the athletes and try out Biketrial yourself at Torget, Voss City Centre on Saturday from 16.00-18.00! You don’t even have to bring your own bike.