Chris Barnett

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When did you start riding trials?

I started riding trials at 9 years old, my first trial was at Skeeby in Richmond. My dad rode and I started going to watch with my Granda then eventually got a bike.

What was your first trials bike?

My first trials bike was a TY80.

What achievements have you had in trials?

Won Ilkley Grand National Time and Observation in 2019 and was 2nd in the Expert Historic Spanish Twinshock Championship 2017.

Who do you look up to in the trials world?

James Dabill on modern bikes and Mede Delannoy on twinshocks.

Which venue is your favourite to ride?

Baa 2 day is my favourite North East venue on the modern and twinshock bike.

Is there is a major trials event that you enjoy?

Costa Brava 2 day is a really good event and trip as a whole.

Is there a trials event or venue you have not ridden which you would really like to?

I would like to do the Scottish 6 Days and The Scott.


What is your favourite memory from trials riding?

Riding the Mintex in 2019