Trials clubs in your area must have a very different makeup than here in the west. Here the clubs are predominately older riders, many of which are old racers. In our club the median age is probably close to 50, this is not a good thing, we need younger riders.
What I see is younger riders that want to buy Trials bikes but not neccasarily ride trials competitions. There are probably more Trials bikes used for trail riding than for Trials competition.
You make it sound like the events you have experience with have no easy or novice lines. Here we have beginner lines that can be ridden on most any kind of bike or by very young children on small bikes.
Are you currently a member of a Trials club? I'd like to hear about the conditions and classes in your club events.
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