February 28 2013.

After recent discussions between both the ACU Trials and Enduro Committee and AJP Motorcycles, the ACU Trials and Enduro Committee has announced that AJP Ultrapassar will be the title sponsor for the 2013 ACU British Trail Bike Championship.

The championship will now be referred as the ACU AJP Ultrapassar British Trail Bike Championship and will feature five rounds during the forthcoming season.

John Collins, Vice Chairman of the Auto Cycle Union and Chairman of the Trials and Enduro Committee stated "we are delighted to welcome AJP Ultrapassar on board as the title sponsor for the newly renamed ACU British AJP Ultrapassar Trail Bike Championship as the championship goes from strength to strength. The Trail Bike events combine approximately 30 sections with a long distance ride over varied terrain and provides the riders with excellent value for money and a competition that is suited to all. The events are also organised by a group of extremely experienced organisers."

Allan Seedhouse Managing Director of AJP Importers and distributors Armit Leisure Supplies spoke about "Having developed our "Ultrapassar" motorcycle specifically for the Long Distance Trails discipline, we're delighted to have this opportunity working with the ACU, to support a series that my colleagues and I competed in so enjoyably last year. At AJP we're convinced that the LDT is the way forward for Trail Bike based competition, rather than the increasingly extreme demands of some Enduros. We're looking forward to attending as many rounds as our schedule allows and hopefully showcase our bikes by having our staff, dealers and competing rounds wherever we can"

The Calendar for the 2013 ACU AJP Ultrapassar British Trails Championship is as follows:

14th April  Cheltenham Home Guard 
7th July  West of England 
4th August  Neath 
15th September  Stratford-upon-Avon 
6th October  Leamington Victory 

For more information about the championship visit www.acu.org.uk or contact Alison Devine on 01788 566409, email at alison@acu.org.uk  

For more information on AJP Motorcycles visit: www.ajpmotos.co.uk