Kickstart the new year in Sheffield at the newly named Fly-DSA Arena on the 6th January 2018. If it’s thrills and spills, incredible riding over extremely dangerous obstacles, the very best riders the World has ever seen, then this is the event for you! Sheffield was the brain child of Martin Lampkin and Neil Crosswaite and the event came to life back in 1996. A young fresh-faced Dougie Lampkin (MBE) pitched up to face the then World Trials Champion Jordi Tarres. To the delight of the packed arena Doug became the King of Sheffield that night, the event was born and has since become firmly embedded as the first major trials event of the year.
Sheffield has always fielded the World’s best riders, whilst recognising the importance of giving the up and coming young riders and stars of the future a chance to gain experience in front of a knowledgeable and appreciative trials audience. Our riders include; The best rider the world has ever seen – Repsol Honda rider Toni Bou now with 22 World Championships under his belt. He made his winning debut at Sheffield in 2006, the incredible Bou is still simply the best. He’s been defeated just once at Sheffield in 2016, when world number two Adam Raga gave the new TRS it’s world debut at Sheffield a delighted Raga couldn’t have wished for a better outcome on the new bike. Adam’s smooth confident riding style has helped him to win three Indoor World Championships and two Outdoor World Championships. Jaime Busto the Repsol Honda rider tipped to be the next World Champion made his debut appearance at Sheffield last year, the exciting young rider is certainly the man to watch, it will be fantastic to see him back at Sheffield again.
The Brits are back and include multi British Champion and World Championship rider James Dabill, he’ll be back flying the flag at Sheffield again. It would be fantastic to see him on the podium again. Newly crowned British Champion Jack Price is currently lying in 13th place in TrialGP after nine rounds. Young Jack put on a good performance at Sheffield last year on the unforgiving sections, with another years-experience under his belt 2018 could do be his year? Newly crowned World Trial 2 Champion Iwan Roberts has earned his place at Sheffield, it’s a fantastic opportunity for one of our young stars to compete with the big boys in front of a massive audience of trials enthusiasts.
That’s just a taster of who is going to be riding at Sheffield, as usual we can guarantee you a fantastic night out and we will send you home with a smile on your face! Tickets are on sale now at last year’s prices and include a full colour glossy collectable programme so fill your boots! Our message is simple, get booking the best seats always sell first, so if you want to be practically in the arena and rubbing shoulders with the rider’s book early, you won’t be sorry!
Tickets available now from the arena box office 0114 256 56 56 or via the new website www.flydsaarena.co.uk