2014 BMW GS Trophy NewsBMW Motorrad UK has announced the GS Trophy UK Qualifier – which will take place over the Bank Holiday weekend of May 25-26, 2014.BMW Off Road Skills legend Simon Pavey and his team will be hosting an action-packed weekend of riding challenges, skills tests and off-road tasks in South Wales.
Once completed, three BMW owners will earn their places in the once-in-a-lifetime international final of the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy in Canada.The cost of entry is just £99 – with riders getting to compete on BMW’s motorcycles for all the off-road challenges. Initial qualifying will take place on Sunday, May 25, with a hog roast in the evening, during which the semi-finalists will be announced. Three winners will be chosen on Monday, May 26, with the team selected to go and compete in Canada in September.BMW Off Road Skills will be holding an optional special one-day refresher course for GS Trophy entrants looking for some extra practice on Saturday, May 24, priced at £249. Additionally, customers can book onto any of the Level 1-3 GS courses ahead of the event to brush up on their skills and techniques by clicking here.While the objective of the weekend is to select three riders who will battle 15 teams from around the world in a once-in-a-lifetime riding tournament in Canada, riders of all abilities and ages are invited to take part and experience a taste of what BMW Off Road Skills has to offer.For more information on the 2014 GS Trophy UK Qualifier click here. The UK Qualifier is open to amateur riders who own a BMW motorcycle (any model), with BMW Motorrad UK searching for adventurous competitors who embody the GS spirit. Riders can reserve their place online by clicking here, or via the World of BMW team on 08000 131 282 and email@example.com.Three British riders will earn their places in the once-in-a-lifetime BMW Motorrad GS Trophy International Final, which for the first time is taking place in the stunning landscapes of Canada. The finalists will battle for over a week, riding the new R 1200 GS through the wildernesses of Alberta and British Columbia and crossing the Rocky Mountains.Attached above is a short video of the highlights of the International Finals in previous years, including Africa and South America.
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