GS Trophy UK Qualifier


  • → 8th - 10th September 2023
  • → UK qualifier for BMW Int. GS Trophy 2024
  • → Open to all ability levels
  • → Off Road Skills bikes supplied for all off-road challenges
  • → Ride your own BMW motorcycle for the road challenges
  • → Optional off-road sections on the route

A fun-filled weekend packed with riding, navigating, camping, and competition. Two days of riding around the beautiful Welsh mountains, following a road book and tackling challenges along the way.

For many, the GS Trophy will be about great riding, enjoying the challenges and having a load of fun on their bikes. But for those with a competitive side, we’ll be totting up the points and announcing which riders make it through to the final where they’ll compete for some great prizes.

Who can take part?

The event is suitable for riders of all abilities and levels. The open event will involve a range of enjoyable on and off-road riding challenges, as well as practical, teamwork and navigation tests on the stunning roads around the region. Importantly, the event is not a race, but an experience designed to capture the spirit of the GS, the exploration and enjoyment that adventure riding should bring.

What to expect?

Sitting in the heart of our 4000 acre off-road arena, our purpose-built campsite opens from late afternoon on Friday, so you can get your tent pitched and settle in before the event truly begins. Say hello to familiar faces, fill up on a hot meal from our food and drink vendors, and feel the anticipation in the air. Don't forget to get a good night's sleep!

Saturday begins with an early morning briefing, before the competition kicks off with riding routes and challenges starting from 8:00am. At the other end of a full days' riding, navigating the Welsh mountains and riding the famous Walters Arena, you can sit back, enjoy a beverage and an evening of entertainment, tales of the day’s exploits and delicious food.

Sunday’s ride takes in yet more of the stunning roads in the area before arriving back at Walters Arena for a hearty lunch. While our adjudicating team are hard at work calculating the leaderboard, there will be various workshops, ride outs and activities to complete, so don't pack up just yet! Finalists are announced early in the afternoon, and with prizes up for grabs throughout all riding classes, it's worth sticking around.

If you've made it to the Final, get ready to be challenged. If you're not, grab a drink and be ready to be entertained. At this point these riders will put their skills to the test in front of the judges and the public, in an exciting, spectator-friendly competition.

When the dust has settled and the last rider has crossed the finish line, we’ll announce the winners and the next 'Team UK' for the Int. GS Trophy 2024.

What's included?

Included Competitors must bring
→ Entry into the BMW GS Trophy UK Qualifier » Camping equipment (or live-in vehicle)
→ Event-exclusive GS Trophy Riding Jersey » Your own motorcycle for the on-road challenges
→ 3 nights' camping with shower and toilet facilities » Motocross Boots for the off-road challenges
→ Evening entertainment » Off-road suitable protective riding kit
→ On-site food vendors and bar » A full tank of fuel (navigation rides are appx 130 miles total)
→ 2 days of riding on- and off-road, with navigation, practical and teamwork challenges to test all skills » A way to secure the a4-size route cards to your bike so you can refer to them as you ride. (A tank bag, or clear plastic pocket works a treat!)
→ BMW Off Road Skills bikes supplied for all off-road challenges » Dual sport/crossover tires, for the optional off-road trails

Not sure if you're ready to compete?

Snap up one of our Spectator-Only tickets and join us for another epic weekend of motorcycles and community in the stunning Welsh countryside...