The IHPVA has established two new competition classes for Junior Riders and Multitrack Vehicles. The purpose of the classes is to recognize prior achievements by younger riders and multi-wheeled vehicles and to promote their activity and development in the future.
Achievements in both classes will be recognized retroactively back to September 19th, 1980 – the incorporation date of the IHPVA.
The junior classes recognize three age groups – 11 years and under, 12 -14 and 15-17. Multitrack vehicles have three or more contact points with the ground and a minimum track width of 250 mm. This covers the increasingly popular tricycle configuration.
They are subclasses of current classes which include men’s and women's, so a junior female riding a tricycle in a 200m sprint would be classified as 200 Meter Speed Trial- Women’s – Multitrack- Junior 12-14 years, for example.
For full details of these new rules please go to the IHPVA website and click on ‘Rules’ at the top of the page.