NBMCC Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 24th January 2017

@ Didcot Conservative Club. Foxhall Rd, Didcot, OX11 7AG

20:00 Start. All Welcome.

Refreshments will be available after the proceedings have finished.

The Agenda and Proposed Updated Club Rules can be viewed by clicking the buttons below, or can be sent to you if requested.

 

Hope to see you all there.

 

Regards Mark

Chairman

JAN

24

The Wallace Cup Trial – National

Round 2 – 2017 S3-Parts, ACU National Trials Championship.

26 FEBRUARY 2017, First rider away at 9:31.

Start: Horse & Harrow Public House, West Hagbourne, Nr Didcot, Oxon.

Sec of Meeting: Claire Maynard-Robinson, The Chapel, Blewbury Road, East Hagbourne, Oxon, OX11 9LF.  T: 01235 816644 / 07816 30914.  E: youbetrobinson@aol.com

FEB

26

> POSTED: 28/12/16 11:43

Calvin returns with a Cracker

Report: Stu Belcher

With a mix of winter Sun, 63 riders and a couple of festive hangovers the North Berks Round 1 Club Championships got off to a cracking start for the “Hangover Cup” on Boxing Day.

With 8 experts competing for the top honours it was Scott Faulkner who took the win, the mix of sections twisting between fallen trees and rocks in the main section area along Nappers Lane was a popular viewing point. The most popular was section 2 based around the stream, steep routed step and a new steep cambered turn thrown in at the end to test the large entry. With only a handful of expert cleans on this tricky section recorded and was where Scott lost all of his 10 marks.

Making most of the popular Moors location 3 sections were plotted around the stream at the back paddock which helped spread out the entry. Section 5 was also used for the 50-50 riders which was a twisting section that encountered three large fallen trees, slippery drops into the stream and a sharp cambered exit that deteriorated over the course of the trial.  The best ride on this section during the day was young Finley Belcher who managed a credible zero loss on his four visits only to be matched by 2 riders in the experts, the expert exit out of the stream appeared to be easier than the clubman’s route which made this ride more impressive.

On the 50/50 route Calvin Hunt returned from a recent bout of ill health to ride back on form with a well deserved win on his new TRS, Joe Bayliss was only 5 away from Calvin and it could have been easily reversed as they both tussled for the lead as Joe was a little way in front on section 8 but Calvin managed a great clean on section 2 that edge him into the lead. Luke Hora was only 3 marks back from Joe in third.

The Clubman B entry was as full as ever with Mark Elms taking the win on 11, and like the expert route section 2 took the majority of the marks from all, with Mark losing 8 of his total here. Ryan Tomkins finished a little way back on 22 just pipping Sam Cherry on 23.

Mark Stokes was on his own in the Pre65 B class but managed a credible loss of 19 aboard the immaculate Trifield. Neil Osman was only 1 point clear of Roy Haines in the Pre65C Class

Like many of the other classes the large entry of Clubman C riders was a close contest with the Club Chairman, Mark Anderson taking the win closely followed by Neil Harris and Brian Tomkins, We may have to take a re-count before the AGM in January!! The main marks for everyone in this class were lost on the tight exit of the slippery bank of section 5 where no one was able to make a full house of cleans.

The Youth riders had a great days sport with three contending the Youth A Expert route, Bret Harbud took the win from Alicia Robinson with Oscar Jones taking credible third spot in his first trial on the expert sections. Bret made up ground from Alicia on section 2 but was in close contention for most of the trial she  just slipped back towards the end.

Youth B was won by Finley Belcher and with his clean sheet on section 5 stretched him away from William Clark in second who was out for the first time on his new Beta. Thomas Hawthorne took the third spot. Sam Avenell pipped young George Clark to the Youth C win with Ben Nicholls losing a solitary mark in Youth D ahead of Riley Middlehurst in second and Ben Jelfs in third.

 

Expert

Scott Faulkner 10, Tom McCabe 13, Steve Berryman 15

Clubman 50/50

Calvin Hunt 19, Joe Bayliss 24, Luke Hora 27

Clubman B

Mark Elms 11, Ryan Tomkins 22, Sam Cherry 23

Pre65 B

Mark Stokes 19

Clubman C

Mark Anderson 9, Neil Harris 12, Brian Tomkins 14

Pre65 C

Neil Osman 21, Roy Haines 22

Clubman D

Laurence Hansen 0, Jonathan Evans 3, Steve Allsworth 9

Youth A

Bret Harbud 25, Alicia Robinson 39, Oscar Jones 46

Youth B

Finley Belcher 18, William Clark 26, Thomas Hawthorne 37

Youth C

Sam Avenell 45, George Clark 47

Youth D

Ben Nicholls 1, Riley Middlehurst 110, Ben Jelfs 132

 

A massive thank you as usual to our marking out crew, signing on team, Sue for the results and of course all of the observers – Mick Ainsworth, Mick Bayliss, Jim Axford, Peter White, Andy Hora, Doug Wootton, Claire Maynard-Robinson, Leah Robinson, Kevin Tame and Sue O'Sullivan who stood out in the cold all day.

Click the button above for the results. More pictures courtesy of Pauline Belcher on the gallery page.

The committee hope you all had a great day and we look forward to 2017 and wish you all a Happy New Year.

> POSTED: 20/11/16 21:31

The National Downland Trophy Trial

The final round of the Sammy Miller Series.

The 2016 Downland Trophy Trial took place in and around the Berkshire Downs, we had a good entry of over 100 riders. The rain came down at the start, but it cleared up just after the early numbers were away and the rest of the day stayed fine and dry.

Thanks go out to all the usual suspects that helped put on this great event, to name a few... John Lightfoot for his tireless commitment to this classic trial, Mark Stokes and Tim Lightfoot for the section/course plotting and their team of helpers cutting out, route marking etc. Thanks to all of our observers who stood out in the cold November weather, we really appreciate your ongoing support. Well done Claire and Co. for getting everyone signed on and bibbed up, Geoff and Sue for sorting the results and getting them out sharpish as usual. It goes without saying, thanks to our farmers and landowners that allow this great event to run across their land, we are so grateful for your support.

We hope you enjoyed your day, we'll have a full report up soon. Click on the button below to see the results in PDF format. See some pictures below and more on the Gallery page.

A rucksack was found at the last section, email Mark Anderson (club Chairman) to claim it, his email address is: mrasaa@hotmail.com

Provisional

Results

Class

Winners

Gazza was with us so visit his website to see if he got you with your feet up.

Click the button below.

John Lightfoot, North Berks MCC President making a presentation, on behalf of the ACU to Sammy Miller at the start of the Downland thanking him for his sponsorship and encouragement over the past 20 years.

A note from Sammy...

Dear John,

Congratulations on running your Downland Trophy Trial in the Sammy Miller Championships over the last 20 years, it has consistently been one of the best rounds!

 As we discussed recently I believe that the whole Trial Championship needs a considerable reshuffle and needs to move forward in a different direction and to this end I have decided that I will not be sponsoring the Championship from now on.

Once again thanks for all you have done with the Trial.

All the best to you.

Sammy Miller MBE.

Its great to get some feedback...

Dear John,

I just wanted to say that I had the best time today, the efforts of you and your fellow officials efforts resulted in an awesome event, I can't remember when I last enjoyed myself so much. I rode like a plonker but it didn't matter!

Thank you

Roy Haines.

 

Hi John,

Please convey my thanks to all of the organisers for a great day yesterday. Your hard work is much appreciated.

Regards.

Martin Gilbert.

 

Hi John,

Thanks very much it was a super event, as always! Good job we didn't get the rain we have had today though! See you next time.

Kevin.

2017 Calendar

FEBRUARY

THE WALLACE CUP
NATIONAL TRIAL

Horse & Harrow, West Hagbourne

26 February 2017

MARCH

BRITISH LADIES/GIRLS
NATIONAL TRIAL

Seymours Arena

12th March 2017

 

CLUB TRIAL – Rnd 2

Seymours Arena

Saturday 25th March 2017

JUNE

2 DAY CLUB TRIAL
Rnd 3 and 4

Besselsleigh

24th / 25th June 2017

JULY

JOHN WHEELER
BIKE NIGHT

Horse & Harrow, West Hagbourne

11th July 2017

 

EVENING CLUB TRIAL
Rnd 5

Seymours Arena

19th July 2017

AUGUST

BERKS BONANZA
SUPERTRIAL

Seymours Arena

19th/20th August 2017

OCTOBER

CLUB TRIAL – Rnd 6

Besselsleigh (Venue may change)

8th October 2017

NOVEMBER

DOWNLAND TROPHY CLASSIC TRIAL

Horse & Harrow, West Hagbourne

19th November 2017

DECEMBER

CLUB TRIAL – Rnd 1 (2018)

The Moors

26th December 2017

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