26 December 2017, 10:00 Start
Get out on your bike to burn off all the Turkey and Mince Pies.
The trial is open to non-members, club joining fee applies, £7 Adults, £4 Youth for the year, plus the normal trial entry fee which is £15 Adult, £10 Youth.
With an initial entry of over sixty riders, although down on previous years the Club were looking forward to putting on another top class event, it certainly didn't disappoint, we had great feedback from the riders as usual who enjoyed a great days sport riding in and around the Berkshire Downs. The going was pretty dry on the whole although some of the renowned sections with their unforgiving greasy banks tested the riders.
Thanks go out to all the usual people that helped put on this great event, John Lightfoot, Mark Stokes and Tim Lightfoot 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 to 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.
Well done to all the riders that took part we hope you enjoyed your day. Click on the button below to see the results in PDF format. You will find more pictures of the action on the Gallery page.
CLUB TRIAL – Rnd 1 (2018)
26th December 2017
Drayton Park Golf Club
30th January 2018
THE WALLACE (National)
Start – Horse & Harrow
25th February 2018
LADIES & GIRLS (National)
11th March 2018
CLUB TRIAL – Rnd 2
25th March 2018
2 DAY CLUB TRIAL – Rnd 3&4
23rd & 24th June 2018
JOHN WHEELER BIKE NIGHT
10th July 2018
EVENING CLUB TRIAL – Rnd 5
18th July 2018
SUPERTRIAL / Ladies & Men
18th & 19th August 2018
CLUB TRIAL – Rnd 6
14th October 2018
18th November 2018
DINNER & ANNUAL AWARDS
Drayton Park Golf Club
1st December 2018
CLUB TRIAL – Rnd 1 (2019)
26th December 2018
He is the first rider to go back to back at their first attempt which is a massive achievement.
Mikey is set to compete in the 2018 Thundersport GP1 Elite class and possibly get the chance to be BSB Superstock wild card. He will also be entering the North West 200 and Ulster GP road races later in the year.
The club wish him all the best for the 2018 season.
This year saw Finley Belcher in Youth B as top scorer, with a clean sweep of wins. This was followed by Jonathan Evans in Clubman D scoring 96 and Brian Tompkins In Clubman C scoring 94.
Top Expert winner for 2017 was Scott Faulkner taking this years crown on his TRS.
Lets hope 2018 will be even better.
All the Awards are to be presented at the Annual Dinner dance to be held on Sat 2nd December at Drayton Golf Club.
Come along, it promises to be a great night as usual, details can be found below.
The final top positions for the 2017 Club Championship. Click button below for full results. Well done all!
1st Scott Faulkner
2nd Tom Plant
3rd Tom Nicholas
1st Brett Harbud
2nd William Clark
3rd Alicia Robinson
1st Luke Hora
2nd Lee Sullivan
3rd Liam Anderson
1st Ryan Tomkins
2nd Ryan Harris
3rd Mark Elms
1st Brian Tomkins
2nd Neil Harris
3rd James Hartshorn
1st Jonathan Evans
2nd Laurence Hansen
3rd Steve Allsworth
1st Oscar Jones
1st Finley Belcher
2nd Max Agar
3rd Thomas Hawthorne
1st George Clark
2nd Sam Avenell
3rd Ben Nicholls
1st Ben Jelfs
2nd Jonathan Brett
FULL TABLE OF RESULTS
2 DECEMBER 2017
Commencing: 18:30 for 19:00 / Carriages: 24:00.
We return to Drayton Park Golf Club for our popular Christmas Bash this year. Dinner will be served at 19:00, followed by the Awards ceremony, where we celebrate the members achievements throughout 2017. The Raffle will take place and then music and dancing will follow to the amazing Utopia Disco until midnight.
It promises to be a great night as usual, it's always well supported so get your ticket order and menu choices in to Mark Anderson by the closing date on 17th November. Hope to see you there! Thanks.
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 07770 652512
Click on the menu picture or button on the right to open the menu in PDF format to make your meal choice.
Date: 19 NOVEMBER 2017, First man away at 09:30.
As a long established fixture in the classic trials calendar, the Downland Trial has become a favourite with riders and spectators alike. Aimed firmly at classic trials enthusiasts, there will be a choice of easy or hard routes available for pre-75 British rigids & twinshocks, pre-86 twinshocks and pre-90 air cooled mono-shock bikes. Retaining its national status, this year's event will start from Seymour's Arena, where the first and last sections will be located. Riders will then complete some 34 old-school sections on a single 30 mile lap of the Berkshire countryside.
Entries are now open, download regs and entry form below, if you have any queries please contact the Secretary of the Meeting, John Lightfoot on 01235 850486.
Moreton Road, Aston Tirrold, Didcot, Oxon OX11 9AW
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Nappers Lane, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxon OX11 9LE
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Faringdon Road, Besselsleigh,
Nr. Abingdon, Oxon OX2 9QY
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Dene Hollow, Chilton, Nr. Didcot, Oxon
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THE HORSE & HARROW PUB
Main Street, West Hagbourne,
Didcot, Oxon OX11 0NB
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FLEUR DE LYS PUB
30 Main Road, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxon OX11 9LN
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NORTH BERKS MCC
ACU Trials Registration Form
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Thanks as usual to the marking out team, Sue and Pauline for getting everyone signed on, all of the observers, Sue again for number crunching the results out sharpish.
Another successful North Berks event – that wraps up the Club Championship for 2017. The last event of the year is the Downland Classic Trial which takes place on 19th November.
Results and a few pictures below and a some more on the Gallery page, thanks Pauline Belcher.
We hope you enjoyed it, see you next time...
The last day of preparation, Friday was pretty grim, the weather at the Arena was broken sunshine then strong downpours with a bit of thunder and lightening thrown in so we were a little apprehensive to what we would be dealt for the weekend, but thankfully the sun shone for the whole weekend, a bit of a breeze but that's par for the course at Seymours. So we had a brilliant couple of days of top class trials action to look forward too.
It all kicked off at 10am sharp on Saturday morning with the Ladies/Girls and Youth A Boys. Beth Dunning was the first away on route B, followed in one minute intervals by the rest of the field, the Youth A boys followed on directly behind the Ladies. The first section was relatively straightforward to help ease the riders in and settle the nerves of the big occasion although most of them ride the Nationals and a good number compete on the World scene, so they’re used to a bit of pressure. The second section, however was the famous Seymours waterfall, there were a couple of routes plotted up the side and across the big waterfall steps, the first lap it remained dry but the second saw the water running from the summit. There were two laps of ten sections to conquer before the top eight Ladies went through to the final which consisted of one lap of ten sections, the four with the most dabs after riding section 5 then dropped out to leave the final four to finish the lap.
The winner with the loss of just three marks in the final was the amazing Emma Bristow who has held the title since 2014 and was, as always riding with immaculate precision, her partner James Fry was minding, they really make an formidable team. Nikita Smith took a well deserved second place, Donna Fox third and Jess Bown in fourth. Louise Alford had a good steady ride and just missed out on the final cut, our own Alicia Robinson finished in sixth, Victoria Payne seventh and Gabby Whitham in eighth.
Chantal De Raaff won the B route competition convincingly for the loss of just 22, followed by Jazz Hammond on 44, Beth Dunning on 52 and Jennifer Stephen just behind on 57. Sadly Olivia Brooksbank had what looked like a nasty fall and was attended to by the paramedic, she was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure but thankfully was alright and she returned to the Arena just in time for the final presentations.
The Youth A guys put on an amazing show, they weren’t afraid to hit the big Arena rocks, they definitely gave 100% and demonstrated what a 125cc machine is capable of. Billy Green was on top form, he took the win for the loss of just 10 marks with Oliver Smith second on 21, and Duncan Maccoll third on 30. Gus Oblein and Ronnie Day took fourth and fifth respectively closely followed by Jake Eley and Adam Juffs.
Once all the action was over and the dust had settled the presentations took place, thank you to Mr Seymour, the Arena landowner for presenting the awards to the worthy winners. Day one complete.
Sunday saw the main Men’s event, a bright start in the Arena welcomed the riders and spectators. Stu lead the guys round at 9.30 for a section inspection, they were eager to get started and the first man away was Tom Culliford who had stepped in, in place of Keiran Child who couldn’t make it. The riders left the start in reverse order which meant that last years winner Iwan Roberts would be starting last.
Again, the riders were eased in with the first section, although to the mere club rider it looks horrific, there was a big rock step followed by a tight turn and drop back into the section and over a huge undercut log laid overhanging the bank, then a drop into another hole to the bank the other side with a big square rock sitting on the summit, just a warm up eh! It was then on to the Waterfall, the water wasn’t running but the sump at the bottom was just below top of boot level which carried up the face of the section as riders burst out and upward, there were a fair few cleans on the initial visit, Sam Haslam being the first which resulted in a huge roar of approval from the massive crowd that had been waiting for the action to begin.
By the end of the two qualifying laps there were 8 clear riders. Last years winner, Iwan Roberts was in top position dropping just two marks. Toby Martin held second on five, Jack Price came in third place on six, four of those being time penalties so would have been joint first with Iwan. James Dabill sat in fourth on six followed closely by Michael Brown on nine then Jack Sheppard, Dan Peace and Sam Haslam. These were the eight that would go through to the final after lunch.
After an hours rest for lunch and the Raffle draw the action got started again.
The final consisted of one lap of ten sections and the scores went back to zero so it was all to play for. Sam Haslam was first man away this time, for the final lap each rider attempts the section, once they have all completed it they all move on to the next, which is superb and makes for an amazing atmosphere and the spectators don’t miss a thing.
After five sections the bottom four were eliminated, leaving the final four to go on and finish the last five sections. Toby and Jack Price were tied on 9 at this point so had to have a ride off, attempting section 5 again. Jack sadly misjudged the final set of rock steps out of the section which left him with a five, he was absolutely gutted but had ridden really well all day with full on commitment, this gave Toby the well deserved opportunity to go through.
The last five sections were really technical with massive rock steps. Dibs, the country’s top rider finished the 10 sections dropping a mere six marks, which was a way ahead of Dan Peace in second on 20, Toby Martyn in third on 27 and Sam Haslam fourth on 32. Well done Dibs it really was a masterclass and a pleasure to watch.
The day ended with the presentations again, this time presented by our young Star, Alicia Robinson who has been competing in European and World trials this year, she is progressing well and we're all really proud of her achievements to date. That brought the weekend to a close, another successful Supertrial put to bed, we had an amazing weekend and we hope everyone that joined us, riders and spectators enjoyed themselves.
There are so many people to thank, its takes a huge effort to get this event off the ground and the Club thank each and every one of you that make the Supertrial the success it is, you know who you are.
Thanks to the riders. We are so lucky to have the countries elite riders join us every year, you keep coming back so I guess we're doing something right, it was great to see Chantal and Samuel over from Europe too, so thank you to you both for making the trip. We hope you all enjoyed the challenge.
Thanks to all of our sponsors, observers and landowners, who we are indebted to for supporting us year after year. A massive thank you to Dave Willoughby who stepped in and onto the mike for the weekend, Dave really knows his stuff when it comes to trials.
Click the buttons below to see the final results in PDF format. There are some more pictures on the Gallery page.
Until next time...
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