It's the BIG ONE - The 2018 Supertrial

The North Berks SuperTrial is our biggest event of the year, we have the countries top riders join us and they are tested to the limit on the technical rock sections of Seymours Arena.

Stu and the team have had the heavy machinery in the Arena re-configuring the sections to test the World class riders that will be with us again this year.

The Ladies take centre stage on the Saturday morning. Ladies World Champion, Emma Bristow will be looking to retain her title which she has held since the first ladies North Berks Arena Trial in 2014. Donna Fox and Jess Bown will be trying their hardest to snatch the win and the rest of the field of top UK riders will be aiming to get on the podium for the glory.

This year we see Youth A and B classes competing on the Saturday, these include all the up and coming young stars of the future and what a promising bunch. These young guys will not be afraid of hitting the big stuff, they all ride National and/or World level trials, so it will be interesting to see who comes out on top in 2018.

Dibs was back in 2017, he was 100% focused and determined to regain his title on the infamous technical rock sections of Seymours Arena. He certainly didn't disappoint, putting on an amazing display of skill, although the qualification round was tight at the top he raised his game for the final and showed why he is the UK's current top rider. The rest of the field compete at the highest level in the British and World Trials Championships so any one of them could come away with the win on the day.

The action gets underway at 10.00 on Saturday with the Ladies Arena Trial, followed by the Youth A and B Trial. The guys get started at 10.30 on the Sunday morning so make sure you’re at Seymours to see the action unfold.

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Come for the weekend. There is free camping on the Friday and Saturday night, there’s always a great atmosphere in and around the Arena. Toilets and refreshments are on site and there will be plenty of trade stands on Sunday, including BVM-Moto, SXS-TRS, Acklams Beta, John Shirt GasGas, so there is a great opportunity to purchase some new kit or even place an order for that new bike you’ve been promising yourself.

Admission is £10 for adults, £5 for 5-16 year olds and under 5’s are free. Its a great family weekend so get it in your diary and make sure you get over to Seymours on 18/19 August.

> POSTED: 29/7/18 9:24

Brimpton Club Trial

Round 5 of the Club Championship was held at a new venue in Brimpton near Reading this weekend. We had 8 sections plotted around this fantastic piece of land that were to be ridden 4 times.

There were a variety of natural sections laid out around the wood using the stream beds that run through it, unfortunately a few of the sections cut out pretty badly and the going got a little harder than anticipated, but the majority of the field stuck with it. Four routes were marked out catering for all rider levels from hardened expert to complete beginner. We had 35 riders turn out for it which isn't bad for a Saturday.

Sadly we only had one expert enter, which was Tom Nicholas – at least we took a few points off him this time, an outstanding ride none the less.

Luke Hora took the honours in the Clubman 50/50 class dropping 70 marks, closely followed by his riding partner Thomas Hawthorne on 75, Jo Bayliss only two marks behind on 77, Liam Anderson who admitted wasn't riding to his best ability was a little further back losing 98 marks over the 4 laps.

Clubman B was won by Reynard Norris dropping 42 marks, Ryan Tomkins was looking really steady all day and took second place for the loss of 54. Mark Elms third on 61 and Dave Barrett a way back on 104.

Clubman C class was well supported with 10 riders entering. Brian Tomkins won this fairly convincingly dropping just 31 marks, Neil Harris second on 64, Tom Nicholls on 69 followed by Ian Horner on 74.

It was great to see father and son, Tim and Tom Hyde out on their first trial, having been over the Arena for a few of the practice evenings this summer. They had a good day riding the D route. Tim pipped son Tom to the win by 4 marks. Well done guys.

On to the Youth classes. Alicia Robinson took top spot in the Youth A class dropping 91 marks which goes to show how boggy some of the sections got, especially section one, we don't usually take many marks of 'Lici'. Young Joe Snelling, who travelled over from Leatherhead wasn't far behind dropping 96 marks.

Max Agar took the honours on the Youth B route dropping 91 marks, fresh from taking 3rd place in the British Trials Championship C Class last weekend up at Bracken Rocks. Well done Max, keep at it! Bailey Tidbury was on form on the day too just 2 marks behind Max on 93.

Only 2 riders finished in the Youth C class, Ben Nicholls won on 82 followed by Max Bird on 91.

Finally, Youth D – Nate Robinson who is more often seen on his pedal trials bike of late fancied a ride out on his Beta 80 and he took the win dropping just 3 marks, young Jonathan Brett made a great effort and came away on 23 marks and rode all of the sections which is brilliant, well done Jonathan, well done too to his Dad Tim who covered a few miles on foot trying to keep up with the Oset.

The club would like to thank the landowners for the opportunity to use their land and we hope that we get the chance to use it again, there is so much in there to make some amazing sections, next time we'll keep out of the boggy areas a bit more though. Thanks also to Mark Stokes who put a huge amount of effort into getting us the use of the land and plotting out the majority of the sections, awesome effort.

As usual thanks to the observers, we did struggle and failed to get all sections covered. Thanks to Andy Hora, Steve Nicholls, Jim Axford, Todd and Zak Jones, Duncan Agar, Leah Robinson, Claire Maynard-Robinson and Mark Anderson. Well done Mark Anderson for taking up the reigns in getting everyone signed on. Lastly Sue O'Sullivan for taking care of the number crunching to get the results up on Facebook the same evening.

The next event is the Supertrial on the 18 and 19 August, make sure you've got it in your diaries, you'd be mad to miss it...

> POSTED: 19/7/18 11:46

Next North Berks Club Trial

SATURDAY 28 JULY 2018, 11:00 Start.

Brimpton Lane, Brimpton, Reading (Nearest Postcode: RG7 4RF).

Round 5 of the Club Championship is just over a week away, its being held at a new venue in Brimpton near Reading. It's a fantastic piece of land, we're hoping to have 4 laps of ten sections, depending on available observers.

It will be a good ride round this large piece of land. There will be a variety of natural sections around the wood using the river and stream that run through it. Four routes will be marked out catering for all rider levels from hardened expert to complete beginner.

The nearest Postcode is RG7 4RF, look out for the Castrol signs on Brimpton Lane directing you to the parking area.

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. Enter on the day only.

Make sure you get there it promises to be a great day.

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> POSTED: 2/7/18 09:43

Work has started at Seymours for 2018 Supertrial

Preparation for the 2018 Supertriial has started. Work got underway at Seymours this weekend. The team were there all weekend in the scorching sunshine re-configuring the Arena sections for North Berks premier event on 18 and 19th August. It’s going to be BIG – so get it in your diary, you’d be mad to miss it!

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SUPERTRIAL / Ladies & Men

Seymours Arena

18th & 19th August 2018

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CLUB TRIAL – Rnd 6

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14th October 2018

NOVEMBER

DOWNLAND (National)

Seymours Arena

18th November 2018

DECEMBER

DINNER & ANNUAL AWARDS

Drayton Park Golf Club

30th November 2018

CLUB TRIAL – Rnd 1 (2019)

The Moors

26th December 2018

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> POSTED: 25/6/18 11:13

What an amazing weekend!

North Berks MCC held their popular Summer 2-Day Club Trial this weekend. The weather forecast had promised good weather and it didn’t disappoint, we had wall to wall sunshine.

Saturday’s trial was due to start at 3pm, eight sections had been set out in and amongst the sandy banks and bomb holes at Besselsleigh near Abingdon. We had a fantastic entry of 41 riders and Stu Robinson got the trial underway at 3pm sharp sending each class off to different sections around this great piece of land we’re lucky enough to use once or twice a year.

Stu Belcher, who is running the Southern Centre Trials Academy Training Day on behalf of North Berks MCC on July 14th gave all the riders a heads-up on this fantastic opportunity to receive a full days tuition from top coaches from the Southern Centre. Its taking place on 14 July at Seymours Arena and we’re currently looking for more entries, there is more information about the day on the website, alternatively give Stuart Belcher a call on 07586 288979 he’ll be pleased to hear from you.

Back to the Trial – We had two riders tackling the Adult Expert route, being Tom Nicholas and brother Joe Nicholas. Tom took the honours going round clean for the day whilst Joe dropped 10 marks.

Clubman 50/50 route was won by Luke Hora who had a great ride dropping just 7 marks. Alex Taylor was placed second on 14, losing most of these on section 7. Joe Bayliss took 3rd on 15, closely followed by Lee Sullivan on 17.

Clubman B route was the most popular route for the day with nine riders. Reynard Norris took the win with a clean ride closely followed by Finley Belcher riding his dad’s TRS for the weekend on 4. Mark Elms came third dropping 8 marks and Stuart Belcher riding Finley’s Beta 125 came forth on 11 (I’ll leave them to argue whether it was the bike or rider that helped clinch that result).

Clubman C was again well supported. Gordon Pusey had the best result on this route dropping just 5 marks. Tom Nicholls on 10, Dereck Fowler on 18 and Todd Jones on 22.

Clubman D route had just one rider, Aaron Watson who went round clean.

The youth classes were well supported as usual. Brett Harbud won the Youth A class dropping just two marks which was an awesome ride, Alicia Robinson came second on 31 and George Clarke on 86.

Youth B was taken by Bailey Tidbury on 18 and second was Max Agar on 34.

A well earned Youth C win for Ben Nicholls dropping 46 marks, a way ahead of Amy Clarke who had bike trouble on 62. Josh Cole took third spot on 107.

Down to the littluns riding the Youth D route – Harry Wheeler took an impressive win dropping a mere 7 marks, Jonathan Brett riding his new Oset to second on 56 closely followed by young Amy Longdon (Daughter of the well known Maria Conway) on 63, let’s hope she has as much success as Maria did on 2 wheels.

That was day 1 done and dusted. A good number stayed over on Saturday night sitting out in the evening sunshine, its such a lovely venue to spend time with friends and family.

Sunday broke to blazing sunshine again, everyone that had stayed over rose early and there was a fantastic smell of bacon and sausages wafting across the field. Mark Anderson did the honours giving the rider briefing on Sunday morning and got everyone off for another great day of fun in the wooded copse.

Again we had a good entry of 38 riders across all the classes, there was an additional section that had been plotted for the second day and most of the other sections had been tweaked to keep every one on their toes.

Sunday saw five adult riders tackle the expert route. The win was taken by Tom Nicholas again riding immaculately and going round with a clean sheet. Tom Plant took second place dropping a few slack dabs here and there on a total of 7. James Grist a little further back on 17, followed by Joel Tett on 24.

Clubman 50/50 route saw the same three riders taking the top spots as the previous day. Luke Hora taking the win for 12 marks lost, one mark behind him was Alex Taylor, followed by Joe Bayliss on 17. Thomas Hawthorne stepped into forth today for the loss of 18.

Finley Belcher stepping up into the Clubman B adult class this weekend took the win dropping a mere 2 marks, great ride Fin and you beat your dad again, even if you did have his bike, Stu dropped 12 today. Sandwiched between father and son was Mark Elms, just one mark off Finley on 3. Patrick Middlehurst had a good ride losing just 16 marks over the 4 laps for forth spot.

Clubman C route was well supported today with a total of 9 riders. Club chairman Mark Anderson took the win on 7 after observing on the Saturday. Todd Jones in second on 16, Dereck Fowler took 3rd spot on 23 and Tom Nicholls dropped to forth today with 25 marks lost.

A couple of youth riders took on the 50/50 class. Elizabeth Tett came out on top dropping 38 marks, closely followed by Max Agar on 45. Great ride from you both.

Brett Harbud took the glory in the Youth A class riding the expert route for the loss of 5 marks, George Clarke a way back on 70 marks.

Bailey Tidbury was alone in the Youth B class and went round for a loss of 23 marks.

The top Youth C riders from Saturday swapped positions today, so Amy Clarke took the win on 39 riding Brett’s spare bike after blowing her Sherco up on Saturday and Ben Nicholls was relegated to second on 51. Jess Basford was third dropping 66 and Aaron Watson in forth place on 97.

Youth D was again won by young Harry Wheeler losing 17 marks, followed by Jonathan Brett on 50. Excellent results you two!

So that was it – another amazing North Berks event over. It really was a perfect weekend, the weather helped, we hope you all enjoyed it as much as the Club did putting it on.

Thanks as usual go out to all the usual helpers, from the course plotters that were out in the week previous to the trial. Sue for getting everyone signed on and number crunching the results out quickly. All our observers over the weekend, especially those that did both days, amazing!

Just a note for you all, our next Club Trial was due to be our Evening Trial at Seymours Arena on Wednesday 18th July, this will now be a normal Wednesday night practice session because we have the opportunity of using a new piece of land and are planning to hold round 5 there on the 29th July, we’ll have further info up on the website soon so watch this space.

Again, don’t forget the Southern Centre Trials Academy Training Day at Seymours Arena on July 14th. It’s a fantastic opportunity to receive a full days tuition from top coaches. There is more information about the day on the website, alternatively give Stuart Belcher a call on 07586 288979 he’ll be pleased to hear from you and tell you all about it.

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> POSTED: 30/5/18 22:41

Summer Shows

North Berks were yet again invited to put on Trials Shows at the popular Wallingford Vehicle Rally and The Oxfordshire Young Farmers County Show and Rally in May.

A great time was had at both events and the public were blown away by the skill of the riders taking part. Thank you to Grundon for their ongoing support of the club at these events, they even had some specialist equipment made up for the riders to ride over this year which is fantastic.

Thank you too, to all of the riders that gave up their valuable time to promote the club and our sport.

 

Thomas Plant

Thomas O'Sullivan

Alicia Robinson

Nate Robinson

Mark Anderson

Liam Anderson

Josh Cole

Jonathan Brett

> POSTED: 27/04/18 06:42

North Berks MCC Southern Centre Trials Academy Training Day

Entries are now open and spaces are limited.

This is a fantastic opportunity to receive a full days tuition from top ACU Coaches. The day is open to all ACU affiliated solo trials riders of all ages and abilities, no club joining fee is required. Non ACU license holders can still be accommodated by obtaining a day license for an additional £3.

Due to the great success of the first round of this series, run by the Ringwood club, spaces are expected to be snapped up quickly.

Please forward your entry together with the accompanying fee to Stuart Belcher. See regs and entry form for full details.

Get Booked in Now!

If you require further information please contact:

Stuart Belcher on 07586 288979

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