2018 Round 1 – Boxing Day Trial

Closed to Club

26 December 2017, 10:00 Start

THE MOORS – Nappers Lane, East Hagbourne
Didcot, Oxon OX11 9LE.



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.



> POSTED: 19/11/17 20:47

Downland bathed in sunshine!

As one of the last national classic trials of the season, North Berks MCC were really lucky with the weather for The Winston Grove National Downland Trial this Sunday.

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.

> POSTED: 10/11/17 13:58

Mikey does the double

Mikey Austin had an amazing year, not only competing in, but winning the 2017 No Limits Cup 1000 Championship after taking the 2016 No Limits Newcomer 1000 in 2016.

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.

> POSTED: 06/11/17 13:47

Another Fantastic Year –
North Berks 2017 Club Championship

All classes were closely contested with a clear winner in each. It was good to see some new faces in the Youth C & D classes, as well as many of the adult groups.

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.

North Berks 2017 Club Championship Results

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

Youth A

1st      Brett Harbud

2nd     William Clark

3rd      Alicia Robinson

Clubman 50/50

1st      Luke Hora

2nd     Lee Sullivan

3rd      Liam Anderson

Clubman B

1st      Ryan Tomkins

2nd     Ryan Harris

3rd      Mark Elms

Clubman C

1st      Brian Tomkins

2nd     Neil Harris

3rd      James Hartshorn

Clubman D

1st      Jonathan Evans

2nd     Laurence Hansen

3rd      Steve Allsworth

Youth 50/50

1st      Oscar Jones

Youth B

1st      Finley Belcher

2nd     Max Agar

3rd      Thomas Hawthorne

Youth C

1st      George Clark

2nd     Sam Avenell

3rd      Ben Nicholls

Youth D

1st      Ben Jelfs

2nd     Jonathan Brett


2017 Calendar


CLUB TRIAL – Rnd 1 (2018)

The Moors

26th December 2017




    Moreton Road, Aston Tirrold, Didcot, Oxon OX11 9AW



    Nappers Lane, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxon OX11 9LE



    Faringdon Road, Besselsleigh,
    Nr. Abingdon, Oxon OX2 9QY



    Dene Hollow, Chilton, Nr. Didcot, Oxon



    Main Street, West Hagbourne,
    Didcot, Oxon OX11 0NB



    30 Main Road, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxon OX11 9LN




    2018 Membership Application Form


    2018 Club Trial Entry Form


    2018 Trials Practice Entry Form


  • ACU

    ACU Trials Registration Form


Event Photography

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> POSTED: 18/10/17 16:52

North Berks Christmas Dinner
& Awards Night


Commencing: 18:30 for 19:00 / Carriages: 24:00.

Drayton Park Golf Club, Steventon Rd, Drayton, Oxon OX14 4LA.

The event you've all been waiting for... The big Christmas Dinner & Awards night. Always a brilliant night of fun and celebration for all your family and friends, certainly not one to be missed!

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: mrasaa@hotmail.com   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.

Adult Meal £25 – (Choice from 3 Course Menu)

Children Meal £10 – (Sausage, Chips & Beans. Ice Cream & Jelly)

> POSTED: 28/09/17 16:52

The 2017 Winston Grove National Downland Trial

Date: 19 NOVEMBER 2017, First man away at 09:30.

SEYMOURS ARENA – Aston Tirrold, Nr Didcot, Oxon, OX11 9AW.

The North Berks MCC are pleased to confirm that their ever popular Winston Grove National Downland Trial will be taking place again this year on Sunday 19th November.

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.



> POSTED: 24/09/17 19:23

Autumn Club Trial at Besselsleigh

We returned to the climbs and sandy banks of our two-day Summer Trial at Besselsleigh. The weather was glorious and we had a good entry of 43 riders join us. Each class was well supported and everyone really enjoyed themselves.

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...

Trials Training Days are
coming to NBMCC

North Berks MCC are excited to announce that we are now able to start organising trials training days. I have now obtained my ACU Trials Training License and we are kicking things off with a Youth training day on Saturday 4th November. As we progress and depending on how well they are supported we plan to hold training days for youth and adults alike in the future. Our first session is aimed at beginners or developing riders. As we are only able to accommodate 10 riders currently, it will be on a strictly first come first served basis, I will obviously hold a reserve list if the need arises. Unfortunately, there will be no riding or practising for other riders on the day that are not on the training session, so please don't turn up expecting to ride.

Our first session is at 10am to 3pm on 4th November 17 at Seymours Arena.

The cost is £20 per rider. Our aim is get you on the right track, enjoying our fabulous sport and hopefully one day see some of you in the Supertrial in years to come!

A fun day is planned, so bring plenty of energy, batteries and
fuel for bikes and yourself. So, if you are a member of our club,
contact me to reserve your place.

Mobile: 07586-288979 or PM me on Facebook


Keep practising,

Stu Belcher



WOW - What a Weekend!

It promised to be an amazing weekend and it didn't disappoint on any level.

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.

Saturday 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...


Youth A


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