Todays WWMC Centre Champ Errington Cup Trial Results, 5 daft Southerners

Hello all,

here they are Todays Results: wwmc-errington-cup-091016-results

Thanks for supporting the West Wilts Trial today, I think you all enjoyed yourselves? Ben Skinner was the man today topping the Expert runners on 17m/lost. Lee Hassallwas R/Up on 24. Ben went 3, clean, clean dab in my Section 8 against Lee’s 3, 2, 5, 1. Best on the Section though was A/B winner Barry Male with clean, 1, 2, clean, [A/B riders were on the A route in Section 8] who parted with just 22 in total. Tony Hewitt pushed him though on 26 & Henry Pym was 3rd A/B on 28. Best B was Dean Bines on31 with R/Up Peter King on 37. Zac King was best C on 24, & Andy Chivers riding No 40 lost 40 marks to be R/Up. The biggest class Entry were the O/40s where Mark Talbot came out top, besting James Dean by the most cleans tiebreak both of them dropping 7 marks. Richard Elliott was 3rd in class on 8, having said a few rude words when he followed an O/50 deviation on his first ride at Section 6 & was promptly given his five! Dai Clothier topped the O/50’s on a total of 4 marks lost in Sections 8, 9 & 10 , with a dab, a double dab & dab from Mike Cox on 19.

Thanks to Brian Shuttleworth, your CofC, Chris Kelly your Secretary of the Meeting, & all the Observers: Nipper Allen, Theresa Talbot, Andy Humphris/Dave Payne, Phyllis & Frank Sweeting, Ian Shuttleworth helped by Lottie Ian Nairn,  Mandy Jefferies, Dean Hassall & Chris Kelly doubling up on Section 10

There was just the 1 “daft Southern Centre rider’ with us today, Roger Johns, why daft? When you are over 60 riding the Scott Trial doesn’t sound the smartest thing to do, but with 4 other “daft guys”,  Kevin Hart, Barry Roads, Paul Anstey & Ray Haslam they’ve all entered this years Scott Trial. In view of their age & experience they have decided they wouldn’t try to enter as individuals, but as a team, a Charity Team. Any offers of Sponsorship would be welcome, as they ride to raise Funds for Mark Adams, who was diagnosed with a pancreatic cancer on Mothers Day. Mark has chosen to adopt a natural healthcare approach, but as the disease has become more aggressive, he needs to pay for some private treatment. As a self employed Dad with a wife & a 6 year old things are tough & any donations will go towards his treatment. You can help by donating at this website: or contact any of the Team directly

See you soon: Frank

Todays Wells Presidents Time Trial Results, the Beach Race next weekend!

Evening all,

Here are the Results of the latest Centre Championship Timed Trial that have been sent across by Martin Lawford who says:.

“Hi guys, Results attached for Presidents TT at Shipham today. An enjoyable event on what was a very challenging course. Thanks to all those who helped out.

wells-presidents-ft-results-021016                Cheers, Martin

A good event with 41 entries & just a couple of non starters, it looked as if the course was grippier than might have been expected after Saturdays rain, Andy Frost was overall winner, setting standard time and being best on observation cleaning Sections 1, 2 & 5 just dabbing a couple of time on Section 3 & just the once in 4 & 6. Jason Hamblin was R/up with Ricky Hudson 3rd in the Trials tyre class, best scrambler was Nathan Newman losing 13 on time & 162 on observation! As Andy lost just 12 on observation  you can tell the tight twisty course favoured  trials machines. First time I’ve seen a jammed on rear brake actually catching fire!

To Smith was resting an injured right shoulder rather than risk aggravating it before Weston next weekend & Andy is prepping a couple of bikes for some of his Australian mates who are flying in onWednesday to ride. Charlie Frost and several other local guys are entered  so lets hope they all have trouble free rides (although that’s fairly unlikely)


More chatter, 3 lots of Regs available, 1 set of results, see below. Trials Champ update.

As you’ll see we’ve the Results of the NSMSC RT Keedwell T/Trial, with a Report from Jerry Walters and Regs for NSMSCs’ Gordon Drown Chase & two Centre Championship events, the BSSA 6th Alan Brown Time Trial and the NSMSC Presidents Trophy Trial

NSMSC nsmsc-rt-keedwell-ttrial-results-250916

“Morning Frank,

Results of yesterday’s North Somerset Club, RT Keedwell Transport Time Trial held at Hanham Mills are attached.  Despite some overnight rain the course was in prime condition and once again it was a clear cut win for Jason Hamblin who finished without dropping any marks. Ricky Hudson had another excellent ride to take second spot in the Trials class, losing 15 marks with Paul Manning just behind on 18 marks.

Andy Frost took the Scrambles class win, and overall runner up spot losing just 13 marks. Charlie Frost took second spot in the class on 27 marks, with Harvey Dark taking the third step on the imaginary podium losing 36 marks.

Regards: Jerry”

Regs are available for both of the North Somerset MSC events, the Club Restricted Gordon Brown Chase on October 16th,  [click here!] nsmsc-gordon-brown-chase-tt-161016 and their Centre Champs Presidents Cup Trial on 27th November, which are here – nsmsc-presidents-centre-champs-regs-271116

More Regs, this time for the BSSA Centre Timed Trial Championship have been published & are available [click here or  on the Regs Available page] bssa-6th-alan-brown-centre-champ-ttrial-061116

The Wells Club have a Centre Championship Timed Trial tomorrow – the Presidents Trophy starting at the Lillypool Cafe near Shipham, the West Wilts Club run their Centre Trials Championship, the Errington Cup on tomorrow week up at Perrys by Bath Racecourse, there’s a Centre Board Meeting on Tuesday….. See you there at all or some of them?

Scott Trial – not a lot of Centre interest, AFAIK Jerry Cross is the only Centre resident entered – lets hope his preparations & fitness training pay off & he gets round as it’s sure to be tough. South Western Centre guys Todd & Ty Kellet are entered so I’d guess they will be quick, I hope not too quick though, as the Scott can bite back at you. I wonder if Nibs will give them any advice before the start? From memory George Pollard, Peter Rew & Chris Shorey have also entered from SW Centre.

Last but not least, Pete Dury has updated the Centre Championship Tables after the last Kingswood Hawkesbury Trophy Round, here they are 2016-centre-champs-tables-as-at-261016 In the Expert Class Ollie Humphris has a comfortable lead with 49 points for Lee Hassall on 30, Ben Skinner lies 3rd with 23. I commented, before seeing the Results of the Hawkesbury that I guessed Lee would be the winner as ‘he was easily he best on my Section’ Apologies to Ollie who rode it just as well with just 1 dab on his 4 laps as well. It’ll be interesting to see how the Champs develop as Lee has won both the Rounds he’s entered, & Kurt’s Downhill Mountain Biking Events [that have taken him away from this years Series] are now pretty well over for the year. Phyllis noticed Kurt was riding with much more ‘flow’ than when he’s dialled in to trialling with the modern bike ‘switch on the power, switch off the power’. Time will tell!

Regs are available for these two October Events ……

Firstly, on the 1st the Wilts Border Club are running their Endeavour Cup Club Restricted Trial at The Piggeries, the Regs are here wborder-endeavour-regs-011016 & the Entry Form is at: wborder-endeavour-cup-entry-form-011016

and secondly, on the 2nd Wells & District are running their Centre Timed Trial Championship Round at the Shipham venue at the Lillypool cafe.

Their Regs are here: wells-presidents-tt-regs-021016 & their Entry Form is here: wells-presidents-tt-entry-form021016

See you soon: Frank

Disappointed would be the biggest understatement I could make – Chris

Hi all,

The headline above shows the frustration that Chris Bullock is having to live with after his hard work to get 101minis up & running. As he says “Literally jumped through hoops with the boss just to be told no. Obviously all the time money and effort is wasted.

Until I find a spot of appropriate land that’s it for mini bikes in the south west until someone else steps up.

Massive thanks for the help and support – Chris

So – does anyone have ideas about suitable ground preferably around Chris’s Bristol base??

Let me know if you have & it’ll be passed on pronto

Disappointing News for 101minis, RT Keedwell T/Trial Regs, Errington Cup Regs, NSMSC GMB Garages & Tattoo-Time Trophies Results.

Hello all,

We have several items to update you with:  Tuesdays Board Meeting heard the bad news that the 101minis Club track up at Tormarton has had the plug pulled on it by the Landowner. We are very disappointed at this unilateral decision. All the hard work that goes into establishing a new Club, finding a new venue, building the track, getting the Track Certificated for Racing & arranging Licenced ACU officials for their inaugural Event has been wasted. The Centre has been very involved with this Project and thanks particularly  Chris Bullock the prime mover in 101minis, and Nick Steadman, Tom Gerken & ACU Chairman – & Chairman of the Moto Cross Committee, Brian Higgins for their input & support of the project

The Regs for NSMSC’s RT Keedwell Transport Club Timed Trial are published & available here: nsmsc-rt-keedwll-trophy-tt-regs-entry-forms-250916

Going back a little while, the NSMSC GMB Garages Time Trial Results on 20th July are here, nsmsc-gmb-garages-ttrial-results-200716 – click – & Jerry’s Report said ‘Evening Frank, Results of North Somerset Club’s GMB Garages Trophy Time Trial, held on Wednesday evening at Hanham Mills are attached for the website.

In unusually dry and warm conditions, Jason Hamblin took another easy overall win losing just 3 marks on observation plus 2 on time. Simon Prideaux was runner up on 17 with Andy Scrivens taking third spot in the trials class on 30.

In the scrambles class Andy Frost was in a league of his own on his new KTM350XC, losing just 32 marks in the tight and twisty sections plus 1 mark on time. Charlie Frost set ‘standard time’ but lost 75 marks on observation and Tom Smith claimed third spot on 84.

Best regards

Apologies for the late posting, but our visit to Sweden ‘got in the way’ but if you want to see an interesting collection of bikes visit some of our Saab driving colleagues were quite interested in the pre 65 SSDT video that was on a large screen loop,

Another late NSMSC posting due to our holiday are the NSMSC’s Tattoo-Time Trophy Results which are here nsmsc-tattoo-time-trophy-ttrial-results-060816 & about which Jerry says “‘Morning Frank,
Results of North Somerset Club’s 90 minute Time Trial held at Frys Bottom Lane, Chelwood on Saturday are attached for the website.
On a very technical and deceptively slippery course the Trials bikes seemed to fare better than the Enduro machines, with Jason Hamblin taking the overall win on zero marks lost. Rapidly improving Ricky Hudson took second spot in the Trials class losing just 7 marks with Jack Blacker not far behind on 11.
Andy Frost was best of the Scrambles class losing 12 marks, narrowly beating Nathan Newman on 14. Tom Smith took the final podium position on 19 marks lost.
Regards: Jerry”

The West Wilts Centre Trials Championship Errington Cup Regs & Entry Forms are here wwmc-erringtoncup-trial-regs-entry-form-091016 you’ll note it’s back at ‘Perrys’ with Brian Shuttleworth as CofC on 9th of October – so get your entry in to Chris Kelly as soon as you cab

Necessity is the mother of invention? Congratulations to our Centre runners in the British Sidecar Enduro Championship Clubman Class.

Hello all,

We’re back from Sweden, not without some machine problems, but the positives have outweighed the negatives.

Congratulations are due to Andy Scrivens & Martin Lawford for their 1st place in the 2016 ACU Sidecar Enduro Championship in the Clubman Class, just to show how strong the Centre in this branch of the sport, Simon Chilcott & Ben Sinclair were runners up in the Class!

You have to be lateral thinkers sometimes, & Simon & Ben were when they broke their handlebars on the first of the two days in Rhayader in mid Wales, a smart move to reinforce the bars with socket set extensions, before being able to change them for day 2: well done those men!  We only were only smart enough to have a spare fuel pump in the car when ours failed on the autobahn near Hamburg, we needed ‘outside assistance’ to get off the motorway, to be rescued by ADAC & to get the pump fitted.

The Brian Hudson Memorial Time Trial Solo Results are here BSSA Brian Hudson 210816 SoloT:T Results Results & the Sidecar Class Results are here BSSA BrianHudson T:T S:car Results 210816


101Minis Practice Sessions this weekend, Time Trial Regs: NSMSC’s Tattoo Time & BSSA’s Brian Hudson Memorial Regs

Hello again,

I mentioned our new Club, 101minis,  last time, & I gather they will be running practice sessions this Saturday & Sunday. I’m sure it will be a good ‘shakedown’ for the Club & the track. We hope it goes well without any glitches & look forward to their competitive event.

Here are the Regs for North Somersets Tattoo Time Saturday afternoon 90 minute Time Trial on the 6th of August NSMSC Tattootime T:Trial Regs & Entry Forms 060816 {click!} Don’t miss it!

More Time Trial Regs, from BSSA this time & they’re for the Brian Hudson Memorial T/Trial BSSA Brian Hudson Memorial T?trial Regs & Entry Form 21:0816 {click} another 90 minute event, & its at Lambs Lair



A New Club affiliates to the Centre! NSMSC’s Smokehouse T/Trial Results, NSMSC’s GMB Trophy T/T Regs

Good morning!

Speedway GP at Cardiff this evening. See you there? I know BGRC’s Vic   O & Alan B will be there, & don’t forget their BGRC British Championship Grass Track in August.

Tuesdays Board Meeting included a new Club in the Centre, the 101minis Club. your contact is Amy Selman – see below.

Main Contact Name Miss Amy Selman
Telephone 0784 6611515

The Main Man is  Chris Bullock & they will run at the Tormarton Practice track site by the M4 junction. The focus is on ‘pit bikes’ & I know Brian Higgins, ACU Chairman & Track Inspector has been up to check things out & a Track Certificate will be in place very shortly. So watch this space. We wish them every success & look forward to their first Event

Results of the NSMSC Smokehouse Time Trial are here NSMSC Smokehouse T:Trial Results 020716 & Jerry Walters comments  “‘Afternoon Frank,

Results of Saturday’s North Somerset Club Valley Smokehouse Time Trial, held at Scars Wood, Lulsgate, are attached for the website.

Once again it was Jason Hamblin who took the overall and trials class win, losing just 6 marks on observation. Rising star Ben Sinclair took the runner up spot on 13 marks, with veteran Simon Prideaux not far behind on 16.

As usual at this venue, the rocks and roots took more of a toll in the scrambles class. Andy Frost took a fairly easy class win on 50 marks after Charlie Frost was forced to retire. Gary Newman was second in the class on 72, well clear of Tom Smith on 101.

Jerry ”

Regs for the Wednesday evening NSMSC GMB Trophy are here NSMSC GMB Garages TT Regs & Entry Forms 200716

Sad news of a fatality at Castle Combe Road Races last weekend:

In a joint statement Castle Combe Racing and the NG Road Racing club said: “NG Road Racing and Castle Combe Circuit deeply regret that Jer Thomas succumbed to his injuries overnight, following an accident at the Esses section at Castle Combe Circuit on Saturday July 2, 2016.

“Our thoughts and sympathies are with Abbi, Rebecca, Caitlin and all family and friends.

“Further Information will be released when available.”

See you soon: Frank