Championship Trials Regs available -Mendip’s Brockley Cup & West Wilts Errington Cup

Hello all,

We have Entry Forms for the Mendip Vale Brockley Cup & West Wilts Errinton Cup Centre Trials Championship Rounds available for you here: Mendip Centre Champ Brockley Entry 170917 & here, West Wilts Centre Champs Errington Regs & entry 081017

So get those entries in early!


Centre Trials Champs – Regs available for Kingswood MCC’s Hawkesbury Trophy Trial 24th September

Hello all,

Please note that Mike Fear has sent over the Regs for the Kingswood MCC Hawkesbury Trophy Centre Trials Championship Round on 24th September are available here: K:woodHawkesburyChamp Regs&Entry240917

See you there? —  Frank

ps, That reminds me, the Centre still needs a Gazette Editor & Permit Officer wef the Centre AGM – lets be having you!

NSMSC Tattoo Time T/trial results, Centre Trials Champs – dates of upcoming Rounds

Good morning allIt’s all been a bit busy lately, we had to go up th Doncaster for a couple of days to help out Brother in Law after he’d been discharged from the Infirmary after a near three week stay. still he’s sorted now i hope, so what’s new?

Jerry Walters has sent across the Results of Saturday’s North Somerset Club TattooTime Chase, held at Frys Bottom Lane, Chelwood which are here: NSMSC TattooTime T:trial Results 050817

We’ve also had some enquiries about forthcoming Centre Trials Championship Rounds.  The current situation is that they are as published in the Centre Fixture List with the addition of Mendip Vale’s Brockley Cup on 17th September. So the remaining Rounds for this year are  :17th September Mendip Vale MC&LCC Brockley Cup,                                                                     24th September Kingswood MCC Hawkesbury Cup,                                                                              8th October West Wilts MC,Errington Cup,                                                                                         26th November NSMSC Presidents Trophy & the last Round is on                                                   10th December Wilts Border MC & LCC Knut Trophy.

Gary Scrivens has sent over a Press Release that tells you all you need to know about the additional Round the Valers are running

“The Mendip Vale Club are coming to the rescue of the Wessex Centre Championship and organising a replacement round on 17 September 2017, to replace previous cancelled events, in the Centre. As it is a round of the Wessex Centre Championship it will run under the “no stop” rule, but even if you are not a fan of “no stop”, go along and give it a go, as the Club will be putting a lot of effort into ensuring the sections will suit all the Championship Categories.

The course will be entirely off road and cater for Expert, and Youth Expert on the “A” Route. Clubman, Over 40 and Youth A on the “B” Route. Novice, Over 50, Youth B and Twin Shock on the “Sportsman Route”. The Clubman Expert Course will be a 50/50 A and B routes combination.
Thanks to the assistance of the Frome Club, for the use of the land, the venue will be at Weston Town Farm, Wanstrow, Somerset, signposted from the A361, Shepton Mallet/Frome Road, at Nunney Catch Roundabout. Start time 10.30
Please note, entries close on 13 September, but will be accepted on the day for an additional charge.
Full details for this event are in TMX Regs Available or on the web site                                              
Keep those feet up: Frank
ps don’t you just love those little extra jobs to sort? Last night the microwave timer gave stopped working so we can’t use it – but its an analogue one so there’s the chance that I can sort it


North Somerset MSC: Tattoo Time T/trial Regs & Entry Form

Hello all,

Please find below the Regs for MSMSC’s Tattoo Time 90 Minute Trial on 5th August: NSMSC TattootimeT:trial Regs & Entry Form 05:08:17  Jerry Walters tells me entries are a bit slow coming in so do it now!

Some random thoughts: it sounds as if the Saturday of the Reeth 3day trial in Arkengarthdale was a bit wet! – but as usual an excellent event. Interesting to see that Todd Kellett, after his change of machinery had his best ever Maxxis M-X Championship Result. Same guy, different machine, i know he wasn’t able to make the starts previously, so I’ll put this one down to better machinery. Lets hope he continues to go well.

Another interesting Editorial in TMX this week, questioning the wisdom of Schoolboys racing over full M-X GP circuits, after a fatality at Loket. We all know there are risks in racing, but if it’s true (& I’ve no reason to doubt what’s reported) that there’s a blind takeoff to a tiny downhill landing pad isn’t it asking fearless youngsters too big a question? It may be spectacular but that jump catches out the best adults as well. I know the world changes, but I began to lose interest in Moto Cross when we had stutter jumps & you saw riders seemingly jumping in the air as if on Pogo sticks. The increasing number of injuries to top level riders confirmed to me that it was & still is becoming more dangerous. I don’t find timed practice very interesting either and think that last chance qualifying obviously encourages people to push up to & beyond their limits.

I was up in the loft yesterday, & came across a jigsaw puzzle of John Banks on the CCM, (that dates me!) & it reminded me that contemporaries Hakan Carqvist & Gennady Moiseev both multi World Champions, had passed away recently. It wasn’t & still isn’t all sweetness & light being a World Champion, & Carla spent his last decades in southern France, away from publicity & suffering severely from pain after all the accidents during his career and lived with medicine and strong painkillers.

See you soon: Frank

ps I’m getting demob happy, but no-one’s come forward to take forward stewardship of the “Wessex Gazette” – It’s up to one of you



Here’s a few things to note – John Taylor, regs & entry forms results & Franks mutter …

Afternoon all,

Busy sporting week-end away from two wheels – the British F1 Round, 15th Stage of the Tour de France, Wimbledon Mens Final day & other things. But two wheeled News: Martin Bracey has just let me know that John Taylor who was riding in the 60’s passed away this morning. John who began scrambling & went on to Trials & Grass Track, & was useful enough to be a Centre Team Member in both the latter disciplines, John you may be gone but you aren’t forgotten.

Jan Watson has  sent the BSSA Regs for their next Time Trial – the Brian Hudson which is on 10th September, here are the Regs: BSSA Brian HudsonTtrial Regs & Entry Form 100917 so do your bit & get them back to Mac asap!

Jerry Walters has the Results of North Somerset Club’s GMB Garages Trophy Time Trial held at Hanham Mills, Bristol on Wednesday evening. here they are NSMSC GMB GaragesT:trial Results 120717 Jason Hamblin 3,4 took the Premier with Paul Manning R/up 3,18, 3rd was Ricky Hudson 15,8, 4th Pete King 9,14, 5th Fin Davey 9,16, 6th Mark Hamblin 25,6. Best non trials was Andy Frost 26,4, & R/up was Charlie Frost 41,0. So its fairly clear that the non trials machines found it a bit on the nadgery side for their liking.

Now a few random thoughts/observations, Stuart Brown & passenger Joe Millard, a WWMC member are having a good season in the Sidecar Cross GP’s, currently placing 4th after the Lommel, Belgian Round. it’s also good to note that the Irish Sidecar Cross Team for the “of Nations” again includes the all lady Emma Moulds/Niki Adair crew again. Devizes, local Yamaha agent, Richard Stevens was out for a gallop on his replica Honda RC145 replica in the Classic Bike parade at the Hailwood Memorial meeting at Castle Combe last weekend, an interesting little bike – yes I mean almost tiny – was Michael Smedley’s Van Veen Kreidler. I was pleased to have earplugs with me when the 250 MZ was started & ditto for the Honda 6, David Hailwood went out on the dustbin faired 125 MV – it’s a while since they were permitted in racing isn’t it?

See you soon: Frank


NSMSC Valley Smokehouse T/Trial 2nd June Results, Success in the Welsh 2 Day Enduro, ACU Funding etc.

Good morning all,

I’d just bought a ticket for the Castle Combe Road Race Meeting this weekend when the ACU announced any Licence Holder (Competitor or Official) is entitled to free entry to the British World Trials Champs. Round this weekend at Tong. I’m not sure I would have taken advantage of the offer, but if you lived within 50 miles or so, or were going anyway it’s certainly a bonus for your ACU Membership.

All Clubs should have, by now, or very soon have received details of the new ACU Ltd Mutual Aid Fund whose aims and objectives of this new fund are:

  • To encourage and develop all areas of motorcycle sport in the British Isles (excluding
    Northern Ireland)
  • To encourage and develop all areas of motorcycle leisure in the British Isles (excluding Northern Ireland)
  • To provide financial help and assistance by way of grants or loans to Centres and Clubs (my emboldening & italicising – Ed.) to enable them :
    1. a)to acquire sporting land
    2. b)to develop and extend existing sporting land
    3. c)to build, develop or extend owned property for the storage of equipment associated with the land’s sporting use, the protection or comfort of event officials or the social gathering of Club members.
    4. d)to acquire, extend or upgrade any tangible fixed asset associated with the Club’s sporting activities, such as machinery, watering systems, starting gates and the like.
    5. e)to implement any other proposal that the Fund’s Administrative Committee feel would be beneficial to the sporting objectives of the ACU and which merits support.
  • but note that
  • All grants and loans agreed by the Fund will be made on a matched basis, £ for £, with the applicants own funds and loans will be secured against the intended asset or improvement by way of a legal charge. Grants or loans may be capped at the Fund’s discretion.

    Jerry Walters from the North Somerset Club reports “Morning Frank,Results of Sunday’s North Somerset Club Valley Smokehouse Time Trial, held at Scars Wood, Lulsgate are attached for the website, and says: With many of the regulars recovering from the Welsh 2 Day Enduro or twinshock racing at Farleigh Castle, a smaller than usual entry were treated to a dry, technical course with some very twisty observed sections. Cheers, Jerry”    The Results are here: NSMSC Valley Smokehouse T:trial Results 020717

    A close call between Ricky Hudson,  Jason Hamblin & Kyle Banks for the Premier with Ricky losing 6 marks in Section 4 & setting standard time, Jason on the other hand lost 3 marks in both section 2 & 5 & had 3 time faults being R/up on the tie break with Kyle who lost 3 marks in Section 4 & 6 time faults. In the Non Trials class it was Tom Smith, Andy Frost & Nathan Newman 1st 2nd & 3rd. Tom  did it on observation losing 24/7, Andy 42/2 Kyle 44/4 (24/7 = 24 observation 7 time faults & so on)

    In the Welsh 2day Enduro local crews put it over the rest in sidecar classes, with Paul Manning/Martin Lawford best Expert  & Simon Chilcott/Ben Sinclair best Clubmen which is good to hear.


British Ladies Championship Trial, 25th June Report, NSMSC GMB Trophy T/trial – Regs & Entry Form

Hello all,

Just had a few days away down in Hartland, taking time out & watching the Ladies Championship Round at John Lucketts ground in Wembsworthy. We were surprised to see Craig (Talbot) when we arrived, but he was there as minder for Jess Bown. The event was well organised by the experienced Torridge Club, & as expected, Emma Bristow was a clear winner. R/up spot was close with Donna Fox & Jess Bown equal after the first lap on 26 m/l, at the finish though Jess was 5 marks better on observation to finish Runner Up. There were just 8 Ladies contesting the Championship course & with a generous 5 & a half hour time limit, it was disappointing (although not surprising) that 6 ladies lost time penalties. It wasn’t surprising as none of them rode the first Section for half an hour after they started. Emma lost 8 on time of her 34 total! The fifth to seventh placed Ladies all lost 151marks, including 6, 9 & 0 time faults respectively, the lesson to be learned is not to worry what your rivals are doing but to get on & do your own thing. Being critical, it was a difficult Trial to ride non-stop, with a lot of tight turns.

One other thing from Sunday, keep an eye on Results of trials in the IoM for Summer Peters, in girls “C” class, her determination to get out of Sections is remarkable she had the single mindedness that makes future Champions

The Regs & Entry Form for the Wednesday evening NSMSC GMB Trophy Time Trial on 12th July are here NSMSC GMB T:trial Regs & Entry Form 12:07:17 

On the other days we drove along a lot of single track potholed roads that no-one else seems to use, with numbers of the roads/tracks signed as  ‘unsuitable for motor vehicles’ which were fine to drive, I walked one to decide whether it was OK or not & found I could have done if I’d had a saw in the boot to take off some encroaching branches. As I didn’t need to get through I turned round, but the off road Land Rover guys would have enjoyed it! Found a beautiful little cove at Welcombe not to far from Hartland Quay & the Patronal Festival at Morwenstow.

See you soon: Frank



Wells & Dist. TC – Lawford Time Trial 18th June – Results

Evening all,

Phew, the really hot weather has disappeared today, that’s a relief for everyone especially those of us that have to work! Sundays Lawford Time Trial ran in that sort of heat – pretty well 30degrees C.

The eponymous Martin sent over this report saying


Please find attached results of the Lawford Timed Trial from Sunday on what was an exceptionally hot and sweaty slog around Shipham.
Jason Hamblin took the premier on a clean sheet, setting standard timed in the process and Tom Smith was a clear winner in the non trials class with a smaller than usual entry due to many of the regulars preparing for the Welsh.
Regards, Martin”
Don’t forget the Kingswood Club Trial on Sunday out at Ozleworth, or the Swindon & District Clubs’ Swindonian LDT this coming Sunday.                                                                             Frank