Time trial Results from North Somerset MSC’s Fowlers Trophy & Wells & Dist TC’s Lawford TT

Hello all,

we’ve some Results for you, firstly Jerry Walters reports “‘Evening Frank,

Results of North Somerset Club’s Fowlers Trophy Time Trial, held on Wednesday evening 15th June at Hanham Mills are attached here NSMSC Fowlers Trophy T:trial Results 150616 for the website.

Some hasty last minute alterations were made after the english summer weather struck again, turning parts of the course into a skating rink just before the start . However, the course modifications, and drying conditions as the trial progressed, resulted in a low scoring event and surprisingly good track conditions.

Jason Hamblin took the overall premier losing just 2 marks on time. Martin Lawford was also clean on observation and took second spot in the trials class losing 10 on time with Ben Sinclair in third place on 12.

Charlie Frost set ‘standard time’ and lost just 6 marks on observation, which put him in the overall runner up spot. Harvey Dark took second spot in the scrambles class losing 15 marks, with Tom Smith hot on his heels on 18.

Cheers: Jerry

& Martin Lawford  says ”   Frank,  Please find attached results from todays Lawford timed trial at Wookey Hole here Wells Lawford T:trial Results 190616

On a very challenging course with plenty of loose rocks and cambers combined with a wet and greasy field Jason Hamblin took the win.  He was pushed all the way by Jack Blacker who set standard time with Tom Smith having a relatively easy win in the scrambles class.

Regards, Martin”


WWMC: Tanner Trudge Results, NSMSC Valley Smokehouse T/trial Regs available

Here we are [at last] ——  yesterdays West Wilts Tanner Trudge Results   WWMC Tanner Trudge 2016 Results 12-06-16    Judging from numbers of complimentary comments on the day[thank you guys] & subsequent phone calls & mails from you riders, the Trudge lived up to its reputation as the tough event you expect it to be, so WWMC are delighted you thought so. We’re really pleased with your feedback, & once again, thanks to all who helped us, not forgetting Tim with the catering trailer. When you were up at 6oclock on Sunday morning  the Bacon Bap he serves up is a really gourmet feast after the event at one in the afternoon!

The Trudge truly is an event that has earned its reputation with riders who rode it yonks ago & their now adult children wanting (?) or being told they’ve “got to” (?) ride it.

Although we don’t give a Premier Award at the Trudge it was interesting to note Jason Hamblin lost 89 [68obs/21time] to take Best Trials, & Andy Frost who was best Non Trials lost 96 [83obs/13time] so maybe what was laid out for you all suited Trials machines best?

Jerry Walters has sent over NSMSC’s Smokehouse Timed Trials Regs which are here for you: NSMSC Smokehouse Trophy TT Regs & Entry Forms- 020716


Tanner Trudge Day! Results for BSSA 4th Alan Brown T/Trial 06/06/16

Hello all, It’s 17:30hrs & we have Provisional Award Winners for the Trudge. West Wilts thanks all your Observers, to NSMSC for their help in setting up & clearing up the Course, the lap scorers,the Results Team {Babs, Kay & Phyllis}, CofC Brian Shuttleworth, & Secretary of the Meeting Phyllis Sweeting, & all you Riders. I hear the going got easier as the event progressed {?}.

Firstly, here is a link to the BSSA 4th Alan Brown Time Trial Series Results : BSSA 4th Alan Brown T:Trial Results 050616

Provisional Trudge Results:

Trials Class:            Best Performance Jason Hamblin, R/Up: Ben Sinclair. Best B Andy Noad, Best C Roger Brain, R/Up John Stagg

Non Trials Class    Best Performance Andy Frost, R/Up Charlie Frost 1st Class Harvey Dark & Nathan Newman.

Full Results to be posted later this evening after our Dinner & we’ve entered it all into ‘the computer’! – Frank


Catching Up! SSDT, NSMSC Colin Stenner T/trial Results, Wells Lawford T/trial Regs & Entry Form for 19th June, Centre Time Trial Champ Tables, BSSA Glenis Sinclair T/Trial Results, BSSA 4th Alan Brown T/Trial Regs & Entry Form, NSMSC Weymouth Trophy T/Trial Results

Here we are back from our SSDT trip, & then the Orkneys, with it’s many Neolithic sites!

So, here’s the Result of the NSMSC Colin Stenner T/trial, NSMSC Colin Stenner TTrial Results 300416 & as Jerry Walters says “With many of the regular front runners in the Trials class missing, Jason Hamblin took a relatively easy victory losing just 3 marks. Runner up Ben sinclair beat Jason on observation despite riding a borrowed bike, but lost 13 marks on time. Fin Davey showed that he is now fully recovered from his broken arm by taking an excellent 3rd place, just 2 marks further back.

The fairly tight and twisty sections took more of a toll in the scrambles class with Andy Frost taking the win on 37 marks. Gary Newman wasn’t far behind on 42 with 3rd placed Tom Smith also in close contention on 44.”

NSMSC – Weymouth Trophy Regs – Stromness was having it’s Broadband upgraded – so there were problems as you might guess – So I’ll put them on the Regs & Entry Forms Page for reference.

Wells Club: Jerry Cross has got the Club Restricted Lawford T/Trial Regs out in good time, here are the Regs: Wells Lawford TT Regs 190616  & the Entry Form Wells Lawford TT Entry 190616

Centre Champ Timed Trial Tables: Tony Colman has collated the Tables at the half way stage,, the Enduro Class table is here  2016 CentreTT Championship Enduro aft 3rounds & Trials Class is here, 2016 CentreTT championship Trials aft 3rounds

Jan Watkins has sent over the BSSA Glenis Sinclair Results which are here: BSSA Glenis Sinclair T:trial Results 080516 & the 4th Alan Brown T/Trial Regs & Entry Form which are here: BSSA 4th Alan Brown Regs & Entry Form 050616

NSMSC’s Weymouth Trophy T/Trial are here,  NSMSC Weymouth Trophy T:trial Results 140516

&  Jerry Walters observes:      Hi again Frank,

Results of last Saturday’s North Somerset Club Weymouth Trophy Time Trial are attached for the website.

Held at the infamous “Mannings” venue on the edge of Pensford, a slightly smaller entry than usual were treated to a very technical course with many stream crossings and slippery climbs that became more difficult as the event progressed.

After spending the previous 3 evenings working on the course, club chairman Paul Manning was rewarded with a well deserved overall victory losing just 13 marks. Simon Prideaux finally had a trouble free ride on his new Beta to take second spot in the trials class, 7 marks behind Paul, with Andy Scrivens another 9 marks back in third place.

In the scrambles class Charlie Frost had a superb ride losing just 17 marks, which also gave him the overall runner up spot. The battle for second place in the class was much closer however, with Harvey Dark just pipping Tom Smith on the tie breaker after they both finished on 30 marks lost.

Cheers, Jerry

An Updated Centre Fixture List is here: 2016_17-Centre-Fixture-List-correct-as-at-20_05_16-7.xlsx   You should note that the NSMSC GMB Garages T/trial date has been put back a week to 20th July [from the 13th]



More following during this morning!! Frank

West Wilts Tanner Trudge Regs available. BGRC Track Racing this Sunday cancelled.

Hello all,

We said the West Wilts ‘Tanner Trudge’ Time & Observation Trial Regs would be published soon – well, here they are WWMC TannerTrudge Regs & Entry 120616  It’s a 90 minute affair with a limit on the Entry so it’s first come first served as you would expect & we look forward to seeing you there!

BGRC have had to cancel this Sundays event scheduled at their at Hanger Farm venue as it’s too wet to get into the venue!


SSDT, BSSA – Results, Centre Champs 3rd Reg Lewis T/trial & Regs for Glenis Sinclair/Eco Angus T/trial

Good morning all,

Another one with beautiful sunshine!

Here we go,

Not long now for the start of the Scottish Six Day Trial. As always good luck to our local riders, since my early preview, the start list has been published [on 22nd March so there may be later changes] & from the Wessex Centre point of view the major change is that Scott Cameron is in. We have local interest with Becky Cook [on the TRS] Craig & Gareth Talbot at No’s 52,53 & 54, Adam Norris, Victoria Payne & Scott at No’s 116, 117 & 118, Fred Adams [with no obvious riding partners that I can see is at 179. We hope to see you all up there & encourage & support you whenever we can!

Other ‘notables’ are Dougie Lampkin on a Vertigo at 25, & I would expect him to be trying to win more than ever as a tribute to Martin. We don’t know whether Dougie has entered as an o/40 but if he has then we would expect the Adam/John Sirt battle to be for R/up spot! Fred Michaud, Thierry’s ‘minder’ in the Fantic heyday rides  No 84, Joe Baker & Tom Hoper are paired toward the back of the field at 227 & 228, probable best lady, Emma Bristow & James Fry ride together at 61 & 62.

We hope that our French correspondent Chris Wrigley may be there with Janet, although we know he has a hectic schedule — “……….  may get to Ssdt this year then rush back for 3 jours trial d Ardeche. Best regards to all our old friends. Just a little ps…re trials organisation in uk…believe me it is exemplary particularly with regard to promoting bums on seats compared to Spain & France.

The Results for BSSA’s last Sundays Centre Championship 3rd Reg Lewis Solo Timed Trial are here: BSSA Alan Brown 3rd Results 170416  – I see Andy Frost was best here as well as at the very tough [40% of entry retired] Corinium Enduro the week end before last. I see as well that Roger Brain was riding [missing spannering for Kurt?]

The Regs & Entry Form for BSSA’s next Time Trial, the 90minute Glenis Sinclair Memorial/Eco Angus Trophy on the 8th of May are here: BSSA GLENIS SINCLAIR T/trial Regs 080516

Plans for the West Wilts “Tanner Trudge” at Naish Hill on 12th June are well advanced so watch out for the Regs later on this week

See you soon: Frank

NSMSC Jack Ball Trophy T/Trial Results & Colin Stenner T/Trial Regs, Current Trials Champ Points Tables. Social Media.

Good afternoon,

A Board Meeting last night – of which more later.

First, here  NSMSC Jack Ball Trophy Results 030416  are the North Somerset MSC Jack Ball Trophy Results which Jerry Walters has mailed over & he  comments,

“Evening Frank,    Results of yesterday’s [ie Sundays – Ed.] North Somerset Club 90 minute Time Trial, held at Frys Bottom Lane, Chelwood, are attached for the website.
In a very competitive scrambles class Andy Frost just pipped Tom Smith on the fastest time tie breaker, to take the overall premier on 9 marks. Harvey Dark took 3rd spot, just a further 2 marks adrift.
Jason Hamblin had a fairly high scoring ride by his standards, losing a total of 21 marks, but still took the trials class victory. Martin Lawford was not far behind on 24 marks, with non expert Ricky Hudson taking an excellent 3rd spot on 26.       —          Cheers, Jerry”

Next, NSMSC are running their next T/Trial on the 30th, the Regs are  NSMSC Colin Stenner Elec TT Regs & Entry Forms 300416 here

& now, we have updated Centre Championship Trials Points Tables from Pete Dury following the 3rd Round – the Valers Mendip Trophy Trial whose Results are Mendip Vale Traders Trophy Results 27.03.16 here. The updated Points Table is here 2016 Centre Champ Tables as at 28:03:16

I mentioned last nights Board Meeting: it was reported that the decision we took at the previous  Board Meeting [to amend the  Championship Rules such that there had to be 3 starters in a Class for Championship points to be awarded] had created a lot of noise on social media. The Centre Secretary had followed these conversations & made the comment that any Riders who felt the Board had ‘got it wrong’ to raise it via their Club’s Board Delegate(s) & also invited the same Riders to attend Board Meetings in person to suggest any Rule or other Changes, that might improve the Championships for them. 

Sadly neither that comment or the invitation haven’t been taken up, by any of you Riders, but the Board did consider the  viability of some of the Championship classes. You haven’t missed your chance to influence things, but it is disappointing that those who criticised haven’t, or can’t?, come forward with any better alternatives.





A Message From Old Maler. Mendip Vale Traders Trophy Trial Results. Guy Martin on Live TV this evening.

Good morning all,

We’ve had a letter from Old Maler,

“At last the spring has chased away the long  wet and miserable winter.

Sadly the winter months have seen the demise of several prominent Wessex members,  Ray ‘Buster’ James of West Wilts MC & LCC more recently Christine Bradley’s sidecar passenger to the late Roy, then the oldest surviving member of the old Shepton Mallet Motor Club, John Wellman became a victim of the grim reaper. If there is a heaven, John will now be  at a higher altitude than his Lancaster bomber ever managed.

Even my nemesis Martin Bracey had to take to hospital fare for a while, I hope it was not trivial, He wouldn’t have expected me to say anything less! Hang on in there Brace, there’s not many of us left.  — Old Maler”

Dave, we know you have your own troubles, keep fighting, cos’ old friends think of you: Frank

Here’s a link to Yesterdays Traders Trophy Championship Trial http://media.wix.com/ugd/2a6b98_fd6c04556d724d4bb5ff65c22d929b4f.pdf which takes you to The Mendip Vale MCC Website

Just 4 Experts in the Entry & just 2 Expert finishers. Winner Ben Skinner lost 94 in his 3 laps of 15 Sections  & lowest scoring Class winner, Dai Clothier lost 41 so you can tell  that the conditions made it tough! The last shower made it slippier than ever.

Don’t forget Guy Martin on Channel 4 this evening – a live ‘wall of death’ ride.



John Stait Champ Timed Trial Results, James Cup, Revised Results, Latest Trials Championship Points Table, Reminder re Traders Trophy on Sunday, KTM Freeride Maxxis tyre

Hello all,

A long weekend for guys who have to work  & of course the weather forecast isn’t for four long hot sunny days!

Martin Lawford has sent across last Sundays Centre Time Trial Championship John Stait Trophy Results which are here: Wells John Stait TT Results 200316  & says “Please find attached results from last sundays Wells Timed Trial at Rookham, the second round of the Wessex Centre Timed Trial Championship.

Jason Hamblin took the win with a clean sheet on observation but losing 1 on time to brother Mark making one of his rare appearances. Andy Frost matched Jason with a clean sheet , but it was Kye Banks who took the runner up spot, both losing 8 marks, Kye having the faster time after Andy lost his rear brake early on.

In the Enduro class it was tight with Harvey Dark pipping Tom Smith to the win by a single mark on 58 and 59 respectively, with Charlie Frost only another 7 marks behind on 66.

Regards: Martin”

Martin Peter points out a mistake in the James Cup Results, he wonders if his 9 in Section 7 means he missed out on a 10 for style? Apologies from the Results team! Revised Results are here  JamesCup 20-03-16-Results.cwk (SS)

Pete Dury had the Trials Champ Tables updated on Monday of course, but the revised James Cup Results will have altered the C Class Table. The Tables published here 2016 Centre Champ Tables as at 21:03:16 includes this change. Pete commented

” Good Afternoon Wessex Centre Championship table attached following yesterday’s James Cup Trial which was excellent and very enjoyable – many thanks to everyone at the West Wilts Motor Club.

Well done to Lee Hassall – pipping round one winner Oliver Humphries by just one mark.

Also, a very notable ride by Andy Noad – riding a Duracell Bunny battery bike that he only picked up on Saturday. An excellent first ride on a bike with no gears, no clutch, no kick start and no noise!

As always, please let me know if you have any queries or spot any errors.

Regards: Pete Dury”

ps: Apologies to Brian Shuttleworth, hope I didn’t scare you too much with my out of control riding on your section every lap!

The KTM Freeride is causing some angst with it’s Maxxis rear tyre. Gary Scrivens has had a definitive statement from the ACU Trials Secretary about its eligibility in Competition, part of which I’ve copied below

“The Championship regulations of the ACU Trail Bike Championship do stipulate that Trials tyres are required, and this in turn would obviously lead to the ACU specification of such a tyre

As you correctly state this falls under TSR 8 of the current ACU Trials  Standing Regulations , and  the specifications are listed under p 200 of the 2016 Handbook.

Our information is that the tyre to which you refer falls outside these specifications and therefore would not be regarded as a Trial tyre in the context of our Trials Regulations.”

Thanks for passing that on Gary. I’ve also noted that neither KTM or Maxxis claim the tyre meets the Trials tyre specification.

Post to be completed later: Frank