NSMSC: EcoAngus Time Trial Results for Sunday 15th Jan

Hello all,

Jerry Walters has sent over the Results of the above, & as Jerry says,

‘Evening Frank,

Results are attached for Sunday’s North Somerset Club Eco Angus Trophy Time Trial, which was held at Ubley Drove on the Mendips.

This venue often attracts a full entry and despite the damp conditions the event was oversubscribed again. On a drying course Ricky Hudson was in his element and took a well deserved overall win losing 25 marks. An off form Jason Hamblin just clinched the runner up spot on the tie breaker, from Pete King, after both riders finished on 32 marks.

In the scrambles class Andy Frost revelled in the tight and twisty sections, taking an easy win on 35 marks. It was a closer battle for second spot with Tom Smith just taking it on 58 from Harvey Dark on 61.

Cheers: Jerry”

NSMSC Eco Angus T:trial Results 150117

Wells: Centre Champ Miller Cup Trial 22nd Jan – Any Observers Out There?

Hello all,

CofC Jerry Cross tells us that the Miller Cup Centre Championship Trial will be three laps of 15 sections. As it’s the Wells Clubs first Championship Trial for quite a while Jerry is very keen to ensure it all runs smoothly for you, & one of the Club’s biggest concerns is to get Observers for all of them.  If you can help out please let Jerry know asap.

See you there: Frank

ps Early Entries i.e. getting them in by next Wednesday will help everything to run more smoothly as well.

Wilts Border: Border Cup Results 8th January, North Somerset Centre Champs Terry Bunn Time Trial Regs & Entry Form for 5th February, Franks Mutterings …

Hello again,

we’ve a few things for you to take note of:

First the Results for the Kington Cup Wilts Border Trial last Sunday, w-border-kington-cup-results-080117-1  – good to see an excellent entry!

And next the Regs & Entry Form for the North Somerset Terry Bunn Trophy Centre Championship Time Trial on The 5th of February, nsmsc-ttrial-champs-terry-bunn-050217

Didn’t we have a battle for the 2016 Centre Trials Champion where it ended up all change after the last Round. Just how a Championship should be, in doubt until the final Round. I know there weren’t as many riders contesting the Expert Class as we would like but I’d like to thank all those guys who supported us & who were in  with a shout at the Knut Trophy. At the end of the Knut, the Result of the Trial & the Championship had to come down to the last tie breaker!

I did see a comment somewhere about a ‘works’ rider being able to score points ( I presume because whoever made the comment thought it had affected the Championship positions) but it made no difference to the final Result. The “works” rider in question has to be Toby Martyn & I think we should all be pleased that Toby chose to enter one of our Events. It’s a bit like saying that the Rules should be ‘bent’ i.e. the Rules should be changed to exclude Works Riders from the Championship, think about that, then someone would want to exclude riders not Resident in the Centre, then …  Well the Centre wants to encourage our own Riders to improve, & how do we encourage that, not by running a “closed” Championship I’m sure, the one restriction placed on Entrants is that they are Members of a Club Affiliated to the Wessex Centre.

If I recall correctly, Toby was announced as a Vertigo contracted rider this year (?) & I for one wish him all success in future Events, hope he stays injury free & fulfils his undoubted potential. I’m sure that all of you out there do as well & just wish a little bit of Toby’s skill rub off on us or if we don’t compete these days that we can at least admire them at home & abroad.


ps: My 2017 ACU Handbook came with todays Post

— And A Happy New Year to ALL — BSSA Phil Sparkes Trial Results, Wilts Border Kington Cup Trial Regs & Entry Form, —

We hope you’ve all recovered from any overindulgences at the Christmas & New Year celebrations?  and we wish you all a successful 2017.

We’ve got last years BSSA Phil Sparkes Trial Results here, firstly the Solos bssa-phil-sparkes-solo-results-27121616 & also the Sidecar Results here bssa-phil-sparkes-trial-results-scars-271216 (looks as if Josh & Luke Golding had troubles (?) as they dropped more marks than any of the other crews. An excellent Solo entry of 58, with some names that I don’t recognise & some names that I do who ride ‘occasionally’

We’ve the Regs & Entry Forms for the Wilts Border Kington Cup w-border-kington-cup-regs-080117 & wborder-kington-cup-entry-form-080117 which is on Sunday – so get those Enries in now!

Had a little stroll around Browns Folly during the break, & noticed a guy on a Mountain Bike with a head cam riding around. Then we noticed what seemed to be a marked path or trail with a drop off into a gully & we were just thinking ‘trials section’ when he turned up & started sizing it up as well. He thought better of it as there was a slippy hairpin about 3 lengths before it & some nasty pointy rocks a couple of lengths after landing. If it were ridden in the opposite direction it looked like an excellent potential Expert section.

West Wilts Motor Club would like record it’s appreciation to all of you who attended Ken Lywoods’ funeral yesterday, especially ACU Vice President, Colin Moram.

See you soon: Frank


Ken Lywood, RIP. Funeral Details & an ACU tribute

Ken Lywood.

Sadly we have to report to you that Ken Lywood passed away overnight on Friday/Saturday 16th/17th December.

Ken had suffered a severe stroke some six weeks ago that he didn’t recover from. Our sympathies go out to Kay & Pat his daughters, & their families.

Many of you will remember when Ken Lywood, West Wilts Motor Club & Farleigh Castle Grand Prix Motocross were synonymous.

Kens’ Funeral will be at the West Wilts Crematorium, Semington on Tuesday the 3rd of January at 12:15pm

If you click this web-link  https://www.acu.org.uk/News/2016/12/Ken-Lywood-RIP/ you will find a short Tribute to Ken from the ACU.


Centre Trials Championship after the Knut, Knut Trial 11th Dec 2016 Results, NSMSC Richard Sage T/trial Results, NSMSC Regs/Entry Forms Eco Angus T/trial 15th January, Wells Miller Cup, 1st 2017 Round Trials Champs. Regs & Entry Forms 22nd January.

Good morning to all,

The Knut Trial was a close run thing for the Expert Class.  The Results are here: bath-woe-knut-trophy-results-111216

The event at “Perrys’ up by Bath Racecourse on Lansdown was a 3 lap 15 section affair & included a Group at “Shackles’ which hasn’t had permission for use since it was a conventional [for us who have long memories] Road Trial. The Experts Champion spot was up for grabs as previously commented, & had the largest Expert entry all Series, with 12 riders, including one of the best young riders in the country, Toby Martin, who, at the end of the day was winner on 17 marks lost with just 1 5, 3 3’s & 3 dabs, last years Champion, Kurt Brain was closest to Toby on 38 ml. So that was 15 & 12 points unavailable to the 3 Champion contenders. Ben Skinner was 3rd on 56 m/l for 10 Championship points & Lee Hassall 4th on 68 m/l for 8 Championship points. Ollie Humphris didn’t have a good day with103 m/l & 9th place for 2 Championship points. So that means with 5 best scores to count, Ben & Lee have 60 points each & Ollie remains on 59 points. So it’s tie break time & Pete Dury has to look at all the Rules to break the tie & declare a Champion. Expect that table soon!

Now Available The Final 2016 Championship Points Table: 2016-wessex-centre-champs-2016-final-positions

Trials recorder Pete Dury says “Attached is the final 2016 Wessex Centre Championship table following Sunday’s Knut Trial.

Congratulations to Ben Skinner taking his first Wessex Centre Championship in an incredibly tight finish. Ben finished on equal points with Lee Hassall and the tiebreaker had to be used to separate the two.

Lee was unlucky to not at least take a share of the championship and with Oliver only one mark further back, the 2016 Championship will go down as one of the closest ever.

Well done to all the other class winners as below –

Clubmen Expert – Henry Pym, Clubmen – Dean Bines, Novice – Zac King, Over 40 – Rich Elliott, Over 50 – Dai Clothier, Twinshock – Tim Wheeler (although only one round was points scoring)

Unfortunately none of the other classes i.e. Youth Expert, Youth A and Youth B had enough riders in any round to award any points.

Pete. ”

Frank comments, all our thanks to Pete for so diligently & quickly updating the Points Table after each Championship Trial, we all owe him our thanks. Thanks from all of us Pete! This last  Experts Table really needed checks & double checks it was so tight!

Jerry Walters has sent across the results of Sundays NSMSC Richard Sage Electrical Time Trial, here: nsmsc-richard-sage-ttrial-results-111216 & says

“Despite some heavy rain the previous day, the course held up well resulting in a fairly low scoring event. Jason Hamblin took another easy overall win, cleaning all the observed sections and losing just 2 marks on time. Paul Manning just pipped Kye Steel for the runner up spot, dropping 14 marks against Kye’s 16.

In the scrambles class Andy Frost also took a comfortable win on 25 marks. Behind him it was a close battle for 2nd spot between Tom Smith and Nathan Newman with Tom just clinching it on 33 against Nathan’s 36.

This was the final round of the 2016 North Somerset Club Time Trial championship and congratulations go to Jason who easily won the Trials class, and Andy who secured the Scrambles class.

Cheers: Jerry”

Jerry also sent the Regs & Entry Form for the NSMSC Eco Angus Club Time Trial to be held on 15th January which are here :nsmsc-eco-angus-tt-regs-entry-forms-150117pdf

The First Round of the 2017 Trials Championship is the Wells Clubs’ Miller Cup Trial on 22nd January, the regs & Entry Forms are here: wells-miller-cup-regs-220117 & here: wells-miller-cup-champ-trial-entry-form-220117



Wells Mike Cornish Time Trial Results, Josh & Luke Golding. Licencing.

Good evening all,

I know it’s close to our bedtime, but Martin Lawford has sent over todays Mike Cornish Results which are here: wells-mike-cornish-t-trial-results-041216 & says

“Frank, Please find attached results for the Wells Mike Cornish Timed Trial at Maesbury Rings today.

On what was a bitterly cold and frosty, but sunny morning brothers Jason and Mark Hamblin battled it out for top honours. Mark duly set standard time, however it was Jason that took the win on 15 marks. Kye Steel was more polished in the sections than both taking the runners up spot on 21 with Mark Hambin taking 3rd on 23.

It was tough for the Enduro class with the sections being fairly tight, Gary Newman taking top spot on 93 in a closely fought battle with Charlie Frost runner up on 99 and Nathan Newman right behind on 100.

Regards, Martin”

I had been hoping to see some Results of todays Southern Experts as I know Kurt & Lee were entered as was Ben Skinner, but I can’t find anything just yet. However I’m sure everyone is as pleased as we were to see that Josh & Luke Golding have won their first British Championship Trial at Dunsfold last Sunday. The first of many we anticipate.

While idling time away waiting to see if Southern Experts Results got posted, I managed to find the “you tube” video of Riders at Roys Rocks in this years Scott Trial. Our apologies to Jerry Cross for not seeing him go through, we’ve no idea how we missed his ride as we knew his riding number. I had thought on the day that Jerry had missed the Section as he hadn’t gone through (we thought) The video shows us as well, amongst the spectators with Phyllis near the section starts cards & me taking photo’s, but unlike the riders we aren’t identified!

I notice that the Editor of “The Sporting MotorCyclist” John Bramall is standing down in March, reckoning that editing 200 or more Monthly issues since the turn of the centuryit’s time for someone younger to take over, we echo that sentiment.

On a more positive note, 16 guys (the term “guys” is inclusive of both males & females in my book) attended a Regional Trials Licencing Seminar at Warmley on 22nd November, bringing their pre Seminar Homework with them & giving up their Tuesday evening to be gain or renew their Regional CofC & Steward Licences. It did however surprise me how many of the Group thought that the Centre could issue a National Permit. For the avoidance of doubt Rugby HQ issues all National Permits – see the NSC 3.09 Status of Competitions, 3.1


Centre Trials Championship Points Tables, after Penultimate Round

Hello,  Pete Dury has forwarded his updated Centre Trials Champ Points Tables [see the link below], commenting:

“The 2016 Championship update is attached following Sunday’s Presidents Trophy Trial. With only 7 rounds to be held, only 5 rounds will count towards the positions in each class.

So with only one round remaining the Championship is still a possibility for Oliver Humphries, Lee Hassall or Ben Skinner.

The AB class Champ was decided in favour of Henry Pym at the previous round. A top performance from Henry winning 5 of the 6 rounds ridden.

The B class is now a two horse race between Dean Bines and Pete King with only 2 points separating them although Dean will have to drop a round if he rides the last round.

Zac King Has easily won the Novice class Champ with 4 wins from 4 rides. Well done Zac.

Congratulations to Over 40 class Champ Richard Elliott who won 3 rounds this year and also to Over 50 class Champ Dai Clothier who dominated the Over 50 class all year.

Only one round of the Twinshock class has counted towards qualifying points as we only had 3 riders enter this class during the rest of the season after the opening round. Therefore, in theory, any of the points scorers from round one could still yet win this class!

The last round is on the 11th December with the Knut Trophy Trial kicking off at 10:30am up on Lansdown, Bath.

Cheers: Pete”



Final 2016 Centre Time Trial Championship Tables

Hello all,

Tony Colman has sent across his Final Tables for 2016.

The Trials Class is here: 2016-centre-tt-champs-trials-final-table & the Enduro Class is here: 2016-final-tt-champ-enduro-table

Both Championships were in doubt going into the final Round.

In Trials Andy Frost was leading Jason Hamblin by 1 Champ point, 67 to 66, but when Jason took the last Round from Andy it ended up with Jason on 81 to Andy’s 79. As I mentioned last evening, congratulations go to Champion Jason and to Andy as the oh so close Runner Up. Andy & Jason’s rivalry saw them both ride all 6 Rounds,  Paul Manning rode 5 Rounds to finish 3rd on 34 points.

In the Enduro class, Nathan Newman & Tom Smith both rode 5 Rounds, & after the penultimate BSSA 6th Alan Brown event, both were on 47 Champ Points. The last Round, the NSMSC Ivan Manning T/Trial was won by Gary Newman, who was showing them both ‘how to do it’, but behind him Nathan had bested Tom to be 2nd with Tom 3rd  on the day. That gave Champion Nathan a total of 59 Champ Points with Runner up Tom just 2 behind on 57. Bob Lees who also rode 5 Rounds was 3rd with 29 points.

Thanks to all 3 Clubs running Rounds of the Centre Championship, & their Officials, BSSA, NSMSC & Wells, all you Riders & Tony for Recording the Results.