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.


Todays NSMSC Presidents Trophy Trial Results

Evening all,

Thanks to the smart work of the Results Team: here are todays Centre Championship Trial Results nsmsc-presidents-trophy-271116

Quickly summarising, it was Kurt, Ben & Lee in the Experts with 25,29,32 marks lost respectively. My unofficial Expert Champ update positions reckons Kurt now has 27, but Ollie still has 59, Lee is up to 52 & Ben is up to 50. With the Knut to come it’s still all to play for!

Todays Clubman Expert was even closer, Henry Pym won on 14 with Kevin Hart R/up on 15.

It’s bedtime!


ps congrats to Jason Hamblin who won theTrials class Time Trial Championship last week. We will publish the Final Points Table as soon as it’s available

Royston Claude, NSMSCs’ Presidents Trial, NSMSC’s Ivan Manning T/Trial Results, NSMSC’s Richard Sage T/trial Regs, Bath & WoE Knut Championship Trial Regs, Wells Miller Cup Champ Trial Regs, Frank Mutters

Hello all,

Several of us were at Royston Claude {Roy} Mantells’ cremation at Westerleigh yesterday afternoon. A simple Humanist celebration of Roys’ 91 years life & times. Roy had the last word, having written his own epitaph contained in one of his rhyming ‘poems’. Perhaps you will understand that it was a celebration when I tell you that the last music played was ‘Right said Fred’ We hope it gave comfort to Roys’ widow, Velma, & all his Family.

Turning now to various past & future Events noted in order of submission. Goodness me, we’ve some Regs for a 2017 Event already, I s’pose that means it’ll be Christmas soon?

The Regs & Entry Forms for the first Centre Championship Trial of the 2017 season, the Wells & District “Miller Cup Trial” on 22nd January are here: wells-miller-cup-regs-220117 and here: wells-miller-cup-champ-trial-entry-form-220117

NSMSC’s Ivan Manning Championship Time Trial is reported on by Jerry Walters, who says:

“Morning Frank,

Results of North Somerset Club’s Ivan Manning Trophy Time Trial, held at Malthouse Farm, Chelwood on Sunday 20th November, are attached for the website.

This event was the final round of the 2016 Wessex Centre Time Trial Championship, and as seems to be the norm at this venue, the weather tried it’s hardest to disrupt proceedings. Fortunately storm Angus moved away just before the start, but the course still had to be drastically eased and shortened.

As usual the battle in the Trials class was between Jason Hamblin and Andy Frost, and this time it was Jason who got the upper hand. He lost just 21 marks on observation plus 2 on time to take the class win and overall premier from Andy, who lost 28 on observation plus 3 on time. Kye Steel made one of his rare appearances to take third place losing a total of 53 marks.

In a smaller than usual Scrambles class field, the battle for the win was between Dad and his lad. In the end age and experience proved decisive and Gary Newman narrowly took the win on 87 marks, from his son Nathan Newman who lost 90 marks. Although Tom Smith set standard time, he lost 98 marks in the observed sections which dropped him down the third spot.

Cheers Jerry”

The full Results are here: nsmsc-ivan-manning-tt-results-201116

Regs for the NSMSC’s Richard Sage Electrical RTC T/trial on 11th December are here: nsmsc-richard-sage-ttrial-regsandentry-form-111216

Don’t forget the NSMSC Presidents Trophy penultimate Centre Championship Trial is on Sunday – See you there competing or Observing?

The Regs & Entry Forms for the last Centre Championship Trial of the 2016 Season, the Bath & West of England Knut Trophy Trial are here: bath-woe-knut-trial-champ-regs-111216 and here bath-woe-knut-champ-trial-entry-111216

Frank mutters: The last Wilts Border Trial at the Piggeries had 36 Entries a vastly greater number than the previous Event at the Piggeries which had a miserly feeble Entry of just 7 of you. Letting you all into a little secret, the 36 of you have saved Events at the Piggeries, the Club were within a knats’ whisker of giving up on the Venue. You can’t afford to dishearten the Club Officials by not supporting them if you want to keep on having something to do on Sundays!

The Centre Expert Championship is by no means decided as Ollie Humphries, Lee Hassall & Ben Skinner are all still able to be the winner, current Champ Kurt Brain will vacate the Title as he can gain a max of 42 points if he enters & wins on Sunday & again at the Knut, Ollie is leading on 59 but has to finish 2nd or better in the Presidents & the Knut to improve his current points total of 59 [i.e. he could get to a max of 69], Lee on 42 & Ben on 38 can add to their points total at both Events as they’ve both only ridden three Rounds. Ben’s in good Form having won the Hurran last weekend where Lee & Ollie rode as well, so I reckon it’ll be decided at the Knut. If any ‘spoilers’ enter – Tom Culliford ? Toby Martyn? Tom Hooper? it’ll complicate things even more! Three Championship classes are decided already as Richard Elliott, Dai Clothier & Henry Pym will be O40, O50 & Clubman Expert Champions as they can’t be overtaken in these last two Rounds, so congrats to all three.

Its been a busy two or three weeks for us as our Clive is under the weather, i think everything that contributors have sent in has now been posted, but let me know if I’ve missed anything.

Now to start marking the Trials Officials Licencing Seminar Questionnaires!


ps I hear Scott Trial Charity Team rider Barry Roads had his bike impounded – whoops

BSSA – 6th Alan Brown T/Trial Results & Phil Sparkes Trial Regs for 27th December

Hi there,

a couple of BSSA things have held over for a while, the 6th Alan Brown Centre Championship Time Trial results are below, it was really close for the Premier Award, which Andy Fost won, setting standard time with just 3 marks lost in the sections, Jason Hamblin was clean in the Sections but lost 4 marks on time. Tom Smith was best scrambler, only losing 10 on time over the 11laps, but 91 in the sections! Click the links below for the Results & the Regs for that after Christmas Phil Sparkes Trial outing




Roy Mantell, RIP, & Funeral Details.

Good morning,

We’ve just heard the sad news that Roy Mantell passed away, peacefully, on Friday afternoon. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

We will advise the funeral arrangements when known.


Alan Brown of Bristol Grass Racing Combine tells us that Roys’ funeral will be at Westerleigh Crematorium on Thursday week, the 24th of November at 1:45pm.


Centre Trials Champ tables, No S/car Class in NSMSC Presidents Trial, WBorder Autumn Trophy Results,

Good Morning to all.

The current Centre Championship Trials Tables, showing positions before the last two Rounds, the NSMSC ‘Presidents’ on 20th November & the Bath & WoE Knut Trophy on 11th December are here: 2016-centre-champ-tables-as-at-091016   Thanks as usual to Trials Recorder, Pete Dury. As a couple of Rounds have not run, we should [as last year] have a Championship run over 7 Rounds with a Riders best 5 results to count.

The Results of yesterdays Wilts Border Autumn Trophy are here: autumn-trophy-res-061116 Before you ask (!), this Event did not run as a Centre Championship Round, notably, winner Gareth Talbot was clean all day.

NSMSC have revised their Regs for the Presidents Trophy Trial on 27th Nov. The Sidecar Class won’t run – for the very good reason that the final British Championship Sidecar Trial Round is running the same day – and a s we all know the Centre has a very strong presence in the National Championships – its Main Sponsor is the Wessex Plant Hire business whose Director Phil Sparkes is a Member of the Trials & Enduro Committee. nsmsc-presidents-centre-champs-regs-271116

The Board Meeting last week noted the passing of Penny Ludgate, someone well known  in the Trials world although she lived in Yorkshire. Her sons Ben & Sam both rode schoolboy Trials in our Centre when they lived here. Penny became poorly on her way to the Scott Trial where she was due to be Centre Steward. Penny, RIP, you will be remembered. {Funeral Pontefract Crematorium 14th Nov 10:30hrs}


NSMSC Gordon Brown Chase Results, Wilts Border RTClub Autumn Trophy, Wells Mike Cornish T/Trial, NSMSC Ivan Manning T/Trial

Hi all,

So the Scott Trial is over for another year, it’s noticeable that the organisers have to put more & more effort in each succeeding year to try to keep ‘enthusiasts’ off the private land before & during the event. We heard that bikes were being impounded at Surrender by the Police – presumably because they were being used illegally or were contravening the Law is some way.

We also saw 4 youngsters on pit bikes riding against the Clubs one way system to Surrender, followed by a Pick Up using its roof mounted orange flashing lights to  ‘escort’ them. Whoever you are, the adult who was shepherding them needs to be taken aside for a talking to in my opinion. We saw the Greeves 25DC, whose owner now has 2 new hips, in the traffic queue  from Surrender to Grand Canyon [yes really its that many nose to tail vehicles], while we were having lunch, so we had a quick chat. We usually see him & his wife outside one of the Cafes in Reeth where they have a cup of tea. One nice Scott was stopped in Reeth when we had stopped to buy pasties at the Bakers.

We have seen a Scott Spoon! Eric Kitchen showed us one at Orgate, it was won by his father in 1930 – before Eric was born. What an heirloom for the Kitchen family ,Eric’s Dad raced speedway & in the Island as well as the Scott. In those days you could still be an all rounder in the sport

Jerry Walters has sent across the NSMSC Gordon Brown Chase Results {see here: nsmsc-gordon-brown-chase-results-161016 } & reports

“Afternoon Frank,

Results of Sunday’s North Somerset Club 90 minute Gordon Brown Chase, held at Ubley Drove, are attached for the website.

With many of the scrambles class hotshots missing, Charlie Frost coasted to an easy class win and overall premier, setting standard time and losing just 12 marks in the sections. Old Timer Gary Newman took second place in the class but lost a total of 63 marks, just one mark less than third placed Ant Milliar who was riding in his first North Somerset Club Time Trial.

Jason Hamblin mounted on his old Scorpa just took the trials class win, and overall runner up spot, but lost a total of 34 marks. Hot on his heels (again) was the flying Ricky Hudson on 37, with Dan Dark being the only other rider in the trials class to complete 13 laps, taking third spot on 70 marks.

Half a dozen sidecar outfits also took part, but the slippery going took a heavy toll and there were eventually just two finishers. Paul Manning and Ben Sinclair completed 8 laps losing 72 marks to take the top spot from Simon Chilcott and Scott Baker on 121 marks.

Best regards, Jerry


The Wilts Border Autumn Trophy is on 6th November, Regs are available here wborder-autumne -trophy-Regs-061116   & Entry Form here   wborder-autumn-trophy-entry-form-061116 You should note that this is not now a Centre Championship Round, but a Club Restricted Trial

The 20th November North Somerset Centre Championship T/Trial Regs & Entry Form are here, nsmsc-ivan-manning-tt-regs-entry-201116

The 4th of December Wells Mike Cornish Trophy T/Trial Regs are here wells-mike-cornish-tt-regs-041216 & the Entry Form’s here wells-mike-cornish-tt-entry-041216

More to follow on this post

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: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/roger-johns or contact any of the Team directly

See you soon: Frank