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
Email selmanamy@hotmail.co.uk
Website www.101minis.co.uk

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


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.