Monthly Archives: November 2012

N Somersets RT Keedwell TT & Presidents Champ Trial Results, Tonights Licencing Session at Warmley

Hi guys,

I’ve just posted the Presidents Results thanks to Ruth, find them as usual on the Results page

Colin took the win comfortably, from Kurt Brain [good to see you are back Kurt, hopefully fully fit.] We decided not to go mainly because of the weather, for the first time ever we have had Road Closed signs at both ends of our Lane, we were leaving our car down in the Village & walking /wading down to it! Our friends from the South West didn’t make it & as there was  only a Tiverton Club Trial on in their Centre I surmise they would have had flood troubles over the Somerset Levels &/or the M4.

We’ve also posted last, 18th Nov, weeks MSMSA RT Keedwell Club TT Results thanks to Jerry Walters

i don’t know if Pete Dury is on some leave, but I haven’t had any update Tables form him after the Selwood Novice/Bradley Cup Round, If I have some time I’ll do some unofficial places as at 27/11/12.

I’m running the last Regional T&E Licencing Seminar to night at Warmley & you can attend ‘last minute’ if you let me know before 17:00hrs



Mike Cornish TT Regs for 2nd December posted. Final Centre Champs Trial – Knut Trophy Regs available. Regional Licencing Seminars


We’ve just posted the Regs & Entry Forms for both the Wells Mike Cornish Club Timed Trial on the 2nd December & for the Knut Centre Champ Trial on 9th December. I’m sure you will read the Knut Regs carefully carefully & enter before the 6th December closing date. It’ll cost you several quid more if you turn up wanting to enter on the day.

Very pleased at the number of us that attended the Licencing Seminar last Wednesday, without you the sport couldn’t happen. You’ve still got time to get in touch to book tomorrow weeks session at Warmley just give me a call!


Frome’s Selwood Novice/Bradley Cup Centre Championship Trial Result. Timed Trial Championship Rules.

Hi guys,

Must rush Phyllis has just said dinners ready, Results posted in the usual place, Gary was the man today together with Rob Scott, James Dean. Richard Elliott, Jerry Glover, Dai Clothier & youth riders in their classes respectively,

Hope I’ve got it posted OK for you, I’ll look again  after dinner US GP permitting.

OK dinner over, yep the results for today are where I had put them. What a great day today, I didn’t get at all cold, Phyllis was in lovely sunshine all day, & thanks for your ‘Thanks for Observings. It was genuinely a pleasure.

Collected our TMX today, & after we got home I quickly scanned it, & I see the FIM has gone No Stop for outdoor trials next year, I think that probably removes the arguments over Stop/NoStop as NoStop  will be what all you aspiring World Champ riders need to practice  [Well Michael Brown, Dibs, Alexz, Jack Shepherd etc] & will want to ride in your Centre Champs?

Remember there was a tie on points for 2nd place in the T.Trial Champs! Some digging around in the Centre Archive has found the 1982 ‘Sun Life” Timed Trial Championship Rules – as it happens Phyllis had a set that she  used when she had to attribute the correct Championship points at the Tanner Trudge.

These Rules tell us that ties on points are settled in favour of the driver firstly with the most wins, if that does not resolve the tie it moves on to the driver with most seconds etc. If these tie breaks still don’t break the tie then the driver with the fastest time in the last Championship Timed Trial takes precedence. Is that clear? I shall make a point of including these Rules in the handouts that Regional CofC/Steward Seminars receive.

So after 30 years the Rules have had to be read again!!!


ps Fernando wins F1 Drivers Championship after Sebastien has alternator failure [next weeks Headline perhaps?] & don’t forget the North Somerset “Presidents” Trial next Sunday

ACU National Council Yesterday 17/11/12

Good morning all, & its lovely & sunny here now after the early morning frost. Hope there will be some sunshine at the Frome Championship Trial today at Frys Bottom.

The disappointing news at Rugby yesterday is that the MSA [Motor Sports Association] has proved intractable over their requirement to obtain their authorisation for Trials which use the Public Highway. In spite of the considerable effort & several Meetings that the Directors & ACU staff have had with the current MSA ‘Big Chief” we haven’t got anywhere. The outcome of this is that, as it is unlawful to run an event using the public road without MSA authorisation, ACU permits for such events will not be available unless you have the MSA Authorisation. You can’t get around it by organising non ACU permitted events either as it applies all events, whoever is the organiser.

I know you will say well we haven’t done this or that for years & maybe you haven’t had to, but it seems it has been a question of a ‘blind eye’ being turned to it in the past, & now the new ‘Big Chief’ [who has been with MSA for 23years already] has taken a strict view of his responsibilities.

So beware, you will need to obtain Authorisation. You should be able to find help on the process to obtain Authorisation via the ACU website [look

at the  MSA Authorisation Process page. Debbie Walmsley at Rugby can also help if you talk to her. I think you will find that the first time is the worst! if you run an annual event the second time will be easier & eventually it’ll be second nature [but an unwelcome necessity just the same]

See you in an hour or so: Frank

It’s Turkey Team Trial Time! Final Centre Championship Timed Trial Tables


The Valers have sent across Regs for the Turkey Team, this year  riders wont be docked -10 marks from their score for not riding in fancy dress. Fancy dress is still encouraged but it might just be the reason why you didn’t enter last year? Shame on you all – why not dress up for a laugh! Find ’em on the Regs available page.

Tony Colman has sent across the Final Timed Trial Championship stuff.

Jason Hamblin has lost his title to Simon Prideaux in the Trials group at the last Round, when Simon finished R/up to Jerry Cross, and Jason could only manage 5th. That turned a 1 point advantage into a 6point disadvantage. Did Jason have troubles on the day I wonder? Anyway plaudits to Simon & I notice Jerry Cross won all 4 events he entered to finish a strong 3rd.

Mark Batt becomes Centre Champion in the knobblies [Enduro Class] by just pipping, by a Championship point, Tom Smith & Andy Scrivens who finished joint Runners Up. In turn they were  just a couple of points ahead of 6 guys who were separated by just 1 point each. Close or what?

You’ll find it all on the Centre Champs Points Tables  Page   – Frank

Just Posted: Some Results & Some Regs!

Afternoon all,

we’ve just posted the Results for BSSA’s 6th Alan Brown Series TT held 4th November, their Regs for the Phil Sparkes Trophy S/car  on 27th December & Solo Trial, Kingswoods’ Regs for the last of their Club Champ Series on 30th December & BSSA’s Regs for the first event next year, the first of the Alan Brown Series. Mentioned last, but not least, the Regs for the Wells Mike Cornish Trophy Timed Trial.

Phew!   Frank