Monthly Archives: December 2012

Stone the Crows, Lightning strikes twice, BSSA’s New Years Day First Alan Brown Trial CANCELLED

Lordy, lordy, lordy.

28/12/12 20:00hrs News Flash

Sorry to pass on the bad news that the BSSA Trial is cancelled, because of the weather the LandOwner has withdrawn permission. We all can understand why. We all know that  the sport relies on the goodwill f our myriad of Landowners, but well words fail me – can anyone remember a BSSA event ever being cancelled?

So sorry guys you’ll have to go shopping or to the pub or watch television or, ah, watch some motor cycling videos!

Lets hope the weather god will be better for us next year

Have a good New Years Eve & a great sporting 2013

Frank

URGENT 14:15hrs Tuesday 24th Dec. OH DEAR, ANOTHER CANCELLED EVENT: Thursday’s BSSA ‘Phil Sparkes’ Trial is off

HI GUYS,

MORE SPORTING BAD NEWS. MARTIN BRACEY HAS JUST CALLED TO SAY THE PHIL SPARKES TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED.

It’s the rain of course. I had to go out this morning & on the way back in I put the Road Closed sign up, before I had walked back 20 metres to the car [I’d walked up to check how deep the water had got since I went out] a car happily drove past the Councils sign to drive through! Wallies!

BTW we are delighted to have a grand daughter, Elena Grace, we’ve been to see her, she’s lovely of course. And we delivered William’s first Kokua ‘balance bike. Second hand of course, small wheels, monoshock PU rear suspension, no brakes, a grass tracker maybe!

Have a great festive season all of you

Best wishes: Frank & Phyllis

Urgent, 08:55hrs Sunday 9th December Knut Trial Cancelled & an Apology from Bath & WoE

GUYS,

JUST HAD A CALL FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE MEETING

 THE KNUT CHAMPIONSHIP TRIAL  IS CANCELLED

THE BARN AT THE VENUE IS ON FIRE! POLICE & FIRE BRIGADE ARE ATTENDING

THE JUNCTIONS AT THE A46 & A420 ARE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC SO WE CANNOT GET TO THE VENUE

MESSAGE ENDS      —     Frank

Apologies from Bath and West of England MC.

Christmas has started early in the Talbot household forced by the cancellation of the Knut earlier today. Traditionally Christmas preparations start after the Knut when we buy and start decorating the tree the Tuesday after the Monday night committee meeting but we’ve bought the tree today and Craig, Gareth and Becky fitted it in the stand and it is twinkling away in the corner of the lounge.
We would like to apologise for the late cancellation of the Knut today, Nipper was putting the Castrol arrows out on the A46 just before 8am and found Grose Lane closed at both ends due to the Fire brigade attending a fire in the Barn at the “old” start area and we therefore had no access to the “New” start field so had no choice but to cancel. We telephoned everyone who had pre entered and put a phone number on their entry form, messaged facebook and the chattering and asked for the word to be spread. Unfortunately we couldn’t get hold of everyone so I am sorry for those who had a wasted journey.
At this stage it isn’t possible to run next weekend at this venue so we have reluctantly decided not to run the Knut this year so we will not be cashing the cheques of those who had already entered.
Our apologies once again and wish you all and your families a Happy Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Theresa Talbot
Bath Knut Trophy Trial Secretary

Southern Expert? It’s Alexz Wigg. New Parking for the Knut on Sunday. Centre decides to continue it’s “No Stop’ Trials Championship

Hello all,

I’ve been copied the Results of the Southern Experts. I guess it’s not a surprise that Alexz is this years Southern Solo Expert. More comment later.

I’ve also just been advised by the Bath Club, that they have secured a different parking area for this year that should avoid the difficulties that wet weather can bring for vehicles exiting the venue previously. Please watch for & follow the Castrol arrows from J18 of the M4, you’ll go down the A46 as usual, take the [I think from memory 2nd right hand turn, no it won’t, it’ll be the third] & go on past the little track on the right that you used for the last few years. The new parking area entrance is a little closer to Baths Lansdown Racecourse. If you get to the A420 you’ve gone too far!

The Board met on Tuesday for its monthly Meeting & amongst other matters discussed the format of the Centre Trials Championship for 2013., as has been advised via the usual mechanism. I introduced both the Rider consultation/survey  & the Club consultation/survey & the Chairman invited comments. I was disappointed, but not surprised, that no Riders, who are not Club Delegates, took the opportunity to attend the Board.

About 25 minutes of discussion ensued, with many cogent observations made which included recognition of the latest ACU, UEM & FIM stated positions, the known situations in the present Championships in other Centres [but which may be changed for their next Championship Series], the response rate to the Boards survey of Riders and those responses. It reviewed this years Championship to date and the Board was also mindful that it’s decision could only affect its Championship. So everything was debated at length on your behalf

The Board decided that it would retain the current “No Stop” Observation Rule for the 2013 Wessex Centre Trials Championship.

So there you have it. Thanks to all that have made input to the Boards deliberations. It’s been appreciated.

Hope to see you all at the Knut: Frank

 

Southern Expert anyone? Latest Centre Champs Trials Placings & Timed Trials tie break change. North Somerset Club TT Champ Final Placings, Wells Mike Cornish TT Results, NSMSC Richard Sage TT Regs & Entry Form

Hi everyone,

Haven’t yet discovered the Southern Experts Results, but it’ll be interesting to see how our Wessex guys did. It was an early start [09:30hrs] for first man away, & although it was sunny here in the morning, I’m not sure the ground at Hook Woods would have got any of it through the trees, or if the  slopes face away from morning sun. We’ll see.

Pete Dury has updated his Championship Tables, later than sometimes but I know he’s had some Family things that have taken all his ‘spare’ time lately. Although there’s still the Knut to be run on this Sunday, Pete says:-

“With one round to go, the updated championship tables are attached. As far as I can see, congratulations go to Gary Marshman who is confirmed as the 2012 Wessex Centre Champion for the second year running with Colin Crease as runner up.  [I agree with Pete, even if Colin takes 15 Champ points & Gary got none, it’s still in the bag for Gary – Frank]

Michael Ell has topped the Clubman class with Richard Elliott winning the Over 40 award and Dai Clothier the Over 50 class. Well done guys.

Please let me know if you spot any mistakes – this was all done in a bit of a rush.”

We’ve added the updated Final Trials Class of the TT Champs, to reflect the fact that Jerry Cross took second from Jason Hamblin by virtue of his ‘most wins’ tie break after they both finished with 60 points. Interesting that first & third men Simon [Prideaux] & Jason both rode every Round, whereas second & fourth placed men, Jerry & Andy [Frost] both only rode four of the six.

Turning to Club TT Champs, Jerry Walters says “Following the final round of the North Somerset Club Time Trial Championship at Stanton Wick Lane, congratulations go to new 2012 club champions Pete King in the Trials Class and Andy Frost in the Scrambles Class.

The Trials Class Championship could not have been closer, with Pete and Jason Hamblin both finishing on 75 points. Pete takes the title on the tie breaker, having one 3 Trials against Jason’s 1 win in the series.

Final Championship tables attached.  View these Tables here: NSMSC 2012 Club TT Champs Final Tables

Cheers – Jerry”

I know it’s not luck at all but Jason Hamblin must be rueing his ‘bad luck’ in losing out on a tie break in  his Club & the Centre  TT Champs!

More stuff tomorrow: Frank

The NSMSC RTC Richard Sage  TT Regs & Entry Form on 16 November 2012 are now available in the usual place!

And the Wells Club’s Mike Cornish Timed Trial Results are here Wells Mike CornishTT Results 02/12/12.pdf