Monthly Archives: May 2015

British Clubmans Grass Track Champions, the late Roy Bradley

Had a different sort of day yesterday.

I went out to the Bristol Grass Racing Combine Meeting at Hangar Farm. One little shower after practice but nothing much, dust was evident during the first race, but again it didn’t cause a big problem & the Track wasn’t watered at all. Excellent Racing with Harland Cook & Rob Wilson/Bradley Steer winning the Finals to become the 500cc Solo & 1000cc Sidecar Clubman Champions for 2015. A well organised Meeting with the 34 Race programme begun at 1 o’clock & completed by 5 o’clock.

Today brought news that Roy Bradley has passed away over the weekend. Roy you may remember was Wessex Centre Sidecar Trials Champions many times & also British Champion. Roy was passengered by Christine Bull  & they later cemented that partnership by becoming Mr & Mrs Bradley! Funeral details aren’t yet known but we will relay them to you as soon as we know.



NSMSC – Weymouth Trophy Results, & Ubley TRF Fun Trial Results


Thanks to Jerry Walters & the Results Team at NSMSC here are Saturdays Weymouth Trophy Results NSMSC Weymouth Trophy Results 160515

Jerry comments

“Afternoon Frank,

Results of yesterday’s North Somerset Club Time Trial held at Ubley Drove are attached.
In the Trials class Jason Hamblin once again grabbed the premier spot, with Paul Manning just 7 marks behind.
Andy Frost had a stunning ride on the rocky, root infested course to take the scrambles class win by 56 marks from Harvey Dark, and finished 3rd overall in the process.

We’ve also uploaded the NSMSC/Bristol TRF Ubley Fun Trial Results from the same day  NSMSC:TRF Fun Trial Results 160515  just click on the link!

Swindon & DMCC – Brian Freegard 1936 – 2015

We pass on this sad news from the Swindon Club
Brian Freegard 1936 – 2015

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Club Member  Brian Freegard who has been a club member since the late fifties. Throughout the years he had been an active member in all the clubs events, be they scrambles, grass track, trials, social and of course Enduro.
Thirty seven years ago, Brian approached Lord Bathurst with the idea of running a motorcycle event in Cirencester Park.  The Corinium Enduro was born. Thanks to Brian’s efforts we are still using the Park for not one but two Enduro.
Brian has been Club President, Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. He was very involved with Rights of Way and keeping the Ridgeway open to motorcycles.
Outside of motorcycling, Brian was an active member of Purton Historical Society, Purton Museum and Swindon Model Boat Club.
Brian leaves his wife Doreen, daughters Sandra & Helen, son in law Keith and grandsons Liam & Adam.
Brian’s Funeral will be at St Marys Church, Purton on Tuesday 26th May at 10.30 am followed by his internment and then refreshments at The Red House, Purton

NSMSC Fowlers Trophy TT Regs available. More from Scotland …

Hi guys,

Here are the Regs & Entry Form for the NSMSC Fowlers Trophy Timed Trial – it’s a Wednesday evening event starting at 19:00hrs. NSMSC Fowlers Trophy TT- Wed 170615

Picked up TMX this morning & noted the Stalker Castle picture  –  I took one as well but I think this is a more interesting picture IMG_0435

over the water is Eigg in the foreground & Rum in the background. Friday was a beautiful day that made up for the very wet Tuesday which I think this shot of first timer, Swindon member, Will King shows. Will got in with 3 minutes to spare before he would otherwise have ‘houred out’


Good to see Will & Brett finished the week with a 2nd Class Award, together with David Luff. Becky & Craig Talbot & Fred Adams took 1st Class Awards & first timer Gareth Talbot was about half way up the 2nd Class Awards – a result I would think he is pleased with. Next year we expect Victoria Payne to enter so we hope she will get a ride [& a finish].

I’ve already mentioned Adam’s O40 win, but he was pushed very hard by Dan Hemingway,  & Scott Cameron had a 1st Class. Mark Cameron had to retire with a punctured left hand – fending off a rock at Creag Lundie on Tuesday

Wednesday was a new day for everyone going down to Appin where there were three groups of two subs. We were very disappointed that many vehicles had parked off the road on the pavements & the grass verges & trashed the flowering daffodils. That is exactly the sort of wanton damage that local people [very reasonably] take exception to. I know I was apologising to locals, Phyllis was doing the same before we even talked to each other about it. Other ‘mature’ enthusiasts had been doing the same I found when talking to some more spectators on Saturday. It had also been noted by Ian Murphy one of our ACU Directors & it will, I’m sure, be fed back to the SSDT Committee by SACU Chairman Sandy Mack. The two subs at Big Dar’s Burn I wonder about, as I’m told there was a catcher on hand on the top sub, I know you can argue that the ‘Clubman’ riders won’t even get near it [so it won’t be dangerous for them], but does a six day event need sections of that degree of difficulty to sort out the top ten or twenty riders? I pondered about that.

See you soon: Frank


NSMSC Colin Stenner TT Results, BSSA Glenis Sinclair/Eco Angus TT Results

Now we are back at home & with reliable broadband access, we’ve uploaded the NSMSC Timed Trial Results for you here:

Jerry Walters says “‘Morning Frank,

Results of last Saturday’s North Somerset Club Time Trial at Mannings, Pensford are attached for the website.

In the Trials class Jason Hamblin took another easy victory and rising star Ben Sinclair narrowly beat his step Grandad Paul Manning by 5 marks to take the runner up spot.

Harvey Dark grabbed the Scrambles class victory by an impressive 21 marks from Tom Smith, after Andy Frost retired with a puncture on his second lap.

All the best, Jerry”     NSMSC Colin Stenner Results 020515

We’ve also uploaded last Sundays BSSA Glenis Sinclair/Eco Angus TT Results, thanks to Jan, BSSA Glenis Sinclair & Eco Angus Results 100515

I’ll have a few more words & pictures from Scotland in a separate post, hopefully, later today. – the grass needs cutting need to go shopping etc. etc.






We’re back from Scotland: so here’s some pictures from for you


Above: Adam Norris in Lagnaha’s last Sub on Day One. At the end of the week Adam took the Best O40 award again.


Above: The Valers take their SSDT trip Seriously.  After Day Five they Review the Inn at Ardgour

Below: Scott Cameron gets his Route Card on Day One


Another Post During Tomorrow: Frank