Monthly Archives: December 2015

BSSA Phil Sparkes Trial Results from 27th Dec.

Jan Watkins has sent across the Results of BSSA’s Phil Sparkes Trial which are linked here BSSA Phil Sparkes Trial Results 271215 which from the Class winners scores looked as if it was set out with just about the right severity of the sections following a couple of days of overindulgence(?)

Don’t forget on Friday after another day of overindulgence(?) BSSA have the first of the Alan Brown 2016 Time Trial Series at Lambs Lair. On Saturday you can ride the Wilts Border Trial at the Piggeries – another Trial that won’t be too challenging after the festivities I’m sure

We see Guy Martin has entered the pre65 Scottish this year, although a quick scan of the Entry List shows only Chris Mitchard from our Centre has an entry. John (Trials Guru) & David Moffat are in which reminds me that the Trials Guru web-site has quite a lot more content than the last time I visited. There’s a gallery of Rappers photos of the 1975 World Round at Congresbury which are all B&W – & no-one covering brake & clutch levers with a finger either. Technology marches on eh?

I’m reading a book written by Alex Moulton at the moment in which he describes his professional engineering career in R&D & production. Did you know he had a pre war Scott & a Norton? He also had a post war Vinnie Comet which he modified with a bonded rubber/metal rear suspension that was used as a test bed in place of the original Vincent rear suspension.

That’s it for the moment: hope you’ve all had a good Christmas & will have an excellent New Year.


NSMSC Results of Richard Sage TT 13/12/15, NSMSC Regs & Entry Forms Eco Angus TT 11/01/16

Hello all,

Here’s a link to NSMSC Richard Sage TT Results 131215 – well it’s obvious isn’t it?

Jerry Walters says “Evening Frank, results of yesterday’s North Somerset Club Richard Sage Electrical Time Trial, held at Scars Wood, Lulsgate are attached for the website.
Jason Hamblin was cruising towards another comfortable win until he suffered a puncture on the last lap which put him out of the awards. This allowed hard working club chairman Paul Manning to take the overall premier award, with Simon Prideaux and Andy Scrivens a close second and third respectively in the trials class.
Andy Frost had an easy win in the depleted scrambles class, taking overall runner up spot in the process. Nathan Newman and Tom Smith were a distant second and third respectively.
All the best: Jerry”

The link for the NSMSC Eco Angus Timed Trial Regs & Entry Form is here:  NSMSC Eco Angus TT Regs & Entry Form 100116

I’ve had just one comment so far about a possible Wessex/Western Centres Trials Championship, anybody else?

Just two events left to go in the Centre this year: is anyone hoping to have an advantage by not eating & drinking too much in the next 10 days? No? I thought maybe not.

Keep your feet up: Frank

December Board Meeting, AGM Notice, Wells Mike Cornish T Trial Results

Good morning!

There’s a few points from the last Board Meeting you need to be aware of, there’s been an informal approach from Western Centre suggesting a joint Western/Wessex Centres Trials Championship of 6 events, 3 in each Centre, which would be run concurrently with the two Centres own Championship Events, that is 3 events in each Centre’s own Championship would count towards a combined Championship. this may be discussed at a future Comps Committee Meeting. There’s been a Trials Officials Licencing Seminar run at Warmley although not all the Homeworks had been handed in! [‘Pull your finger out guys’ comes to mind – Ed]. The Youth Training Squad programme was discussed. {We know that Tom Culliford is asking riders & parents to send him their contact details to help co-ordinate future planned Training sessions – as reported earlier – Ed}

The Centre Centre Secretary had received a proposal suggesting that the Centre Trials Championship be expanded to include a “Sportsman+ Class” who would ride 50/50 B & C routes & that twin shocks in this class would have both 2 & 4 stroke categories. The proposer suggested this would encourage entries irrespective of a riders ability or machine. After discussion, the Board chose not to change the existing Championship Rules  – as it wasn’t clear that the introduction of the Twin Shock Class into the Championships  for the 2015 had led to the hoped for  increase in entry numbers. It also felt that more Twinshock Classes [4 in total] would simply dilute the existing T/S Championship Class. [The largest T/S entry in the 4 Championship Rounds that included a T/S Class this year attracted 8 entries – Ed]

Please put this date into your Diary/Calendar now: The Centre AGM will be held at Warmley Community Centre on Tuesday 2nd February 2016. Clubs have been invited to submit their Nominations for President, Vice Presidents, Chairman, Vice Chairmen & Hon. Treasurer on or before 6th January.

Here are the revised Mike Cornish TT Results from Sunday 29th November.  Wells Mike Cornish TT, 061215

Any comments/opinions/suggestions about any of the above? Please be in touch – Ed. – It’s Your Sport so your input is welcome


ps: I can’t find the Results sheet for the Southern Experts Trial published anywhere, so all I know from searching & finding 3 ‘Reports’ on the web of Wessex Centre Resident Riders is that Josh & Luke Golding were best Expert S/car [looks like just two Expert outfits?} Lee Hassall was in a 3 way tie for 4th place Clubman Expert, Tom Culliford was 8th & Victoria Payne was also riding that Class. – if anybody has found where the complete published Results are hiding I’d like to know!