Monthly Archives: March 2017

Wells John Stait Centre Time Trial Champ Results. A Centre Facebook page?

Good morning all,

Martin Lawford has sent over the John Stait Results yesterday, they are here –  Wells John Stait Centre Champ T:Trial Results 190317  & says:

“Frank, Please find attached Results of yesterdays John Stait Timed Trial, the second round of the Wessex Centre Timed trial championship.

In typical Wessex fashion, the weather ensured that this was a true Wessex Centre Championship round with gruelling conditions from start to finish and only 6 finishers managing the total 7 laps.

Andy Frost was in fine form taking the premier from Jason Hamblin and setting standard time along the way. On his return to the class, Andy Scrivens thrived in the conditions taking the non-trials class win with Tom Smith runner up.

We would like to thank all those who helped clear up the course afterwards. Whilst no one particularly wants to pick up a bag, especially after a tough event, without this help we would not be able to run the events.

Regards, Martin”

Sounds as if it was unpleasant on Mendip – we were lucky, we left home in the drizzle & drove up to the Western Centre Trials Champs Round at Winstone Wood, a venue we’ve never been to. It stayed dry there all day until the drizzle & rain started on the way home! Mike Gunn was Secretary & observing, first time I think we’ve seen him in 30 years & we were able to catch up with what our “boys” are doing now! While walking round Phyllis came across a beautiful fungi we never seen before – Sarcoscypha coccinea, the scarlet elf cup & this morning we were watching a couple of hares lolling around the field  ten to fifteen metres from or bedroom window! Back to trials – Alex Muirhead was out on a Vertigo, Harry Jefferies was a non starter, quite a good Expert entry of 10 starters including the 3 Welch brothers, Kurt & Lee & John Luff.

With a limit of 100 on the entry and good venue the 44 starters was disappointing for the organisers, The National  S3 Parts Championship Round in Wales took away a number of likely entrants & with our own Wessex Centre Championship Round in our Centre Fixture Card for the same day (although we moved & subsequently cancelled our Round) it suggests Fixture co-ordination is more & more important.

At the last Board Meeting, Facebook was discussed as a way of ‘talking’ more directly to you Riders.

Would it be a good idea to establish a Centre Facebook page to let you know the latest Centre news about Events?

If it is a good idea who would be willing to take it on for the Centre?

You know (I think?) the Board exists to promote your Sport – but we all want active riders to get more involved – even fairly informal physical Meetings like the Board are more involvement than most of you seem to want so is exchanging ideas & suggestions on Facebook a better way to get things done?

What do you think – why not get to the next Board Meeting with some ideas & suggestions?



Todays Wilts Border Salutation Novice Trial Results

Good evening all,

We went out to the Wilts Border Trial at the Piggeries today, a super little event, only 21 Riders but it seemed as if everyone enjoyed themselves. Better still the early morning rain had stopped & although some of the sections were ‘modded’ before the start, the bank dried in the wind, & the stream hadn’t yet reacted to the rainfall so there were two sections in the stream & 8 up and down the bank. It stayed dry until everyone had finished & then came some rain & hail. A good mix of riders too, 5 or 6 youth riders including Michael Maslin’s lads – David & Edwin & a couple of veter…. ,sorry lets call them experienced, riders – Billy Andrews & Andy Perry. So all ages were there. Some youth riders who we’ve not seen before – Zac & Harvey Ward down from near Ciren. [If you need any wrought iron work done have a look at their Dad’s website –  donkeywellforge ]. Results had been collated & mailed out nice & early – I noticed them in my in-box at ten to six.

The results are here, WBorder Salutation Novice RTCentre Results 050317  Excluding Gareth T, (its a Novice Trial remember) best on the day with 6 marks lost was evergreen Nigel Tomkins and R/up was Dean Hassall on 14m/l. i suspect it was Deans first ride since his nasty work accident & I’m not sure how much clutch control he had. Molly Hassall was out with Mum & Dad another potential observer or rider in a few years time? Section 6 observed by Neil Blackmore proved trickiest with Nigel having a dab each lap (memo to self, lovely to watch a dab taken to ensure you get through rather than struggling to go clean & then footing or worse failing) Dean on the other hand had three’s each lap – which accounts for the 8 mark differential.

Keep your feet up: Frank

Latest Centre Trials Champs Tables, NSMSC Wynnes Trophy T/Trial Results, Wight 2Day 50th Anniversary Trial

Hello all,

Pete Dury’s Latest Centre Trials Championship positions Tables after the 2nd Round are here: Centre Champ Tables as at 27:02:17  Don’t forget that Pete has listed all the Centre Champions since they began in 1950 & the top ten positioned Championship Riders since 2005.

Jerry Walters says: “Evening Frank, Results of Sunday’s North Somerset Club Wynnes Trophy Time Trial, held at Scars Wood, Lulsgate, are attached for the website. They are here NSMSC Wynnes Trophy T:Trial Results 260217 & Reports:

Once again, heavy overnight rain made the going very slippery in places although the course did improve as the Trial progressed.

In the Trials class normal service was resumed with Jason Hamblin taking the class win, overall premier and setting standard time losing just 12 marks in the observed sections. Kye Steel was a very close runner up and only lost 3 marks on observation, but 11 time penalties gave him a total of 14. Luke Hawkins, riding a similar Montesa 4Ride trail bike to Jason, took 3rd spot on 26 marks.

In the Non Trials class Andy Frost was pushed hard by Tom Smith but just took the win losing 43 marks to Tom’s 45. Gary Newman grabbed 3rd spot on 66.

Cheers, Jerry”

That’s it for now: Frank

ps Next Trials Championship Round: W Wilts James Cup on 26th March

ps Wight Two Day Golden Anniversary Trial Regs are available for 22nd & 23rd April

ps Nothing to do on Easter Sunday? – the Bridport & Wymouth Club has a Southern Centre Champ Trial Round. Should be good – 16th April – Roger Johns is CofC