Monthly Archives: June 2017

British Ladies Championship Trial, 25th June Report, NSMSC GMB Trophy T/trial – Regs & Entry Form

Hello all,

Just had a few days away down in Hartland, taking time out & watching the Ladies Championship Round at John Lucketts ground in Wembsworthy. We were surprised to see Craig (Talbot) when we arrived, but he was there as minder for Jess Bown. The event was well organised by the experienced Torridge Club, & as expected, Emma Bristow was a clear winner. R/up spot was close with Donna Fox & Jess Bown equal after the first lap on 26 m/l, at the finish though Jess was 5 marks better on observation to finish Runner Up. There were just 8 Ladies contesting the Championship course & with a generous 5 & a half hour time limit, it was disappointing (although not surprising) that 6 ladies lost time penalties. It wasn’t surprising as none of them rode the first Section for half an hour after they started. Emma lost 8 on time of her 34 total! The fifth to seventh placed Ladies all lost 151marks, including 6, 9 & 0 time faults respectively, the lesson to be learned is not to worry what your rivals are doing but to get on & do your own thing. Being critical, it was a difficult Trial to ride non-stop, with a lot of tight turns.

One other thing from Sunday, keep an eye on Results of trials in the IoM for Summer Peters, in girls “C” class, her determination to get out of Sections is remarkable she had the single mindedness that makes future Champions

The Regs & Entry Form for the Wednesday evening NSMSC GMB Trophy Time Trial on 12th July are here NSMSC GMB T:trial Regs & Entry Form 12:07:17 

On the other days we drove along a lot of single track potholed roads that no-one else seems to use, with numbers of the roads/tracks signed as  ‘unsuitable for motor vehicles’ which were fine to drive, I walked one to decide whether it was OK or not & found I could have done if I’d had a saw in the boot to take off some encroaching branches. As I didn’t need to get through I turned round, but the off road Land Rover guys would have enjoyed it! Found a beautiful little cove at Welcombe not to far from Hartland Quay & the Patronal Festival at Morwenstow.

See you soon: Frank



Wells & Dist. TC – Lawford Time Trial 18th June – Results

Evening all,

Phew, the really hot weather has disappeared today, that’s a relief for everyone especially those of us that have to work! Sundays Lawford Time Trial ran in that sort of heat – pretty well 30degrees C.

The eponymous Martin sent over this report saying


Please find attached results of the Lawford Timed Trial from Sunday on what was an exceptionally hot and sweaty slog around Shipham.
Jason Hamblin took the premier on a clean sheet, setting standard timed in the process and Tom Smith was a clear winner in the non trials class with a smaller than usual entry due to many of the regulars preparing for the Welsh.
Regards, Martin”
Don’t forget the Kingswood Club Trial on Sunday out at Ozleworth, or the Swindon & District Clubs’ Swindonian LDT this coming Sunday.                                                                             Frank

North Somerset MSC: Fowlers Trophy T/trial Results for 7th June, Regs & Entry Form for Valley Smokehouse T/trial on 2nd July, West Wilts Tanner Trudge Time Trial Results from 11th July

As promised yesterday,

here are the Results of the NSMSC Fowlers Trophy held on 7th June, about which Jerry Walters says, “The forcast rain failed to materialise resulting in another low scoring event.”  click on NSMSC Fowler Trophy T:trial Results 070617 and

click here for NSMSC Valley Smokehouse T:trial Regs & Entry Form 020717

And here are the full provisional Results for the West Wilts Tanner Trudge Time Trial held yesterday:  Tanner Trudge 2017 Results 11:06:17


WWMC – Provisional Tanner Trudge Results – see below

Hello all,

It’s 20:00hrs & the Provisional Award winners are below. Full Provisional Results will be posted when available (tomorrow morning we hope). We’ve had our dinner, & I need to change to light bulb in the boiler cupboard which has just failed – it’s in a heatproof bulkhead fitting which hasn’t been undone since it was put in by the electricians around 35 years ago, & the glass needs ‘persuading’ to part from it’s gasket with a rubber mallet!

Once again West Wilts MC is indebted to friends  from North Somerset MSC for the help they gave us setting up yesterday & clearing up this afternoon. Without them we would most likely be unable to run.

Our thanks to your 12 observers, who were in no particular order, Chris & Ian Nairn, John & Jeff Ballinger, Bob Burt & Nipper Allen, Tom Gerken & Jon Milne, Paul Broadway & Alan Edwards, and Jeff Hillman & Alan Ford. Thanks also to our own Club members for their efforts & Tim our caterer – find him at Bradfords Builders Merchants in Trowbridge

Farleigh Castle Plate: best trials machine – Ricky Hudson – 6m/l on time, 12m/l on observation

R/up – trials machine – Kyle Banks – 12m/l on time, 6m/l on observation

Tie break  necessary  to separate Ricky & Kyle-  first tie breaker was  fastest time.

1st Class Awards, trials machines, “A” Class: Alex Snow 6m/l on time, 15m/l on observation, Jason Hambln 5m/l on time, 26 m/l on observation. “B” Class, No award, “C” class, Luke Smith 37m/l on time, 75m/l on observation.

Girling Plate: best non trials machines, Charlie Frost: – set standard time, 27m/l on observation

R/up non trials machine, Andy Frost 5m/l on time, 30m/l on observation.

1st Class Awards, non trials machines, Tom Smith 6m/l on time 32m/l on observation, 6 m/l on time, Nathan Newman 10m/l on time, 32 m/l on observation.

All award winners completed 9 laps.

Hope you all had a great day & thank you for your the compliments about the event. Thanks also to the Rain God who knew we’d had enough rain before breakfast & just left us all to it for the rest of the day!

That’s it for the moment.

NSMSC Results & Regs will be posted tomorrow Jerry. – Frank


Wells & District TC – Regs & Entry Form for Lawford T/Trial 18th June

Good evening all,

just got back from Richmondshire, at Mount Pleasant at the opposite end of Feldom Lane to the Scott Trial start field after a weeks holiday with all our family. Jerry Cross has sent over the Regs, here Wells & Dist TC Regs for Lawford TT 180617 & the Entry Form, here Wells &Dist TC Entry form, Lawford TT 180617 for the Wells Club’s Club Restricted Time Trial at Lillypool Cafe on today fortnight, 18th June. So get those entries off early as it’s limited to just 60 riders.

Don’t forget the WWMC Tanner Trudge is today week, the 11th & entries are still available if you call Phyllis Sweeting on the landline. Leave a message if we aren’t in, she’s sorted the 3 queries raised when we were away.

Sounds as if the Kingswood Charity Trial on Bank holiday Monday had some weather much like we had up there the afternoon we arrived, the rain & wind were so strong you couldn’t see out of the windows because they were obscured with water – just like a ship when it’s crashing through the waves in a storm.

Thanks to Nipper for bringing me back this years SSDT programme!