Monthly Archives: July 2017

North Somerset MSC: Tattoo Time T/trial Regs & Entry Form

Hello all,

Please find below the Regs for MSMSC’s Tattoo Time 90 Minute Trial on 5th August: NSMSC TattootimeT:trial Regs & Entry Form 05:08:17  Jerry Walters tells me entries are a bit slow coming in so do it now!

Some random thoughts: it sounds as if the Saturday of the Reeth 3day trial in Arkengarthdale was a bit wet! – but as usual an excellent event. Interesting to see that Todd Kellett, after his change of machinery had his best ever Maxxis M-X Championship Result. Same guy, different machine, i know he wasn’t able to make the starts previously, so I’ll put this one down to better machinery. Lets hope he continues to go well.

Another interesting Editorial in TMX this week, questioning the wisdom of Schoolboys racing over full M-X GP circuits, after a fatality at Loket. We all know there are risks in racing, but if it’s true (& I’ve no reason to doubt what’s reported) that there’s a blind takeoff to a tiny downhill landing pad isn’t it asking fearless youngsters too big a question? It may be spectacular but that jump catches out the best adults as well. I know the world changes, but I began to lose interest in Moto Cross when we had stutter jumps & you saw riders seemingly jumping in the air as if on Pogo sticks. The increasing number of injuries to top level riders confirmed to me that it was & still is becoming more dangerous. I don’t find timed practice very interesting either and think that last chance qualifying obviously encourages people to push up to & beyond their limits.

I was up in the loft yesterday, & came across a jigsaw puzzle of John Banks on the CCM, (that dates me!) & it reminded me that contemporaries Hakan Carqvist & Gennady Moiseev both multi World Champions, had passed away recently. It wasn’t & still isn’t all sweetness & light being a World Champion, & Carla spent his last decades in southern France, away from publicity & suffering severely from pain after all the accidents during his career and lived with medicine and strong painkillers.

See you soon: Frank

ps I’m getting demob happy, but no-one’s come forward to take forward stewardship of the “Wessex Gazette” – It’s up to one of you



Here’s a few things to note – John Taylor, regs & entry forms results & Franks mutter …

Afternoon all,

Busy sporting week-end away from two wheels – the British F1 Round, 15th Stage of the Tour de France, Wimbledon Mens Final day & other things. But two wheeled News: Martin Bracey has just let me know that John Taylor who was riding in the 60’s passed away this morning. John who began scrambling & went on to Trials & Grass Track, & was useful enough to be a Centre Team Member in both the latter disciplines, John you may be gone but you aren’t forgotten.

Jan Watson has  sent the BSSA Regs for their next Time Trial – the Brian Hudson which is on 10th September, here are the Regs: BSSA Brian HudsonTtrial Regs & Entry Form 100917 so do your bit & get them back to Mac asap!

Jerry Walters has the Results of North Somerset Club’s GMB Garages Trophy Time Trial held at Hanham Mills, Bristol on Wednesday evening. here they are NSMSC GMB GaragesT:trial Results 120717 Jason Hamblin 3,4 took the Premier with Paul Manning R/up 3,18, 3rd was Ricky Hudson 15,8, 4th Pete King 9,14, 5th Fin Davey 9,16, 6th Mark Hamblin 25,6. Best non trials was Andy Frost 26,4, & R/up was Charlie Frost 41,0. So its fairly clear that the non trials machines found it a bit on the nadgery side for their liking.

Now a few random thoughts/observations, Stuart Brown & passenger Joe Millard, a WWMC member are having a good season in the Sidecar Cross GP’s, currently placing 4th after the Lommel, Belgian Round. it’s also good to note that the Irish Sidecar Cross Team for the “of Nations” again includes the all lady Emma Moulds/Niki Adair crew again. Devizes, local Yamaha agent, Richard Stevens was out for a gallop on his replica Honda RC145 replica in the Classic Bike parade at the Hailwood Memorial meeting at Castle Combe last weekend, an interesting little bike – yes I mean almost tiny – was Michael Smedley’s Van Veen Kreidler. I was pleased to have earplugs with me when the 250 MZ was started & ditto for the Honda 6, David Hailwood went out on the dustbin faired 125 MV – it’s a while since they were permitted in racing isn’t it?

See you soon: Frank


NSMSC Valley Smokehouse T/Trial 2nd June Results, Success in the Welsh 2 Day Enduro, ACU Funding etc.

Good morning all,

I’d just bought a ticket for the Castle Combe Road Race Meeting this weekend when the ACU announced any Licence Holder (Competitor or Official) is entitled to free entry to the British World Trials Champs. Round this weekend at Tong. I’m not sure I would have taken advantage of the offer, but if you lived within 50 miles or so, or were going anyway it’s certainly a bonus for your ACU Membership.

All Clubs should have, by now, or very soon have received details of the new ACU Ltd Mutual Aid Fund whose aims and objectives of this new fund are:

  • To encourage and develop all areas of motorcycle sport in the British Isles (excluding
    Northern Ireland)
  • To encourage and develop all areas of motorcycle leisure in the British Isles (excluding Northern Ireland)
  • To provide financial help and assistance by way of grants or loans to Centres and Clubs (my emboldening & italicising – Ed.) to enable them :
    1. a)to acquire sporting land
    2. b)to develop and extend existing sporting land
    3. c)to build, develop or extend owned property for the storage of equipment associated with the land’s sporting use, the protection or comfort of event officials or the social gathering of Club members.
    4. d)to acquire, extend or upgrade any tangible fixed asset associated with the Club’s sporting activities, such as machinery, watering systems, starting gates and the like.
    5. e)to implement any other proposal that the Fund’s Administrative Committee feel would be beneficial to the sporting objectives of the ACU and which merits support.
  • but note that
  • All grants and loans agreed by the Fund will be made on a matched basis, £ for £, with the applicants own funds and loans will be secured against the intended asset or improvement by way of a legal charge. Grants or loans may be capped at the Fund’s discretion.

    Jerry Walters from the North Somerset Club reports “Morning Frank,Results of Sunday’s North Somerset Club Valley Smokehouse Time Trial, held at Scars Wood, Lulsgate are attached for the website, and says: With many of the regulars recovering from the Welsh 2 Day Enduro or twinshock racing at Farleigh Castle, a smaller than usual entry were treated to a dry, technical course with some very twisty observed sections. Cheers, Jerry”    The Results are here: NSMSC Valley Smokehouse T:trial Results 020717

    A close call between Ricky Hudson,  Jason Hamblin & Kyle Banks for the Premier with Ricky losing 6 marks in Section 4 & setting standard time, Jason on the other hand lost 3 marks in both section 2 & 5 & had 3 time faults being R/up on the tie break with Kyle who lost 3 marks in Section 4 & 6 time faults. In the Non Trials class it was Tom Smith, Andy Frost & Nathan Newman 1st 2nd & 3rd. Tom  did it on observation losing 24/7, Andy 42/2 Kyle 44/4 (24/7 = 24 observation 7 time faults & so on)

    In the Welsh 2day Enduro local crews put it over the rest in sidecar classes, with Paul Manning/Martin Lawford best Expert  & Simon Chilcott/Ben Sinclair best Clubmen which is good to hear.