Monthly Archives: September 2017

Centre Trials Championship Tables – Update & some mutterings


Pete Dury, has updated the Centre Trials Championship Tables for you & you can find them here as an .xls file:  Centre Champ Tables as at 25:09:17 Thanks Pete.

The Expert class is quite close at the moment, with Kurt on 60 & Champion Ben on 57. Kurt has a advantage in that he’s won the 4 Rounds he’s competed in, so with 4 Rounds to go it’s getting interesting. Lee hasn’t ridden the last two Rounds, but I’m not sure why?

We hear that former Champion Hedley Ashford has recently been unwell but is now loads better after having a stent fitted & has been spotted out & about at recent Trials. An excellent picture of former Champion Colin Crease in this weeks TMX by Linda Ashford, with Colin in ‘attack’ mode, I suspect this may have been son Jamie’s first competitive ride?

Other Centre riders in the news are Victoria Payne with points scoring rides in the last two Womens Trial2 World Champs, & Joe Millard together with pilot Stuart Brown finishing in 4th   place in the Sidecar Cross World Champs.

Not long now before pilgrimages are made to the Scott Trial. A quick scan of the entry List shows up Fred Adams ~& Tom Culliford as Wessex riders, with Mark Cameron, Ty Kellet, Ben & Sam Ludgate & Miles Carruthers as riders who were Centre riders or based in adjoining Centres. Good luck particularly to Mark, surely there’s some sort of wager involved, an o50 first timer is unusual to say the least

A word of caution if you’re going up, the Reeth Baker still has the business up for sale, & not even the locals know if he’ll be open or if he is, when.

More follows, but not this evening, see you at the Wells Centre Champ Time Trial at Rookham tomorrow?


ps re Sidecar Cross Stuart & Joe were 4th, & Frenchman Valentin Giraud & passenger Elvijs Mucenieks were 2nd this year, by chance I noticed a sticker supporting World Sidecar Cross & Giraud on a French car when we were in Montherme in Belgium having lunch one day on our recent Holiday & then that Barry Nutley, Barbara Watts son, was reporting the Results of the last  Round at Markelo in the Netherlands at , Barry had vanished off my radar since his Independent TV road race commentaries were dropped 2 or 3 years ago.

Hi all,

We’ve just got back from a fortnight away driving to a Saab rally in Luxembourg & there’s a fair few things to update you all on.

Firstly, a reminder that the Wells Centre Championship Presidents Trophy Time Trial is on this Sunday at Rookham. The Regs are here:- Wells Presidents Champ TT Regs 01117 & the Entry Form is here:- Wells Presidents Champ TTrial Entry 011017

The Centre Trials Championship Calendar has become a bit confused this year with Rounds being cancelled, & replacement Rounds being approved, so following the last Board Meeting, the remaining rounds are

08/10/17    WWMC           Errington Cup
05/11/17    W Border       Autumn Trophy
26/11/17    NSMSC           Presidents Trophy
10/12/17    Bath & WoE   Knut Trophy
Further from the Board Meeting, the Wilts Border Endeavour Trial scheduled for this Saturday is Cancelled.
Mike Fear has given notice that he’s done his last Centre Fixture Card, but will ‘point the way’ & advise as required to his successor – You could Volunteer to do this couldn’t you? Mike has quietly & conscientiously done this for so many years that it was easy to take the Fixture Card for granted. All your thanks to Mike ( & to Chris who I am sure got involved as well
Good News (from my point of view) is that Gareth Talbot, who need no introduction from me, has agreed to take over the Centre web-site with effect from the Centre’s AGM. I gather he is likely to introduce a Centre ‘Facebook’ presence as well, an obvious extension to the service the Centre gives Riders, which I expect will extend the reach & immediacy of  Wessex Centre ACU information – oops the branding now is “Wessex ACU” isn’t it