Monthly Archives: October 2017

Wells & District – Mike Cornish Trophy Time Trial – 3rd December. Franks Holiday snaps

Good morning,

Here are the Regs & Entry Forms for the Wells & District Trials Club’s Mike Cornish Timed Trial, the Regs, Wells & D Mike Cornish TT Entry Form021217  Wells & D Mike Cornish TTrial Regs021217  , &   Thanks to Jerry Cross for sending them across

Tom Culliford – Mission Accomplished – A Scott Trial Finishers Award at the first attempt  21/10/17

Sam Ludgate – Scott Trial 21/10/17  – Another Finishers Award – He’s already got 8 Silver Spoons in the Trophy Cabinet

Here’s a couple of holiday snaps

The MV would never finish a wet race – If it rained it would end up without sparks!

 & as some of us go back a while, does it look familiar? Yes, war reparations taken up by BSA as the Bantam.

See you soon – Wilts Border Autumn Trophy Centre Championship Trials Round on Sunday maybe?


North Somerset MSC Page!

Hi again,

The busy North Somerset guys ran the Gordon Brown Chase on Sunday & Jerry Walters says ”

Evening Frank, results of Sunday’s North Somerset Club 90 minute Time Trial at Ubley Drove are attached for the website. A small’ish entry were treated to a slippery, high scoring event after heavy overnight rain.                                Best regards:    Jerry”  See the Results here: NSMSC Gordon Brown Chase T:Trial Results 22:10:17.xls           I note Jason Hamblin was the Trials Class winner with 10 laps  completed, setting standard time & 24 observation marks lost, mainly in Section 5  & Andy Scrivens was the non Trials class winner losing 14 on time & 56 in the Sections.

They’ve also got two Centre Championship Events on consecutive weekends next month, the Ivan Manning Trophy Centre Championship Timed Trial on the 19th, whose Regs & Entry Form is here: NSMSC Ivan Manning Centre Champ Timed Trial Regs & Entry 19:11:17 & the Presidents Trophy Centre Observation Trials Championship Round on the 26th, the Regs & Entry Form for that one is here: NSMSC Presidents Champ Trial Reg & Entry Forms 26:11:17 .

So make sure you enter either or both asap so that the Club knows the time they are investing into the events will be well spent.



Congratulations to & Commiserations to: —

Good morning all from Scott Trial Country,

Congratulations to Tom Culliford, comfortably gaining a Finishers certificate on his first attempt. Even better, he had a round of applause from the large knowledgeable crowd at Bridge End for, i think it was the 2nd clean on the Section. A fine ride to 64th place..

Commiserations to Fred Adams who got no distance at all (in Scott Trial terms) before the rear tyre rolled off the rim, Fred’s a very capable mechanic as well as rider, but couldn’t sort it on site, & we saw him ‘shimmying’ back to the start on the road soon within a mile of the start, after we left the start field. He’d made up a fair number of places too. Very bad luck.

The two Belgian based German first timers Jan Peters & Max Faude both finished, Jan comfortably in time but Max was out by around 20 minutes. I hope we see both of them again next year.

Btw, Dougie was the winner & Ian Austermuhle was R/up

Feet up: Frank


Centre Trials Championship: Regs & Entry Form for Wilts Border’s Championship Autumn Trophy Trial 5th November

Hi all,

Please find the Regs & entry Form for the Wilts Border Centre Trials Championship Autumn Trophy Trial on 5th November at Breakheart Quarry. Theresa tells me that you can also enter via the ACU website using the online entry system.

Find the Regs here: WBorder Autumn Trophy Centre Champ Regs 051117 & the Entry Form here: WBorder Autumn Trophy Centre Champ Entyr Form 051117

See you there?


Trials Championship Tables – updated after Sundays Errington Cup. Regional Trials Licencing Seminar – Swindon November 9th

Hello all,

Pete Dury has updated the Centre Championship Tables for you following the WWMC Errington Cup, & says “It looks like the Championship and most classes are still wide open although Sean Donaghy has run away with the ‘C’ class and cannot be caught now with only 3 rounds left. As always, please let me know if you spot any errors or have any queries.” Regards: Pete.

You’ll find them here: Centre Champ Tables as at 091017

The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that Pete’s latest issue, Roger Johns is missing from the B class Table.  I understand this removal has been/is being discussed on a Facebook page somewhere. As you will all know I don’t do Facebook, but for the avoidance of doubt I will explain why. Another rider queried with the Recorder why Roger was being awarded B class Championship points when he was graded as an A/B rider & so, In accordance with the Championship Rules, the Recorder removed Roger from B class Champ Tables. It’s as simple as that!

Roger has been in touch & asks me to confirm to you that he didn’t intend to create any confusion & disrupt the B class Championship & explains that at the first Round, the Miller Cup, he didn’t want to ride any A class sections after a layoff, so entered as a B class rider knowing the AB’s would have to ride several sections on the A route. It’s as simple as that.

Now, a Regional Trials Licencing Seminar is being arranged at the Swindon Gas Club (Swindon & District MCC Clubhouse) on Thursday 9th November. If you attend & are successfully complete the prior ‘homework’ & assessment on the night. you will be Licenced as a Regional Clerk of the Course & Regional Steward for 2018 – 2020 inclusive. It isn’t restricted to Wessex Centre but is open to all for whom Swindon is a convenient venue. Please get in touch with me asap to indicate you want to come.

Call me on 01225 862506 or mail me at (replace the at with @)


ps Wow, I was told on Sunday you can spend £9,200 on a new Vertigo, maybe that’s why Trial entries are dropping all over the country?



Centre Trials Champs Today’s WWMC Errington Cup Results

Good evening all,

Please find todays Results here:  WWMC Errington Cup Trials Champs Results 081017

What a wonderful October day, bright sunshine, although it doesn’t penetrate through the tree canopy at Becky Addie, the woods were remarkably dry & rode ‘well” all day after the fallen leaves were moved off the line. 4 laps of 10 sections with winner Kurt Brain losing 21, including just one 5 all day – in Phyllis’s section 9 on his first lap, he just stopped for no obvious reason! Current Champion Ben Skinner’s first lap didn’t go well with 4 fives & an eventual 5th place finish on 52m/l. Lee Hassall, easing himself back into things after allowing his recent “repair’ plenty of time to heal properly took a good third place on 41 m/l including 3 5’s on section 3  which was cleaned just the once all day by Kurt. Craig Talbot will be pleased I imagine with his R/up finish on 32m/l 17 of them going in that section 3. Two ladies entered, Becky Cook & Chloe Cross, Becky wasn’t having the best of days, & Chloe took a nasty looking tumble downhill in Phyllis’s section on her last lap after having mastered it on her 3rd lap. Henry Pym headed the AB class for a total of 30m/l Merv Walker dropped 8 to take the o50 class pushing Dai Clothier into 2nd place on 13m/l – Dai fived Phyllis’s section on lap one when the sharp left hand turn exit after the downhill drop was at is most tricky, Merv had sized it up & worked out that he could get the front wheel spindle past the ends cards when out of control if he was willing to hit the tree with his right shoulder. Hurt his shoulder a bit but got the clean & the class win.

A great days sport, all finished by 14:00hrs, all sections observed & there were even some regular Observers spare. Thanks to all riders & officials.


NSMSC Results & Regs available update, next BSSA Centre Time Trial Champs Regs

Hello again,

Just info in this post!

Here are the Regs for the next  Centre Time Trial Championship Round, the BSSA 4th Alan Brown TtrialChamp Regs 051117 that Jan watkins has sent over, & she says congratulations to Ricky and wife on the birth of their new baby!   (who was spectating at Sundays  Wells Champ Round – Ed.)

A little while back, the Results of the last NSMSC event are here, the NSMSC RT Keedwell T:trial Results 240917.xls & Jerry Walters says  “Results of Sunday’s North Somerset Club’s RT Keedwell Transport Time Trial, held at Stanton Wick Lane are attached, where some tight and twisty observed sections and increasingly slippery conditions resulted in a relatively high scoring event.”  Regards – Jerry

The Regs for their next Event, a 90minute chase on the 22nd Oct, can be found (click) here: NSMSC Gordon Brown Chase Regs & Entry Form 221017

Encouraged with 21 entries (Thank you – Ed.) after Wednesday’s post had been delivered WWMC has had a working party out sorting several fallen trees Thanks from West Wilts to the Mendip & Wells members who helped us then & will on Sunday. All known entrants have been contacted re the change of venue – all necessary behind the scenes stuff to keep your sport running!




WWMC – Errington Cup – Change of Venue for Centre Trials Championship Round

Hi all,

Please note the venue for WWMC’s Errington Cup Centre Championship Trial has had to be changed from Perry’s at Lansdown to Becky Addy Woods at Westwood near Bradford on Avon, it’ll be signed off the B3109 at the Canal Bridge in Bradford on Avon. I think the canal bridge is in or at postcode BA15 2EA, & the venue is in or at postcode BA15 2DT The NGR is ST809598 !



Wells Presidents T/trial Results

G’morning all

Please find Results of yesterdays Wells “President’s Championship Timed Trial.   Wells Presidents Champ T:trial Results 011017  Thanks to the Club for putting on an excellent – but difficult, due to the weather – Championship Event. Thanks to the 24 entrants. It was a most disappointing entry for the organisers who, I understand were very close to cancelling as only a handful of Entries (less than 10) had been 3 days before the event.

Theres another Championship trial on Sunday – the WWMC Errington Cup at Perrys near Bath & I’ll just remind you that the Regs say it will be cancelled if 15 entries haven’t been received by  Wednesdays closing date. No organiser wants to cancel events, but they do want to know that there is support out there for them.

Recent experience in the Centre is that, with a Wednesday closing date, a very similar number of are made on the day, so please at least express your interest in riding to WWMC’s Chris Kelly on 01225​ ​865497.   Diary note for you – WWMC (Chris again!) have arranged a skittles evening at Tuckers Grave on Friday 27th Oct


Apologies to both Bath & WoE, & Wilts Border Clubs as, in a previous post, I noted the Knut Trophy Trial as a Wilts Border event. Brain fade I guess, I did get it right in a later post though!

tbc after apple picking : Frank