Gary Scrivs. says:

Forget the trip to the Garden Centre this Easter, as the Mendip Vale Trials Team, who have the reputation for organising possibly the best event in the Wessex centre with their Traders Trophy trial, are returning to their excellent new venue just south of Bristol on 4th April. Used for the first time last year, the venue was voted tops by all the competitors and they have been welcomed back by the enthusiastic land owner. This however may be the last time this “jewel” will be available as a change of owner could be in the offing.
The event is a round of the Wessex Centre Championship and all Adult solo classes, Expert through to Novice are catered for over three routes, along with the over 50 Class and and Youth Experts, as the event is all off road.

This is one of the main events in the Centre, so not be suitable for Beginners, but if you are just starting out, then why not come along and Observe and pick up a few tips, or find out about the other Mendip Vale trials that will definitely suit you.

Any rider who brings an Observer, gets a free entry to the next Club trial on the 25 April.

The action takes place at Belmont Estate, Wraxall, near Bristol, off the A369/B3129, which is accessible from Junction 20 of the M5, or from the A370, south of Bristol. Start time 10:30 and entries are limited to 120, with a closing date of 31 March. Full details are also in Regs Available or on the Club web site. –

One thought on “Gary Scrivs. says:

  1. Frank Sweeting Post author

    I think Scrivs is right, many of us feel the “Traders” is one of the best Trials in the Centre. We needn’t have worried that it would “go downhill” when the quarry venues were lost the year before last. The Belmont Estate is different ground but it still provided a super trial. So get those entries in early & if you are from outwith the Centre & haven’t ridden this venue you should!
    The Traders isn’t safe yet though, as the venue is up for sale rogerlewisatbelmont suggests £2,500,000 & it’s yours – 40acres of parkland with a house thrown in.
    Should we all chip in & buy it for the sport? Frank


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