Tuck Cross Sidecar Championship Round. SSDT Review, James Cup Entries

Tuck Cross S/car National 11/05/14 Results

We went out to Frys Bottom on Sunday, where BSSA had the Tuck Cross. We were lucky with weather – it stayed dry all day – we think that was because we wore Paddock Coats all day! We observed Sections  1 & 2, & the Club had enough volunteers to man the 36 Sections without us having to “double up”. So a big thanks to all of them.

“Uncle Albert” has asked that BSSA’s thanks are passed on to everyone who contributed to the successful organisation & running of the Event. BSSA very much appreciate your help.

I don’t have the Results to hand but will post them as soon as I do. [Note you can see them on the Trials Central link above] The winners were Jon Tuck/Matt Sparkes on, IIRC on 36 marks lost.

There was an unfortunate accident to Mick Treagus’ passenger, Steve Gould, I guess the outfit capsized & dropped on him? This meant the that the Organisers issued a delay for the crews that stopped [as you would expect] to help & assist on the scene, to add to their 6hour finish time. Steve was taken to RUH at Bath. There were a couple of other retirements as well. I saw hard man Andy Cripps pull up his shirt at Section 13 & adjust the deepest body belt I’ve ever seen, around his chest!. Ah ha I thought, ribs. Yes a souvenir from the Tough One three weeks or so ago.

Moving on to this weekend, Phyllis only has 2 entries for the Centre Champs James Cup Trial, in her hand & one of those, Richard Elliott has had to pull out because of injury – a collar bone & ribs – sustained between Sections at Yeo Vales event last Sunday. The collar bone may need plating, get well soon Richard, & the Cider will make it better. Please give Phyllis a call if you intend to ride.

Turning to the Scottish, Dougie Lampkin has proved again that he is the man to beat in domestic events by keeping James Dabill  & the other British World Championship contenders behind him, winning the SSDT on just 14 m/l. Dabill lost 22, 3rd placed Sam Connor lost 31 & Guy Kendrew a regular of course had a brilliant week to place 4th on 35 {same as 5th placed Michael Brown}

Local interest has another good ride from Ricky Wiggins, just in the top 20 on 77 & Adam Norris had another great ride to place 22nd on 86 & win the over 40 Class again. I’d pencilled in Adam for a 20th – 30th place as a good result, so Adam’s underlined what a quality rider he is – especially as he only rides one Trial  a year.

Mark Cameron picked up a Second Class Award, Fred Adams a First Class placing 110th with 309 m/l, Becky Cook lost 254 to come 92nd with a First Class & 2nd  Lady to Emma Bristow who was 47th overall & lost 162 marks. Geoff Herbert came home with a 2nd Class Award, riding the only twin shock, a Fantic, in the event. ACU T&E C’ttee Member Tony Rew had a Finishers Award losing  667 marks & the other T&E C’ttee member, Steve Moore had a 2nd Class, losing 437 marks. That’s it till next year!




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