Hi every one.
A great days sport laid on by NSMSC, including for the first time a ‘C’ Class route. There were about 70 Solo Entries + the ‘Chair Boys’. We, Phyllis & I observed Solo Section 5 which had the three routes, with Clubman Experts riding the Expert Route. From memory Ben Skinner will have the lowest aggregate score losing 0,1 & 2. Centre Champion Kurt Brain was out on a new bike & fived on the first lap, but atoned [?] with a brilliant clean on the last [3rd] lap.
Kurt has ridden every Wessex Centre Championship Round so far but will, understandably miss the next one, the re-arranged Frome Trial on 7th December ,as its the Southern Experts Trial day at Butser, I hope he goes well.
NOW WITH MY ORGANISERS HAT ON I ASK. WILL THE PRESIDENTS RUN NEXT YEAR?
Why do I ask when I’ve just told you what a cracking Trial it was & how delighted NSMSA were with the number of entrants? Well, I read the route/sections map at the start & noted the warning to keep out of & off the growing crops. After the Event I saw that some of you ignored that instruction, I repeat it was an instruction.
Why does it matter? It matters because you riders are only able to ride with the Landowners permission. If you have ever had to negotiate with Landowners the use of their ground you’ll know how hard it us to get permission & how easy it is to lose that permission. It’s never the fault of the Organisers they know & understand the problem. It’s always thoughtless riders[that is just some of you riders] who don’t think, & don’t realize that growing corn has been planted for a reason – to grow fodder for livestock.
I know that NSMSC Chairman, Paul Manning, knew as soon as he’d seen that some of you had ignored the Club instruction & ridden through & over that growing corn, that he would have to go & explain to the Farmer what had happened, & he had no excuses for you. I’ll post the Results when I have them, but if it’s got to 22:45hrs this evening don’t wait up, I”l have had my cocoa & biscuit & gone to get my beauty sleep!
So if you got a rollicking from Paul please understand why. NSMSC want to keep putting on Events for you, but they won’t be able to do so if you don’t respect their instructions & the Farmer says ‘That’s it. No more motor cycles”.
I’m sorry to say us ‘oldies’ have seen it happen. Frank
ps Results added on Monday 24th November at 20:30hrs
Thanks for your patience guys, sorry about the above preamble but some of you obviously needed to be told the score. Please if it might have been you take it on board & help all of your fellow riders to enjoy this & other venues for years to come
I’ve just received the Results form Ruth & click here NSMSC Presidents 231114 to see how you did.
Now I’ve glanced at the Results I have to draw attention to the Sidecar Results. Josh & Luke Golding were best Sidecar with a stop in Section15 & two dabs in Section 24. Runners up were National Sidecar Champions Jon Tuck & Matt Sparkes with three fives & one dab.
Is this the sign of things to come?
With the Experts it was business as usual for the current Champion, Kurt dropped 28, Lee Hassall was R/up on 66 & Ben Skinner was third on 67