Briport & Weymouth MCC

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PISTON SLAP                                  OCT 2020


We were deeply shocked and saddened to learn a few months ago that Brian Wyles had suddenly passed away. Brian was a good friend of the Bridport & Weymouth Club and rode in most of our trials over the years when his road racing commitments allowed. He was a key member of the Yeo Vale Club, covering the post of Secretary in recent years. A very friendly guy, always cheerful. Many tributes appeared on Facebook, and I can only agree with all the sentiments.

Our thoughts are with his family at what must be a very difficult time.



With the ACU easing Covid restrictions it was decided to run this Closed to Club trial at Powerstock. Over fifty riders contested the trial, some having travelled a fair distance.

Ben Skinner took the win, being best of six experts. Leigh Emery headed a sizable Clubman entry just one mark better than James Dean. The new Sportsman class saw John Long complete the four laps of ten sections unpenalised. Charles Harrison filled the runner up spot with seven marks lost.

Tony King made a welcome return, leading the Twin Shocks on a TY Yam with just one mark cast away in a low scoring class. Two Pre 65s tackled the C route. Geoff Herbert took his Ariel to an easy win over Matt Caulkett on a C15 BSA. Jack Edwards returned a score of eleven on the C route, while younger brother Sam completed the D route. All credit to him for sticking it out to the end. Congratulations to the members who mastered all the new regulations to run a very successful trial. Finally our grateful thanks to the Crutchley family and farm manager Anthony Butler for all their help once again.



Having mastered the Covid rules in the John Poate, it was a repeat performance for our postponed Open trial. A massive number of 120 odd entries for this event, the list being full long before the closing date. Riders are obviously desperate to ride.

Top man was East Sussex teenager Ollie Smith. A new name to me, but not for much longer I suspect. Returning a score of 28 thirteen less than second placed Matt McDonald was no mean feat.

A good entry of Clubman Experts was headed by Stoford resident Toby Fry just three marks ahead of Paul Anstey. Thirty three riders tackled the Clubman class. An extremely close contest for the win was waged by Rob Sherlock and James Dean. Both lost eleven marks with the same amount of one’s two’s and three’s, and no fives. In the end Rob took the class win having made it to section five before losing a single mark while James lost his one on section three. The novice class was headed by Shaun Gatting on six from Kim Wilson with eleven lost. Kevin Anstey won the over 50 B route on 40 from Mike Cox 42 and Tony Lucas 48. Fourteen over 50s contested the C route with John Long returning a clean sheet from Dave Fry on two. Twinshock B was topped by Jason Atwell while the Twinshock C win went to our own Paul Brown with most cleans from Andrew Blacker, both having lost six marks in a low scoring class. Five pre 65s did battle, two on route B three on route C, Geoff Herbert heading the C route with another clean ride. Just three youths in their class with local lad Jack Edwards taking the C class on six while Joe Snelling rode his usual A route to a respectable score. Our sincere thanks to all the observers, to all the members for running under Covid regulations and to Theresa Roads for a very comprehensive and professional results sheet. Many thanks also to McDonald’s South West Trials Shop for sponsorship of the observers draw.

Finally our grateful thanks to the Earl of Sandwich and Mike Fooks for use of the land at North Poorton Farm and the management of Hooke Park.



Just one more trial to finish the season, as long as Covid don’t muck it up and rules remain unchanged. The trial will be run in the Powerstock area. Either at our usual Browns Farm venue, or some new land, on the same farm, which we have been offered. Entries will again be via the ACU Entry System. No entries will be taken at the start. Final details will be given on acceptance of entry. Entries will open after we have the permit. Check for details on the Club Facebook page or the Club Website there is an entry limit of 60, so don’t hang about.





Sunday 25th April 2021.

Closed to Club


Entry via the ACU website


Crutchley’s Farm, Hillside Fields, New St Lane, Loders, Nr Bridport, DT6 3SD

(Castrol signs will be posted from off the A35)


No Refreshments, Catering or Toilets will be available. Start time 10.30 am.