Our Next Trial: September 11th

Centre Championship Round, at North Poorton Farm.

Pre-entry via ACU Online System

Free ride if you can supply an observer. Contact Roger 07970293452

With great sadness, we announce the loss of our great friend Joan Collins.

Joan's funeral service will be on Wednesday 22nd June 2022. 1.30pm at Taunton Crematorium, with any donations for ST. MARGARET'S HOSPICE & THE CHILDRENS HOSPICE SOUTH WEST.



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Our Clubs Donation to Loders Youth Club from funds raised from our first event held at Hillside fields Loders. We are very pleased with the new venue and hope to run a trial there at least annually.
From left to right Roger Johns (vice chairman). Richard Deardon (treasurer).

Paul Brown ( Committee member).

Rachel Tossa. Terry Robins ( Loders youth club).

Tony Hewitt (committee member).

PISTON SLAP  July 2022

Sad to report we recently lost two ladies who had given good service to our local clubs in different eras

Not many present day members will recognise the name Betty Williams. Bet was the wife of Peter Williams, one of the founder members of the old Bridport & District Club which was reformed in 1949.

Bet was Sec of Meeting for all club trials and scrambles for many years. She was also a regular lap scorer for years at the club’s scrambles. A very demanding job where you had to jot down their numbers as they flew by, no electronic assistance in those days.

In contrast there can be few of today’s members who did not know Joan Collins. A regular at our club trials supporting husband Bill, she could always be relied on to take a section to observe. The Yeo Vale Club were proud to make her their President after Bill passed away. Such a shame she could not enjoy the post for longer. 

All our members extend deepest sympathy to both families on their sad loss.


CASLAKE CUP TRIAL (Formerly Presidents Cup).

Another good entry for our extra Centre Championship round. The event was run at our new venue at Loders. Tom Moss continued with his winning ways in the Expert class. His 34 mark loss was some way ahead of local man Ben Lovelace, who just managed to edge out veteran Brian Francis.

Former Centre Champion Neal Hubbard was best of the Clubman Experts, half a dozen marks better than regular winner Gary Tarrant. The Clubman class had a hard day, many competitors returning three figure scores. Regular visitor James Dean topped the list. His 58 mark loss was well ahead of the rest. Richard Fry took the win in over 50s B route, his 50 marks lost just three better than our own Ray Samways.    Tim Owen was best of the over 50 Cs. The Sportsman class went to Wayne Geary on 40. Antony Billingham was best Twin Shock. Two youth riders completed the trial, both ending their day with 70 odd losses.

Many thanks to the marking out gang and all the observers, and to Roger Johns for the results.

Finally our grateful thanks to Crutchley Farms and Manager Antony Butler for all their help. 



Our next trial will be held at Powerstock at what has always been known as Browns Farm (that is what is on the OS maps). This is one of our easier venues and a chance for younger riders and less clever adults to have a more successful day. All the usual classes will be catered for, including a D route.      

There are three ways to get to the start. Riders from the North, Yeovil etc can still use the original route, off A356 Maiden Newton - Crewkerne road approx 4 miles from Maiden Newton, then follow the Powerstock signposts. Competitors from Dorchester direction should stay on A35 for approx 3 miles beyond Dorchester bypass and turn right onto the old Roman Road  ( where the pallets are stacked) to Eggardon Hill, then straight on again ( signpost Unfit for HGVs) to Powerstock village where turn left down the hill past the school ( Post Code DT6 3TD to T junction and follow the arrows.

Riders from the West should take the Beaminster road, A 3066 off Bridport bypass to Gore Cross roundabout and in about 100 yards turn right, Townsend Way, and again follow the Powerstock signposts.  You will arrive at the course before the village. PLEASE NOTE The road through Maiden Newton from Dorchester will be closed on the day of the trial. Those coming from Yeovil will not be affected.

Start time will be 10 30.am. Entries are already open via the ACU site. The trial will run under an Open Permit so no need to join Bridport & Weymouth Club.

Again we are indebted to Crutchley Farms and Antony Butler for the use of this venue.


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Billy Green

Winner of the November Sports