Our Next Trial: Centre Round
North Poorton Farm,
Free ride if you can supply an observer. Contact Roger 07970293452
PISTON SLAP MAY 2021
PRESIDENTS CUP TRIAL
At last we have something to report. At the third time of asking our organising team were able to make use of our new venue at Loders.
As is normal practice nowadays, entries were taken via the ACU website and, again as usual, a full house of riders was reached in about twenty four hours. Fourteen sections were marked out, to be tackled over three laps. All done according to ACU Covid regulations.
Eight Experts contested the A route, with Southern Centre Champion Tom Moss showing the way with just 7 marks lost. Second and third places went to South West Centre stars Matt McDonald and Ben Lovelace with long time Southern Centre expert Brian Francis keeping the youngsters on their toes.
Tye Kellett took a break from moto cross and beach racing to top the Clubman Expert class, sneaking in just two marks better than our own Tony Hewitt. Fifth place was filled by Bristol young lady Victoria Payne. Twenty six Clubman also tackled the B route, Rob Sherlock topping the list five marks better than Jamie Knight. Stuart Belcher and Simon Dean fought their own private battle in Over 50 B route. Stuart taking the honours 50 to 68. The Over 50 C route was dominated by local lads and regular club members. Top of the pile was Club Treasurer Richard Dearden, followed by Gary Hind, Marcus Hancock, Charlie Harrison and Mike Cox. Top riders in the Novice class were also club regulars, Duncan Trickett taking the win ahead of Adam Montecute and Paul Gillard. The Twinshock class was headed by Geoff Muston with our own Paul Brown just two marks adrift. Matthew Caulkett was the lone Pre 65, completing the course with a score well below many on modern machinery. Youth rider Joe Snelling, riding the A route as usual, returned a score of 41, which would have given him fourth place in the experts. Ollie Gundry was best Youth B while Elliot Hutcheson topped Youth C.
Many thanks to our club members who had put in a lot of work even before the event to make the entrance passable, then mark out a very good trial. Grateful thanks to all the observers and to Matt McDonald who sponsored the observers raffle. Thanks again to Theresa Roads for very detailed results, and finally, many many thanks to Antony Butler and the Crutchley family for giving us the use of this fine piece of land.
It has been decided to make a donation to the Loders Youth Club. I think they call it Public Relations.
MAX KING TRIAL JULY 4th
Thanks to some diplomatic work by Roger Johns we will be returning to Pond Farm, Hilfield for this event. This venue is well known to many generations of Southern Centre trials riders having been used for many years by Weymouth Club for OTC trials.
The venue is situated, and will be marked, off the A352 Dorchester - Sherborne road approx one mile north of Minterne Magna, signpost Hilfield.
Entries will be taken via the ACU online system. Check Bridport & Weymouth facebook page for entries open. Once again this is a Closed to Club event, £2 subscription to join. Which can be done through the ACU.
Start time will be 10.30 am and will be run according to Covid restrictions at that time.
Winner of the Peaky Boulders
Long Distance Trial in the Peak District 23rd May