Our Next Trial: T.B.A.

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

 

 

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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                                        APRIL 2022

ROBIN WELLS.

We were all deeply saddened recently to learn that our President Robin Wells had passed away.

Robin was involved with the Bridport Club for most of his life. His father A J (Tubby) Wells became a committee member of the newly formed Bridport and District Club in 1951. Although Robin would still have been at school I’ve no doubt he used to help Dad fettle his bikes. Before long he was acting as passenger in Tubby’s scrambles sidecar outfit, eventually becoming the driver of his own outfit. He also rode solo trials and scrambles and also did a little four-wheeled trialing. The Wells family were always deeply involved with the Bridport Club, and there are many perpetual trophies in use today that were donated by the Wells’. In recent times, supported by wife Helen and their family, he organised a string of very successful John Wells bike runs. Catering for road bikes of all ages. Around 100 machines would set out to explore the surrounding countryside returning to the start area for a barbeque and natter. All done in aid of charity. When the Club experienced difficulties in obtaining a suitable meeting room, Robin and Helen generously offered the use of their home and also supplied us with coffee and biscuits. When the clubs amalgamated to become Bridport and Weymouth MCC there was no better candidate than Robin for our President. 

All our members offer heartfelt condolences to Helen, John and Sarah, and the rest of the family on their sad loss.  

 

NOVEMBER SPORTS TRIAL.

 A long time ago now, our last trial of the year attracted another bumper entry at Bowers Quarry. Expert winner was British and World Championship contender Billy Green, showing his class by cleaning all 36 sections ( three laps of twelve ). Tyler Rendall kept him in sight with his runner up score of 7. Reece Legg topped the Clubman Experts while Roger Johns showed them the way in the Clubman Class. Gary Hind was top Veteran and John Miles was best of three Pre 65s. Andy Gates took the Sportsman Class seven marks better than young Jack Edwards. Geoff Muston was best of three Twinshocks while Ben Deakin took the Novice honours.

Thanks to the marking out gang who braved hurricane conditions setting out the course on the Sat.

Unfortunately this was probably the last trial at Bowers Quarry. The quarry is now worked out and has to be flattened, which is no good for trials of course. Finally, a donation was made to Billy Green to help towards the cost of his upcoming World Championship efforts.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.

A good attendance for the AGM held at Three Compasses Charminster. Despite problems with the pandemic, the club had enjoyed a very successful year and put on a good number of trials. Although sizable donations had been made to various good causes, we still had a good-sized surplus at the end of the day. Election of Officers was pretty straight forward, Pete Knight being unanimously voted into the post of President. Thanks were recorded to our team for all their hard work, giving us such a successful year.

 

AWARDS.

Awards for the 2020/21 seasons are being prepared with the perpetual trophies gone to be engraved and replicas ordered. As we were unable to hold a presentation this time, the replicas will be at forthcoming trials for winners to collect. Hopefully they will be back in time for our Centre Championship Trial on May 1st. I will put a list of winners on our Facebook site when they are ready.

 

CASLAKE CUP TRIAL.

As stated above this event will be held on May 1st at Loders. Route to start will be marked off A35 at Vinney Cross, about three miles East of Bridport. Sat Nav reading DT6 3SA will lead you to Loders Arms pub, which is just beyond the entrance to the trial. Entries are already open via the ACU system. Start time is 10.30am.

 

Ivan

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Billy Green

Winner of the November Sports