The Bill Peters Trial 2019

20 01 2019

SORRY WE ARE NOW FULL. No more entries can be accepted, and no entries on the day. If you were unable to get a ride, please still support the event by volunteering to observe. More observers would mean more sections and may enable us in future to accept bigger entries.

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We will be at Breakheart Quarry, Dursley on 17th Febuary for The Bill Peters Trial, the second round of the Western Center Championship.

Three routes will be marked out, with 50;50 options so all abilities will be catered for and the Sportsman route will be suitable for pre65s and twinshocks. A conducted route will be available if there is sufficient demand.

Entries by post or on-line (preferred) with NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY. Regs and entries via Western site or ACU online. There is a maximum of 100 and as this event usually fills quickly an early entry is advised. Entries will close when the limit is reached.

Observers will be very welcome and offered £15 to cover expenses and a meal voucher.

Breakheart has under cover signing on, toilet facilities and is an all weather venue so only extreme weather will affect it. Any updates will be posted here.

The burger van is booked and we look forward to a good days trialling.

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Harold (Sonny) Cleaver

16 12 2018

John Miles has kindly prepared this tribute:-

Harold Cleaver,”Sonny” to all his friends sadly passed away on Monday 10th December at the age of 89 after a lifetime love affair with all things motocycling.

 

Sonny was a long time Stroud Valley Member who competed in  Scrambles in the 1950’s and early 60’s. He was a tireless worker a staunch supporter at the 3 scrambles the club ran every year. He could be found running the start, a job he usually did with John Ballinger.

My first recollection of Sonny was at Nympsfield where I asked for another roll of Chestnut paling around the start and this chap appeared over the top of hill with a roll on his shoulder having carried it from the bottom. That was Sonny. (most people struggled to lift one).

Living in Tetbury he was a skilled Cotswold roof tiler, a dying art, and his skills were always needed keeping him busy all the time.

As the scrambles side of the club declined Sonny started to join the informal, mostly trials, gatherings in Bisley where he found many new friends and became a popular member of “Team Stirrup Cup” going on regular trips to the TT and coming for a few years on the spring trip to the sun in the Canary Islands.

With the start of the Pre 65 movement He found a new outlet for his energies and was able to indulge his lifelong love motorbikes until quite recently. When I visited him a couple of weeks ago he was bemoaning the fact he could no longer kick-start his Gold Star.

To sum Sonny up, a great bloke, a good friend to have and in the words of another Stirrup Cup regular “One Of Us”.  Sonny Cleaver RIP.

 





Sapperton Trial 2018

6 11 2018

The results are up. Congratulations to Brett Harbud on his convincing win and thanks to you all for supporting our event.

We are very grateful to Oliver and Nathan for their marking out the sections, the  results suggest they were spot on. We struggled with observers as usual but many thanks to those who gave us their time.

Our next trial will be on the 17th Febuary 2019 again at Breakheart. Details will appear here. In the meantime you can renew or become a Stroud Valley MC member via the ACU web site and once that’s done you can renew or apply for your trials license without the need for code numbers.

We had a good entry on the conducted route, well done to you all.

Sapperton Conducted 2018

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UPDATE Friday. We are nearly at the entry limit so enter now if you want a ride. THERE WILL BE NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY.

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We are back to Breakheart on 25th November. Three routes with 50/50’s in between so all abilities and classes of machine will be catered for. We will run a conducted route if there is sufficient demand and any newcomers to the sport, or raw novices are welcome to try this option, please contact Laurence at BVM (01453 297177).

Entries are now open on-line (the preferred option) or by post, the regs will soon be on The Western Web site. Entries are limited to 100.

Observers will be welcomed with a meal voucher and £15 to help towards their expenses.

Breakheart will be signed from the A4135 east of Dursley. GL11 6ER should work in the sat nav but please check first.

The venue is ‘all weather’ with toilet facilities, and we look forward to welcoming you for a good days trialling. Any updates will appear here.

 

 





Stroud Solo/Jack Wooldridge Trial

30 08 2018

The results are up. Congratulation to Kurt on his win. We hope you all enjoyed the event.

Many thanks to all for the hard work which goes into running an event like this. Also thanks to our observers. We did eventually get each section covered I think.

Our next trial is at Breakheart on 25th November. Details will appear here later.

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Sorry but we are now full so the entry list is closed. No entries on the day.

Please note corrected post code.

The course is mainly dry so going will be easier than last year. Parking should be OK in the ‘start field’ but please park tidily so that everyone can get in.

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We are at Nympsfield on 30th September 2018 and thanks to our generous landowners we are able to use both farms, so it will be a good ride round. Three routes will cater for all classes with the yellow option being suitable for novice and pre65/twinshock machines. Three laps of 12 sections are planned. A conducted route will be laid on if there is sufficient demand.

Entries are limited to 100. On line is the preferred method but the postal option is available to Laurence at BVM.

Observers will be very welcome and rewarded with £15 to cover expenses and a meal voucher.

Car parking can be an issue at this venue so any updates will be posted here.

Postcode GL10 3UG will get you close, otherwise it will be signed from the A4135 east of Dursley.

We look forward to seeing you for good days trialling.





The Ron Carter Trial

11 05 2018

Hope everyone enjoyed the todays trial.  Results are now available on the results page.

 

Our next trial is The Ron Carter on June 10th 2018 at Ashmead Farm between Cam and Coaley.

There will be 3 routes so all classes of rider and machine will be catered for. The yellow route will be suitable for pre65s and novice riders. Unfortunately we are unable to provide a conducted route at this event.

Regs and entry form are on the Western ACU web page, but please use the on line entry method, it makes the secretary’s job so much easier. Entries are limited to 100 and will closed when we reach that number. The entry fee has increased to £16, (£20 if accepted ‘on the day’) to cover our observer payments.

Observers will be made very welcome and will receive £15 and a meal voucher to help cover their expenses.

The venue will be signed from Cam Tesco roundabout, or postcode GL11 5EN will get you close on the sat nav.

The burger van is booked and we look forward to a good days trialling.





Tom Barker

4 04 2018

Life member of Stroud Valley MC, Tom Barker died on 9th March aged 91.

Tom or ‘Tommy’ was a very successful scrambler and trials rider from the late 1940s to the 1960s, in the Western Center and nationally. He never achieved a works ride but competed  on equal terms with machines, mostly BSAs and Velocettes, which he modified and adapted himself. He was an expert engineer.





The Minchinhampton Trial

2 03 2018

The results are up. Hope you all enjoyed the event. Lower scoring than expected after all the rain/snow. Sorry about the unobserved sections. We try to encourage people to volunteer with meal voucher and cash. Any other ideas? Maybe a ballot to select regular riders to occasionally observe?

Our next trial is the Ron Carter on June 10th. More details will follow.

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All is set for Sunday, 3 long laps of 12 sections. please remember the clocks change this weekend.

We are nearly at our entry limit so there will be NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY. Enter quickly on line before they are close.

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Our non expert trial will be on the 25th March 2018 at Moorhouse Farm, Brimpsfield.

There will be two routes (clubman and sportsman) with a 50/50 option. Three laps of 12 sections are planned. A conducted course is also planned. Experts are welcome to enter on twinshock or pre-65 machines. The yellow route will be suitable for novices and pre-65s.

Entries are preferred by the online method or by post, regs are on the Western ACU site or Trials Central. Our limit is 100 so enter early to avoid disappointment. Please note that we have increased the entry fee to £16, £12 for youths, to cover our increased costs, in particular payments to observers.

Observers will be very welcome and will receive a meal voucher and £15 to cover their expenses.

The catering van is booked so come along and enjoy our annual visit to this excellent venue. Any updates will appear here.