The RonCarter Trial 2021

19 05 2021

I have tried to insert a direct link to photos taken yesterday, but it won’t accept it. You can find them on ‘smugmug’ and searching under ‘Mpgrindrod’. Good Luck.

We hope you all enjoyed your day. A relatively low scoring event, but probably just as well in the heat, and two laps was enough for most.

Congratulations to Lee on topping the leaderboard, and thanks to all the observers and helpers, especially the work put in by our clerk of course.

Details of our next trial on 18th July will follow soon.

11/06/2021 Update.

16 sections are marked out and we have a full compliment of observers. The number of laps will be decided on the day.

It will be mentioned again, but riders must keep off the ploughed field -KEEP TO THE GRASS VERGE.

The burger van is booked and a fine (hot) day is forecast. It should be a good days trialling. Please follow all Covid guidance in the regs.


We are at Ashmead Farm, Cam, GL11 5EN, on 13th June.

Three routes, with the usual 50/50 options, with hopefully 16 sections, but this depends upon willing observers.

If you are prepared to observe, please contact Phil Marsh on 07770582810. Your reward will be a big thankyou and £15 to cover your expenses.

Entries open at 7am on Wednesday 26th May, on line only. Judging by last time you will need to be quick! There will be NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY.

We are trying to book the burger van.

Any updates will appear here.

Minchinhampton Cup Trial 2021

21 03 2021

The results are up in ‘results’ section. Only one clean sheet! Difficult to work out a winner as not sure who qualifies as a ‘non-expert’. Anyway it was ‘just for fun’. Hope you all enjoyed it.

As always thanks and well done to the SVMC team, the willing observers and most importantly landowner Keith Broadstock for allowing us to use this fantastic venue.


Sorry to those who are unsuccessful but the entry limit was reached within a very short time of opening.

To clarify, the trial is at Moorhouse Farm (about a mile further on than Climperwell).


Entries will open for the Minhcinhampton cup trial on the ACU website at 7.00AM on Monday the 22nd of March 2021. The event will take place on the 18th of April. More details here…..

John Ballinger RIP

25 01 2021

It is with sadness that we have leart of the passing of a former club stalwart.

Here is a link to Bob and John Miles tributes.

Sapperton Trial 2020

18 10 2020

2/11/20. Following the announcement of another lockdown the trial now cannot take place. Laurence will be sorting your entry refunds.


19/10.20. Entries have ‘sold out’ I’m afraid, and Laurence already has a reserve list. If you want more organised trials, more volunteers are needed to help with organising them. Your clubs need more active helpers!


We are at Breakheart Quarry, just outside Dursley on 22nd November 2020.

Online entries open on Monday 19th October at 7am. No entries on the day. We are limited to 60 riders so don’t delay. PLEASE, if you enter and then decide not to turn up, let us know asap so that someone else can take your place. Hopefully 12 sections with 3 laps, but that will depend on enough observers.

If you would be willing to observe please contact Phil on 07770582810. £15 will be given to help cover your costs.

With the current Covid situation things may change so keep a check on the web sites for any updates. Please read, and follow the Covid rules set out in the regs.

Fingers crossed for a good days trialling.

Stroud Solo/Jack Wooldridge Trial 2020

4 09 2020

Phew!!! Running a trial at Nympsfield is challenging at the best of times but with Covid to consider even more so. Hence the organising team involved deserve a special thank you for all their hard work. A special mention and our appreciation to C of C Mike Wathen, who if he hadn’t volunteered, the trial would not have happened. We had a full compliment of observers, plus reserves, so thanks to them all for braving the elements.

The results are on the ‘results’ page. Congratulations to Kurt on his win and to all riders who completed the course. We hope you all enjoyed the challenging conditions. We are sorry we could not accept all riders who wanted to compete. Its a pity there were several non starters whose places could have been taken by others!

We are lucky to have two cooperative landowners and also we are indebted to AMCA for allowing us to use their field for parking.

Our next event is on 22nd November (Covid permitting!) at Breakheart. More details will follow. Entry will again be restricted so enter as soon as possible.


2nd October 2020. We are part way through marking out and will finish tomorrow. Rain has ensured a typical Nympsfield trial!! Riders should have all received their riding numbers by post.

Please remember the start is at the motocross track, Tinkley Lane, by the wind turbine, (there will be no road direction marking). No spectators are allowed. Please follow the Covid instructions especially the 2 meter social distancing, at all times.

We have 12 observers who have kindly volunteered. They are Bill Muirhead, Andy Luff, Ben/Tony Faulkener, Vic Moran, Theresa Talbot, Julia Watson, Rob Taylor, Alan Savage, Dave Wathen, Fred Clutterbuck, Peter Collins, and Terry Webb.

Covid Marshals keeping an eye on things will be Mike Wathen, Doug Nolan and Phil Marsh.


Entries will open at 7am on Monday 7th September via The ACU on line entry system only. There will be no postal or on the day entries. There is a maximum of 72 riders so if you want to enter, do not delay.

We hope to use the usual land for sections, but the start will be at Tinkley Lane, by the wind turbine/motoX track. Post code is GL10 3UH, approximately 1 mile out of Nymphsfield on the lane to Nailsworth. There will be no road direction markers!!

We plan to lay on 12 sections with 3 routes and the usual 50/50 options. We hope to run it as near to a normal SVMC trial as possible, but there will obviously be Covid restrictions. Sorry there will be no conducted course. There must be no practising in the parking area or on the MotoX track. We are very appreciative of the AMCA in allowing us to use their parking area only and must not abuse it.

We will need 12 observers if the trial is to go ahead. Please let Phil (07770582810) know if you can help. There will be £15 to help with your expenses and Covid conditions will be applied.

Please read the Regs especially the Covid bit. Following the guidance is vital if we are to run more trials. Remember no spectators are allowed, so travel on your own unless with a rider from the same family, or an observer.

More details will follow, so keep checking. Obviously if the Covid situation deteriorates we may have to change our plans. Fingers crossed for a good, long overdue days trialling.

The Minchinhampton Trial 2020 Update

13 03 2020

15.03.20. You can see how you did on the results page. Thank you all for your support. A challenging day for the riders and particularly the organisers and helpers. A big thankyou and well done to Rob Maller and his team for managing to run the event.

As it was traditioally a ‘novice’ trial, congratulations to Hayden Maller for winning best novice and also Richard Jenkins for best overall performance. Well done to all who completed the course, and commiserations to those who found the rain and the going too tough.

Hopefully our next event in June will see better weather and Corona virus a thing of the past. Details will follow.


13.03.20. We have now closed the entry list, having reached our limit. If you didn’t make it please come along and offer to observe.

12 sections are marked out with the promised wet conditions in mind. Parking will be tight, please park as close together as possible.

Any updates will appear here.


The Minchinhamton Trial 2020

25 02 2020

The Minchinhampton Non Expert Trial at Moorhouse Farm, Brimpsfield is on 15th March 2020.
There will be 2 routes with the 50/50 option available and three laps of 12 sections are planned. Experts are welcome preferably on a pre65 or twinshock. The yellow route will be suitable for pre65s and novices.  A conducted route for youth will also be laid on if there is sufficient demand.
On line entries are open so please, please use this method, it makes planning and running the event so much easier, or postal entries as per the regs (see Western Center site). There will be no entries on the day. Numbers limit 100.
Observers will be very welcome and will receive a meal voucher and £15 towards their expenses.
We look forward to seeing you at this excellent venue. There will be signs from the B4070 south of Birdlip, or GL4 8LG will get you close. The burger van has been booked.

Hopefully the rain will cease! Updates will appear here regarding any changes.


The Bill Peters Trial 2020

19 01 2020

The results are posted on the ‘results’ page. Well done to Tom Culliford on his success and for joining the list of winners of this long established event.

This was one of our more challenging events to organise, with the weather a constant threat. Nathan and Oliver battled the elements on Saturday to mark out, then had to hastily re-route on Sunday morning to avoid impassable tracks and fallen trees. Without them the trial could not have gone ahead. Also many thanks to Ray for helping mark out, and wielding his chainsaw to clear the road first thing.

A special well deserved thanks goes to our observers who braved the wet and cold, real heroes.

We hope you all enjoyed your day. Our next event is The Minchinhampton Non-expert trial on 15th March at Brimpsfield. Details will appear here in due course.


UPDATE Friday 14.02.20. We are still expecting to run on Sunday. Parking no problem, but a good test for your waterproofs!! We are marking out tomorrow. Any updates will appear here, so keep checking.


UPDATE 11.02.20. Entry is now closed, we have reached our limit. There will be NO entries on the day. Please observe if you still want to come along.


We are at Breakheart Quarry for The Bill Peters Trial on 16th Febuary, the first round of The Western Center Championship.

We intend to set out 12 sections of three laps, with 3 routes, the yellow option being suitable for twin-shocks and beginners. 50/50 choices mean there is a route for all abilities and machines. A conducted course will be available if there is a demand, and any complete beginners are welcome to try this.

Entries please by the online method, regs and details are on The Western Web site, although Nigel will be accepting postal ones. The limit is 100, and we usually reach this so its advisable to enter early. There will be NO entries on the day!

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

The burger van is booked, there is ample hard standing for parking and toilets are on site. We look forward to seeing you for a good days trialling. Any updates will appear here.



The Sapperton Trial 2019

21 10 2019

The results will be on the ‘results page’ now. Congratulations to Ben Lovelace on his win and to Steve Saunders , whose last ride in a SVMC event was 6 years ago, in runner up spot.

Many thanks to Nathan, Oliver and Ray for marking out the sections, they seemed about right considering the anticipated wet conditions. We had a full complement of observers, thanks to them all, and to the whole team involved.

We hope you all enjoyed the event, and appreciate your support. Our next event will be back at the same venue on 16th Febuary 2020. Details will apear in due course. If there are any volunteers who would like to help us in running our events please get in touch.


Entries are open for The Sapperton Trial on 24th November atBreakheart Quarry. Three routes with 50/50s in between mean there is an option to suit everyone. The yellow route will be marked with pre65s and novices in mind. A conducted course will be provided if there is sufficient demand, and any newcomers to the sport are welcome to try this option.

Numbers are limited to 100. Online entry preferred, but postal option available to the secretary.

Observers as always most welcome, and £15 and a meal voucher willhelp towards their expenses.

Breakheart is an all weather venue with no issues regarding parking. Toilet facilities are provided. Signs will direct you from the A4135 one mile east of Dursley, and GL11 6ER in the sat. nav. should get you there but please check first.


Stroud Solo/Jack Wooldridge Trial 2019.

13 09 2019

The reults are up, see results page. Congratulations to TomCulliford on his win and well done to  Lee Hassal in a close second place. We hope you enjoyed the event, there were very few retirements despite the conditions! After nearly cancelling on Friday, we were luckily blessed with a dry day. Thanks to Martin Wooldridge for allowing us to use the farm yard, without which the parking would have been impossible. A special thanks to our full contingent of observers, also to C of C Rob Maller for marking out in dreadful conditions, and all the band of indispensable helpers.

Our next event is 24th November at Breakheart. As always if you would like to help with the running of our events do get in touch (via BVM).


We are still hoping to run on Sunday. The parking is going to be difficult as the field is impassable except for 4wd. We can use a small area of the farmyard. Please follow parking instructions and park tight together. Remember this is a working farm, any hassle could lose us this venue. If you can share transport please do.

Its going to be ‘Nympsfield’ slippery. Plotting the sections has been a challenge! Rob will be making final tweeks tomorrow. Any updates will appear here.

We will NOT be accepting any entries on the day


Our annual visit to Nymphsfield is on 6th October. Its a Western Championship round, but all classes will be well catered for with three routes and 50/50s in between. The yellow option will be suitable for novice and twinshock riders. A conducted course for youth and total beginners is also planned if demand is there.

Entries are limited to 100 so don’t leave it till the last minute! On line is best but cheque and postage stamp method still available. Regs/entry form will be on the Western Center web site.

Observers are always very welcome and will receive a meal voucher and £15 towards expenses. The burger van has been booked.

GL10 3UG in the sat. nav. will get you close but follow the signs. Parking may be in a different place. If you need to refuel, bring a mat (as per ACU rules).

We hope you enjoy a good days trialling at this excellent venue