The Minchinhampton Trial

13 03 2017

You can see how you fared on the results page. A low scoring event aided by the rapidly drying conditions, apologies if you wished for more of a challenge. Thanks to all for your support and to all observers and helpers.

Our next trial is 11th June, details will be posted nearer the time.

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UPDATE. Weather forecast is good. Venue is drying out nicely. 13 sections marked out over the whole venue, so an enjoyable, long ride round. There is a crayfish issue, so crossing only and absolutely no riding along the stream.

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We are running The Minchinhampton Non Expert Trial at Moorhouse Farm, Brimpsfield on 26th March 2017. It is the first round of the Western ACU twinshock, pre65, over 60 and youth C&D championship.

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.

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.

On line entries are open so please, please use this method, it makes planning and running the event so much easier.

Observers will be very welcome and will receive £10 towards their expenses.

Any updates will appear here. (Don’t forget the clocks change!).

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Bill Peters Trial

26 01 2017

28.02.17. Slightly amended results uploaded.

Your scores are posted, see the Results Page. Congratulations to overall winner, Simon, and to all other class and route toppers.

Many thanks to our observers, who had to cope with the high entry, and to all helpers.

We appreciate the riders support and apologise for the inevitable queuing, (and the burger van running out of provisions). Your on-line entries were a great help to the secretary.

Our next trial is The Minchinhampton Trial at Moorhouse Farm, Brimpsfield. Details will follow.

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A38 CLOSED. Web sites are showing that the A38 is closed at Berkeley Bridge. If coming from the south, either use M5 junction 13, or approach Dursley via Wotton-under-Edge.

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ON-LINE ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED.

UPDATE 17.02.2017.  WE REGRET THAT OWING TO RAPIDLY REACHING OUR LIMIT, ENTRIES CANNOT BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY. THE ON-LINE ENTRIES WILL CLOSE WHEN FULL.

Three laps of 12 sections are planned and the weather forecast is good so we hopefully will be able to use the whole venue. Please bring a willing observer if you can, it will greatly help make the trial more enjoyable.

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On 19th February we will be at Breakheart Quarry for The Bill Peters Trial.

Three routes will be marked out, with 50/50 options giving riders five options, which should cater for all tastes. The sportsman (yellow) route will be tailored to suit novice and pre65/twinshock riders. We are also running a supervised course for youth Ds and Es.

This is an all weather venue with good parking provision and the facilities include toilets. The burger van has been booked.

Please Please Please try to enter on-line, it makes the organiser’s job much easier. You can follow the link on the ACU Western web site. If you haven’t done it before, you will need to register but that should be simple. If you are unable to make it on the day, your entry fee will be refunded. If you do not have an ACU license, day licences are available at signing on, cost £3.

Post code GL11 6ER should get you there, otherwise the venue will be signed from the A4135 east of Dursley.

Observers will be made very welcome and will receive £10 towards their expenses and a meal voucher. We are also always looking for volunteers to help with marking out the sections. If you  are able to offer help on Saturday 18th please let the Clerk of the Course know on 07770582810.

We look forward to seeing you for an enjoyable days sport. Any updates will appear here.





Sapperton Trial

4 11 2016

The results are on the results page. Congratulations to Tom Culliford and all class winners. We hope you all enjoyed the days sport.

Thanks to all observers and helpers, especially Nathan and Oliver for setting out the sections and getting everything ready.

Our next rial is on 19th Febuary 2017, at Breakheart . More details will follow.

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UPDATE 26.11.16. The venue has dried out nicely. Nathan and Oliver are marking out 12 sections to be covered 3 times. Day licences are available if needed, available at sign on. Thanks to all who have entered so far on line. Observers will be very welcome and will receive a meal voucher and £10 towards their expenses.

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November 27th  is the date, and Breakheart Quarry is the venue for the Sapperton Cup Trial.

All riders will be welcome, with three routes catering for all abilities and classes of machine. The yellow route will be marked for novices, twinshocks and pre65s.

Breakheart has all weather parking and excellent facilities, including toilets. The burger van has been booked.

Postcode will get you there, otherwise it will be signed from the A4135 east of Dursley.

Any enquiries can be directed to Laurence at BVM, 01453 297177.

Regs and entry forms and a link for on line entries are on The Western Center web site- www.acuwesterncentre.org.uk.

Please try to use the online entry. It makes the organiser’s job so much easier. If you are unable to make it on the day your entry fee will be refunded.

We look forward to seeing you for an excellent days trialling.

More details will be added as and when.





Stroud Solo/Jack Wooldridge trial

9 09 2016

RESULTS are on the ‘results’ page. Conditions improved dramatically after Friday and Saturday’s heavy rain making the sections somewhat easier than expected.

Another comfortable championship round win for Simon, and well done to Victoria for leading the clubman expert class.

Thanks to all riders for your support, we hope you enjoyed the event.

Our appreciation also to all officials and helpers who made the trial possible.

Our next event is at Breakheart on 27th November, more details will follow.

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UPDATE. 30.9.16. Three laps of twelve sections, which will be eased to suit the conditions, with rain predicted on Saturday. The land owner prefers us not to use the stream sections this year owing to an outbreak of crayfish plague. There is  however plenty of terrain to put on a good trial. Entries accepted on the day, but still time to enter on line (please).

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Our annual visit to Nympsfield is on 2nd October 2016. Three routes will be marked, out so all abilities and machines can look forward to a good days sport. The yellow route will be suitable for novices, pre65s and twinshocks. A sportsman-plus class will be available.

Entries to the secretary (regs and entry form are on the Western Center web site), but preferably use the on line route, it makes the organiser’s job much easier. The on-line entries will close at lunchtime on Saturday 1st October.

Day licences will be available (£3) if you haven’t got an ACU licence.

Observers will be most welcome and will receive £10 to help cover their expenses.

The burger van is to be booked, so come along and enjoy a ride round this excellent venue.

Further up dates will be posted here.





The Ron Carter Trial

8 05 2016

15.06.16. Edited results added.

Results are up on the ‘results page’. Congratulations to Lee Hassal on an excellent performance. The overnight rain made for a more challenging event, despite early Sunday morning ‘tweaks’ to some of the sections. However we hope you all enjoyed it.

As ever many thanks to our willing observers, the landowners, the Stroud Valley Committee and especially to Mike Wathen for the amount of work he put into making the event a success.

Our next event is on 2nd October at Nymphsfield, more details in due course.

UPDATE. 9/6/16. The silage is cut and 12 sections are cut out and will be ridden 3 times.

PLEASE will all riders and spectators keep to the field margin and not damage the newly sown crops.

Observers will be made very welcome and receive £10 towards their expenses.

On line entries close at 1pm Saturday, so save yourself a fiver and get your entry in.

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Our next event is on June 12th at Ashmead Farm between Cam and Coaley.

There will be 3 routes this year so all abilities and machines, including experts, will find the sections suitable. The yellow route will be plotted for novice and pre-65 riders.

Entry forms and regs are on the Western Center web site and on Trials Central. Entries will be accepted on the day, but please try the ‘enter online’ option. It is a great help to the secretary and clerk of the course.

The catering van will be there.

The use of the venue depends upon the silage having been cut, so watch this site for updates. We look forward to seeing you for an enjoyable days trialing.

The venue will be signed from The Cam Tesco roundabout, or use GL11 5EN in the sat nav to get you close to the field. Map reference is SO777 004.

 

 





The Minchinhampton Trial

21 03 2016

UPDATE. Results have been slightly amended.

RESULTS. Are on the ‘results’ page. As always we thanks all those involved in running the event. It was greatly appreciated having all sections observed. We hope you all enjoyed the trial. The results suggest the sections were about right.

Congratulations to all the class winners and we look forward to seeing you at our next event in June. Details will follow here, and also watch the Western Center web site for details of the next round of the pre65, twinshock, over 60 and youth championship.

 

UPDATE. 12 sections are marked out and the ground is drying up nicely. If you need a post code for the sat nav, GL4 8LG will get you close. Otherwise follow the arrows from B4070 south of Birdlip.

The Minchinhampton Trial is to be run at Moorhouse Farm, Brimpsfield on 3rd April 2016.
There will be two routes over three laps of 12 sections.There will be no hard route, but experts are welcome to enter on twinshock or pre65 machines.
The event is the first round of the newly instigated Western Center Pre 65, Twinshock, Over 60 and youth C&D championship.
The sections will be suitable for all classes of machine and rider ability. A 50/50 ‘sportsman+’ option will be available. There will be a separate course for Youth C&D.
We look forward to seeing you at this excellent venue for an enjoyable ride round.
Entries will be accepted on the day, but please try to enter in advance, its a great help to the organisers.
Online entries are available and easy to do. Use this link, and follow instructions, you will need your ACU number and password (you can create one if necessary).

https://www.acu.org.uk/events/April-2016/Stroud-Valley-MC-Western/Trials/Moorfield-Farm-Brimpsfield-Stroud-ACU47064.aspx

On line entries will be open until lunchtime on 2nd April.
Regs are also on the Western Center ACU web site.

 





The Bill Peters Trial

5 02 2016

RESULTS are on the ‘Results’ page. (version 2 added 22.02)

Thanks to all the riders who supported our event, we hope you enjoyed your day. Congratulations to the winner, Lloyd Price, who last won a Stroud Valley trial in 2010.

The large entry made it a challenge for our helpers. Our observers had to watch over 300 rides through their section, so a special thanks to them. Nathan and Oliver marked out a course, which from the scores, appears spot on and  Laurence has the results done by 10pm, well done to each.

Your on line entries were a great success. It make organising a much easier task for the clerk of course in marking out, and for the secretary and signing on team in preparing the paper work. Our next committee meeting will be discussing whether to make our trials ‘no entry on the day’.

Our next event is the Minchinhampton Non Expert trial at Brimpsfield. Details to follow.

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UPDATE. Three laps of 12 sections are planned. Observers will be very welcome and will receive £10 to help cover their expenses.

On Sunday 21st Febuary, The Bill Peters trial will be run at Breakheart Quarry, start time 10.30am.

Nathan and team will mark out 3 routes, and you can chose expert, clubman expert, clubman, sportsman plus or sportsman as your class. So all abilities will be catered for and pre65 and twinshocks will find a class to suit them.

On line entries are available and are becoming very popular so give it a try if you can, via the ACU web site.Online entries will close at midday on Saturday 20th.  Otherwise Dougie will accept postal, telephone (01666 502619) or on the day entries.

The regs and entry form will appear soon on The Western Center web site.

Any updates will be posted here, but weather is very unlikely to be an issue.

The burger van is booked and with toilets and under cover signing on what more could you ask for! We look forward to seeing you for an enjoyable days sport.