Hi Folks - just a note about parking for Mendip Vale's Trial on Sunday, as we have to use the lane - with all this rain the Field, if available, would have been a no go anyway ! - some may recall the fun and games when we used it in the wet a couple of years ago !.
We'll need to keep the Parking tidy to fit everyone in and not block the lane, so can you drive down until you see a couple of us, who will direct you to a space, as we will have checked that part of the Verge is wide enough and good to park on, rather than stop at the first spot you fancy !. Thanks in advance.
With the parking field not in use this year at Crox's and the parking in the lane tight we've had to close the entries. Here is the full list of entries. Hope to see everyone at our next event.
Entries for the Brockley Cup on 24th October are quickly filling up! Be sure to get yours! Here is a list of entries so far.
Summer is done and dusted, so we are on the case for our first Trial coming up on 24 October with the Brockley Cup Trial at Crox's Bottom, Chilcompton.
As this is a Club event, the format will be the preferred mix of sections, with separate routes for Expert, Clubman and Novice and another 50/50 combination for Clubman Expert, along with Sportsman and Sportsman Plus, so there will be plenty to choose from for all abilities. Youth A & B Classes are also catered along with Twin Shocks.
All in all, five routes, all off road and "stop" allowed.
The venue will be signed from the junction of the A37/B3139, north of Shepton Mallet. BA3 4JF. Start time 10:30.
Entries are on line with a closing date of 17 October, as we need to be sure of a minimum of 30 Entries for the Trial to run.
Entry fee us a bargain £15, up to the closing date and £20 thereafter.
We have also obtained an adjacent Field for Car Parking, so no need to park in the lane.
A healthy sixty nine competitors lined up for the Mendip Vale Traders Trial at their excellent Chewton Mendip, Somerset venue, courtesy of the Waldegrave Estate Office, who have supported the running of the Event for the last four years (excluding last year of course).
The event normally runs as a round of the Wessex Centre Championship, but with that on hold this year, five routes were available, run as a Club Trial.
South West visitor, Ben Lovelace kept his cool, to pip current Wessex Centre Champion, Lee Hassell, by just one mark on the Expert course, with Gareth Talbot, brother of BVM Moto's, Craig, third.
On the Clubman Expert Route, former Wessex Champion and now usually once a year rider - just the SSDT !, Scott Cameron, on a nicely restored 240 Fantic, headed the entry home. Ty Kellett, trying a Trial for a change, was not far behind, with Kev Nicholas, another former Championship contender third.
The Clubman route was headed up by another SW visitor, Lee Wiggins and near neighbour Jason Attwell, second on his Twinshock Honda. With Mendip Vale's, Tom Pike, part of the Club Course plotting team, having a good ride to take third from Mark Talbot.
Stuart Thatcher - wanting a warm up return, led the Sportsman Class, with Andy Blacker putting his Whitehawk into second spot, ahead of the much travelled Dai Clothier, running in his new TRS.
A mid event shower made things "interesting" for the second lap, for most, but the going quickly recovered when the sun returned.
With only a handful of retirements, some mechanical and plenty of compliments from the riders, this was a welcome return to the sport.
Results are here
Winner of Traders Cup Trial 2021 Ben Lovelace
Photo Courtesy of Linda Ashford