West Glos & Dean Forest
Motor Cycle Club

Celebrating 64 Years of Motor Cycling 1953 - 2017


News Topics: Congrats, Social, Rights of Way, Next Events, Previous Events, History, Articles.

 :: Wyegate - Entry Limit Raised!
 :: Major threat to UK Motorsport!
 :: Boxing Day - Results VIDEO!
 :: Green Roads Petition
 :: 2017 Membership/Licences
 :: Roger Holland 33rd at ISDE!
 :: Previous News Items...

Next Event:  :: Wyegate Trial 12 March 2017  :: For more, check our 2017 Event Calendars  ::

Congratulations:  :: Steve Wallwin 6 th in S+, 3 and 5th for Jarrod and John Brennan in Sports at Neath's opening championship round  :: 6th for Nigel Tonkin in clubman. Darren 5th in S+. 3,4, 5 & 7th for Fred, Harry, Henry and Barny. With Zac Ellway winning Best E with George on same marks at Z1's Les Davis Trial. Ollie pushed himself hard on the 50/50 loosing 47.  :: Roger Holland Gets Runner-Up in Experts, Anth Moore 5th in Vets at Snowrun.  :: The Ex-YDSquad's Tom Culliford fought off Ben Bowkett for the top spot. Steve Grindle blitzed the C/E, Dean Edwards took best Nov and 3rd in Club, Dai Clothier Won the S+ and Merv Morgan got Best Adult in Sports. Fred Bish won Best D on hard route while Aaron Watson did same on std route with Zac Ellway picking up best E. All at Boxing Day Trial  ::

Social Stuff:  :: Annual Sporting Review of 2016  :: We should say that there are other things being organised that don't appear here but you will find out about them if you come to Club Meetings!  :: Trail Ride reports can be found on our Articles page  :: Some of our riders also help Local Charities whilst out riding some tough events. And some of our helpers organise cakes and teas for donations to some of our favourite charities too so please dig deep. (Of course, some of us have first hand experience of the good work they do.)  :: More about Social Events on the Social Events page.  ::

Rights of Way: You are all aware of the major changes that have happened, but making sense of it all is a bit daunting. The best bit of info on the web at present is at LARA's pages. Here is our own RoW Page.

Some of our previous events: We now have an index for previous events and other club's events we've been out to...

Wilf Parker 1961 ISDT Shot - Julie & Ken Faull

History: We've always had a good range of riders in the club capable of riding challenging Endurance events. Way back at the formation of this club Enduros were classed as Reliability Trials. Here is a shot of a founder member Wilf Parker at the Ultimate Reliability Trial - International Six Days Trial event of 1961. And now you can see the original programme for 1961 thanks to ex-Wyegate rider Bill Kershaw, who also rode that year, on the excellent SpeedTrackTales website. Bill sadly retired but our local hero Wilf Kept his 250 Greeves going for all 6 days earning a Bronze medal. Read the report and results in the Motor Cycle.
Our main History page will give more links to club history.

Taff, Jules & Vess on their way to Todra (Morocco) It'Snow Joke this Trail-riding! Click to view more...

Articles: Articles We have Touring in Australia on a big trail bike by Clare Bishop. A series of Euro Tours from Bill and Liz. A mileage epic with an Africa To Alaska by Jason Bennett. An Epic Adventure to Morocco with Vess, Jules and Taff. Weston Beach Races, with Vess, World Championship Sidecar Racing with Ian Hannam. Also lots of Trail Ride Reports.