West Glos & Dean Forest
Motor Cycle Club

Celebrating 65 Years of Motor Cycling 1953 - 2018


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

 :: Meetings Now Start 8:30pm!
 :: Thanks Matt, Welcome Ian. AGM
 :: Club Racing Shirts
 :: Wyegate Entries Full with growing reserve List.
 :: 2018 E&R Champ'ship Dates (Get your entries in!).
 :: Boxing Day - Final Results
 :: Get your 2018 WG Membership & Licences Now.
 :: T/B Champs Finals, 4 scorers
 :: WG Rider misses out on World Class MX! (Late article, Sorry. ed.)
 :: Previous News Items...

Next Event:  :: Wyegate Trial  :: For more, check our 2018 Event Calendar  ::

Congratulations:  :: Lewis Simpson 9th in Club, Denver 12th, Anth 28th in Vet Club, Mike Allen 12th, Pete Neale 18th and Vess 38th at Snowrun :: Darren 12th and Colin 13th, Paul Farley 3rd in WSW Championship Trial at Hirwaun  :: Freddie Best Yth C in Sports, George Best D with Harry, Henry and Zac just behind at a packed Z1 Les Davis Trial  :: 11th for Joe Bendall, Class Win for SteveG, 4th for Steve Thomas, 8th for PhillG, 9/10/11th for Colin/BenF/Merv, Best Nov and 4th for Alf, 6th for RichG, 2nd,3rd,4th and 5th for Harry Henry, Jackson and Zac at a tough Rd1 of Western Trials Championship.  :: Picking up 2017 Centre Trials Championship Awards were: Zac Ellway, Harry and Fred Bishop, Ben Bowkett, Phill Gardner, Steve Grindle and Ollie Goode.  ::

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.