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.

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 :: T/B Champs Finals, 4 scorers
 :: WG Rider misses out on World Class MX! (Late article, Sorry. ed.)
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Next Event:  :: Boxing Day Trial  :: Sporting Review of 2017 (Club Do)  :: For more, check our 2017 Event Calendars (and 2018)  ::

Congratulations:  :: Picking up 2017 Centre Trials Championship Awards were: Zac Ellway, Harry and Fred Bishop, Ben Bowkett, Phill Gardner, Steve Grindle and Ollie Goode.  :: Steve Wallwin 2nd and Paul Pickup 5th at Z1's Race Techniques Trial  :: Ben Bowkett wins Expert, Darren wins Sportsman at Stony Green Trial...more.  :: Micky Wells 2nd and 3rd, Mike Allen 9th and 7th, Rod Jones 3rd and 2nd at the Beacons 2 Day Rally  :: Mike Allen gets top points for a Gold with Pete Neale and Vess getting superb Silvers in a tough Powys.  :: Denver Rollings, Ian Wixon, Mike Allen and Pete Neale survive an easy Welsh  ::

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.