West Glos & Dean Forest
Motor Cycle Club

Celebrating 71 Years of Motor Cycling 1953 - 2024

(Rearranged) Boxing Day Trial - 20th Feb 2011

Words by Ben Falconer Photos by Tony Falconer

Results are now available. Click the link on the right. Jake Hoare takes a dab on a root

Ben's Press Report

THE festive period snow put paid to the West Glos club's annual Boxing Day trial for the second year running but the 2010 edition, held in 2011 was worth the wait.

One rider in particular has been waiting to win the event outright Jake Evans-Luter is now a fully fledged Expert and though he lost the least marks in this event in 2008, he was denied the win as he was not riding as an adult.

Around three laps of 14 sections plotted by Julian Bishop and family, the Pontypridd teenager hardly put a foot wrong. His worst ride was a three mark loss on his third attempt on section 11.

Dursley cyclo trialler Kurt Brain dropped a pair of maximum five mark penalties and he went round for 18, just ahead of Martin Podesta and Ben Skinner.

Ben Bishop proved unmatchable in the clubman/expert class, over half of each category's sections each.

The clubman class was closely contested, with a handful of marks separating the top runners. Andy Perry produced a terrific ride for seven marks lost. Just one five each from Nick Toms and Ben and Martyn Wilmore was enough to allow Perry to put himself at the head of the class.

Joe Evans-Luter made it a good day out for the family with victory in the sportsman class, just ahead of Billy Andrews from Gloucester, who is in training for his first ride in the prestigious Scottish 2 Day Pre-65 Trial in April.

The club would like to thank the observers and the Forestry Commission for their support.