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West Glos & Dean Forest
Motor Cycle Club

Celebrating 64 Years of Motor Cycling 1953 - 2017

Boxing Day Trial - 2016

Words by ed.
Page index: Info, Snippets, (New) Video, Gallery, Section Statistics.

Info

Final Results are now up. Click link on the right.


Video

Here is Jack's video. You can watch it in higher resolution if you click HD or on the Vimeo web site, click the Vimeo name below to visit.

West Glos. Boxing Day Trial 2016 from Colin Jones on Vimeo.


Snippets

We have a new record holder, Kev Miller now holds the record for Quickest Entry. He was within 5 mins of us changing the settings to Live on Dec 1st! Now, just be assured there is No award for being Last to Enter!

The Extreme Enduro contingent didn't fully materialise, except for our local talent of Brendon on the 350 with a hastily changed second hand Trials tread. He had no other concession to trials conversions but put in an incredible performance getting over most of the difficult stuff, just suffering with some three point turn 5's on the corners. If Robbie Breakwell had spotted the engine fault on his trials bike early enough he could have brought his Enduro machine out to challenge Bren instead of feeding the cattle. Perhaps we'd better knock-up a specific Enduro Bike Trial for Extreme Enduro riders to brush up their trials skills at.

Besides Bren' facing adversity head-on at a tough Boxing Day, there was Ben Falconer using his LDT Trail Bike and Steve Cooper on his Cub and Ian Thompson on that immaculate Greeves. All had a great day despite losing a fair few marks.

Those of us riding probably didn't notice the temperature had dropped considerably in the morning but our observers did have a mulled wine brought around to warm them up, Thanks Dan.

We have to say a big thanks to our friends from Glos & Cots club for their valuable help in both setting up and marshalling, especially notable absentee rider Simon Welch who once again opened up a pathway for others to grab the trophy by observing after another minor injury. We hope you hop straight back into the saddle in the new year Simon. This year Benzo had opposition from an on form Matt Welch and Tom Culliford who has launched himself out of youth into the top rung of adults.


Gallery

All pics on this page courtesy of Jackie Jones.

The conducted route kept up with adult route traditions of being hard but rideable.

Dai Clothier easily makes the tight turn at the end of Tom Welch's section

Will Mustoe keeps out wide ready to turn tight to the camera.

Darren Morgan eventually gets a clean on section 8.

Sam Cooper grabbed the long straw for the families spare bike and bullied the Mont' around the Sports Plus route.

Our Conducted route riders had off-cambered turns to cope with.

On the same turn one rider thinks 'now which peg did my coach, Simon Welch, say to weight?'

Some steep drops included.

Here comes another clean..

Steve Cooper showing classic bikes should be ridden, not just polished and posed. His and Ian Thompson's Pre-65's were a welcome addition to any modern trial to put things in perspective.


Section Statistics

SectionScore IncidenceTot
No.01235Marks
Expert
100011768
212110423
314101214
41710001
531201265
63610848
71600206
85254234
911322118
1010601219
115311848
125333438
Rte Tot:10127152550382
Clubman/Expert
15541016
22221849
33153335
411022010
501001576
61600000
71600000
81420002
95623019
103830119
117313119
121500000
Rte Tot:9728191328245
Clubman
18111810182
239621013
332800848
44251007
54187127103
644001318
732703646
8261317141
9132058264
10191764251
111386615113
124160109
Rte Tot:313119465345595
Sports Plus
141082811165
226133911101
3301985575
43510811374
559511010
63087138101
7421234450
87723016181
957210424
10371743559
116131108
12231071213125
Rte Tot:4111165311780973
Sportsman
110733127
22030018
354111354
451251130
517410216
611333438
716340116
811931018
92121004
1013416024
1119301111
124426866
Rte Tot:15258243222312
Conducted Hard
10102322
2410104
30202218
42111111
5400118
60012323
Rte Tot:105291086
Conducted Standard
150110557
29209134
38027445
49119135
56239140
620211667
Rte Tot:39595518278