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West Glos & Dean Forest
Motor Cycle Club

Celebrating 64 Years of Motor Cycling 1953 - 2017

Longtown Clubman Champ's Trial - 30July 2017

Words: Colin.

Event Index: Info. Snippets, Section Statistics.

Info

Provisional Results are now published, click the link on the right. If you spot what may be an error then email admin@wgdfmcc.org.uk and I'll check it is not just a typo.

More info and pics to come.

The ACU Western Youth Development Squad, who made the Trial possible and provided half the workers to aid West Glos, have regular updates on their Facebook page and more info if you missed out this time.


Snippets

A bit of a shakey and slightly later start turned into a fully manned observer list and a nearly completely dry day - Kev Miller reported a 30 second rainstorm at the top of the course, so Goff and George were the only people to get wet that mattered, sorry guys but you had the best view.

It is interesting to see some of the older bikes getting more than an airing. Superb rides from Dan Sanders on the TY250R and Nic Draper on the TY175. John Sanders blew the Sports route riders away on a James 250 twinshock and John Jacka followed up nicely on a heavyweight pre-65. (Me - I'm sticking with modern, they're easier to pick up!)

The Expert route was a new addition this year to allow some of the improved trainees to have a go at some harder stuff and Finley Belcher certainly did. Unfortunately for Ollie Goode a mechanical took him out of the youth attack leaving Gordon Brown to stop minding his daughter and have a go himself and just pip Victoria Payne by one mark.

All sections were cleaned on each route at some time, bar section one ably observed by Dean Hassall's dad. When set out the day before even a novice could clean the expert route but a night full of rain changed that.

Riders who booked in for training with Si Welch were automatically allocated an entry in the Sunday trial, though some were so 'trained' out by then and needed a rest. Some had improved so much they tested their newfound skills on harder routes than they would normally ride. There were some worn out young and old bodies after that. If you had entered Sunday but couldn't ride then you should be refunded in due course.

The sections at the top of the farm and took some marks but rewarded the riders with fantastic views if they were upright! We had more laps than last year and finished at a reasonable time.

Any profits made at the Sunday trial get ploughed back into the Youth Development Squad.


Section Statistics

SectionScore IncidenceTot
No.0123510Marks
Expert
10000240120
220400004
3201111011
4106332031
583436050
621110108
724000000
8102363041
9158001013
1021030006
11153213025
Rte Tot:164281714410309
Clubman
131748250164
24614672057
34714365063
4359912100113
54414952057
636195107094
772310005
8613439150213
938161533070
104816821043
1118141311190168
Rte Tot:421139771038901047
Sports Plus
140000105
240100001
3277016040
4344300010
515104110051
65239210140
7316300012
80000000
9371685088
101314571050
111028290173
Rte Tot:209513644630570
Sportsman
1270003015
2260013018
3106049063
4125157057
5722610074
6193142027
7145145044
80000000
9144344042
1054568182
11111518054
Rte Tot:145301835591476
Conducted Exp
1301115060
241645050
3411410065
4510131045
5102143031
660077056
70000000
80000000
90000000
100000000
110000000
Rte Tot:325943310307
Conducted Std
12002006
200040012
300040012
400022016
500040012
600031014
70000000
80000000
90000000
100000000
110000000
Rte Tot:200193072