West Glos & Dean Forest
Motor Cycle Club

Celebrating 71 Years of Motor Cycling 1953 - 2024

Jack Frost Enduro 2024 - 31Mar

Report by Huw Watkins

A small but enthusiastic group of WGDFMCC members have committed to riding Welsh Championship time card events this year. Roan Delaney is making his name at the fast end of the expert class. Nathan Jones, Olly Alford and Ross Truszkowski, riding in the Clubman class lined up at the start of Round 2, the normally wet and freezing Jack Frost at Saintswell. As with Cwmythig hill, the Rhayader club have been busy preparing for August's WEC Enduro GP of Wales. Despite this commitment the club have a full schedule of their normal events. Club member Huw Watkins gets roped in to commentate at events in Wales, and this was no exception.

Introducing riders as they came to the line, having seen off the Championship and Roan in the experts, the large Clubman class was next.

Introducing Nathan, and commenting on his West Glos shirt, Nathan crept his bike forward and said quietly "my start button is playing up, can I have a little practice start please?" - but wasn't too disappointed when he was told his time to start had come up - the button worked and Nathan set off. A little later, Olly was at the line and the commentary that followed was "Oliver Alford from Abergavenny next, I hope he has a good event and finishes in one piece, I want the wheel bearing on my car fixed!"

The riders did a loop out through the notorious Red Lion forest before returning to the test. Ross had four good tests of 6:02, 5:51, 5:41 and 5:56. Unfortunately his name had been missed from the programme and Huw referred to him as 'the man with no name' through the day. Nathan and Olly were very close in test times, with Olly getting 6:59, 6:36, 6:47 and 6:59 to Nathan's 6:56, 6:36 (same time!) 6:32 and 6:36. Ross cleaned the final tight check, but Olly dropped 5, and Nathan 6 meaning that Olly pipped Nathan in the personal battle by 18 seconds!

In the expert class Roan set times of 4:39, 4:33, 4:36, 4:31 and 4:33 to take 6th in a packed expert class, and had no problem cleaning the final check. His KTM seems to be giving Paddy less headaches than last year's bike!

No doubt there will be stories to tell at the next club meeting … Well done all! Results can be found on the Rhayader Club's website. (You can also spot other locals Roger and Richard Holland in there)