West Glos & Dean Forest
Motor Cycle Club

Celebrating 66 Years of Motor Cycling 1953 - 2019

The OK Supreme Long Distance Trial - Sep 2008

Report and Photos by Ben Falconer

The 4th annual OK Supreme LDT ran like clockwork. As you'd expect from the Stratford club, everything from sign-on to parking to lunch to section marking and the route was spot on. Even the weather was brilliant for round three of the ACU British Trailbike Championship, in the heart of Archers country on the Glos-Warks border.

The trial takes its name from a long gone national trial but some of the section groups remain, such as Saintbury. Meon Hill, the home of scrambles when men were men, provided a hillclimb, where Stan Howitt managed to loop it after changing up a gear on the Serow.

He had to take a few fives after wrenching his shoulder there, which dropped him out of the sharp end of the results. Me and my dad enjoyed a leisurely day out on my birthday, and the club was kind enough to let me go round for clean. I was one of 11 who did so though, which suggests it was a bit on the easy side (not that I'm complaining).

Onwards now to the last round of the championship, the Moor to Sea, run by the West of England club. Julian Page is in pole position to win it, having won this event and the Fred Rist the week before.