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Celebrating 66 Years of Motor Cycling 1953 - 2019

Wyegate Trial 2019

Round 2 of the ACU Trail Bike Championship 28 Apr 2019

Words: Rod and Colin

Wyegate Index: Info, Getting an Entry, Snippets, Marshals, Videos, Entry List, FAQ's

Info

Entries are Now Live and rolling in. Read all the info you need here then Click the OnLine Entry link on the right.

*Update: we have relented on a plan to include Stop and restarts on some of our easier sections and the Wyegate Cup can still be won by a pre-65.

Plans for our Wyegate Trial are well underway with the route submitted to The Motorsports Association for authorisation and regs are linked on the right and entries open on Saturday 9th March.

There are some important changes to our trial in 2019.
It will be a time schedule event with time controls at the start, during the event and at the finish and there will be penalties for not keeping to your time.
Only motorcycles complying with The ACU’s Trail Bike Championship rules and Pre65's can compete for our premier award, The Wyegate Cup*.
Other motorcycles complying with The ACU's TSR 8 can compete but will not score championship points or be eligible to compete for The Wyegate Cup Other than Pre 65's.
We plan to include some new tougher sections with possibly some exclusive sections for Championship contenders. There may also be a speed test. We don't anticipate 'clean sheets' in 2019!
You will need to be able to navigate yourself around the route with the organisers supplied road book and the time schedule will not encourage the 'follow my leader' type of route finding.
Our trial has never been an easy event and not suited to a beginner but for the regular LDT competitor it'll be a challenging and rewarding test of rider and machine.
The West Glos Club look forward to welcoming our old friends and to making new ones in April.

Rod Jones - Clerk of the Course

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Snippets

It is great to welcome another club joining the ranks with a championship round and being in the month before ours gives a nice chance to recover for riders. Sad news is that our friends, the Cheltenham Home Guard club have had to pull the plug on The Sphinx Trial.

The ACU have so far announced the following rounds: to come...
1. Two Rivers LDT - North Devon MC - 31Mar2019 - Regs and entry forms here...
2. Wyegate - Us
3. Fred Rist LDT - Neath MC - 7Jul2019. Online Entries now available, click here. (See note below, Critical!)
4. Moor To Sea (Vic Ashford) LDT - West of England MC - 20Oct2019

Round 3, The Fred Rist, is a great LD Trial. Currently the only one in Wales, (Our Wyegate doesn't count as it straddles the border.) The Neath Club need to know entries NOW as closing date is very early on 9 April. They need a minimum of 50 riders to enter by then to enable them to carry out the MSA/NRW permit applications and route. We all need to give our support to keep this Trial going for the future. Go on, go on, go on, Enter Now!

What's New This Year - Rod has outlined virtually everything in his info section above but let's clarify some of the implications: We've made a bold move in changing our rules. The changes will remind competitors that this is a competition and not a trail ride. You might not be allocated a number near your mate, but won't be far away. But, you will all be riding with friends, just that some of them you will not have met before - Talk to them! We will all be riding on the same Trials Tyres Front and Back. We will all be doing some navigating. We will all be keeping an eye on the time and doing less section inspection if running late. Rod is going to do his darndest to avoid the holdups we had last year. You will get a lunch break at the petrol stop (or an hour's recharge if you are on an electric bike! Don't laugh, the day will come!) We will give you a rough time schedule list for each section so you know how you are doing as you go. You won't be checked on each though. We don't want you to be late, we just don't want our marshals to be waiting around for what has been as much as 5 hours in the past!

It has been suggested that riders may try to guarantee their entry by entering the championship route then changing class to standard route after. We are not as dim as we look. If you intend to be guilty of that then you'll probably be given a choice of suffering 5's for all champ sections as you stay on that route or joining the end of the reserves' list to drop down! Just enter the correct class and route at the start please.

Why did we drop Teams? Just watching you lot (Yes I did use a mirror, and yes I'm guilty too.) we can see that groups stay together at each section until all are through, so each section means you all loose some time.

Still more to come... Just keep checking back.

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Entries

Entries are live!

Entries are only available through the ACU Club Members system. If you haven't already registered then you will need to login using your licence number. Read the rest of this section before clicking the image to the right to go straight to the login page.

You will find the Wyegate entry link either on the list of 'Events - Upcoming Trials' on the ACU main page, Click 'View All' to then list Trials events for April. Or, Login on the members portal link then select 'Search For An Event' from the menu on the left.

Or Go Direct to the ACU's Wyegate Event page.

Check you have given your current email/address on your member details!

First - Read the Supplementary Regs. They are on both this page and the ACU site.

When you get to the Class choices:

  • Tick one of A to F, for your main class, be sure you pick the correct route.
  • Then identify any of classes G to I that apply in the Other questions section,
  • Make sure you fill in the other questions too.
  • Remember that most enduro bikes comply with ACU description of a Trail Bike Also, if your old DT is actually too short for these rules but was certainly a trail bike back then, then enter as Trail and the Scrutineer can reclassify you later if required. (I might get a rocket for saying this but it matters and hasn't been dealt with officially yet. ed.)

Trail Bike Class

As some of you might still think actually reading Regs and Rules is for wusses, I thought I'd repeat the ACU's take on what constitutes a Trail Bike here:

  • 1. Wheelbase not less than 1350mm
  • 2. Minimum 5 litre fuel tank
  • 3. Minimum seat length 350mm

Converted Trial Bikes will be excluded from this Class. The organiser, in conjunction with the Trials & Enduro Committee, reserves the right to place machines regarded as ineligible in the appropriate Class, and the rider will therefore not qualify for Championship points.

Note: We do not allow Day Licences for this event as full licences only cost £10 and we would suffer unnecessary paperwork. If you want to ride then you need to obtain a licence by normal means. i.e. Obtain club membership and licence as soon as possible through your normal/local club either at a club meeting or see our membership page. Or, thanks to the ACU system you can apply for a licence and join our club online before you then enter the Wyegate.

If this isn't the help you wanted then have a scan through our list of FAQ's

A bit more help: During the entry process there are some other questions you will be asked after choosing Classes. The route will be delivered with an email the week before the event for you to print out how you please. Lastly you must include the registration number of your machine. (Remember your entry may not be approved if these details are not entered!)

I was hoping to get a screen grab images of what you will see when entering the event online on Saturday but forgot that I don't have a licence yet this year, so none of tick boxes show. (If you don't see any tick boxes then that is why. You've had a licence before but not a current one! Go up to your 'My Licences' and click 'Renew'.) But, for now, you will be asked to choose one of:

  • A. Trail Bike on Championship Route (The only class eligible for ACU Series points) £30 [remember that most enduro bikes comply with ACU description of a Trail Bike.]
  • B. Pre-65 on Champ Route £30
  • C. Other Road Legal Bikes on Champ Route£30
  • D. Trail Bike on Std Route £30 [remember that most enduro bikes comply with ACU description of a Trail Bike.]
  • E. Pre-65 on Std Route £30
  • F. Other road Legal Bikes on Std Route £30

Then you will see these options after entering your details.

  • G. Eligible for Over 60 award. Yes or No?
  • H. Eligible for Female rider award. Yes or No?
  • I. Eligible for Rider under 25 award. Yes or No?
  • Bike Registration Number eg 'GOV132' if unknown then you need to explain why in an email.?
  • Does your Bike comply with Championship Rules? Y/N

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Marshals

If you want to help out we are looking for Marshals so contact our Chief Marshal Pete Neale on email address wyegate2019@gmail.com

He can fit you up with a section or task to match your needs. Most sections are only open for a few hours and are in fabulous areas of countryside that you may not normally have access to. You don't have to have a bike to get to them though some sections are remote. If you contact him early you get the best pick.

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Videos From Previous years

Here are a few clips from last year's event. To view in HD you need to click the HD or Vimeo link to open on their site. There are more if you step back through the years using the Wyegate History Page.

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Entry List

These are Pre-Registered Riders. Confirmation of entry will be shown later after 23March.

Surname Order or Route/Class Order

Last Updated: 25Mar2019 20:58 (68/120)

No.NameClubRouteClassBikeConfirmed
- John ADAMSMCCOthers on Std Rte>60Honda TL 250Not Yet
- Ivan BALLTRFTB on Std RteHusqvarna TE 300Not Yet
- Richard BEALETRFTB on Std RteScorpa T Ride 280Not Yet
- Kim BEENY55KMCCTB on Champ' Rte>60Gas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Alf BENDALLWGTB on Std Rte>60Gas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Henry BENDALLWGTB on Champ' RteGas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Joe BENDALLWGTB on Champ' RteGas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Harvey BENNIONGCTB on Champ' RteHonda CRM 250Not Yet
- Ben BOWKETTWGP65 on Champ' RteRAW-Sports - Triumph Tiger Cub 200Not Yet
- Roger BRAINKWTB on Champ' Rte>60Sherco X-Ride 290Not Yet
- Christopher BRAWNWalthOthers on Std RteKTM EXC 525Not Yet
- David BRAWNWalthTB on Std RteKawasaki KDX 200Not Yet
- John BRENNANWGTB on Std Rte>60KTM Freeride 250Not Yet
- Mark CAMERONWoEMCOthers on Champ' RteBeta RR 300Not Yet
- Andrew CAMPHilUxTB on Std RteKTM Freeride F 250Not Yet
- Adam COLBURNZ1TB on Champ' RteSherco X-Ride 290Not Yet
- Stephen CRAIGBarOthers on Champ' RteBeta X Trainer 300Not Yet
- John EDMONDSCHGTB on Champ' Rte>60Gas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Ben FALCONERCHGTB on Champ' RteGas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Simon FILLANWoEMCTB on Std RteAJP Ultrapassar PR3 240Not Yet
- Andy FOOTMaccTB on Champ' Rte>60Gas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Martin GILBERTDDMCCTB on Champ' RteGas Gas Pampera 320Not Yet
- Anthony GRIFFITHSSVTB on Champ' RteSherco X-Ride 290Not Yet
- Steve GRINDLEWGP65 on Champ' RteRAW-Sports - BSA B40 350Not Yet
- Steve GRINTERTauntTB on Std RteHonda XL 185Not Yet
- Steve HANCOXCHGOthers on Champ' RteTriumph 500Not Yet
- Chris HARVEYCHGTB on Champ' RteBeta Alp 200Not Yet
- Max HAWKINSGCTB on Champ' Rte>60Beta Alp 200Not Yet
- David HODGETTSWGOthers on Std RteHonda CRF 230Not Yet
- Ashley HUDSONNSMSCTB on Std RteBeta EVO 250Not Yet
- Mike HUGHESWGTB on Champ' RteGas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Peter HUGHESWGTB on Std Rte>60Gas Gas 250Not Yet
- Keith JENKINSLemVicTB on Champ' RteKTM EXC 250Not Yet
- David JOHNSONCHGTB on Champ' RteAMS KTM - KTM XC 150Not Yet
- Peter JOHNSONHilUxTB on Std RteMontesa 4Ride 260Not Yet
- Peter JONESBBWTB on Std Rte>60KTM EXC 450Not Yet
- Sam KINGWGTB on Champ' RteRAW-Sports - Honda 250Not Yet
- Chris KOCHNELMCCTB on Champ' RteSherco X-Ride 290Not Yet
- James LINDRIDGEEDMCCTB on Champ' RteBeta X Trainer 300Not Yet
- David MARSHWalthTB on Std RteKTM Freeride 250Not Yet
- Phil MARSHSVTB on Std Rte>60Beta Alp 200Not Yet
- Ross MASONEarlSTB on Champ' RteSherco X-Ride 290Not Yet
- Robin MILLDDMCCTB on Std Rte>60KTM Freeride F 250Not Yet
- Kevin MILLERSDMCCTB on Champ' Rte>60Sherco X-Ride 290Not Yet
- Chris MORGANMthrOthers on Champ' RteMontesa 4Ride 260Not Yet
- Glenn MORGANSDMCCOthers on Std RteYamaha WR 250Not Yet
- Chris MORRISGCOthers on Champ' RteHusqvarna TE 300Not Yet
- Richard MUMFORDWoEMCOthers on Std RteMontesa 4Ride 260Not Yet
- Ray PERKINSSDMCCTB on Std RteSherco SEF-R 250Not Yet
- Mark RAYNERWalthTB on Std RteHonda CRF 230Not Yet
- Paul ROGERSBridpTB on Champ' RteKTM Freeride 350Not Yet
- Neil SAUNDERSHilUxOthers on Champ' RteFantic 200Not Yet
- Glyn SMITHGCTB on Champ' Rte>60Gas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Kevin STANNARDMaccTB on Champ' Rte>60Gas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Paul STEPHENSWGTB on Std RteKTM Freeride 250Not Yet
- Ian THOMPSONMCCOthers on Std RteMontesa 4Ride 260Not Yet
- Kelvin VARNEYTRFTB on Std RteBeta X Trainer 300Not Yet
- Steve WALLWINWGTB on Std RteKTM Freeride 250Not Yet
- Richard WAREHAMPathTB on Std RteKTM Freeride F 250Not Yet
- Matthew WELCHGCP65 on Champ' RteRoyal Enfield Crusader 250Not Yet
- Simon WELCHGCP65 on Champ' RteRoyal Enfield Crusader 250Not Yet
- Paul WHITEHOUSEKWOthers on Std RteHonda TLR 200Not Yet
- Byron WILLIAMSTRFTB on Std RteKTM Freeride 350Not Yet
- Mark WOODWARDSVTB on Std RteHonda CRF 250Not Yet
- Ryan WOODWARDSVTB on Std RteKTM EXC 250Not Yet
- Martin WORGANWGTB on Std RteAJP Ultrapassar PR3 240Not Yet
- Nicholas WORGANWGOthers on Std RteKTM EXC 300Not Yet
- Ian WORRALLLemVicTB on Champ' RteKTM EXC 250Not Yet

Route/Class Order or Surname Order

Last Updated: 25Mar2019 20:58 (68/120)

No.NameClubRouteClassBikeConfirmed
- Henry BENDALLWGTB on Champ' RteGas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Joe BENDALLWGTB on Champ' RteGas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Harvey BENNIONGCTB on Champ' RteHonda CRM 250Not Yet
- Adam COLBURNZ1TB on Champ' RteSherco X-Ride 290Not Yet
- Ben FALCONERCHGTB on Champ' RteGas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Martin GILBERTDDMCCTB on Champ' RteGas Gas Pampera 320Not Yet
- Anthony GRIFFITHSSVTB on Champ' RteSherco X-Ride 290Not Yet
- Chris HARVEYCHGTB on Champ' RteBeta Alp 200Not Yet
- Mike HUGHESWGTB on Champ' RteGas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Keith JENKINSLemVicTB on Champ' RteKTM EXC 250Not Yet
- David JOHNSONCHGTB on Champ' RteAMS KTM - KTM XC 150Not Yet
- Sam KINGWGTB on Champ' RteRAW-Sports - Honda 250Not Yet
- Chris KOCHNELMCCTB on Champ' RteSherco X-Ride 290Not Yet
- James LINDRIDGEEDMCCTB on Champ' RteBeta X Trainer 300Not Yet
- Ross MASONEarlSTB on Champ' RteSherco X-Ride 290Not Yet
- Paul ROGERSBridpTB on Champ' RteKTM Freeride 350Not Yet
- Ian WORRALLLemVicTB on Champ' RteKTM EXC 250Not Yet
- Kim BEENY55KMCCTB on Champ' Rte>60Gas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Roger BRAINKWTB on Champ' Rte>60Sherco X-Ride 290Not Yet
- John EDMONDSCHGTB on Champ' Rte>60Gas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Andy FOOTMaccTB on Champ' Rte>60Gas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Max HAWKINSGCTB on Champ' Rte>60Beta Alp 200Not Yet
- Kevin MILLERSDMCCTB on Champ' Rte>60Sherco X-Ride 290Not Yet
- Glyn SMITHGCTB on Champ' Rte>60Gas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Kevin STANNARDMaccTB on Champ' Rte>60Gas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- Ben BOWKETTWGP65 on Champ' RteRAW-Sports - Triumph Tiger Cub 200Not Yet
- Steve GRINDLEWGP65 on Champ' RteRAW-Sports - BSA B40 350Not Yet
- Matthew WELCHGCP65 on Champ' RteRoyal Enfield Crusader 250Not Yet
- Simon WELCHGCP65 on Champ' RteRoyal Enfield Crusader 250Not Yet
- Mark CAMERONWoEMCOthers on Champ' RteBeta RR 300Not Yet
- Stephen CRAIGBarOthers on Champ' RteBeta X Trainer 300Not Yet
- Steve HANCOXCHGOthers on Champ' RteTriumph 500Not Yet
- Chris MORGANMthrOthers on Champ' RteMontesa 4Ride 260Not Yet
- Chris MORRISGCOthers on Champ' RteHusqvarna TE 300Not Yet
- Neil SAUNDERSHilUxOthers on Champ' RteFantic 200Not Yet
- Ivan BALLTRFTB on Std RteHusqvarna TE 300Not Yet
- Richard BEALETRFTB on Std RteScorpa T Ride 280Not Yet
- David BRAWNWalthTB on Std RteKawasaki KDX 200Not Yet
- Andrew CAMPHilUxTB on Std RteKTM Freeride F 250Not Yet
- Simon FILLANWoEMCTB on Std RteAJP Ultrapassar PR3 240Not Yet
- Steve GRINTERTauntTB on Std RteHonda XL 185Not Yet
- Ashley HUDSONNSMSCTB on Std RteBeta EVO 250Not Yet
- Peter JOHNSONHilUxTB on Std RteMontesa 4Ride 260Not Yet
- David MARSHWalthTB on Std RteKTM Freeride 250Not Yet
- Ray PERKINSSDMCCTB on Std RteSherco SEF-R 250Not Yet
- Mark RAYNERWalthTB on Std RteHonda CRF 230Not Yet
- Paul STEPHENSWGTB on Std RteKTM Freeride 250Not Yet
- Kelvin VARNEYTRFTB on Std RteBeta X Trainer 300Not Yet
- Steve WALLWINWGTB on Std RteKTM Freeride 250Not Yet
- Richard WAREHAMPathTB on Std RteKTM Freeride F 250Not Yet
- Byron WILLIAMSTRFTB on Std RteKTM Freeride 350Not Yet
- Mark WOODWARDSVTB on Std RteHonda CRF 250Not Yet
- Ryan WOODWARDSVTB on Std RteKTM EXC 250Not Yet
- Martin WORGANWGTB on Std RteAJP Ultrapassar PR3 240Not Yet
- Alf BENDALLWGTB on Std Rte>60Gas Gas Pampera 250Not Yet
- John BRENNANWGTB on Std Rte>60KTM Freeride 250Not Yet
- Peter HUGHESWGTB on Std Rte>60Gas Gas 250Not Yet
- Peter JONESBBWTB on Std Rte>60KTM EXC 450Not Yet
- Phil MARSHSVTB on Std Rte>60Beta Alp 200Not Yet
- Robin MILLDDMCCTB on Std Rte>60KTM Freeride F 250Not Yet
- Christopher BRAWNWalthOthers on Std RteKTM EXC 525Not Yet
- David HODGETTSWGOthers on Std RteHonda CRF 230Not Yet
- Glenn MORGANSDMCCOthers on Std RteYamaha WR 250Not Yet
- Richard MUMFORDWoEMCOthers on Std RteMontesa 4Ride 260Not Yet
- Ian THOMPSONMCCOthers on Std RteMontesa 4Ride 260Not Yet
- Paul WHITEHOUSEKWOthers on Std RteHonda TLR 200Not Yet
- Nicholas WORGANWGOthers on Std RteKTM EXC 300Not Yet
- John ADAMSMCCOthers on Std Rte>60Honda TL 250Not Yet

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