Calendar of Events 2019
> POSTED: 14/10/19 09:23
Round 6 at a very wet Standlake
We had a reasonable entry of hardy riders turn out for what was our last round of the 2019 Championship. We all woke to heavy rain on Sunday morning which didn’t let up until the riders were on their third lap around the course, by this time the majority of the sections had been completely transformed from the previous day but the riders seamed to be relishing the slippery conditions and pushed on through to complete the day, so well done all.
A big thanks to all the observers, sheltering under their umbrellas, it wasn’t the best place to be on a wet Sunday morning, so we really do appreciate your support.
Thanks to Gazza for the pictures, you will find more up on his website, so click the link below to see if he got you with a smile on your face.
> POSTED: 02/10/19 10:16
We’re proud to say our Lici took her first win at the Women’s World Trials Championship last weekend!
The final round of the World Championship was held in the town of La Nucia, on the outskirts of Benidorm. With a large entry in the Trial2 Women’s Class, Alicia knew she had to work hard to gain a good result and she certainly achieved her goal taking the win.
Congratulations Alicia, you deserve it - it’s great to see the hard work and commitment you’ve all put in come to fruition. We hope it’s the first of many and look forward to following your progress in 2020.
Well done to Alice Minta who took second place in Spain and overall 2nd place in the 2019 Championship.
congratulations mark stokes and luke townsend
2019 British Expert Enduro Champions!
> POSTED: 11/09/19 12:36
Club Championship standings after 5 rounds
There is one round of the 2019 Championships remaining, which will be held on the 13th October at Standlake. There is still a lot to play for in certain classes so make sure you’re there to secure your position in the final standings.
Remember, first, second and third places in each class will receive an award, but you have to have taken part in at least three rounds to be eligible for an award. If you have ridden at all six events your final total is calculated by dropping your worst round.
The awards will be presented at the Annual Christmas Dinner and Awards Night, which is being held on 30th November at Frilford Heath Golf Club near Abingdon. It’s always a brilliant night of fun and celebration for your family and friends. We hope you will join us to celebrate the riders achievements throughout the year.
Click the button below to see the current standings after 5 rounds.
> POSTED: 09/09/19 09:41
Practice at Seymours
The Arena will be open from 10am - 4pm on Sunday 15th September. This is the last practice session this year, so make sure you’re there to enjoy the opportunity, there are plenty of banks and less challenging areas, so something for every ability.
> POSTED: 01/09/19 13:43
Supertrial Video up on YouTube
Nigel McGoldrick has kindly put his superb video footage of both days up on YouTube, you can view it by clicking on the buttons below which will take you directly to them. Thanks so much Nigel, awesome job as always.
> POSTED: 26/08/19 12:22
What a Weekend – 2019 Supertrial
North Berks MCC ran their big annual event this weekend. We had the country’s top riders enjoying the wall to wall sunshine all weekend which brought out the crowds and made it a fantastic couple of days of full on action.
Saturday kicked off at 10am sharp, the youth boys were the first away and into the sections followed closely by the ladies. Pau Martinez who made the trip from Spain took the youth win on 22 marks lost, 18 marks ahead of second place Ben Dignan on 40 who was closely followed by Jack Dance in third place on 42.
Emma Bristow headed the Ladies completing both qualifying laps dropping no dabs whatsoever, her closest rival was Jess Bown dropping just 18 marks which was a brilliant result, Donna Fox came third on 27. Louise Alford, Alice Minta and Hannah Styles completed the top six that went through to the final, our Alicia Robinson just missed the cut but had a great ride in front of the home crowd. The top three positions of the Final were the same three Ladies as in the qualifying laps, so Emma Bristow on the top step for the loss of 2 marks, the sections had been tweaked for the final so Stu got a couple of dabs off Emma which always makes him happy. Jess second on 20 and Donna on 27.
Katlyn Adshead’s trip over from the Isle of Man was made worthwhile as she took the B Class Ladies win dropping just 4 marks over the two laps which was an inspired ride, Daisy Parsons took second and Sarah Bell third.
It really had been a fantastic day, the riders had put on a great show in the overpowering summer sunshine. The club are celebrating 90 years this year and had arranged for a Pig Roast on the Saturday evening, we had a marquee in case of bad weather but it was a beautiful evening so the straw bales were taken outside and everyone sat around enjoying their food and chatting with friends. The younger crowd had a fun-filled game of rounders and we were joined by lots of members old and new, it was a lovely atmosphere as the temperature dropped into the evening.
Sunday morning dawned sunny across the Arena with a light breeze, the car parks were filling up and Pat and Pat were busy on the gate welcoming the crowds that had turned up for the Men’s Supertrial which was set to kick off at 10:30.
Oliver Smith was the first to get away followed by the rest of the field at one minute intervals. Again, the riders rode two qualifying laps of nine sections, then the top six men would go through to the final lap of 10 sections, the scores start again on the final, so the riders start on a clean sheet for the final. James Dabill took the win in qualifying on a loss of just 4 marks, Jack Price was just one mark behind on 5, both of these guys compete in the Trial GP class in the World Championship and it showed in the results today, Billy Green who had an inspired ride on his 4-Stroke Montesa took third place dropping 50 marks, local man Sam Haslam also dropped 50 marks over the two laps but was given forth place on the most 1’s dropped. Andy Chilton came in fifth and 2016 Supertrial winner Iwan Roberts took the last spot to go through to the final lap.
The raffle was drawn in the interval which had some amazing prizes, thank you to everyone that donated so kindly, and thank you to everyone that bought tickets. The riders had had a well earned rest and re-hydrated ready to start a final lap in the scorching sunshine.
The Final got underway at 3pm, the first five sections would be ridden and the top three after those 5 sections would go through and complete the lap. Again Stu and the team had been round and altered all of the sections slightly to test the riders to the limit. Yet again James Dabill took the final win on a total of 20 marks lost, Jack Price just one mark behind on 21, they had dropped mark for mark on every section except Jack dropping a single one on section 4 which made all the difference to the final result, Sam Haslam was a little way back on 37, but admitted on the rostrum that he was a little surprised to be standing there himself, he had some great rides through the day with the help of club member Will McBain on minding duties. A massive well done to James he has taken the win 11 times out of the 13 times he has ridden here, a great achievement. Well done to all of the riders who took part, it doesn’t matter how often we hold this event we all watch in complete amazement at what these men and women can get up, over and down.
The club have so many people to thank for helping in any way to make the Supertrial the success it is every year. I can’t even begin to list names, but we genuinely thank each and every one that helps out in any way. It is a huge undertaking for a few key people, obviously Stu being the main organiser and every year we say that we are going to give it a rest for a year or two, but who knows…Let’s see what happens after the dust has settled.
There are pictures on the GALLERY page, or visit Leah Robinson’s Facebook page and Gazza’s image library for more by clicking the buttons below.
Pau Martinez, Emma Bristow and James Dabill. Congratulations!