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2016 17th April Novice & Beginner Trial, Championship Rd 2 of 3 Teg Enviromental

Results rochdalemc2016.04.17

Teg was the venue for round 2 of our novice beginner series, high on the hills over Sharneyford between Bacup and Todmorden, quite exposed but with some cracking views especially with bright sunshine like we had on the day. Its not always been a place were we have been able to get a decent entry in the past, but this time it was pleasing to see yet another good turnout with people travelling from Yorkshire and Cheshire with the youngsters who had also made the trip for the first round back in Feb.
We had planned to set 10 sections and to make use of the top part of the quarry, but with the clay pigeon shooters finishing a bit too late for us, we put in 8 sections, staying in the bottom bit of the venue, but increased the laps from 4 to 5, this worked well with the riders who seem to appreciate the slightly different format..
We even had a visit from the boys in blue who had received reports from a local stating that there was 15 quad bikes tearing up the moor, but after giving them mine and the clubs details there were reassured enough to know that it was a well organised event, and they even showed some interest in some of the old bikes on show including Michael Whitlows, our club president.
The sections themselves were spot on, pretty long and flowing, the exception maybe was number 4, this is where I could have done with a sat nav, there was just a lot of flags to look at for the 3 routes, other than that it was all good with the novice route providing a good test for these riders because it was set a bit tighter, the novice easy was good for the twin shocks and the beginners spot on for the little ones on their electric machines…
So all in all it was a good day, the weather was good but cold, so as always we should thank the 8 observers, also the landowner for the use of the land,  and all of the riders for supporting the series, hope to see you soon at the next event which will be advertised in due course…..