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2018 15 July Sid Humphries trial, Championship Rd 3 of 5



Sunday at Lee Quarry, was the re run of this trial, which we had to
cancel earlier this year because of the  poor weather, not the case
today though as temperatures in the mid twenties
meant it was going to be a hot one.. Lack of rain meant the venue was
the driest we,ve ever seen it, no water in the rivers what so ever and
all of the tracks dry and dusty, we even manged to get one or two
sections in places that we usually struggle to get access to, section
2 was one of these, a dried out area that is normally under plenty of
water. 4 was another that hasn,t been used for a long time, this
required you to hold your nerve, making a right turn down over some
very loose stones that never bed in, 5 is normally a river section
situated between two stone pillars, today it was just a bolder field.
Back onto the tracks and down towards 6, again something new, Andy
Cripps made this look too easy with his usuall flambuoyant style, a
bit of a slippy hill climb on 7 because of the dried out gravel that
was a bit like marbles beneath your tyres, 8 was a tricky one for the
clubman, loose rocks and an off cambered turn meant that you could
easily get off line. Blacky picked up the board on 9, a bit of tester
we thought for the experts, but the caliber of riders on this route
was pretty good, so no problems at all i the end, then back to the
centre of the venue for ten….
A good trial which was enjoyed by an entry which
was down on the day, other events, or even the weather may have played
a part, but looking at other results from trials, there seems to be a
trend, with numbers looking to be on the way down this year, but
things may start to pick up once the holiday season has ended.
Thanks to those who did ride the trial, Lancashire
County Council for the use of the land, Blacky and Michael for giving
me a lift to set up on Saturday, and Margaret for the results.
One last thing to mention, THERE IS NO PRACTICING AT
LEE QUARRY, this could lead to the loss of a good venue for the club.
Thanks to everyone once again, and see you all in September for the
Dale Trial….