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2018 18th November Pennine Trial round 5 of 5 Club Championship

Results rochdalemc2018.11.18


After a year of up and down entries and a bit of bad luck with the
weather, good fortune was on our side at last, the sun was out, albeit
a bit low in the sky and 60 plus riders turned out for what is
probably our biggest event of the year.
We were out early the day before plotting the ten sections
that made up this years trial, Paul Heyes put in the first 3, Alan and
Fitzy the next 4, that left 8, 9 and 10 for me and Blacky to get in.
After the trial briefing the riders made their way up into the quarry
for section 1, near to the pump tracks which the riders had been
instructed to stay off as they are for pedal bikes only, this had a
slippy shale hill for the exit, as our Chairman found to his cost on
the first lap, resulting in a 5, young Lauren observed 2, this was
tricky for the clubman because of those rocks that were really greasy,
from there you headed into the centre of the quarry to find Paul
Heyes, a lonely figure observing number 3, section 4 was the first in
the river, some flat slabs, really green, just laid there waiting to
catch you out, which they did. Five was up the path were you found
Glen Gosling, a natural beck with a sizeable step which young Harry
Cripps did really well on, showing his Grandad Stuart how its done.
Six and seven were pretty close together, the first a rocky stream,
this had a tight line and a tricky exit to the right that caught out
Stuart Cripps on his last lap, as he laid on his back thinking he had
broken his shoulder again, thankfully this was not the case, just his
rear mudguard this time. Seven had some long grass which seemed to
catch out one or two on the expert route and on the clubman route
there was a fair sized step before giving it plenty for the hill..
Eight got slippy on the hill for the exit catching out yours truely on
my 3rd lap, nine and ten were close together, not too many dramas on 9
but 10 took its fair share of dabs on that slippy banking as you tried
to get a good line around the corner…
That sums up what was a really good trial for us to end
our club championship on, it was very slippy which added to the trial,
but this time of year , it is what it is…..We know one or two of you
had bad luck with mechanical issues, hope it turns out not to be too
expensive and your back on your bikes soon.
Thanks to Lancashire County Council for the use of this
good bit of land, everyone for their time and effort in running the
trial, Margaret and Kingsley for the results, The riders for turning
out and making it worthwhile, Finally the Observers, Steve Ellis,
Lauren Heyes , Paul Heyes, the guy with the beard on 4, sorry i don,t
know your name but i,m sure most other riders do, Glen on 5, Keith and
his buddy on 6 and 7, Mick Whitlow 8, Carrina Carter 9, And Ian
Blackburn on 10, …
Thats it now until Boxing Day For our
charity trial, ALL Classes including beginners, at Back
Cowm…..Thanks once again for your support, not just for this trial,
but for throughout 2018,,, see you all soon….