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2020 26th January Harry Harry Robinson Trial

All Classes

Club Championship 1 of 5

Venue Cowm Leisure

Start 10:30

Secretary Margaret Whitlow.

2019 Boxing Day Trial Charity Trial

Results rochdalemc2019.12.26

The Boxing Day Trial Charity Trial was run once again at Back Cowm, this raises money in conjunction with John at Cowm Leisure, last years worthy causes were, Men in Sheds, and Cancer Research. This years charities have not yet been chosen, we have a meeting early next year, but if anyone has any ideas, please get in touch.

        We tried something a bit different for this years trial, 10 sections instead of 8, and a wheelie section, just as a bit of fun, Keith Goodwin surprised me on this especially as he is a beginner rider on my old Fantic 240, he showed up many others as he carried on towards the national gulley on his back wheel….
        I had help on christmas eve setting out, Andy Cripps, Charlie and Harry, along with Colin Blunt, much appreciated and always welcome, we were short of observers on the day, but a big thanks to those who did pick up a board, especially Bill Francis who made the trip from Diggle to help out.
         Thanks to Charlie Cripps, Harry and Harry Bayman for putting out route markers and bringing in those sections which had no observer, John at Cowm Leisure for the use of his land, and  the riders, for your support throughout the year.
        Our next trial is the 26th Jan, The Harry Robinson Trial, @back cowm, until then, have a happy new year and all the best for 2020….

2019 17th November Pennine Trial Club Championship 5 of 5

Pennine Trial, North West Centre Championship round, results rochdalemc2019.11.17 Updated

The best part of 70 riders turned for this years trial, which was once again at Lee Quarry. Jack Spencer and George Morton helped set out on the Saturday, with our Chairman Alan Lord, we were short on numbers, so the help from both these lads was very much appreciated. Having a new set of eyes put a new slant  on the trial, with some long sections in areas that have not been used for a long time, which provided a different challenge for the riders. It was slippy but that was to be expected because of the time of year and the amount of rainfall, this resulted in some tired looking individuals by the end of the day, but all in all a good trial was had by most…

CANCELLED 2019 20th October Novice & Beginner Club Championship Round 3 of 3

CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODING

Novice & Beginner Round 3

2019 8th September Dale trial, Championship Rd 4 of 5

Results rochdalemc2019.09.08

 

38 riders came to Walsden on Sunday for this years trial, which saw the entry tackle 10 sections with 4 laps on this rocky little bit of Yorkshire. Always a testing little place that you find  physical  to ride, as riders end up using a lot more of the clutch to negotiate those rocks that always seem to be in your line. Section one was observed by Alex Lord, a fairly steady one to try and get everyone into the swing of things, 2 was tight to be fair for the clubman, with a daunting looking deviation for the 3 lads on the expert route, 3 and 4 were flowing  for the majority, but as always the grass was greasy and had the potential to catch out the unsuspecting rider. Round the corner for 5 and 6, i (Barry) observed 6, and this did not take too many marks, with some big rocks that had to be ridden, Stephen Ellis was on 7 and from there you headed down towards the woods which had a little step near the end that caught out quite a few of the entry, 9 was the rocky beck, a tough natural section that always takes marks, once you had got your breath back, you headed back towards the car park for 10, a nice little section to end the lap on. George Morton was the outright winner of the trial, Pete McCANNA had a good ride on his Fantic, his son Adam was looking very tidy on a borrowed pre 65 bike, in the youth section, Will Sagar continues to impress, and the two Harry,s, Bayman and Cripps seem to be improving with each trial.

That sums up a good days sport, the sun was out, we had 9 observers, and everyone seemed to enjoy the event. Thanks to the landowner for the use of his land, Barry, Ian and Alan for setting out, and everyone who observed….PLEASE NOTE…. THE LANDOWNER DOES NOT ALLOW PRACTICE AT THIS VENUE….
Next Trial, is a Novice Beginner rd 3 in October, Then the Pennine Trial in November, thanks again, see you soon…