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2019 Boxing Day Trial Charity Trial

Boxing day trial

All classes

12:00 start  3 laps of 8 sections

Venue Cowm Leisure

Secretary Margaret Whitlow

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…

2019 16 June Juilian Bentley Trial, Championship Rd 3 of 5

Results rochdalemc2019.06.16

A smaller than normal entry turned out for this years trial at Walsden. Those that did had a stiffer test than intended, partly because it is a piece of land that is tricky to set out on especially when you are trying to plot routes for beginners and experts, and to be fair the bits in between the sections probably caused a few problems for those on the beginner route mainly getting from section 9 to number ten as it got slippy around those rocks on the hillside..No complaints from the riders though as they seemed to accept the added difficulty, Mason Carter continues to improve as he gets used to riding the intermediate route, Gabby Whitham has also moved up to the experts and young Charlie Cripps continues to impress on the Youth Intermediates, i,m sure it will not be too long before he also moves up to the same route as his dad Andy. Martin Jackson had a good ride on my section 9 with 3 cleans and one dab on his last lap, one of the better rides on the day. The entry may have been a bit low but we did manage to Have 7 observers which was good with the riders having to watch themselves through on the other 3 sections, thanks to those who helped out during the trial, Stephen Hoyland for paying the observers, and young Harry Cripps for bringing in the route markers, thanks to Margaret for the results and the landowner for the use of his land. Our next trial is in September hope to see you there.