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


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.

2019 28th April Novice & Beginner champs round 2 of 3.

Results rochdalemc2019.04.28


A dry and bright Sunday for the trial was in contrast to the previous
day when we set out round 2 of our novice beginner series at Back
Cowm. We plotted 8 sections going in an anticlockwise direction, same
as the 4x4s who were having one of their fun days, with each section
having three routes, beginner, easy novice and a clubman route for
those wanting more of a challenge. We were a bit down on numbers for
some reason so that affects the amount of people who can observe, so a
big thanks to Blacky and Stephen Hoyland who observed from the start
and everyone else who picked up a board during the trial.
Thanks to the course plotters, Alan Lord, Fitzy, Ann and Lianna
Titley, and John at Cowm Leisure for the use of the venue, Next trial
is in June at Walsden, hope to see you there…

2019 24th March Sid Humphries Trial Club Championship round 2 of 5

Results rochdalemc2019.03.24

A good size entry once again turned out for this years trial at Lee
Quarry, the weather was dry but a bit cold and breezy for those who
came to observe, especially for the youngsters who observed sections 4
and five. Me (Barry) , Alan Lord, Paul Heys and Fitzy had put in the
10 sections which turned out to be tight and niggly in places, with
the beginners having four laps of nine sections as they missed out
number 6, but to be fair i think they could have had a go at this one
as it rode quite nice once you had got down into the river. We even
had a visit from the boys in blue as they had recieved an email from
Lancashire County Council notifying them that we were running an
event, he took some pictures and videos giving us some positive
feedback for a change, at least the sight of him made those illegally
practicing keep a low profile for a while…..
Thanks to Lancs County for the use
of their land, the lads for setting out, Margaret and Kingsley for the
results, and everyone who observed, our next trial is at Back Cowm on
the 28th April, a novice beginner round