ACU licences for 2020 can now be renewed via the ACU website and you can join the club without the need for a code.
Our next trial is the annual Christmas Trial at Eadons Fields on Sunday 29th December starting at 10:30 am which will be the first round of the 2019/2020 Club Championship. Club membership of £5 for adults and £2 for youths will be due if not already paid for online. The catering van will be in attendance and observers will receive £20 + a meal voucher as usual.
The 2019 club AGM will be held at 8pm on Tuesday 19th November at the Rutland Arms, Main Road, Holmesfield.
This is your chance as club members to put ideas forward for the coming year. If anybody has anything to be discussed on the agenda please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everybody for supporting Sheffield & Hallamshire MCC with the 2nd running of ‘The Hallamshire Trial’. The weather conditions on Friday and Saturday hampered us somewhat but fortunately the water level dropped so we could have a trial – a hard one at that! The consolation is that it was about as slippery as it gets so hopefully next year it will be a bit more favourable. Well done to everybody who persevered and finished the trial and well done to all class winners as there were some superb scores in the tough conditions. Many thanks to the land owners and observers as we would have no trial without them. Thanks to the signing on and results team, the course setting team and anybody else who helped in any way at all. See you all next year.
We would love to hear your feedback on the trial and what you thought to the severity of the sections: https://forms.gle/piaoRJckDufzCMV29
Entry list and Final instructions attached for the The Hallamshire Trial – final round of the ACU Normandale Masters Trials Championship
Entries for our road trial – The Hallamshire Trial on Sunday 27th October 2019 will open at 9am on Monday 23rd September. We have a new start venue this year as unfortunately Mill Farm has been sold and we can’t gain access at the moment. The new start venue will be Cherry Tree Farm, Cowley Lane, Holmesfield, Dronfield S18 7SD. We have some brand new sections which have never been used before and some of the old favourites so it looks like another great event. There are all the usual Normandale classes – Over 40, 50 & 60 + Air cooled mono and twinshock. We also have non championship classes for all abilities. Entries close on 21st October at midnight unless they are full before. Entries are via the ACU Online entry system only – https://www.ride-acu.uk/secure/login.aspx – Entries are limited to 125 riders so don’t hang about!
The club AGM is to be held on Tuesday 15th October at the Rutland Arms, Main Road, Holmesfield starting at 8pm prompt.
Any items to be discussed please email to email@example.com – this is the chance for any club members to have their say.
Richard Timperley, Leigh Elliot, Mark Timperley and Jonny Carr laid out the course and did a great job of handling the new woodland sections. Thanks to all the S&H team for the job of setting up on the day and helping raise money along the way.
All the riding aside we managed to raise over £1100 between the chosen charity Bluebell Wood Hospice.
A massive thank you goes to the landowner for allowing the event to take place and to all the observers who braved the intense heat to support the event and make it as special as it always is. Thank you again to all who came and contributed without you it wouldn’t be possible.
On Sunday 25th August, Sheffield & Hallamshire MCC will run our annual Brough Rough’N Andy Atkinson Memorial charity trial at the fantastic Elmore Hill Farm, Brough, Derbyshire.
The event first ran in 2013 and has continued to grow ever since as it is quite unique compared to most trials as everybody rides the same route. The sections vary in difficulty so there is something for everybody and the hardest sections are graded. This year is a slightly different format which is largely to try and get everybody finishing at a more similar time and shorten the day for the observers. There is 3 laps of 15 sections for everybody over a 6 mile moorland lap with sections varying from rocky streams to huge graded hills and maybe the odd bog thrown in for good measure. All proceeds are going to Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice as in previous years.
We have the usual charity raffle immediately after the event with some great prizes and there are some Michelin tyres to be won this year along with other great products from trials suppliers and local businesses.
Catering will be available at the start all day along with an ice cream van if the weather allows – fingers crossed.
The entry fee is £20.00 and observers are required who will be paid £20.00 and will receive a voucher for the catering van. Obviously the £20.00 can be donated to charity if they so wish.
The start will be signposted and can only be accessed via Duper Lane, Abney, Derbyshire, S32 1AH with entries closing at 10.30 ready for an 11.00am start.
If anybody can help observing or would like to donate anything to the raffle then please contact Richard Timperley on 07545 468341 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks very much to all the riders for supporting us with our first go at running a Kia Championship round, we hope you all enjoyed your day as much as we did putting it on for you. If you have a bold 5 on your score it is due to no score being recorded on the observers card. Many thanks to the results team of Mark & Carol Timperley and Chris Pearson.
Thanks to all the observers for giving up their time so you can have a good day. Please remember to thank them as the trial doesn’t run without them. Thanks to Paula with the Chefswagon and Tim from Fredericks of Chesterfield for bringing the Ice Cream van. A big thanks to the section setting team – Richard Timperley and assistants Steve Bisby, Steve Ransom, Tim Heaton and all the rest of the team who helped out before and after the event. And finally a massive thanks to the landowners for letting us use these excellent pieces of land. Any queries with the results then please get in touch. Richard Timperley – Secretary & Clerk of the Course