Statement on Covid-19
On behalf of ACU
It is with regret that the ACU are suspending all competition and social activity until 30th April 2020, but this will be constantly reviewed. This is in response to the emerging guidance issued by HM UK Government in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.
All permits for events during this time will be cancelled and reimbursed in full to the organising club/ promoter. As the National Governing Body would ask all ACU Members to act responsibly and follow the Government’s guidance during this difficult time. We have a responsibility and duty of care to our staff who will be working from home, so please be patient with any queries you may have.
As of writing (17th March 2020) HM Government have advised:
- – Persons to work from home where possible
- – People over the age of 70 to minimise social contact
- – Emergency services will not support mass gatherings
- – Stop non-essential travel
- – Avoid pubs, clubs, restaurants and cinemas
Up-to-date information on COVID-19 can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
Thank you all for coming, the sections turned out harder than expected but we hope you all enjoyed your day.
Thank you to; all the observers, Bex, Marilyn and Gill for signing on, Richard & Mark Timperley and Josh Atkinson for setting out, Josh for the results, the catering van, and the landowner.
Our next trial is on the 15th of March at Offerton Hall, hope to see you there!
Thanks to Josh Atkinson, Mick Dubik, Corey Dubik, Jon Cropper, Andy Johnson and Rob Martlew for setting out.
Marilyn and Tara for the secretarial work and the rest of the team for helping on the day. Josh Atkinson for the results.
Thanks to all the observers who we cant run an event without. Remember we pay our observers £20 if you know anybody who would like to observe in future events.
Thanks to the landowner for the use of the land
Thanks to the caterer for the food van.
Please renew your ACU licence and club membership online for the 2020 season
Our next event is a round of the East Midland Centre Championship at Eadons Fields, Dronfield, starting at 10:30 am. Details will be on our facebook page and website.
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
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.
It was a Gas Gas domination at Sheffield & Hallamshire’s annual Christmas Trial held at Eadons Fields, with recent Gas Gas UK signing Richard Sadler making his trip down from North Yorkshire worthwhile by taking victory over fellow team riders Richard Timperley and Dan Thorpe.
It was to be a close affair, with 12 sections plotted in the streams and bankings requiring precise no-stop riding that would be happy to take prisoners if any mistakes were made. Sadler proved why he took the British Expert championship in 2018 by dropping just 7 for the day, with a superb clean final lap securing his victory. Meanwhile local rivals Timperley and Thorpe were at each other’s heels all day, Richard edging out his team mate on 12 marks to Dan’s 14. Fourth place was taken by Lee Sampson, who has recently returned to the sport after some time away, his score of 36 was enough to push Corey Dubik into fifth place on 38 marks.
It was another Gas Gas victory on the ever popular Clubman A route, with Darren Wasley cruising to victory on just 1 mark lost, dropped on his first lap on the tight twisting climb of section 11. Second position was taken by Sam Clarke, who proved that you don’t need the latest machinery by piloting his Yamaha Pinky round the 12 section course for just 13 marks, and despite an uncharacteristic 5 on his first lap he managed to secure second position over Mick Thompson in third. Mick, making the long trip up from Devon, took a 3 mark advantage over fourth place rider Katy Sunter, with fifth place taken by Gas Gas UK spannerman Factory Kev Hipwell a further 3 marks adrift.
Over on the Clubman B route, it was the legendary Dave Thorpe, again on a Gas Gas, who reigned victorious despite a rather nasty crash, on a score of just 14, edging out David Perry for second and Adam Wormald for third. The recently introduced Sportsman route saw Steve Ransom take a dominant victory on just 7 marks on his Yamaha Pinky, followed by the young determined Jack Owen on his Oset on 95 marks.
Sheffield & Hallamshire’s next trial is to be held on the 27th of January at Stonedge Quarry near Chesterfield.
Richard Sadler, JST Gas Gas UK – 7 marks
Richard Timperley, JST Gas Gas UK – 12 marks
Dan Thorpe, JST Gas Gas UK – 14 marks
Darren Wasley, Gas Gas – 1 mark
Sam Clarke, Yamaha – 13 marks
Mick Thompson, Beta – 15 marks
Dave Thorpe, Gas Gas – 14 marks
David Perry, Sherco – 19 marks
Adam Wormald, Beta – 26 marks
Steve Ransom, Yamaha – 7 marks
Jack Owen, Oset – 95 marks
James Hull, Sherco – 116 marks
28/12/2018 – Full Results (PDF)
A big thank you to Richard and Mark Timperley for setting out, thank you to Bex & Maralyn for sorting the entries & everyone involved!
Massive thanks to all the observers, as riders please remember to thank them, they are only there for you to have fun.
Thank you to Grant and the other land owners for letting us use this land, Grant is looking for more trials riders to practice at Eadons Fields, he charges £130 for 6 months,
if your interested please ring Grant on 07788932889
Happy New Year!
On behalf of Sheffield & Hallamshire MCC, I would like to welcome you to the Kick Energy Youth Trial which is a round of the ACU Acklams Beta Britsh Solo Youth A B C & D Trials Championship. A big thanks to Global Brands/Kick Energy for their support as the main sponsor of the event.
Kick Energy Youth Trial programme (PDF)
The Sheffield and Hallamshire Oset round 2 was held at Yorkshire Bridge. Thirteen riders enjoyed the 9 sections at this wonderful venue.
Well done to Max Perry for coming 1st on hard route, Max Howarth for 1st place on middle route and Ellis Hurst who was 1st on easy route.
Well done also to Harry Jones who came to his first S&H Oset trial and gave it his all!
We would also like to say a huge thank you to the observers on the day, it is very much appreciated.
Sheffield & Hallamshire MCC hosted the final round of their 2017/2018 series, plus the first round of their 2018 Oset series at their new venue Offerton Hall near Hathersage in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District. A venue previously used by the club as a group of sections in the Peak Trial, the venue has never been used for a club trial, however thanks to the efforts of the club and the enthusiastic land owner the use was secured, a very welcome result for the club and riders. Early morning showers cleared leaving a dry if chilly day for the 82 riders, consisting of 14 Osets and 68 main course riders.
On the hard route, Gavin Black was the surprise winner on 20 marks ahead of Corey Dubik on 25 with Richard Timperley rounding out the top three on 32. Section 3 was the first mark taker for the experts, a 4 foot step at a 45 degree angle with an awkward run up taking marks off all the riders bar Corey Dubik on his Acklams Splat Beta who was the only rider to go clean here all day. Section 4 was the only section where no expert went clean all day, the closest being Gavin Black having 2 sterling clean rides on the narrow slate waterfall.
The Clubman route was an ever close affair, topped by Davy Morewood on his Beta on 19 ahead of Fantic 240 mounted Paul Rose on 27. The fight for third place went down to a most cleans decider, with both Josh Atkinson and Sam Atherton dropping 32 marks, Josh pipping Sam to third by virtue of 22 cleans to Sam’s 21. Just 1 mark behind on 33 was Rob Bowyer in fine form on his mighty Triumph Twin, getting in some last minute practice before the Pre-65 Scottish. Section 4 again proved to be the toughest for the Clubmen, with just 3 cleans recorded all day, two from Morewood and one on his first lap from 6th place Andy Turner.
As always the easy route proved a popular choice, topped by Stephen Bisby on his Ossa Gripper, who stayed in single figures on 9 marks, ahead of Gas Gas mounted Andy Foot on 19 and Phil Sibley on his Honda TLR a further 7 marks adrift on 26. Section 2 was the major mark taker here, the very narrow gully took 5 from Bisby, and only 5th place man Paul Spivey recorded a clean here all day on his second lap.
The Oset riders tackled 9 sections under the support and guidance from Jonny Carr, who set out 3 routes for the 14 riders to choose from. On the hard route, Max Perry took top spot ahead of Jack Owen, who was attempting the hard route for the first time. On the middle route, Finlay Widdows reigned supreme just 6 marks ahead of Max Howarth, whilst on the easy route Grace South took the honours ahead of Rhys Finlay. It is great to see the future of trials enjoying their days out, long may it continue!
The club would like to say a big thank you to the organising team, the observers and the land owner for the use of his excellent venue and his superb hospitality on the day. Sheffield & Hallamshire’s next event is their ACU British Youth Championship round to be held on 10th June at Stonedge Quarry, entries are now open on the ACU website.
Gavin Black, Sherco – 20 marks
Corey Dubik, Acklams Splat Beta – 25 marks
Richard Timperley, JST Gas Gas UK – 32 marks
Davy Morewood, Beta – 19 marks
Paul Rose, Fantic – 27 marks
Josh Atkinson, Splat Montesa – 32 marks
Stephen Bisby, Ossa – 9 marks
Andy Foot, 6T9 Gas Gas – 19 marks
Phil Sibley, Honda – 26 marks
Oset Hard Route
Max Perry – 47 marks
Jack Owen – 66 marks
Oset Middle Route
Finley Widdows – 40 marks
Max Howarth – 46 marks
Leon Curry – 53 marks
Oset Easy Route
Grace South – 55 marks
Rhys Finley – 64 marks
Hudson Cooper – 66 marks