Thanks for the massive turnout, great to see some more new faces and 13 observers! Thanks to the setting out team, signing on team and results team along with a big thanks to all the observers and Paula with her Chefswagon.
A big thank you to Joe Spivey and Corey Dubik for setting out, thank you to Bex & Marilyn for sorting the entries & everyone else involved! Thanks to Paula for bringing her fantastic Chefswagon. We are making this a regular thing so please support her at future trials. Massive thanks to all the observers. On a slightly upsetting note, I don’t know the full details but, one of the observers handed their board back to the start tent after a disagreement with a couple of riders. We would like to remind all riders to be polite to the observers and should we hear of any further behaviour of this sort, we will be taking matters extremely seriously, which could result in the offending riders being banned from future trials by this club.
ACU codes, anyone who has paid for our club membership and requires a ACU code to renew their licence please text ACU CODE + your name to 07545468341 and we’ll send your unique code in return. For members who haven’t yet paid the membership fee, you can join and pay for our club membership while renewing your licence on the ACU website, so no code is required.
Our next trial is the annual Christmas Trial on the 27th December at Eadons Fields Dronfield starting at 10:30am. Please bring an observer as riders will receive a free ride in return but otherwise observers will be rewarded for their time. Please note that there will not be a butty van as Paula is away on her holidays. We hope to see you all there!
A massive thank you to Richard and Mark Timperley, Leigh Elliot and Josh Atkinson to name but a few of the many who contributed to clearing out and setting out of the great sections. A massive thank you to Gill & Marilyn for sorting out the sign on in the morning and handling all of the punchcards so the result could flow swiftly. Thank you to Carol Timperley for setting out the score board & everyone involved in the behind the scenes magic that allowed the trial to run so smoothly today!
Massive thanks to all the observers who gave up their time, as riders please remember to thank them, they are only there for you to have fun. Thank you to all of the land owners for letting us use their land for all of the great sections and access between them. A huge thank you goes to Mill Farm for the superb start venue and facilities.
David Shard has kindly let us use his photo’s from the event, there is loads more on his Facebook page.
This year’s Brough Rough ‘N’ was one of the toughest yet with the battering across the moorland. The brave 64 who attended had met again with the challenge that are the Brough Rough ‘N’ sections.
The rain made even the most straightforward section seem tricky! But all who rode enjoyed the course thoroughly enjoyed themselves, with some outstanding riding coming from Chris Alford, Joe Spivey and Chris Pearson. All of whom came close to taking the win from Rich Timperley who kept his calm and overcame the conditions to take the win with only a slack 1 to his name.
With Timps the newly crowned king of the Brough Rough N’ he will take home the Andy Atkinson memorial shield, being handed out for the 1st time. He is now the first of (we hope) many riders to hold this honour, until next year when it will be contended all over again!
Joe Spivey, Jonny Carr and Chris Pearson laid out the course and did a great job of handling the changing conditions overnight. 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 £1000 between the chosen charities, The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and 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 cold and rain 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.
This year’s John Bull Team Trial was to be held at Eadons Field near Dronfield with the best riders from the centre coming to compete against one another at a top Sheffield and Hallamshire MCC hosted event, with the ultimate goal of taking home the trophy for their respective club.
The course was a gruelling journey through streams, up steep, slippery banks with a couple of waterfalls thrown in for good measure. On top of all of that, there was plenty of mud to be churned up in the wheels. Early riders found this to be a great challenge. The expert class riders took this challenge in their stride, which resulted in some outstanding riding for the likes of Dan Thorpe, Rich Timperly, and Luke Walker. The trial attracted a host of youth riders on smaller machines, who all made an excellent effort at each section, especially Josh Whitting on his Oset who battled through the conditions all day.
With a turnout of over 90 riders, the day was set to be eventful and challenging. This turned out to be especially true for Sheffield and Hallamshire Club rider Joe Spivey who took a harrowing fall from the top of one of the steepest banks of the circuit, resulting in a emergency exit to the A&E. A swift response by a great team of spectators, riders and observers saw him delivered safetly into the hands of the paramedics. Even with the accident the Hallamshire team stayed focused and put in a strong effort to finish the trial.
A big well done to all of the teams and riders that made it to the trial and took part. The season looks to be full of strong competition and great riding.
Another great trial, I hope you all enjoyed it! It turned out a little bit harder than expected due to the overnight rain and early morning snow showers, luckily it didn’t settle and the sun did just come out just as the trial finished.
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
ACU codes, anyone who has paid for our club membership and requires a ACU code to renew their licence please text ACU CODE + your name to 07545468341 and we’ll send your unique code in return.
For members who haven’t yet paid the membership fee, you can join and pay for our club membership while renewing your licence on the ACU website, so no code is required.
Our next trial is on the 28th January at Stonedge Quarry, hope to see you there! Oh and all the Best for the New Year!
Another successful Brough Trial- To raise money for Bluebell Wood and remember a good friend Andy Atkinson.
First of all we must say a huge thank you to Jonny & Laura Carr, as without them this amazing trial wouldn’t happen.
We are still waiting for the final total that we have raised for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, but we know we have raised a fantastic amount of around £2000 due to your generosity. Thank you so much to everyone who donated, entered, bought food, raffle tickets, and donated prizes.
The observers – Pete Barber, Margaret Critchlow, Matt Juffs, Steve Ransom, Roger Bown, Ken Roberts, Sharon Bown, Roland Slack, Steve Elliot, Martin Smyth, Phil Granby, Jim and Anna Parker, Matt and Mel Carl, Sarah and Caroline, Laura Carr and Bex Spivey, Michael and Sue Spivey.
On the food – John’s butty wagon Top Nosh.
Fay Atkinson, Bex Spivey and Liz Granby for baking and selling the excellent Scones, cakes, flapjacks and buns.
Course Clearing – Lee Elliot, Richard Timperley, Joe & George Spivey, Steve Elliot, Mick Dubik, Jonny Carr & Josh Atkinson.
Setting out – Jonny Carr, Joe Spivey and Tim Pearson.
Results – Steph Anderson and Bex Spivey.
The ACU for their very welcome assistance with the event.
Landowner – Big Thank You to Malcolm Ollerenshaw for kindly letting us use this great piece of land.
Finally a big thanks to John Pashley for taking loads of great photo’s at the event, I’m fairly sure he’s taken photo’s of all the riders so please take a look at Westbarphotography.co.uk He also kindly said he will make a donation for every photo sold.
A big thank you to Richard Timps, Corey and Mick Dubik, Joe and George Spivey for setting out, thank you to Bex, Steph & Laura for sorting the entries and finally to everyone involved in clearing the car park and the sections. Massive thanks to all the observers, as riders, please remember to thank them, they are only there for you to have fun. We also like to offer a huge thank you to the land owner for giving us special permission to use this amazing piece of land for the trial. Please don’t go onto the land without permission as we value access to this space for our trials and don’t want to jeopardise our future with this superb area. Our next trial hasn’t been confirmed yet so please keep an eye on TrialsTalk.co.uk or our Facebook page facebook.com/sheffieldandhallamshire/ for any further information as it comes in.
The observers: Pete Emery, Bex Spivey, Holly and Will, Werner Echil, Jonny Carr, Richard Spencer, Dave Tuley, Andy Walker, Pete Barber, Steve Elliot, Roland Slack and Roger Bown.
An extra big thank you to all the observers who have travelled far and wide to help us run the trial, and those who have given up their day, even if they haven’t come with a rider. We appreciate all the help from all observers as we couldn’t run these events without you!
Thank you to Richard Timps, Joe Spivey and Mick Dubik for setting out.
Thank you to Bex & Maralyn for sorting the entries & everyone involved!
Our next trial is at a great new venue on the 19th February, and we are really excited about riding there! The trial starts at 10:30am with three routes for all adult solos and youth A, B & C.
We have managed to get permission to use this land that we used to use 20 years ago. At the landowners request, there is to be no riding on this land except for organised events, doing so risks losing this land again!