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Club Membership & next event

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.

AGM 2019

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 secretary.sheffandhallamtrials@gmail.com

ACU Normandale Masters – The Hallamshire Trial

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!

Brough Rough’N Andy Atkinson Memorial Trial Sunday 25th August 2019

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: secretary.sheffandhallamtrials@gmail.com

Club Championship Round 3 results – 27th January 2019 – Stonedge Quarry

Thanks to everybody supporting the club again and great to see some new faces and 12 observers! Any feedback on the sections please let us know as we are only trying to improve the trials for you all. 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.

Full Results:

Championship Positions:

Our next event is on 17th February at Eadons Fields, Dronfield and is a round of the East Midland Centre champs and John Bull Team Trial starting at the usual time of 10:30 am. Hope to see you all there!

Sunday 2nd December – Round 1 Winter Championships – Stonedge Quarry

This Sunday is Round 1 of the 2018/19 Winter Trials Championship at Stonedge Quarry, Chesterfield S45 0HW starting at 10:30am. 3 laps of 12 sections are planned and if any riders providing an observer will receive a free ride and all observers will receive a gift.

Paula is bringing her fantastic Chefs Wagon catering van to provide refreshments throughout the day. We are hoping to make this a regular thing so please support her.

The classes in the East Midland Centre are changing for 2019 so we are going to use the new system in this trial and going forwards. No major changes other than the wording. Please see the new classes and routes below:

Hard Route – Blue & Red Flags – Expert/Intermediate/Youth A

Clubman ‘A’ – Yellow Flags – Clubman ‘A’/Over 40/Over 50/Youth B

Clubman ‘B’ – White Flags – Clubman ‘B’/Over 40/Twinshock/Youth C

Sportsman – Green Flags – Sportsman/Youth D

If anybody can provide an observer please let me know as it will make the day run much more smoothly.

ACU licences for 2019 can now be renewed using the ACU members system and this enables you to join the club for 2019 at the same time. Our annual membership is collected at the Christmas Trial on 27th December and runs until the same trial next year so give yourselves a head start and get it done nice and early so you are ready for 2019. Any questions regarding the trial or membership etc please contact Richard Timperley on 07545 468341.