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The Hallamshire Trial – ACU Normandale Masters Championship

On Sunday 28th October, Sheffield & Hallamshire MCC are hosting ‘The Hallamshire Trial’ which is the final round of the ACU Normandale Masters Championship.

Originally this trial was due to be a resurrection of the Peak Trial which has been a round of the ACU Solo, Sidecar and Novogar (now S3) championships but the club have encountered land access issues at the last minute forcing the tough decision of whether to cancel or not.

The enthusiastic bunch at S&H don’t give up that easily though and after some stress and many phone calls and emails to landowners, Richard and Mark Timperley have managed to create a completely brand new 2 lap road based trial which is now centred in the small village of Barlow which is approximately 3 miles from Chesterfield and lies on the edge of the Peak District National Park so offers easy access for everybody.

The route is being finalised as you read this and it is looking like a 5 or so mile lap with 20 traditional sections so causes no fuelling issues as the last sections are at the start. Some sections may be familiar to some riders but the majority will be new and the potential for this trial going forward is massive as land is becoming available to us.

The usual Normandale classes are all catered for and there will also be a Clubman A & B class and Expert route for any non-championship riders.
The start venue offers a hard standing car park, on site café which will be serving food all day and permanent toilet facilities.

The start time is a bright and breezy 9:00 am for the first riders to ensure the best is made of the daylight available. The clocks go back the night before so everybody gets an extra hour in bed anyway!

Entries are now open via the ACU Online Entry system via this link: https://www.ride-acu.uk/Secure/Login.aspx?EventGUID=dc1ce3e8-d477-4702-827b-9928491a62a7

Entries close at midnight on 22/10/18. Please direct any further enquiries to Richard Timperley on 07545 468341 or via email: secretary.sheffandhallamtrials@gmail.com

The Kick Energy Youth Trial – ACU Acklams Beta British Solo Youth A B C & D Trials Championship Full Results

The full results are now available for the Kick Energy Youth Trial which was a round of the ACU Acklams Beta British Solo Youth A B C & D Trials Championship held at Stonedge Quarry, Chesterfield on Sunday 10th June.

Many thanks to the landowner for the use of the fantastic land – please do not return to this venue under any circumstances other than organised events.

Thanks to all our observers for giving up their time and supporting the stars of the future.

Many thanks to Kick Energy for being main sponsors of the event. Thanks also to Paula from the Chefs Wagon for the catering and to Tim from Fredericks of Chesterfield for bringing the ice cream van at the end of the trial – this proved very popular!

Lastly, thanks to Richard Timperley for being Clerk of the Course and to the whole of team Sheffield & Hallamshire MCC for making the event a great success as many hours were spent clearing the venue, setting out the course and all the paperwork in the background.

Our next event is the unique and very special Brough Rough’N Trial which takes place on Sunday 26th August all in aid of charity. If you have never been to this trial before you are missing out! Further details of the charities we are supporting will be announced shortly. There is a charity raffle with some great prizes from companies such as Jitsie, Gas Gas, Michelin, Putoline etc along with vouchers for other items. Catering will be on site and it is rumoured that the ice cream van may be making an appearance again so please come along and join us for a great day.

S&H Results _18 – YTH National 10_06_18