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 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.
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!
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 ‘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.
Observers information is below for Sunday. Can all observers be at Mill Farm in plenty of time (7:30 am onwards) to collect their equipment, have a butty and a drink etc and then get to their section. There are rough ETA’s on the attached list but these are very rough as the ground is very dry so the riders may be a fair bit quicker than estimated.
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!
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.