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 very much to all the riders for supporting us with our first go at running a Kia Championship round, we hope you all enjoyed your day as much as we did putting it on for you. If you have a bold 5 on your score it is due to no score being recorded on the observers card. Many thanks to the results team of Mark & Carol Timperley and Chris Pearson.
Thanks to all the observers for giving up their time so you can have a good day. Please remember to thank them as the trial doesn’t run without them. Thanks to Paula with the Chefswagon and Tim from Fredericks of Chesterfield for bringing the Ice Cream van. A big thanks to the section setting team – Richard Timperley and assistants Steve Bisby, Steve Ransom, Tim Heaton and all the rest of the team who helped out before and after the event. And finally a massive thanks to the landowners for letting us use these excellent pieces of land. Any queries with the results then please get in touch. Richard Timperley – Secretary & Clerk of the Course
A big thank you to the landowner for allowing us to use this fantastic land, Richard Timps, Josh Atkinson and Mick Dubik for setting out and thank you to Bex & Marilyn for sorting the entries & everyone involved!
Massive thanks to the 7 observers, if anyone is interested in observing please let us know as it’s always good to get all the sections observed properly, we pay £20 per observer plus you get a meal voucher to get food and drink at the butty wagon.
Our next trial is a round of the Kia National Twinshock Championship at Offerton Hall on the 19th of May. Entries are via the ACU online system and the closing date is the 15th of May. This will be 2 laps of 20 sections so if you have an old bike hidden away then dig it out and come for a ride. Observers are required and we will give you a free ride in one of our club trials if you help out. Please contact Richard Timperley on 07545 468341 if you can help. Our next club trial is in July, more details to follow and we hope to see you there!
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!
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.
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.
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.