Sheffield & Hallamshire MCC hosted the final round of their 2017/2018 series, plus the first round of their 2018 Oset series at their new venue Offerton Hall near Hathersage in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District. A venue previously used by the club as a group of sections in the Peak Trial, the venue has never been used for a club trial, however thanks to the efforts of the club and the enthusiastic land owner the use was secured, a very welcome result for the club and riders. Early morning showers cleared leaving a dry if chilly day for the 82 riders, consisting of 14 Osets and 68 main course riders.
On the hard route, Gavin Black was the surprise winner on 20 marks ahead of Corey Dubik on 25 with Richard Timperley rounding out the top three on 32. Section 3 was the first mark taker for the experts, a 4 foot step at a 45 degree angle with an awkward run up taking marks off all the riders bar Corey Dubik on his Acklams Splat Beta who was the only rider to go clean here all day. Section 4 was the only section where no expert went clean all day, the closest being Gavin Black having 2 sterling clean rides on the narrow slate waterfall.
The Clubman route was an ever close affair, topped by Davy Morewood on his Beta on 19 ahead of Fantic 240 mounted Paul Rose on 27. The fight for third place went down to a most cleans decider, with both Josh Atkinson and Sam Atherton dropping 32 marks, Josh pipping Sam to third by virtue of 22 cleans to Sam’s 21. Just 1 mark behind on 33 was Rob Bowyer in fine form on his mighty Triumph Twin, getting in some last minute practice before the Pre-65 Scottish. Section 4 again proved to be the toughest for the Clubmen, with just 3 cleans recorded all day, two from Morewood and one on his first lap from 6th place Andy Turner.
As always the easy route proved a popular choice, topped by Stephen Bisby on his Ossa Gripper, who stayed in single figures on 9 marks, ahead of Gas Gas mounted Andy Foot on 19 and Phil Sibley on his Honda TLR a further 7 marks adrift on 26. Section 2 was the major mark taker here, the very narrow gully took 5 from Bisby, and only 5th place man Paul Spivey recorded a clean here all day on his second lap.
The Oset riders tackled 9 sections under the support and guidance from Jonny Carr, who set out 3 routes for the 14 riders to choose from. On the hard route, Max Perry took top spot ahead of Jack Owen, who was attempting the hard route for the first time. On the middle route, Finlay Widdows reigned supreme just 6 marks ahead of Max Howarth, whilst on the easy route Grace South took the honours ahead of Rhys Finlay. It is great to see the future of trials enjoying their days out, long may it continue!
The club would like to say a big thank you to the organising team, the observers and the land owner for the use of his excellent venue and his superb hospitality on the day. Sheffield & Hallamshire’s next event is their ACU British Youth Championship round to be held on 10th June at Stonedge Quarry, entries are now open on the ACU website.
Gavin Black, Sherco – 20 marks
Corey Dubik, Acklams Splat Beta – 25 marks
Richard Timperley, JST Gas Gas UK – 32 marks
Davy Morewood, Beta – 19 marks
Paul Rose, Fantic – 27 marks
Josh Atkinson, Splat Montesa – 32 marks
Stephen Bisby, Ossa – 9 marks
Andy Foot, 6T9 Gas Gas – 19 marks
Phil Sibley, Honda – 26 marks
Oset Hard Route
Max Perry – 47 marks
Jack Owen – 66 marks
Oset Middle Route
Finley Widdows – 40 marks
Max Howarth – 46 marks
Leon Curry – 53 marks
Oset Easy Route
Grace South – 55 marks
Rhys Finley – 64 marks
Hudson Cooper – 66 marks
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 cracking trial, a great turn out and a lot of big smiles. I hope everyone found the new green route ok, if you have any issues / suggestions, please let us know.
A big thank you to Richard Timperley, Joe Spivey and Mick Dubik for setting out, thank you to Bex & Maralyn for sorting the entries & everyone involved!
Massive thanks to all the observers, If you know of anyone that could come help observe, we would love the help. As riders please remember to thank the observers, they are only there for you to have fun.
Our next trial is the ACU East Midlands Centre Champs & John Bull Team Trial at Eadons Fields on the 18th February, starts at 10:30am with four routes for all adult solos and youth A, B, C & D. We will be running the new Dead Easy Route again.
Many Thanks to the landowner. At the landowners request, there is to be no riding on this land except for organised events, doing so risks losing this land again! If you see or hear of anyone that is, please let them know.
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!
Round 5 and 6 was held on Saturday 4th November, 14 riders competed and enjoyed some challenging sections!
Well done to everyone who came and those who took home trophies in hard, middle and easy routes for the years series.
Also well done to Rhys Finney who was awarded with the prize for effort on the day.
A big thank you to all who have joined us throughout this years series. We have seen many new little riders and their families this year which is great. We also need to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped us out this year, in particular to Joe Spivey.
We have another 6 trials planned for 2018 and we hope to see many of you again next year!
A big thank you to Richard Timperley and Josh Atkinson for setting out, thank you to Marilyn 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. Sorry we weren’t able to get an observer on every section,
If you do know anyone that would be willing to observe at any of our trials, please, please bring them.
Well done to Dan Thorpe for winning the hard route, Darren Wasley yellow route & Stephen Bisby on the white route.
Bluebell Wood Hospice came along to the trial for us to present the proceeds from the Brough Rough N, we managed to raise £2454. Thank you to everyone who rode, donated and bought anything that day. The proceeds have gone to a very good local cause.
Download the full results here: S&H Results 5Nov17 Eadons (PDF)
Our next trial is on the 27th December – Christmas Special @ Eadons Fields – 10:30am start
More details found on http://www.sheffieldandhallamshiretrials.co.uk & https://www.facebook.com/sheffieldandhallamshire
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.
Please click to see the Brough Rough N 2017 results (PDF Download)
Big Thank you to the following:
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.
Raffle Prizes – a big thank you to the following for donating prizes: Michelin, Apico, GasGasUK, Putoline, Splat Shop, 6t9, Sharon Bown, City Plumbing, New Leaf & Ferndale Garden Centers, Jolly Farmer, Rutland Arms, Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, Bex Spivey Pomade Salon, Birkett, MRS Ltd, MOTS, Fist Gloves, Scorpa, Sherco, Ipone, Global Brands, S3 Parts, Filter Services, Potters of Barnsley, Alfred Dunham & Sons, Plumco, Nick Horsley, Giorgios Italian Restaurant, Hackney House Cafe plus the numerous other companies and individuals who generously donated so many great prizes.
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.
Round 4 for the Osets was held at Brough and luckily the weather stayed fine this year!! There were a few challenging sections which everyone enjoyed and as always it was lovely to see so many supporters.
Well done to Tyler Atkinson for coming first on hard route, Max Perry on middle route and Leon Currie on easy route.
A special well done to Stanley Carr for winning the prize for effort on the day.
A big thank you goes to Joe and George Spivey and Holly for observing, your help is really appreciated.
The next trial is on Saturday 9th September (venue to be confirmed), see you all soon!
Saturday 17th June was Round 3 for the Osets, held at a challenging new venue at Stonedge. There were some tricky sections and it was a super hot day, but the kids all gave it everything and most importantly had fun! A big thank you to our observers Joe Spivey, Sam Charles and Robin Charles- we couldn’t do it without you! Also thank you to all the supporters who made it a lovely family day. And finally a huge thank you again to Joe Spivey, for helping clear and layout the sections.
Congratulations to Thomas Wright for coming first on hard route, Jack Owen on middle route and Lukas Butcher on easy route. Also a big well done to Grace Smith for competing in her first trial!
Round 4 is on Saturday 22nd July at Brough at 11am. Details to follow.