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!
The club AGM is to be held on Tuesday 15th October at the Rutland Arms, Main Road, Holmesfield starting at 8pm prompt.
Any items to be discussed please email to firstname.lastname@example.org – this is the chance for any club members to have their say.
Richard Timperley, Leigh Elliot, Mark Timperley and Jonny Carr laid out the course and did a great job of handling the new woodland sections. Thanks to all the S&H team for the job of setting up on the day and helping raise money along the way.
All the riding aside we managed to raise over £1100 between the chosen charity Bluebell Wood Hospice.
A massive thank you goes to the landowner for allowing the event to take place and to all the observers who braved the intense heat to support the event and make it as special as it always is. Thank you again to all who came and contributed without you it wouldn’t be possible.
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: email@example.com
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
Please find Entry list and Final Instructions below for the Kia National Twinshock Championship Round 4 to be held at Offerton Hall, Hathersage on Sunday 19th May 2019.
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!
Thanks for the massive turnout, great to see some more new faces and 13 observers! 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.
John Bull Team trial Results:
Club Championship Positions:
Our next trial is on the 28th of April at Offerton Hall, hope to see you there!
Here are a few pictures kindly sent to us by John
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!
It was a Gas Gas domination at Sheffield & Hallamshire’s annual Christmas Trial held at Eadons Fields, with recent Gas Gas UK signing Richard Sadler making his trip down from North Yorkshire worthwhile by taking victory over fellow team riders Richard Timperley and Dan Thorpe.
It was to be a close affair, with 12 sections plotted in the streams and bankings requiring precise no-stop riding that would be happy to take prisoners if any mistakes were made. Sadler proved why he took the British Expert championship in 2018 by dropping just 7 for the day, with a superb clean final lap securing his victory. Meanwhile local rivals Timperley and Thorpe were at each other’s heels all day, Richard edging out his team mate on 12 marks to Dan’s 14. Fourth place was taken by Lee Sampson, who has recently returned to the sport after some time away, his score of 36 was enough to push Corey Dubik into fifth place on 38 marks.
It was another Gas Gas victory on the ever popular Clubman A route, with Darren Wasley cruising to victory on just 1 mark lost, dropped on his first lap on the tight twisting climb of section 11. Second position was taken by Sam Clarke, who proved that you don’t need the latest machinery by piloting his Yamaha Pinky round the 12 section course for just 13 marks, and despite an uncharacteristic 5 on his first lap he managed to secure second position over Mick Thompson in third. Mick, making the long trip up from Devon, took a 3 mark advantage over fourth place rider Katy Sunter, with fifth place taken by Gas Gas UK spannerman Factory Kev Hipwell a further 3 marks adrift.
Over on the Clubman B route, it was the legendary Dave Thorpe, again on a Gas Gas, who reigned victorious despite a rather nasty crash, on a score of just 14, edging out David Perry for second and Adam Wormald for third. The recently introduced Sportsman route saw Steve Ransom take a dominant victory on just 7 marks on his Yamaha Pinky, followed by the young determined Jack Owen on his Oset on 95 marks.
Sheffield & Hallamshire’s next trial is to be held on the 27th of January at Stonedge Quarry near Chesterfield.
Richard Sadler, JST Gas Gas UK – 7 marks
Richard Timperley, JST Gas Gas UK – 12 marks
Dan Thorpe, JST Gas Gas UK – 14 marks
Darren Wasley, Gas Gas – 1 mark
Sam Clarke, Yamaha – 13 marks
Mick Thompson, Beta – 15 marks
Dave Thorpe, Gas Gas – 14 marks
David Perry, Sherco – 19 marks
Adam Wormald, Beta – 26 marks
Steve Ransom, Yamaha – 7 marks
Jack Owen, Oset – 95 marks
James Hull, Sherco – 116 marks
28/12/2018 – Full Results (PDF)
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
Happy New Year!