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Woodland Farm, Lount 24th Sept 2017

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Venue

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03/09/2017

Rectory Farm, Uppingham

SP864983

24/09/2017

Lount

SK3947919005

22/10/2017

Vickers Farm

SK73650772

03/12/2017

Riley's Railway

SK74110818

31/12/2017

Earl Shilton Trials Club

SP495962

21/01/2018

Stainby

SK9141123063

18/02/2018

Eaton

SK79142915

11/03/2018

Rectory Farm, Uppingham

SP864983

08/04/2018

Riley's Railway

SK74110818

Last updated 04 September 2017

 


Clerk of the Course, Roger, proved he was a comedian with the sections he laid out!

 

Trial Report – Uppingham 3rd Sept 2017
Roger’s plan of having a couple of dry trials at the start of the season certainly paid off at Uppingham. The bog was merely damp and the stream was dry. Some interesting new sections presented no problems to many riders but Roger has definitely forgotten how long his old ‘boyhood’ Ariel was when presenting numptys like me with tight nadgery stuff that punished lack of concentration and skill.  My new boots, which boasted ‘championship winners for 50 years’, are going back under trades description rulesJ.

The date for the Lount trial was incorrectly published as 25th Sept. It is, as pointed out by several people, on the 24th Sept. I can’t even blame Roger as his list was correct!

Taverners Road Trial is on Sunday 10th Sept from the The Odd House, Bosworth Rd, Snarestone, DE12 7DQ.  Road and green lane routes15 on the day including lunch +£3.00 for non VMCC members. First rider away at 9:30.

 

A new season is upon us

Dates and venues have been confirmed with the land owners, permits issued and offerings made to the meteorological deities for fair weather. Conditions of our permits require membership of either the VMCC or the AMCA.  If you have not ridden with us before please bring proof of membership to the first trial you attend. 

We’re making a small increase to the entry fees (£11 up to £12) to maintain our break even aim. Machine eligibility rules are unchanged: electronic ignitions, Amal concentrics and non-standard fork internals are acceptable mods.  Ball ended levers and folding footrests are sensible updates.

We have decided to introduce a new entry class to encourage younger riders into the classic fold.  The Twin Shock Junior class will run alongside our existing pre-57 youth class (up to age 16). The difference being that pre-1980 twin shock bikes (like TY80s, BSA Otters etc.) will be accepted. Small wheeled automatics are not considered suitable and no monoshocks.  We’ve done this to allow dads with lads with ‘newer’ bikes to graduate up to a ‘real’ classic by the time they reach senior class age.

After 40 years of trials involvement Tony Dann’s wellies have decided he shouldn’t be forced (by Roger) to endure the rigours of setting up on the Saturday (sometimes Friday) before events.  Roger would welcome assistance on the setup days laying out the sections and checking overgrowth and general safety and access. Apparently he provides flask, sandwiches and biscuits (but I might have made that bit up).

We are grateful to, and rely upon, our faithful band of observers and stewards. We are sometimes short of observers - any volunteers you bring along to help would be made very welcome – as an added incentive there is an exciting observers’ raffle at each event. If you can help out, in any capacity, please contact Roger. 

Could those of you awarded cups or trophies from the 2015/2016 season – return them to us, please, so they can be engraved ready for presentation in November.

Important: Event insurance, as provided by the AMCA; covers Land Owners, Organisers, Officials and Competitors should a third party get injured. You require your own insurance cover if using your bike on a public road (e.g. riding across the road at Uppingham – or up the ‘green lane’). To ensure our status as ‘responsible’ organisers, riding without a helmet, or riding prior to signing on is strictly prohibited.

Please bear in mind that we’re all volunteers who take on the roles to keep the sport available for us all.

The Taverners Team look forward to seeing you again for another season of friendly competition in perfect weather with feet firmly on foot pegs.

 

Vids & Pics:
Kev ‘Panther’ Alexander regularly updates photographs and videos, of various trials, on YouTube and Picassa.  You can also see them on the Taverners web link. Kev has also set up a FarceBook group.

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Results, Regs & Entries:
Please use the options on the left to download PDF files of results, regs and entry forms. To view and / or print these files you'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded from www.adobe.com

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: ALL entrants must be members of the VMCC or AMCA.
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Helmets to be worn by all riders.

About 'The Taverners"

The Taverners section of the VMCC is probably best known for the Founders Day Rally at Stamford Hall. Many visitors to that annual event will have witnessed the light hearted display of trials riding in the arena.  What most may not realise is that the Taverners have been running a competitive winter trials series, in and around Leicestershire, for the last 40 odd years.

We hold eight (more or less) trials between September and April at venues which provide a variety of challenges, most of which include mud.

Our events are, generally, laid out to suit the 'Big Old Bikes' that have fallen out of competitive favour in most 'classic' trials events.  Our intention is that riders on girder forked rigid machines should be able to compete and, any rider, irrespective of age or skill, should be able to complete the event without excessive physical distress (although 8 laps of 8 sections is a good workout).  With that in mind, our trials are designated as Pre-57 events. This decision was made many moons ago as providing a demarcation date after which the unit lightweights took over; resulting in tighter sections and more acrobatic riding styles becoming the norm.

We have four competition classes in which trophies are awarded.  Girder/Rigid machines (Pre-41), Tele/Rigid 4 stroke machines, fully "suspendered" 4 strokes and two smoke machines (for those that must).  We also have a youth class for riders under 16. When numbers permit, we have a non-championship 'guest' class.  This was originally intended to allow riders of 'trick' pre-57 bikes to ride without taking points from original machines but we now have a number of regular pre-65 riders making up the numbers. While we don't ask for dating certificates, machines should, generally, be of the period. Concentric carburettors, electronic Ignitions and nonstandard fork internals are acceptable modifications.

We have a healthy following for the events with our absolute limit of 50 entries regularly being fully subscribed.  The temptation to extend the entry limit, to prevent turning riders away, has been resisted as this would result in longer queues at the sections, longer queues for the lunchtime soup and less time in the pub afterwards.

The events attract a good variety of machines and rider ability. We have some keen younger riders and many of the 'old hands' are riding well past retirement age.  As usual, scores range from the odd 'dab free' ride to those, like mine, matching the bike's engine capacity!

We have a loyal and enthusiastic group of volunteers who act as observers, staff the soup kitchen, lay out sections and clean up after us - more are always welcome.

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