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Albert Glover Trial Report 11th March 2018

Report on the Nene Valley Motorcycle Club Annual Albert Glover Trial

Venue: Glendon Quarry.      Date: 11/03/18

 

A healthy entry of 56 riders braved the mud at Glendon quarry for the 2nd round of the 2018 club championship.

The Albert Glover Trial was traditionally a road based open to centre event and the trophy features many great riders from the club’s history. Fitting then that the Expert win was a closely fought battle between two long standing members whose fathers are both past winners. Steve Bird took the win holding his nerve finishing on just 1 point, clearly enjoying riding his new TRS. Jonathan Lee narrowly lost out on the furthest cleans tie break and showed his liking for the conditions, being the only rider to clean the tough section 6 every lap. Another tie break was required for 3rd and 4th with Joe Collins getting the nod over Dan Greeves, both on 5 marks.

Best Inter was Martin Greeves making good use of the 300 Beta’s power.

50/50 Winner was the photogenic T&MX regular Dean Devereux who also set the lowest score on the middle route, riding his lovely Honda TLM260.

Alfie-Ray Turner was the Youth C class winner. Riding the 50/50 route Alfie impressed many people with some great rides on the screaming little Beta 80.

The Clubman class is always closely contested, Nick Boxall using all his experience took a well deserved win on his Beta. Section 6 again proving the toughest as the conditions worsened with Nick losing 8 of his 12 here. Just 3 marks behind was Christopher Jones who finished 2nd.  Chris had a costly 3 on section 3, Observer Craig Wilford doesn’t miss much.  Gary Priestly was 3rd with some great rides but a couple of 5’s proved costly.

Ryan Brown took the Novice class and Ryan Brown Jnr will be annoyed that he didn’t quite manage to beat his Dad whilst winning A Class. Marcus Anthony took the A class easy route win.

Brian Ayres was out for only the 3rd time on his new Beta 200. Brian was riding really well and had a smile on his face all day taking the win on the Easy route from Chris Aylott.

Always great to see Tony Jones and passenger Jamie Howe out on the Beta sidecar outfit, getting some valuable practice in for the British Championship next week.

A recent and very welcome addition to the Nene Valley trials is a separate route for youths on Electric bikes. Deep mud and small wheels don’t make things easy, however they did a fantastic job. William Sparkes was the winner on the green route dropping just 17 marks. Caelan Hanvey was 2nd and Harry Hunt 3rd.

Jake Tanfield was the winner on the Orange route. Jake only lost 14 points which is very impressive with such difficult conditions. James Hunt and Dexter Eckert had a very close battle for 2nd and 3rd with James just edging it by a single point.

The club would like to thank all the riders and observers and hope to see everyone at Geddington on 22nd April.

Awards Presentation

We will be presenting last years (2016) awards at the June 25th Trial at Geddington. It would be great to see all of the winners there to collect their awards.
Congratulations to our 2016 championship winners –
Expert – Joe Collins
Inter – Tom Bishop
Clubman – Paul Davies
Novice – Graham Bishop
Sportsman – Ryan Brown
Easy – Dave Watson
Youth B – Ryan Brown Jnr
Youth C / D – Alfie-Ray Turner

Classic Video

I recently discovered some classic video footage on of an old Nene Valley Trial on YouTube which is well worth a look.

The Trial was around 1987/88 at Desborough Quarry. There are some familiar faces on there, many of which are still riding.

Click here to view the video

Turn your sound off though as the audio was corrupted during the transfer.

 

 

AGM 12th April 2016

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Nene Valley Motorcycle Club, held on Tuesday 12th April 2016, commencing at 8 p.m.

Present:  Roy and Graeme Watson, Judith and Brian Ayres, Doug Swanson, Daphne Robinson, Julian and Jo Collins, Graham Bishop, Steve Bird, Paul Davies, Jamie Howe, Tony Jones.
Apologies : Eileen Swanson

The President Doug Swanson took the chair.

Report on the accounts:

The accounts were discussed fully by the committee and Roy explained how the income was  greatly improved by running the National Trials resulting in a healthy balance in the bank.
One outstanding invoice for portable toilet to be paid to N J Holt £120.00.

To Elect a President:    Paul Davies proposed Doug Swanson    2nd Jamie Howe

To Elect Vice  Presidents    Mr D Jones, Mrs D Robinson, Mr G Watts, Mr J Lee, Mrs J Ayres, Mr B Ayres were all re-elected.

To Elect a Chairman:  Doug  proposed Paul Davies who declined and said he was not happy about the amount of support from the committee at the last Trial.
Doug then proposed Graham Bishop who accepted and was voted in.

To Elect Vice Chairman:  Paul Davies proposed Jamie Howe and he was voted in.

To Elect a Minutes Secretary:  Jamie Howe proposed Eileen Swanson 2nd Tony Jones

To Elect a Committee: The above were all elected to the committee en block apart from Steve Swanson who has not been able to attend.

To Elect an Auditor:  Roy Watson proposed Robert Gibson 2nd Doug Swanson

To transact ant other business:

The committee agreed that subs and entry fees should stay the same.

There being no further business the meeting closed at  8.30 p.m.

AGM Minutes 2015

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Nene Valley Motorcycle Club, held on Tuesday 12th May 2015, commencing at 8 p.m.

 

Present: Malcolm Eveley, Roy Watson, Judith and Brian Ayres, Doug and Eileen Swanson, Daphne Robinson, Julian and Jo Collins, Graham Bishop, Simon Dumbrell, Steve Bird, Paul Davies, Jamie Howe, Tony Jones, Steve Swanson, Toby Mears.

 

The President Doug Swanson took the chair.

 

Apologies were received from: Graeme Watson, Dave Watson.

 

Report on the accounts: The accounts were discussed fully by the committee.

 

Income

Subs:                                   126.00

Profit on trials:               696.40

Refund ACU                       80.00

Bank Interest:                     2.87

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£925.27

 

Expenditure

ACU                                             30.00

Trophies/Vouchers             490.00

Sporting Motorcyclist            66.00

Printing/Stationary                44.94

Companies House                    13.00

Audit Fee                                     72.00

Riding No’s                               115.00

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£830.94

 

Surplus for year                      £95.03

 

 

 

To Elect a President:          Paul Davies proposed Doug Swanson  2nd Jamie Howe

 

To Elect Vice Presidents   Mr D Jones, Mrs D Robinson, Mr G Watts, Mr J Lee, Mrs J Ayres, Mr B Ayres were all re-elected.

 

To Elect a Chairman: Tony Jones proposed Paul Davies 2nd Jamie Howe

 

To Elect Vice Chairman: Paul Davies proposed Steve Swanson 2nd Doug Swanson

 

To Elect a Minutes Secretary: Jamie Howe proposed Eileen Swanson 2nd Tony Jones

 

To Elect a Committee: The above were all elected to the committee en block apart from Malcolm Eveley who declined.

 

To Elect an Auditor: Roy Watson proposed Robert Gibson 2nd Doug Swanson

 

 

To transact ant other business:

 

The committee agreed that subs and entry fees should stay the same and should be reviewed early in 2016 if external cost increase..

 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.30 p.m.

APRIL CLUB MEETING CHANGE

The April meeting is now Wednesday 8th April, 8pm, at The Green Man, Leighton Bromswold. NOT Tuesday 7th as previously stated.

Please come along if you can as we need a good sized working party to make arrangements for the KIA trial.

April club meeting

The April club meeting will be held on Tuesday 7th April, 8pm, at The Green Man, Leighton Bromswold.

The meeting is a week early in order to make arrangements for the April 19th Kia trial for which the club needs a strong working party.

South Mids Nov 14 News

 

AUTO-CYCLE UNION                 SOUTH MIDLAND CENTRE

21 Buckingham Drive       Luton Beds LU2 9RA

Phone 01582 455714

Mob 07747 855264

terrylgolds@ntlworld.com

www.southmidlandcentrea-cu.com

       19th November 2014

To All South Midland Club Secretary’s.

I apologies that this letter is late, just had a busy period with the AGM etc

Insurance and event costs.

I have just today received a note from Rugby with new insurance rates. There will be a new Insurance Matrix issued on Friday, but the nub of the costs are Trials Insurance Adult £3. (from £2.70) and Basic Package for Motocross from £650 to £700, and the additional / reduction for rider numbers will remain the same.

I will bring this up at Management as a discussion point, as a big jump after two zero movement years does not impress anyone !

You should already have seen in the Management Minutes that the Centre has increased some costs. They are Permit per event £22 (£20) Levy per rider £1.10 (£1) However the Stewards Fee for all Expert and Total Championship Trials will be paid by the Centre, so that will probably save most Clubs £35 per year. It will probably cost around an additional £2.50 for other trials events assuming 50 riders.

 

Affiliations

Unfortunately this letter doesn’t seem to get to Club Treasurers, as I asked that Affiliation Forms should all be sent to me, either with a cheque for the value, or the cash could be sent electronically to the Centres account. After numerous years of sending the form and cheque to the Centre, some still went to Rugby. As they are virtually all in now, I will remind clubs in a year.

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Dates Meeting.

            The dates meetings went fairly well, with no clashes that were irreconcilable. So thank you to all the clubs who gave way – however grudgingly – we got there.

 

AGM and Board Meeting

            The AGM and Board meeting went well and we gained a couple of new Management Committee members, and retained many existing members. The list is

President, Colin Moram;                      Chairman. John Coles;

Vice Chair, Chris Mawer;                     Secretary, Terry Golds;

Treasurer, Judith Ayres;                       Permit Secretary, Ian Reynolds;

Stewards Co-ordinator, Roy Watson;    Track Racing Recorder, Dave Porter;

Motocross Recorder, Judith Ayres;       Trials Recorder, Karen Southwood;

Noise Inspector, Terry Golds;               TSM Editor, Fred Sparkes.

Rights of Way, Chris Hurworth              Ben Fund, Fred Henley and Dave Porter

The Centre Life Vice Presidents are Mrs Myrna Green, Mr F Henley, Mr Colin Sweby, and Mr Brian Valder

Vice Presidents are Mrs Mary Martin, John Coles, Laurie Erwood, Colin Nunn, Bob Twigg, Fred Sparkes

 

Clerk of the Course Seminar.

The Centre Trials CoC Seminar will be held on the 17th January at North Hall, start time to be 10 am sharp. If your club needs Clerks, please get your names to Bob Twigg certainly by the 15th December or there will not be time to get papers etc from Rugby. NO day entries!!

The Centre Motocross CoC, and Technical Seminars will hopefully be held in January or February, and I am currently in contact with Eddie Jones, Roy Humphrey and John Coles to find a date to hold both, Motocross in the morning and Technical in the afternoon.  So let me have names and addresses for these two asap.

I am not sure if there is homework or not.

Any member of the Centre is welcome to attend a Management Meeting, They are held at 7:30 pm on the last Tuesday of the month, at North Hall. Please let me know if you or any club members would like to attend.

With kind regards.

 

Terry Golds

Centre Secretary

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