Report on the Nene Valley Motorcycle Club Annual Ravensoake Trial
Venue: Wadlands Railway, Near Daventry. Date: 16-11-2014
Report written by Paul Davies
Nene Valley MCC held their annual Ravensoake Trial at Wadlands Railway, near Daventry on Sunday. This is a new piece of ground for our club. This was the final round of the club championship. With 37 riders, including Celebrity Motorcycle enthusiast and Comedian Ross Noble attending for what was to be a great Traditional South Midlands Centre trial. The trial was set out on Saturday with the wet conditions in mind. The trial was 5 laps of 8 sections, and it certainly was exciting and entertaining for the riders, observers and spectators.
The Expert class was won by Jonathan Lee who dropped 39 marks, followed by Graeme Watson in second place with 50 marks lost; Simon Dignan came in third place with 58 marks lost.
The Youth A class was won by Sam Rolls who dropped 42 marks, followed by Joe Collins in second place with 80 marks lost; George Barker came in third place with 92 marks lost.
The 50/50 class was won by Alistair Allen who dropped 85 marks, followed by David Gardner in second place with 97 marks lost.
The Inter class was won by Paul Haddingham with 51 marks lost; second place went to Callum Wilkinson on 102 marks lost.
The Youth 50/50 class was won by Conor Southwood with 92 marks lost, second place went to Fraser Strutt with 95 marks lost.
The Clubman class was won by Paul Davies with 42 marks lost, followed by Colin Ridgeway with 60 marks lost, Paul Robinson dropped 66 marks in third place.
The Novice class was won by Tom Bishop with 68 marks, followed by Steve Southwood in second place with 94 marks lost, meanwhile our celebrity guest Ross Noble came in a respectable third place with 100 marks lost, but he thoroughly enjoyed himself.
The Easy route was won by Bryan Deveroux who lost 36 marks, followed by Gary Hall in second place with 38 marks lost
The Sportsman route was won by Brian Ayres with 61 marks lost, followed by Toby Mears in second place with 66 marks lost, third place went to Ryan Brown who also lost 66 marks, but was placed third due to Toby having more cleans recorded on the day.
A very BIG thank you to the land owner for allowing us to use the land, and all of the observers for manning the sections. Also a big thank you to all of the people who have helped in the preparation and setting out of this seasons club trials.
A BIG thank you to all the riders and land owners who have supported the club over the last 12 months, we hope that you have all enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you again next year.
The first round of the 2015 club championship will be held at Hills & Holes – Uppingham on January the 18th 2015, hope to see you all there.
Full results:141116 NV Ravensoake Trial Results