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Albert Glover Trial 14th Sept 2014

Report on the Nene Valley Motorcycle Club Annual Albert Glover Trial

Venue: Cranford Firs.      Date: 14-09-2014

Report written by Paul Davies

Nene Valley MCC held their annual Albert Glover Trial at Cranford Firs on Sunday. This was the eighth round of the club championship with 29 riders attending for what was to be a great day for everyone.

The trial was 4 laps of 10 sections and the riders comprised of 4 experts, 2 Youth A riders, 1 50/50 rider, 5 Inter riders, 9 Clubman riders, 5 Sportsman riders, 2 riders preferring the easy route and 1 D Class rider made up the entry.

The expert class was won by Mark Harris who dropped only 10 marks, second place went to Steve Swanson who dropped 28 marks. Third place went to Graeme Watson with 60 marks lost.

The Youth A Class was won by Joe Collins who dropped 43 marks, second place went to Sam Rolls who dropped 54 marks.

The 50/50 class was won by Tony Jones who dropped 22 marks, he was the only 50/50 rider.

The Intermediate route was won by Daniel Ledger with 22 marks lost, followed in second place by Paul Haddingham who dropped 25 marks. Third place went to Josh Hewitt with 31 marks lost.

The Clubman class was won by Pete Ablewhite with a loss of 9 marks. Second place went to Paul Davies with 13 marks lost. Third place went to Paul Robinson with 16 marks lost.

The Sportsman route was won by Josh Davies with 17 marks lost, second place went to Simon Cort who also dropped 17 marks, Josh won on most cleans. Third place went to Toby Mears with 18 marks lost.

The easy route was won by Brian Ayres with 9 marks lost. Brian was the only rider finishing the trial.

The D Class route was won by Alfie Ray Turner who dropped 74 marks. Alfie was the only D Class rider.

We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and look forward to seeing you all again at Irthlingborough on the 19th of October for the October Cup trial.

A very BIG thank you to the land owner and all of the observers for manning the sections. Also a big thank you to all of the people who helped in the preparation and setting out of the trial.

Results: 140914 v2 Albert Glover 2014 Results

 

Chairman's Shield 27th July 2014

Nene Valley MCC held their annual Chairman’s trial on Sunday.

41 riders arrived for what was to be a great day’s riding. The weather forecast was for showers in the morning, but these did not materialise.

The trial was 4 laps of 10 sections and the riders comprised of 6 experts, 8 Intermediate & 50/50 riders, 11 Clubman & 3 Novice riders, 5 riders used our new sportsman 50/50 route, 2 riders preferring the easy route and 6 riders from the youth A,B,50/50 & D classes made up the rest of the entry.

The sections were mainly variations of tried and tested favourites at this venue. With the conditions being so dry, some of the sections were very slippery due to surface marbling. This resulted in marks being lost by all of the classes in many of the sections.

The Expert class was won by Sam Gent who lost only 20 marks on a very tough Expert route, a very impressive ride from Sam. Second place went to Steve Swanson who dropped 36 marks. Third place went to Greame Watson dropping 47 points.

The Youth A class was won by Joe Collins who dropped 68 marks, Joe was the only Youth A rider on the day, but a very good ride from Joe none the less.

The 50/50 Class was won by Mick Thurman who dropped 21 marks, followed in second place by Tony Jones who dropped 31 marks. Third place went to Stephen Young who dropped 37 marks.

The Intermediate Class was won by Paul Haddingham who dropped 20 marks, second place went to Jamie Howe who dropped 29 marks. Third place went to Josh Hewitt who dropped 45 marks.

The Youth 50/50 Class was won by Harry Coleman who dropped 31 marks, second place went to Conor Southwood who dropped 53 marks.

The Clubman class won by  Paul Davies who dropped 21 marks. Second place went to Chris Aylott who dropped 25 marks, Third place went to Andrew Lancaster with 26 marks lost.

The Youth B Class was won by Jake Woodlock who dropped 81 marks. Jake was the only Youth B Rider on the day.

The Novice Class was won by Steve Southwood who dropped 35 marks, second place went to Mark Barrington who dropped 44 marks. Third place went to Shaun Woodlock who dropped 76 marks.

Our new Sportsman 50/50 route was won by Simon Dumbrel with 60 marks lost, followed by Mark Willis in second place also on 66 marks lost. Third place went to Toby Mears who lost 68 marks.

The Easy route was won by Veteran Brian Ayres riding his very trick BSA, he dropped 43 marks. Second place went to Sam Mann who also dropped 43 marks. Brian won on the basis of more cleans.

The Youth D Class was won by Alfie Ray Turner who dropped 99 marks.

We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and look forward to seeing you all again at Great Addington on the 10th of August for the next round of the club championship.

A very BIG thank you to the land owner and all of the observers for manning the sections. Also a big thank you to all of the people who helped in the preparation and setting out of the trial.

Written by: Paul Davies

Full results: Chairmans Shield Results 27-07-2014-1

Photos from award presentation for 2013 Championship

MINUTES OF AGM, 8th APRIL 2014

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Nene Valley Motorcycle Club, held on Tuesday 8th April 2014 at the Carriage House, Higham Ferrers, commencing at 8 p.m.

 

Present: Daphne Robinson, Judith Ayres, Roy Watson, Paul Davis, Doug Swanson, Jamie Howe, Dave Watson, Steve Swanson, Malcolm Evely, Simon Dunbrell, Eileen Swanson, Grame Watson. Graham Bishop.

 

Apologies were received from Tony Jones, Toby Mears, Julian Collins.

 

Report on the accounts:  The accounts were discussed fully and were referred to the May committee meeting when the books will be available for inspection.

 

Elect a President:   Paul Proposed Doug Swanson 2nd Jamie Howe

 

To Elect Vice Presidents    Vice Presidents Mr D Jones, Mrs D Robinson,  Mr N Holt, Mr G Watts, Mr J Lee,  Mrs J Ayres, Mr B Ayres.

 

To Elect a Chairman:          Doug Swanson proposed Steve Swanson        2nd Tony Jones

 

To Elect a Vice Chairman  Doug Swanson proposed Paul Davis 2nd Jamie Howe

 

To Elect a Minutes Secretary   Malcolm proposed Eileen Swanson 2nd Paul Davis

 

To Elect a Committee

Daphne Robinson, Judith Ayres, Roy Watson, Paul Davis, Doug Swanson, Jamie Howe, Dave Watson, Steve Swanson, Malcolm Evely, Simon Dumbrell, Eileen Swanson, Grame Watson, Graham Bishop, Tony Jones, Toby Mears, Julian Collins. Were all elected to the committee.

 

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

 

To transact any other business

 

The committee agreed that subs should stay the same.

 

Entry fees Doug proposed Entry fees should be increased to £14 with youth staying the same at £10 this was 2nd by Jamie Howe.

 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 8 50 p.m.

 

 

Signed………………….

 

 

Janet Jones Memorial Trial 16/03/14

Nene Valley MCC held their annual Janet Jones Memorial Trial at Glendon Quarry on Sunday. This was the Second round of the 2014 club championship and a round of the South Midlands Centre Championship encompassing all classes of the South Midlands Centre Championship at one event, a new idea for 2014.

With 74 riders attending for what was to turn out to be a great trial for all of the classes. The Trial was set out on Saturday for moderate to dry conditions, and that’s exactly what we got on Sunday morning with sunshine. The Trial was planned and set out for 4 laps of 10 sections.

Robert Twigg, the South Midlands Centre ACU Steward was in attendance and prior to the start of the trial handed out various trophies to the 2013 South Midlands Centre Champions.

The Expert class was won by the 2013 South Midlands Centre Champion, Chris Koch who managed to get round for a loss of 10 marks, followed in second place by Thomas Plant with 13 marks lost; third place went to Steve Swanson who went round for 18 marks lost.

The Intermediate class was won by Paul Haddingham who dropped 21 marks, followed in second place by Marcus Jaggard with 22 marks lost; third place went to James Phillo who lost 25 marks.

The Clubman class was won by Paul Davies who dropped only 6 marks, followed by Tony Ritchings in second place with 14 marks lost, third place went to Mark Kenyon-Bell with 14 marks lost.

The novice class was won by Frazer Strutt who lost 10 marks, Second place went to C. Hackett who dropped 29 marks and third place went to E. Jones who dropped 31 marks.

Nene Valley MCC have introduced a new class for 2014, which is the Sportsman class. A 50/50 route between the Easy and Middle route. This route was won by D. Freeman who dropped 21 marks, second place went to Simon Dumbrell who lost 40 marks, third place went to Toby Mears who dropped 66 marks.

The easy route was won by Bryan Deveroux who went around for only 2 marks lost. Second place went to Alan Jones with 2 marks lost and third place went to Bryan Ayres who dropped 11 marks.

The Youth A class was won by Joe Collins riding the hard route, he dropped 44 marks.

The Youth B class was won by Harry Coleman who dropped 28 marks,  second place went to S. Rolls who dropped 32 marks, third place went to Gus Oblein who dropped 44 marks.

The Youth C Class was won by J. Gil who dropped 141 marks.

A very BIG thank you to the land owner and all of the observers for manning the sections. Also a big thank you to all of the people who helped in the preparation and setting out of the sections, without all of these people we could not have run the trial.

Our next trial and the third round of Nene Valley MCC Championship will be held on the 20th of April at Great Addington, we look forward to seeing you all there.

 

Report written by Paul Davies

NEW SPORTSMAN CLASS

We will be trying a new class at the trial on Sunday 16th March at Glendon.
The SPORTSMAN CLASS will be ideal for those wishing to progress to the middle route and those past masters wanting more of a challenge.
The route will run in the same format as the current 50/50 route where by if the section is marked with the 50/50 logo you will ride the middle route section, if there is no 50/50 marking at the start of a section you ride your normal easy route.
All sections will be clearly marked at the start card and your riding number will be a different colour to standard easy route competitors.
We hope this route will assist you to progress to the middle route and gain Novice status or to give those past masters more of a challenge through out the season.

Ravensoake Trial Results, Sunday 17th Nov 2013

Nene Valley MCC held their annual Ravensoake Trial at Irthlingborough on Sunday. This was the final round of the club championship. With 27 riders 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 and observers.

The Expert class was won by Chris Koch who dropped 36 marks, followed by Steve Swanson in second place with 51 marks lost; Steve Bird came in third place with 70 marks lost.

The Youth A class was won by Joseppi Collins who dropped 95 marks.

The Inter class was won by Gareth Price with 79 marks lost; second place went to Josh Hewitt on 116 marks lost.

The 50/50 class was won by Paul Haddingham who dropped 71 marks.

The Clubman class was won by Tim Watts on 63 marks lost, second place went to Paul Robinson with 67 marks lost, Nick Boxall dropped 71 marks in third place.

The Youth B class was won by Sam Rolls who dropped 67 marks.

The Novice class was won by Graham Bishop who lost 109 marks, Second place went to Bryan Dix who dropped122.

The Easy route was won by Joshua Davies with 50 marks lost, he was followed by Graham Watts in second place who lost 60 marks, and third place went to Bryan Deveroux who lost 70 marks.

I would just like to point out that the only clean recorded the whole day on section 4 in any class was by veteran rider Graham Watts, well done Graham, great ride.

A very BIG thank you to the land owner 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 club championship will be the Bill Holt trial which, will be held at Glendon Quarry on February the 2nd 2013, hope to see you all there.

Paul Davies.

NVMCC_Ravensoake_Trial_Results_-_Irthlingborough_-_17112013

Final 2013 Championship Standings

October Cup Trial Results

Nene Valley MCC held their annual October Cup Trial at Duck End, Cranford on Sunday 20th October 2013. This was the Ninth and penultimate round of the club championship with 30 riders attending.

The Trial was set outs for 5 laps of 8 sections which, proved to be quite testing for riders in all classes with lots of water and mud making this a classic South Midlands Centre Trial.

The expert class was won by Cambs Trials Centre Sponsored rider Sam Gent riding his CTC Factory 300 Beta, he was the only rider in any class to go around for a clean score card, an amazing ride. Second place went to Steve Swanson dropping 22 marks. Steve Bird finished in third place dropping 28 marks.

The 50/50 class was won by Paul Haddingham who dropped 32 marks.

The Clubman class was won by Bob Gent who dropped only 7 marks; second place went to Paul Robinson who dropped 13 marks. Third place went to Darren Phypers who dropped 14 marks.

The novice class was won by Gary Preistley on his new CTC Ossa 300 who lost 43 marks; second place went to Graham Bishop who lost 87 marks.

The easy route saw Josh Davies riding his CTC 250 GasGas winning with 41 marks lost, he was followed in second place by Toby Mears who dropped 87 marks. Third place went to Ryan Brown who dropped 89 marks.

The Youth A Class was won by Joe Collins riding his CTC GasGas 125 who dropped 92 marks.

The Youth B Class was won by Ton Bishop who dropped 74 marks

We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and look forward to seeing you all at Irthlingborough on the 27th of November for the final round of the club championship.

A very BIG thank you to the land owner and all of the observers for manning the sections.

Also a big thank you to all of the people who helped in the preparation and setting out of the trial.

 

Written by Paul Davies

 

Link to download results… NVMCC-Results-131020-OctoberCup

 

Please note that the Championship Standings are now available from the menu bar.

September 2013 Newsletter

NVMCC

With the holiday period well and truly over I thought it was time to put pen to paper again, I am sorry for the lack of newsletters over the last couple of months but things have been a little busy.

Firstly I would like to thank Dud Wright for all his hard work with the previous website, thanks Dud and I hope the cycling is going well.

Welcome to Toby Mears who has constructed a new site and will also be looking after it on behalf of the club.

Things are warming up in the club championship as we come to the last few rounds and all championship contenders make sure you attend the last few trials of the season to score maximum points.

The club will hopefully be running a Normandale Championship round again next year. Would any members who are able to help in anyway please put their name forward and I am sure we will be able to find you a job, either before during or after the event. Observers will be a major issue as it is for most club trials, the event will be run on a Saturday again so please try and help if possible.

The date will be confirmed shortly but we are hoping early January again.

As mentioned before Toby will be looking after the new website. If you have anything you would like to post on it or would like to see on it please contact him through the contact page on the site www.nvmcc.co.uk

The next club trial will be held on 20th October at Irthlingborough, all classes, 10.30am start. We will be setting out on the Saturday 9.00am, so if you can spare an hour or two please come along and help.

Next month I will hopefully be continuing with the spot light on a club member.