Gallery of photos by Dave Watson taken at Cranford Firs 2nd Feb 2014… click here!
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.
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.
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.
The trial Sunday 20th October will now be held at Duck End, instead of Irthlingborough as previously advertised.
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.
The Bill Holt Trial, 22nd September, is now being held at the Duck End venue and NOT at Cranford Firs as previously published due to the Steam Ralley at Cranford Firs.
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