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Trials

After the foundation of the club back in 1987, it was a natural progression after scrambles to run classic trials as well.  Since then our trials have been well supported, with an average of five trials a year and entries averaging 50/70 riders. We run six classes (Rigid, Pre-Unit, Unit, Twinshock, Air Cooled Mono, Modern Mono (riders over 50 years old) no under 18’s and four routes (Expert, Clubman/Expert, Clubman & Gentlemans) so that all rider / machine abilities are catered for.

Trials Secretary  Jon Griffin 07779 326655 

[email protected]

ENTRY FEES

Entry Fees: All entries now £15 as decided at Annual General Meeting

Club Membership: £10 per year (Jan – Dec) Join on the day.

Start Time: 10:30 prompt but please see individual trial dates as this may vary

Modern mono motorcycles RIDERS MUST BE 50 YEARS OLD OR OVER (no under 18’s on any bike), we are a classic bike club and do all we can to promote the use of older machines (and riders) where possible along with other similar Classic Trials Clubs in the surrounding area

Covid-19: Currently we are running under the Government restrictions as defined by the AMCA/ACU

Trail bikes: NOT Allowed

Rules: All trials run under AMCA Rules (Copy avaliable at signing on)

Helmets: MUST be worn by all competitors

Catering: Catering is usually available at each trials event, check the individual trial entry below

Interested in observing? Please contact one of the team if you are interested in observing. Food / drink vouchers are given to each observer on the day to use at the usually excellent food van.

Appeals and Objections: All appeals and objections must be made directly to the scretary of the meeting (as per AMCA rules which are avaliable at signing on), observers must not be approached directly by riders or members of the public.

Club Trials for this year are listed below: Venues may be subject to alteration, so please check the website before setting out. The events will be updated as and when info becomes available, in case of terrible weather snow/ice or high winds etc. making the site dangerous, the website will show that a particular event has been cancelled.

Results: Find results for previous trials on the Results page.

Please note practicing at the trial venue is not permitted, either before or after the event. No pit/mini bikes allowed in public areas, all riders/officials must sign on to comply with AMCA insurance cover.  

We are always interested to hear of possible new venues,with adequate parking, please contact us if you can help.

Trials 2022

3rd April – Emborough Ponds

22nd MayLambs Lair 

28th August – Emborough Ponds 

20th November – Binegar Quarry Gurney Slade

Events

Trial: Emborough Ponds 3rd April 2022

03/04/22

68 competitors arrived at a sunny but chilly Emborough for the Bath Classic trial. The course apart from a couple of sections was dry and didn’t change much throughout the day. Sections 6,7 and 8 seem to have taken most of the marks. The new to Bath 50/50 route attracted 8 competitors and it was nice to watch them having a go at the tougher routes. Best score on the A route was Tim Wheeler with just 1 point on his air cooled mono, the 50/50 route was won by Ian Thompson on his very nice Greeves TFS however ride of the day and best score on the B route has to go to George Greenland again with just 1 point. A very skilful ride. Tom Berryman who patiently guided me around my very first trial some 11 years ago took the honours on the C route. Section 2 caused a long queue as I had marked it out just a bit too long however I have given myself a good talking to and it won’t happen again. Thanks to Janet, Chris, Phil and Sandy for the marking out, observing and signing on and also the observers many of which stepped up at the last minute for which we are extremely grateful. The results can be found at BCMCC.ORG/RESULTS. Our next event is on the 22nd of May at Lambs Lair and the team look forward to seeing you there.


Trial: Lambs Lair East Harptree 22nd May 2022

22/05/22

LAMBS LAIR EAST HARPTREE BS40 6EN 10:30 START

Great weather certainly helped with the Bath Classic Lambs Lair trial yesterday. It was the usual 4 laps of 10 sections with a mixture of rocks, muddy banks and the wet stream bed on section 5. The sections became easier as the day went on when the damp mud on the surface quickly dried out and established lines were worn into the surface. A good spread of marks in the results show that there was hopefully something for everyone. Dave Fisher headed up the results in the A route unit class and his overall result would have been much better except for an uncharacteristic wrong direction in section 6. Jason Atwell as smooth as ever was the only clean sheet on the A route where section 5 took most of the days marks. Interestingly Ben Wilmore on the big Ariel cleaned section 5 every time. The scores were tight at the top of the 50/50 route with Matt Smith and Merv Walker on 2 just ahead of Tony Henbest and Bobby Webb on 3. Both Tony and Bobby have put in some good result’s this year. The B route was reasonably straightforward with a few twists, turns and cambers to catch the unwary and this showed in the results. Nice to see Gary Britton on his lovely Ariel ride so well and this was reflected in his clean sheet. There was a bit of confusion while typing the results as we had 2 Nigel Smiths on the B route, 1 from across the water who went clean on his BSA and the other who was much nearer to home and picked up 3 points riding his new Beta. As always a huge thank you to everyone who helped out and made it a fun event. The results can be found at www.bcmcc.org/results.


Trial: Emborough Ponds 28th August 2022

28/08/22

EMBOROUGH PONDS BA3 4SF 10:30 START

Open entry to any rider on Pre-65 and Twinshock Trials machines, riders over 50 years of age can enter on modern monoshocks. Normal classes (Pre-65 Unit, Pre-Unit, Rigid, Air Cooled Mono and Twinshock plus over 50 Mono) and routes (Expert, Clubman/Expert, Clubman and Gentlemans) available. Start time will be 10:30 and catering should be avaliable, nearest postcode to venue BA3 4SF. Any observers will be welcome and receive a meal voucher for their efforts, spectators as per current Covid-19 restrictions.


Trial: Binegar Quarry, November 20th 2022

20/11/22

BINEGAR QUARRY, GURNEY SLADE BA3 4TJ 10:30 START

Open entry to any rider on Pre-65 and Twinshock Trials machines, riders over 50 years of age can enter on modern monoshocks. Normal classes (Pre-65 Unit, Pre-Unit, Rigid, Air Cooled Mono and Twinshock plus over 50 Mono) and routes (Expert, Clubman/Expert, Clubman and Gentlemans) available. Start time will be 10:30 and catering should be avaliable, nearest postcode to venue BA3 4TJ. Any observers will be welcome and receive a meal voucher for their efforts, spectators as per current Covid-19 restrictions.