Durham Dales Trial 2017 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2017 Durham Dales Trial.

2017 Durham Dales Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2017 Durham Dales Trial Entry Pack (Bikes)

Durham Dales Classic Trial May 28th 2017 (Organised by Middle England CVC)

Durham Dales Classic trial welcomes all competitors, from seasoned experts to total beginners and anyone in between. This will be the 4th year of running a successful trial, and our goal is still to give all competitors a low cost, well run and fun trial.

All the usual classes of car and bike PLUS class X are invited to compete!


Durham Dales Classic Trial was the brain child of Bernie ‘MADDOG’ Pugh. It first ran in 2014. It was only supposed to be a ‘one off’ but was so well received by competitors that with the help of dedicated individuals, we have decided to keep running it.

We have seen competitors from Dorset to the Highlands of Scotland, who have shown us that there is a dedication to Classic Trial that we simply can’t forget.

The history of the Trial may be short but every year we add some more.

Each trial we run adds to our reputation and moves us forward to produce an epic Classic Trial year after year.


Yorkshire Dales Trial 2017 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2017 Yorkshire Dales Trial.

Yourkshire Dales Trial 2017 Entry Info

“Sunday 7th May starting from Pateley Bridge Auction Centre, Bridgehousegate, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5HN map ref. 99/157653


We are delighted to invite back all CLUBMEN, ACTC, ACU and VSCC competitors for the third running of this popular event. You are promised another excellent variety of sections and two new ones introduced to keep you on your toes. We have also increased the off road mileage between sections as requested by some of our regular motorcycle competitors.   Pateley Bridge cattle market is again playing host, ensuring a compact route plus ample parking for competing vehicles, plus trailers and tenders. The adjoining café will be open for food and drink for the duration of the event, whilst fuel is available nearby.

As in previous years we will be running a raffle in aid of the Air Ambulance and Prostate Cancer, these charities are very dear to the hearts of our landowners and by making donations to these charities greatly helps us to obtain permissions to use our sections and farm tracks.

The Trial will be a dual permit trial, Clubmans and Nat. B, with the normal classes for cars & motorcycles. Plus as last year there will be additional separate classes with awards :-

Class 0 :- to cater for those preferring not to tackle the more difficult sections there will be an open car & closed car classes.

Class V :- Long & Short wheelbase classes  for VSCC eligible cars. (VSCC members may alternatively enter either class 2 or 5)

Class X :- Road legal motorcyles that do not comply with classes A to D.

As last year we are also giving an award to the best Japanese production car entered in class 5, so come along and enter your X90’s & MX5’s (This award will not affect the normal class positions in class 5).

We are also giving an award to the best Historic non production Trials Car built prior to 1970, under 1200cc, complying with and entered in Class 8.

We hope you can enter for a really good days trialling.  If you are unable to compete and would like to marshal please contact Rupert North on 07887 376739 or [email protected]

Details of last year’s event can be found here.”

Bovey Down Trial 2017 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2017 Bovey Down Trial.

2017 Bovey Down Trial Entry Pack

“Regulations are now available for this year’s Bovey Down Single Venue Clubman Classic Trial. The event takes place this year on Sunday 30th April which is the Bank Holiday weekend and 2 weeks after the Lands End trial. There will be approx 25 sections and 2 timed tests for £30. We had a very good record entry in 2016 of 41, and with a few tweaks and a possible new section look forward to seeing you at this year’s event. We also require marshals for the Trial and our chief marshal Anna Robinson would be very pleased to receive offers of assistance either by email…. [email protected] or by phone on 07780787529. Thanks in advance, Nick Farmer”

Presidents Trial 2017 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2017 Presidents Trial, running on Sunday 2nd April.

2017 Presidents Trial Entry Pack

“We invite you to this years Presidents Trial, held in Bonyalva Woods near Hessenford, just off the A38 near Castle Motors.

Primed and ready for action. Class 8 Restart ??

Bit of work to do here still !


The event will be held on Sunday 2nd April, in a nice gap in the calendar, 3 weeks after the Torbay and 2 weeks before the Lands End. Please come and support.

We are planning to run between 17 and 20 different sections, some old classics and between 2 and 4 “new” sections uncovered from beneath the brambles!

There’s a section in here somewhere!



Lots of work has been done in the woods and we have sorted some extra space in a clearing in the woods for off-road parking of trailers. Also we have permission to park trailers at Castle Motors, so for anyone with a road-legal trials car please park your trailer there and then drive 1.5 miles down to the woods.




As last year, results will be announced immediately after the event at The Copley Arms, Hessenford, which is just half a mile away. Good food so please consider staying on after the event. We hope to see you all there!”


2017 March Hare Trial Cancelled

Late news (as the event was meant to run last Sunday) – 

“It is with regret and sadness that Falcon M.C, announces the cancellation of the 2017 March Hare Classic Trial. Disappointingly, we have received a a low number of entries for this event. In addition, following storm Doris and despite sterling efforts by individual club members, there is still much work to do to prepare the route for the event. The effort needed we feel is disproportionate to the number of cars taking part and in essence makes the event non viable.

We appreciate your entry, support and your commitment to the March Hare Classic Trial and pledge to offer you an attractive and challenging event in 2018. In the meantime, please do consider entering our Ivinghoe Spring Trial and do look out for our regular events throughout the Competition Year.

Again, our apologies for the late cancellation and we look forward to welcoming you again on an event in the near future.”


2017 Cotswold Clouds Trial Results

Here are the final results for the 2017 Cotswold Clouds Trial.

Overall winner was Dean Partington (Class 8).

2017 Cotswold Clouds Trial Results

Report from the organising team below.

Congratulations to Dean Partington on winning the Cotswold Clouds 2017

Fortunately for us the weather cleared up on Saturday and we had a rare fine day to finish off setting out the Trial. More rain overnight, but Sunday turned out moistly dry, if a bit foggy in areas. This meant that the ground conditions on the day were about as slippery as I have experienced on a Cotswold Clouds. This caused some considerable head scratching on my part, as it meant it was always going to be a tough event for everyone, and with my mind set on trying to give as many Classes as possible a decent crack at the Overall trophy, it was going to be a particularly challenging day for Class 8.

Not withstanding the unstoppable force that was Dean Partington, and Matt Facey’s big clanger on Jerry’s, the results vindicate the effort that was put in by the Team on preparing a Trial that gave every Class a good chance of the Silver Jubilee Cup for the overall win. A big thank you to all the marshals who turned out for the day and helped us run the trial. Last, but by no means least, I apologise for the very badly set out Pheasant’s Run Test, there are reasons for this oversight, but they do not excuse the fact that it should not have happened.

We hope you enjoyed your day’s sport , and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Carl Talbot [Clerk of the Course] and the organising Team”

Class winners :

1 : Alex Wheeler [80]
2 : Bill Bennett [26]
3 : Matt Facey [37]
4 : Craig Allen [24]
5 : Aaron Haizelden [19]
6 : Mike Hobbs [31]
7 : Duncan Stephens [24]
8 : Dean Partington [11]

Event Report on Classical Gas

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Camel Heights 2017 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2017 Camel Heights Trial, running on Sunday 5th March.

2017 Camel Heights Trial Entry Pack

“Here are the regs for the Camel Heights Trial to be held on 5th March in Dunmere Wood near Bodmin. This is an excellent single venue event with challenging, slippery forest sections. We have a new Clerk of Course this year (Alan Keat) so look out for some challenging new sections. The event is again open to solo motorcycles and sidecars this year.”

Not The Ebworth 2017 Regs Now Available

Entries are now open for the 2017 Not The Ebworth Trial, running on Saturday 4th March.

2017 “Not The Ebworth” Entry Pack

“Stroud and District Motor Club would like to invite you to the 4th Not The Ebworth Classic Trial, set in the glorious surrounding of Harcombe Farm, Syde, GL53 9PN.

Trials have been held at Harcombe Farm since 1946. The event will feature at least 8 sections, attempted on 3 or more rounds & maybe 1 special test, if necessary. We will be running the classes in classic 1-8 format, but the sections will be mostly of the PCT type, with a combination of field and wood. Competitors will run in class order. This offers competitors in each class similar conditions on sections.

At the request of the National Trust, 2016 saw the final event in Ebworth woods. In slippery conditions that tested drivers and organisers alike, Joshua Moss emerged as the overall winner.

What better way to spend a Saturday in March than join us, either as a competitor or as a marshal. We look forward to seeing you for what should be an enjoyable event.”

2017 Clee Hills Trial Results

Midland Automobile Club LogoHere are the final results for the 2017 Clee Hills Trial. Notes from the organisers :

“You will find that the scores do not add across, because we operate a system called ‘score relieving’. On three of the toughest hills tackled by all (Priors Holt 1, Flounders Folly, Easthope), the score for the highest climber in Class is considered to be the ‘End’ and all other scores in the class are reduced. Thus Dean Partington was the highest climber on Flounders Folly so his 2 is reduced to zero and all the others in his class have 2 marks deducted from their score. Dave Jackson’s 7 gets reduced to 5.

Hence, if you total across the columns these three hills appear twice – once with the actual score, and one with the relieved score which is the one included in the total.

We hope you all had a good days sport, and will be back next year. We operate a system of continuous improvement, and would therefore appreciate any feedback you have.”

Overall winners were Adrian Marfell (Class 6) and Roger Ashby (Class A).

2017 Clee Hills Trial Results

Class winners :

A : Roger Ashby [9]
B1 : Carl Kiddle [37]
B2 : Glenn Morgan [10]
D : Al Lidgate [29]
0 : Tim Barrington [6]
1 : Nigel Whiten [47]
2 : Simon Price [11]
4 : Sam Holmes [5]
5 : Nick Deacon [7]
6 : Adrian Marfell [5]
7 : Dudley Sterry [20]
8 : Mike Chatwin [5]

Photos By Peter McFayden

Event Report on Classical Gas

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