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 five classes (Rigid, Pre-Unit, Unit, Twinshock, Air Cooled Mono, Modern Mono (riders over 60 years old) and three routes (Expert, Clubman & Gentlemans) so that all rider / machine abilities are catered for.

Trials Secretary  Derek Rouart. Mob. 07919 155946 

Email Derek@441mettise.co.uk

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 60 YEARS OLD OR OVER (Please note the higher age limit introduced in 2014), 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

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, riders can also take advantage of getting their next ride for free if they observe. 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 Newsletter/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/officals 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 2020.

29th March - Emborough Ponds                             25th April (Saturday) - 2:00pm start - Yatton Keynell

14th June - Lambs Lair (West Harptree)                  4th October - Perry's Farm, Lansdown, Bath

22nd - November - Binegar Quarry

Events

Trials: YATTON KEYNELL TRIAL SAT 27th APRIL 2019

27/04/2019 2pm start
Yatton Keynell SN14 7EL

Everything is organised for the trial, don't forget its a 2pm start.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Dorothy House by request of the Land owner, thank you all for your continued support.

https://www.dorothyhouse.org.uk/

Although the weather has conspired against us this week, with strong winds and rain, Satuday should be better with a mix sunshine and showers.

There is a footpath crossing the land which we will notify the public of the event being run, but please be respecfull to dog walkers and ramblers.

Due to restricted access (ropes, stakes and marshal points) on the Scramble track we have laid 8 sections out, so the trial will be over 4 observed laps. 'A' Expert (Red/Blue) and 'B' Clubmen (white) routes, along with the 'Gentlemans' route (ride in and out of the entry/exit gates).

Look forward to seeing you there!

Can you help by observing at this trial? If so please ring Derek Rouart 01225 761308 Mob. 07919 155946

Trials: Heddington & Stockley Steam Rally & County Fair

6&7/07/2019
Heddington Wilts SN11 0PL

Dean Whitty is organising a Trials exhibition again this year at H & S Steam Rally. If you would like to ride please contact Dean on 07518810197. Dean also has free passes if you can bring an interesting Classic Road, Scramble or Trials bike to exhibit at the Steam Rally. We have done this in the past & it is a brilliant show & w/end altogether. Please contact Dean for more info.

Trials: Lambs Lair Trial 28th July 2019

28th July 2019 10:30am start
West Harptree, Lambs Lair BS40 6EN

Everything is in place for what should be a great day on top of the Mendips!

A very popular venue, and we thank the Burdge family for their continued support.

Looking forward to a great day's sport!

Can you help by observing at this trial ? If so please ring Derek Rouart 01225 761308 Mob. 07919 155946

Trials: Lansdown Trial, September 29th 2019

29th September 2019 10:30 Start
Lansdown Opposite Bath Racecourse

We will be laying out 10 sections and mindfull of the weather forcast this week, should make for a challenging Trial on Sunday, Regs are in the TMX this week and as usual we are looking for observers so please come along and support this trial. Nearest postcode is BA1 9BU but will be signed from the Lansdown Road, Car Park is close to the road so we should be ok.

If you can help by observing at this trial ? ring Derek Rouart 07919 155946

Looking forward to a great day's sport.


Trials: AGM Wed 13th Nov 2019


WESTON EX-SERVICES ASSOCIATION BROOKFIELD ROAD BATH BA1 4JQ

Come along and have a say in how your club is run. New ideas? New direction? New faces, recruitment?

Volunteer for one of the vacant positions;

Chairman, Secretary, Membership Sec. Trials sections planning team.

All Committee positions are open to a vote.

Wednesday 13th November 2019. Please let Judy or Don know if you are coming as the club rules ask for a list of attendees.


Trials: Binegar Quarry Trial 24th November 2019

24/11/19 10:30am start
Binegar Quarry, Gurney Slade BA3 4TJ

Our last trial of 2019 takes place at this popular venue, we are planning our usual 5 machine classes and 3 routes over 10 sections of 4 laps. As usual we are looking for observers so please come along and support this trial. 

Looking forward to a great day's sport, to finish a very sucessful 2019. A big thank you to all the riders and observers who have helped us promote Classic motorcycle sport during 2019 and see you all in 2020 for more of the same.

Trials: Emborough Ponds Trial, March 29th 2020

Sunday 29th March 2020
Emborough Ponds, BA3 4SF

The venue is a short distance (1/2 mile) from the A37 B3139 junction (Old Down Inn), and will be signed with orange pennants from that junction.

Please do not ride on any part of the drive leading to the landowners house before the start. Parking is in the field at the top of the drive, the fence has been removed for access.

Keep to the tracks between sections, the venue is an old quarry with some deep holes and very boggy areas can catch you out.

The caterer will be there from before the start with drinks and hot food, this will be available throughout the trial and afterwards. 

We look forward to seeing you all at this event, anyone willing to observe will be very welcome!