Wow, the 2016 South Island Moto trials rounds 3 & 4 held in Christchurch were held at Manderlay station and Kaituna valley over the weekend HUGH thanks to all the riders that come to it from the north island and also from way down south. To all the observers that gave up their weekend and helped out thank you we couldn’t have held the event without you. Stef (pioneer club captain) awesome job organising the properties, setting the sections, organising the teams to set the sections, go girl well done. And lastly to be properties owners thank you for letting us use your properties hopefully we only left tire tracks.
Please click on this link for the Final 2 Day Results: PioneerR3R4
SI Championship Round 3 and 4 held on the 16th and 17th April
Manderlay Station, 3875 Christchurch – Akaroa Road, Little River
GPS: 43.789674 ~ 172.7580684
Day #2 Living Spring Camp is not available so we have moved the venue to Kaituna Valley, Follow Christchurch-Akaroa Highway 18km from Tai Tapu. Turn left into Kaituna Valley Rd and follow road for approx. 6km’s. GPS: 43.73471 – 172.69535
Bill Birch Property Motunau Beach Rd Trial 27th March
Greta Valley – A few firsts happened this weekend;
First night in our new camper! Staying at the property for the Saturday night.
The first time we have had a trial in the Easter Weekend, and 22 riders turned up. For a holiday weekend, we were stoked at the attendance. John Philps from Timaru and Derek from Ashburton. It was a change for Dave Trewin to only have to drive 45 minutes to a trial J coming from Kaikoura. Thanks everyone who attended.
The first time we held a trial on this property.. this meant Saturday (my birthday – thanks to everyone who gave me there condolences LOL) we were scoping and pegging sections. I could not have wished for a nicer day. Off the grid (no internet/phone), although we were not alone. We met Luke the trapper, and Harry Birch (son) with his mate who were moving stock. Bill Birch was flying overhead a few times.
The first time both the young girls rode a full trial together. Bridgett has had a bit of a jump start on Georgina as it was Bridgetts second full trial. They both completed it, and did extremely well. Very proud of you both as it was not super easy B line! The Dads were pretty awesome too.
First time the PUB was closed following a trial because it was Easter Sunday – this was a disaster!!
The weather was perfect, the scenery was outstanding – amazing limestone quarry, BIG rocks (can’t see them in this picture) and good uphill blasts. There is massive scope for future trials events at this property for the next section setters J
The club’s thanks to Karl and family for putting on a great training day at Omihi. 15 riders turned up and Karl set a number of sections with lines for all abilities. Good to push the envelope of your riding abilities.
The club presented the collected donations to Karl at the end of the
Please follow this link to see photos and a write up of the day, the photos where taken by Karl’s wifte Debbie, our thanks to her.
Western Valley Club Trial Right-Hand-Property 28th February 2016
Great day, thanks to Alan and his crew for setting 10 new sections which where both tough and interesting, especially getting out of some of the sections! Weather sunny and hot and all where grateful to cool off at the LittleRiver Pub.
It is with deepest sympathy that the club has been informed that Basil Chambers a life member past away on the 16th February. Representatives from the Club attended the service at Northbrook Chapel. The club would like to express its sincere condolences to Basil’s family and friends.
Please click on the following link to see the death notice in the Press newspaper and within that article is a remembrance book where comments can be left. Press Death Notice