Practice Day Waimak Trials Park October 11th

Trials Practice Area North Bank of Waimakariri River

Follow the road upstream from the Old Bridge approximately 3 Km’s you will come to the area on the left of the road.

During the period of daylight savings “Night School” will be run every Wednesday night from 5.30 onwards. All welcome.

GPS:  43°25’34.63″S  172°36’38.61″E

Glenelg Spur Club Trial September 2015

Our thanks to Derek and Glen for setting this month’s trial at Glenelg Spur, setting 10 sections in 90 minutes!. The day started cold, wet and windy with 16 riders turning up to brave the weather conditions and the parking!  Looking at the results it appears that it was a demanding day but ending up with quite good scores, considering the muddy conditions.  The sunshine did eventually appear just in time for arrival at the Tannery pub for beer and chips.

Christine and Peter

This is always Scotty’s trial to peg and as usual he bullied Glen into helping. As it was a cold miserable day he also asked for help from Shane, Ross and myself.

Somehow a honking southerly storm makes us much faster section peggers. We split into two groups with Ross and I getting the more sheltered lower sections and the others getting the top sections in the howling wind and rain. Tough luck Scotty.

Next morning was even worse with truck loads of rain fallen over night. Somehow the Clubman sections were all rideable and the usual battles were fought. The Mcdonald/ Hosking challenge is heating up with both riders really lifting the standards of A grade. Two fine Knees Brent was back on his Montesa and looking happy again.

Intermediate grade saw Ross lose a truck load of points as I put down a five on every section he did not ride after a crash on lap two. Thats what friends do. Shane looked like he had the event sown up until he put in a couple of easy fives.

The Expert grade grade saw the usual battle between Davey, Glen and Australasia’s second best women rider. It would have been great to see the best women rider compete with Steph in the mud.

An awesome day with the sun coming out in time to out the bikes on the trailer in comfort. Thanks team

Alan Honeybone

Trial results available through link: GlenelgSpur summary

Club Trial Glenelg Spur September 20th

Glenelg Spur, Sunday 20th September,

Directions: Starting from Barbadoes Street, go straight onto Waltham Rd,  After 1.7 km, go right onto Wilsons Rd Sth. After 0.2 km go straight through roundabout and continue on Wilsons Rd Sth. After 0.9 km go left at roundabout onto Centaurus Rd. After 0.9 km, turn right onto Glenelg Spur. Continue along Glenelg Spur and enter into Health Camp follow the drive way to a shingle drive on the left. Follow this drive way until you reach the old quarry. DO NOT turn right up any driveways!!

GPS: -43.562977, 172.665961

Sign On at 9:30am
Rider’s Briefing: 10:15am
Event Starts at: 10:30am
(All riders must sign in before they ride)
(Please no dogs, as requested by the land owner/ farm)
(Riders must have MNZ Licence)



Hi Everyone,
Please find a summary of the September Committee Meeting. If you have any comments please post them on the website or send an email to

  • Matters Arising from Previous Minutes
  • Club trailer is still at Peter’s residence as having trouble locating Paul.
  • Peter to take club trailer to painter.
  • Ross thanked Derek for banking the cheques that he has had for a while. (Tonque and Cheek)
  • General Business
  • New Zealand Superbikes display (Motorcycling Canterbury Inc.)
    Peter to ask around club members at next club trial.
  • Sandra to send an email to Blake Fox, David Trewin, Gabby Gundry, Bradley Grant, on availability.
  • Peter to take on the Coordinating of the display in early January.
  • After some discussion Peter Milner and Peter McDonald have been approached for Patron.
  • Patron
  • To be decided at the the next Annual General Meeting.
  • It was reported that a “Special Section” for Stef and Brooke Lonie with a tie for 2nd.
  • Australian National Championships
  • Pioneer congratulated Stef, and the other NZ team.
  • Alan reported that B might be coming to New Zealand and could be available for some training.
  • Training with
  • Ben Hemmingway also interested in off road event, Canterbury off Road club to be contacted.
  • Adventure Ride
  • The adventure ride would be on Sunday November 1, starting at the Woodend Rangiora Road.
  • Sandra reported that the route for the Adventure ride has been set.
  • Saturday Practice
  • Christine to send out an electronic event card to club members on training / practice day.
  • It was suggested that an email be sent around to club members to have a training day at the Waimak trials park and other venues around Canterbury in between club events.
  • 70th Kaikoura trial
  • It was suggested that a small sub-committee would be formed to organise this event.
  • Peter Hosking has put together some photo’s etc. for the 70th Kaikoura trial next year.
  • SI Coordinators
  • Sandra has also had it suggested that she should just do secretary duties from now on and not sign on and other organisation duties.
  • Committee to consider it and discuss at the next meeting.
  • Sandra asked if Pioneer would be interested in organising the NZ National Champs next year.
  • Sandra presented the SI Champs for next year. February, April and August.
  • Peter reported that “Team Hallie” are the new South Island Coordinators.
  • New Zealand National Moto Trials Championships
  • David and Stef to be asked at next club trial.
  • Sandra asked if there was anyone that was going up to the Nationals this year from Pioneer.
  • Health and Safety
  • Peter suggested that if we use the MNZ Safety Brooker at any of our events in the case of an incident that we report to the Safety Brooker and MNZ before speaking to the Police.
  • Sandra had printed off the MNZ Health and Safety manual from their website and given to Peter to read through.

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