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)


Ray Shearman, MNZ Senior Steward, R.I.P.

It is with much sadness that it was announced  that the Senior Steward at Motorcycling New Zealand, Ray Shearman, passed away last Saturday. We have been notified that the funeral for Ray will be on Friday August 21 at 2pm at the Linwood Crematorium at 455 Linwood Avenue in Christchurch.

Please follow this link for directions to: Linwood Crematorium

Be good to see as many motorcyclist there as possible to give Ray the send off that he deserves.

Please follow this link to the MNZ site for Ray’s obituary: Ray Shearman

Club Trial Western Valley August 2015

Western Valley – Little River (Right Hand Property)
Sunday 16th August, 221 Western Valley Road
GPS: 43 44′ 55.89″S / 172 47′ 49.98″E
Signposted from Akaroa / Christchurch Motorway
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)


2015 Gallery Now Open

Hi Everyone,

The 2015 gallery is now open for viewing. Additional Albums will be added in due course. If you have any photos you would like to add then either send them in a zipped file format, (not greater than 8MB), to the website’s email address or email a link to the same address.

Club Trial Western Valley August 2015

Western Valley – Little River (Right Hand Property)
Sunday 16th August, 221 Western Valley Road

We had the pleasure of pegging Western Valley right side property on what we thought was the wettest day of winter. Oh how wrong we were. Sunday was the wettest day of winter. Peter Hosking, Ross Bristol Shane Brons and myself headed out not too early on Saturday and broke into two teams with the intent of getting home as quick as possible. We had intended to use the bottom part of the property that we had not used for a while but changed our minds when we could not get near any of the sections.

Next choice was to go up the track and use all the slippery hillside sections. After a team talk we decided to peg very open sections and hope people could get through them. Our main worry was whether everyone would be able to commute between the sections and were very impressed that all clubby riders managed it.

Steph had a battle to win experts as the rest had wimped out. Intermediate had only five riders with Ross having a dramatic improvement from his previous ride at Purau to beat Shane on his shiny new bike.

The other nine riders were all Clubman riders. Kendall found a Montesa in his garage with a good condition five year old tyre and cleaned up Peter Hosking in A grade and Shirley was the mud covered champ in B grade.

A motocross format had been adopted for the day enabling all involved to be at the great Little river pub by 1.30 pm. A great day. Where were all the soft cocks who only ride in the sunshine. You missed the chance to use 3rd gear.

Alan Honeybone

Trial results available through link: western valley

Minutes and Notes for August 2015 Meeting

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This is a new feature on the Website. This and subsequent monthly posts will hopefully provide you with a summary of the Committee meeting details. If you have any comments please post them on the website or send an email to

  • Matters Arising from Previous Minutes
  • Amendment to Minutes
    • Derek would like the previous minutes amended to state that the Western Valley Club Trial was not postponed but “Cancelled” and he felt that he was not consulted about this as Club Captain, therefor resigning from Club Captain and Website administrator.
    • The Committee accepted his resignation letter and thank him very much for all the work that he has done for the Club as Club Captain and administrator for the Website.
    • It has been suggested that a summary of the Committee Meeting Minutes should go on the website.
    • Peter has the club trailer at his residence, and is taking out anything of value before delivering it to Paul for painting.
  • General Discussion Notes (Not formally approved by committee)

    • Health and Safety Document
      • Sandra has updated the Performa for Risk Management at Pioneer Trial Events
      • Sandra also suggested that the Pioneer club use the Health and Safety document that MNZ has on their website with all the details completed and printed.
      • Alan suggested that we have an insurance broker look at the MNZ insurance document as well as Pioneer’s to get the best cover.
      • It was suggested that we should get all family members to sign the MNZ liability form at events.
    • Club Trial
      • It has been reported that we need more Stewards and CoC’s at all Pioneer events.
      • Maybe some of the Clubman riders would be interested in attending the Officials seminar.
      • Sandra suggested that the Officials seminar would be held soon in Christchurch
    • Guidelines to Events
      • It was suggested that we have a guideline of the procedure to cancel events.
      • What constitutes a cancelled event ie: fire, damage to farm, flood.
      • Sandra will send out guideline to indicate what is needed for the event to the event organiser.
    • Next Club Trial
      • The next club trial is being held at Western Valley instead of North Canterbury area.
      • Alan Honeybone is organising the next club trial.
    • Adventure Ride
      • Alan asked what is happening with the Adventure ride that Roy is organising.
      • Roy stated that he has a route in mind and would report back to the committee soon.
    • MNZ Permit
      • Sandra reported that the next club trial in September need a permit and could this be paid in advance.
      • After some discussion it was decided to get MNZ permits paid for the rest of this year.

Jim Henderson announcement – Moto Trials

It is a pleasure to be able to announce that there is to be an FIM Oceania Moto Trials Challenge at Pacific Park, Sydney on 29/30 of August 2015. It has been some time since our last encounter at Glenmaggie in Victoria where NZ was victorious. We wish our team of Matt Foster [Open Solo], Stef Downes [Woman], Carl Robson [Master], Dylan Ball [< 12 Junior] and Nick Ball [minder] a successful and enjoyable tour. I am sure that they have your absolute support in their endeavours. I thank Jim Tuckerman [FIM Oceania President] and our MNZ board members for their efforts in resurrecting this event.

Jim Henderson for Moto Trials

Purau Valley July 2015

Thanks to Kendall for some great sections in some trying conditions, i.e. not knowing to set for wet or dry.  As it turned out there where flurries of snow however this did not worry the hardy lot that turned up.  Section 5 was particularly muddy and very difficult to get out of.

The creek had changed dramatically from last year when Kendall set the same trial. The creek has now got large boulders and very little shingle all swept away over the year which makes setting a section in the creek very difficult.  Thanks to Sandra and Roy for the hot sausages and for setting up the MNZ club memberships.

Finished at the Wheafsheaf Pub Teddington for Beers, chips and great conversion.

Trial results available through link: Purau Valley

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