Please be advised that rounds 3 & 4 of the 2019 South Island Trials Championship to be held in Blenhiem on the weekend of the 10th and 11th August have been canceled due to the unavailability of key organising personnel. I have been in contact with Craig Mills from the Nelson club to see if they were able to put on an event in place of Blenhiem, but they are unable to oblige. I apologise to those who were looking forward to traveling to and supporting this event. The next and final rounds of the series are to be held in Christchurch on the weekend of the 7th and 8th of September, so we shall see you there for the conclusion.
From the Little River shops follow the road towards Akaroa. Veer left into Western Valley Rd as you leave Little River. Continue up the road for approximately 3 kms until you reach the first bridge. There are two properties here, one on either side of the road.
Please remember to bring your MNZ Licence. Rider Sign-on: 9:30am to 10am Rider’s Briefing: 10am Event Starts at 10:30am Please ensure that you have a kill switch lanyard fitted.
The Pioneer Club would like to thank all those involved in the setting and administration of this event. While the first day at Dairy Farm Road was very very wet and cold, fifty plus riders endured these difficult conditions to complete 3 laps of 12 sections.
The second day at Rakaunui, the weather gods came to the party and a fine and sunny day was provided. Again fifty plus riders rode 4 laps of 10 sections, all of which where challenging, specially the horse shoe tight turn in section 6.
The final day at Mt. Fyffe again saw great sunny weather and this time the riders completed 3 laps of 12 sections. Lots of mud in the river sections but otherwise dry conditions.
Medals, certificates and prizes where awarded to the riders shortly after the final rider had completed the 3 laps. The prize giving was at Donegal House, where also the Saturday night buffet meal for 60 plus guests was held.
The North vs South competition was closely fought and this year the North won the splendid Jock Cain trophy, presented by Jock’s son Malcolm Cain.
The club would like to extend its special thanks to Jules for his great work with scoring the event.
The Pioneer Club is having a “Have a Go Day”. If you have ever thought what it is like to ride a trials bike then now is your chance. It does not matter what age, gender or ability you are, all are welcome.
We start at 10am and go onto midday, with a BBQ to finish. There will be club members on hand to help and guide you. The practice areas are flat and grass or sand covered.
The club can provide a helmet and of course a bike to ride. If you have any suitable gloves or boots please bring them with you.
The venue has plenty of parking, and can found by ” Follow the road upstream from the Old Bridge approximately 3 Km’s you will come to the area on the left of the road. “