Category Archives: 03. News & Views

New South Island Coordinator

The Club is pleased to announce that Glenn Smith has been appointed to the position of South Island Coordinator.

Sandra Hallie ( Trials Commissioner )  was quoted as saying “I congratulate Glenn Smith in the taking on the new role of the South Island Coordinator and I look forward to working with him” 


72nd Kaikoura 3 Day Results

Please click on the following link to see the full results from the 72nd Kaikoura 3 Day trial: Results

To view the great photos taken by Lynette Barnett at the event please click on the following link: Flickr

Sadly this year the weather did not come to the party and the third day at Mt Fiffe was a wash out. However a great time was had by all and it was great to see so many new faces.

The Pioneer club would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that came to this event and remind them to put it in their calendar for next year.

Motofest 2018

Here are the links to all the photo’s taken by our Photographer Chris Dillon over the weekend. Please feel free to download and use as required and post as many as you like – if you could please tag Hampton Downs and Chris Dillon that would be appreciated.

Motofest Saturday

Motofest Sunday

The club would like to take this opportunity to thank Jules and his crew for the great work in promoting the club and its activities during the Motofest weekend.

Twilight Trial (with former UK Champion Dan Thorpe)

The club extends its thanks to Paul and his crew for setting a great trial and for the good food Paul took the time to cook.  

The club would also like to thank Dan and Katy Thorpe for attending this event, on the eve of their return to the UK. The club members would like to take this opportunity to thank them both and wish them all the best in the coming year.

Once again Lynette Barnett has taken some great photos, please click on the following link to see them: Flickr


2018 Calendar of Events out now

Go to the 2018 Calendar page now for this years calendar of events

Calendar for 2018
There are a few changes to the format for 2018 which the committee hopes will be an improvement on the way we do things.
On the Wednesday the 17th we will be running our first Twilight trial hopefully at Glenelg Spur. If this is a success we will try and squeeze in a couple more before the end of summer. The summer series this year will be over 5 rounds at 2 weekly intervals. Each of the trials will start with a training session in the morning
followed by a lunch break and then the trial itself starting in
the afternoon. The training sessions will vary over the series covering everything form bike maintenance to section setting.
The next big change for 2018 will be the format for the club champs. In 2018 ALL club trials (except the summer series and Kaikoura) will count towards the Club Champs. That means there will be 8 rounds with Championship points being awarded at each event.
The last change is at each trial we will be asking for volunteers to set the next event. We will be looking to get an Expert/Intermediate and a Clubman rider to set each event. Paul has already offered top peg the Twilight Trial, so we are looking for a clubman rider to assist there. Also, if we could get a couple of volunteers now to do the first round of the Summer series that would be good.
You will notice that none of the properties have been confirmed yet and as they will only be confirmed 3-4 weeks out from each event.
It’s important to keep an eye on the website for changes
as the year progresses.