The first event of the year this year will be a Twilight trial at Glenelg Spur on Wednesday the 17th January. Riders briefing will be at approx 5.15pm with the trial to start immediately after. At this stage we intend to have 5-6 easy sections ridden 3 times but the format could change on the day. We also will have the BBQ going all evening so you don’t get hungry.
As an added bonus we will have Dan Thorpe and his wife Katy Sunter-Thorpe (who are holidaying in New Zealand at the moment) in attendance. Dan and Katy will be riding around and will be on hand to offer some guidance and advice on the night. We are incredibly lucky to have Dan and Katy take time out of their holiday to attend one of our events so don’t miss it.
Even if you can’t get there for the trial come along for a BBQ and a chat.
“Dan Thorpe is one of the most respected trials riders from the past decade. He has ridden at the top level of British and International trials and has now topped over 100 National wins. This fantastic trials career has come about by having superb technique, an analytical trials mind and by doing the simple things right.”
” Katy is one of the best womens trials riders in the world with top finishes in World rounds, Scottish Six Day and the rugged Scott Trial.”
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.