The club would like to thank Jules for hosting a great training day at Western Valley. Despite the wet and rainy conditions and supported by Derek and David it was a great chance to learn some skills in very slippery conditions.
The club thanks Peter and Lynette Barnett for some great photos of the day, all of which, and many other Pioneer and Classic Trials events, can be seen at: Flickr
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.
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.
Rob McKay is looking for old trials chairs that can be modified and reused. Anything considered so if you have one or know where one might be gathering dust in someones shed then please contact Rob on 0274868802.