West Glos & Dean Forest
Motor Cycle Club

Celebrating 63 Years of Motor Cycling 1953 - 2016


News Topics: Congrats, Social, Rights of Way, Next Events, Previous Events, History, Articles.

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 :: Park Farm 'Wet Evening' Trial
 :: 1st Easy Trial Final Results...
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 :: Powys Enduro - Entries Full.
 :: Wyegate Team Results & Video
 :: Previous News Items...

Next Event:  :: Longtown Clubman Championship Trial 31July  :: For more, check our 2016 Events Calendar...  ::

Congratulations:  :: Dai and Alf show no age concern with wins over their younger rivals at Park Farm Evening Trial  :: Overall Win for Mike Wells at Baja GB Rally  :: A 1st and 2nd on Days 1&2 for Mike Wells at Border Rally  :: Roger Holland 2nd at WTRA's tough Drovers with Huge retirement rate!  :: Mike Wells 5th at Brechfa Rally  :: Chris Koch gets his 2nd Win in a row! Steve Grindle gets the Pre65, Tony Coleman gets the under 250 and Over 60! and Jase Bendall gets the over 250. Roger Holland gets the under 25 and Andrea holds tightly onto the best female award as does Ben Falconer to the John Price Cup at the Wyegate.  :: Expert win for Roger Holland, 11th for Anth and 12th for Richard Holland in Vets at tough Snowrun  :: To our many award winners through 2015, here are some at our Annual Review.  :: Benzo Bags Boxing Day, Wins for Steve Grindle, Merv Morgan and Freddie.  :: Wins for Ben Bowkett and Freddie Bishop at Z1's Race Techniques Trial  :: Julian and Glyn Fletcher blow a win with a dab a piece as I (Colin) beat Darren to come last! at Sapperton.  :: 2nd for Mike Wells at Hafren Rally - despite nursing injuries.  ::

Social Stuff:  :: Annual Sporting Review of 2015  :: We should say that there are other things being organised that don't appear here but you will find out about them if you come to Club Meetings!  :: Trail Ride reports can be found on our Articles page  :: Some of our riders also help Local Charities whilst out riding some tough events. And some of our helpers organise cakes and teas for donations to some of our favourite charities too so please dig deep. (Of course, some of us have first hand experience of the good work they do.)  :: More about Social Events on the Social Events page.  ::

Rights of Way: You are all aware of the major changes that have happened, but making sense of it all is a bit daunting. The best bit of info on the web at present is at LARA's pages. Here is our own RoW Page.

Some of our previous events: We now have an index for previous events and other club's events we've been out to...

Wilf Parker 1961 ISDT Shot - Julie & Ken Faull

History: We've always had a good range of riders in the club capable of riding challenging Endurance events. Way back at the formation of this club Enduros were classed as Reliability Trials. Here is a shot of a founder member Wilf Parker at the Ultimate Reliability Trial - International Six Days Trial event of 1961. And now you can see the original programme for 1961 thanks to ex-Wyegate rider Bill Kershaw, who also rode that year, on the excellent SpeedTrackTales website. Bill sadly retired but our local hero Wilf Kept his 250 Greeves going for all 6 days earning a Bronze medal. Read the report and results in the Motor Cycle.
Our main History page will give more links to club history.

Taff, Jules & Vess on their way to Todra (Morocco) It'Snow Joke this Trail-riding! Click to view more...

Articles: Articles We have Touring in Australia on a big trail bike by Clare Bishop. A series of Euro Tours from Bill and Liz. A mileage epic with an Africa To Alaska by Jason Bennett. An Epic Adventure to Morocco with Vess, Jules and Taff. Weston Beach Races, with Vess, World Championship Sidecar Racing with Ian Hannam. Also lots of Trail Ride Reports.