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West Glos & Dean Forest
Motor Cycle Club

Celebrating 64 Years of Motor Cycling 1953 - 2017

Boxing Day Trial - 2015

Words by Colin.
Page index: Info, Snippets Section Statistics,

Info

Final Results are now linked on the right.

We must have had the best weather in the country despite it being dull and overcast!

Did anyone get any digital photos? Our usual crew got collared for observing duties.

More to come later...


Snippets

In the run-up to this annual event and thanks to some superb work from Ben Bish and the Forestry Commission, we've had a joint work party with the Western Centre's Youth Development Squad training session and created some interesting new sections and modifications to existing sections ready for Boxing Day. A team of West Glos riders helped clear and design 5 new versions with some valuable input from Matt Welch and Matti Christopher from Glos and Cots. While the Youth Squad broke into 2 groups with coaches Simon and James Welch to give them experience of creating sections safely and testing them at the planned 3 route levels. Below is the video from one of their sections.

This video shows one of the training groups learning on 'The Big Hill' at the Youth Development Squad's session which Ben Bish helped them run a few weeks before Boxing Day, you can see them improve as Simon gives them tips.

OK. I plead guilty for trying some new Rider Numbers. They worked fine close up but not at the distance our Observers had to stand to see everything. We will go back to solid number.

RAW-Sports Rule in Experts and 50/50 and Experience clearly dominates throughout the routes with Over 50s battling it out for the Clubman win, 3 Over 60's leading the popular Sports Plus and Merv putting age at the top of the Sports. This should not detract from a superb ride by young Harry Jeffries riding up in Clubman and fending off all but one 5.

Assistant Clerk of Course Ben Bishop did an excellent call on severity of sections, now we can look back in hindsight, each route ending up being won on similar marks. There were surprisingly few retirements considering the amount of riders suffering with colds too.

The betting stalls were busy when Steve Cooper brought the Tiger Cub to sign-on and both he and the bike confounded the doubters to finish what was a tough trial by modern standards. OK, we'll concede he had to weld the footrest back on at one stage but well done Steve.

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Section Statistics

SectionScore IncidenceTot
No.01235Marks
Expert
12210016
28426446
37525549
4101021122
532110874
65339456
741024446
801218479
910462337
10000421117
1114710219
1219301111
Rte Tot:10250216058562
Clubman/Expert
16503224
21321004
32325442
43631330
51420002
61310016
70331957
84226339
97100841
101231005
111230106
128201530
Rte Tot:9433121835286
Clubman
11613114782
2211356671
3211245980
4241154768
5321142235
61885911100
7205416691
80043116181
939503434
101411911692
111610142989
12291106554
Rte Tot:250110659988977
Sports Plus
156913798
2511512792
3563918129
491068781
528723020
61010212680
7633217107
8000832184
91511419110
10064237118
11191134344
1224740540
Rte Tot:12678421171181103
Sportsman
130400214
214638561
319245655
481126978
526242226
687311781
719703751
8211229154
9312426147
107749987
1113947353
1211648773
Rte Tot:160633165112880
Conducted Hard
19000315
27022115
38102112
43413120
53233122
65004327
7000000
8000000
9000000
10000000
11000000
12000000
Rte Tot:35761410111
Conducted Standard
10107022
20016125
34013011
43104013
51102427
63010422
7000000
8000000
9000000
10000000
11000000
12000000
Rte Tot:1133229120

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