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West Glos & Dean Forest
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Celebrating 68 Years of Motor Cycling 1953 - 2021

Julian’s Bikes and Banter Day

Index: Info, Snippets, Gallery, Original Intro. Words: Joe Bishop

A view from Stumpwood across the Monnow Valley with Club Elders

Some of the 'Club Elders' L-R Jim Delahay, Dan Bishop, Pete Hughes, Cliff Hannam and Roy Breakwell. Pic: Anthony Moore

Info:

Results now linked on the right. Remember they are Very Provisional and may change once you help us spot any errors ...... Contact: admin@wgdfmcc.org.uk

The original text is below until we have a report with Pics sorted ... Maybe this week, come back and check.

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Snippets

There were a lot of smiles on faces throughout the day. It was great to see such a diverse range of bikes being able to compete and just ride for fun in the same event. You'd have thought the Enduro/MX bikes would have walked away with the best time but checkout the trials bike times!

We tried to keep a best guess approach to who was using Trials or open tread knobbly tyres as an option for riders to compare how they did with similarly equipped opposition but it really didn't make much of a difference.

Some of our older members will recognise the Batten surname from very early club days. Correct, Tommy is great grandson of Walt Batten who helped run things and ride. And Tommy was only just old enough to ride and has won the Best under 21 tag. His times were improving throughout the day and if you multiply his greyed best times in the results by 4 he would have been in the top 10%!

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Video from BultacoBoy

West Glos Stumpwood Hill Climb 2021 from Ben Falconer.

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Entry List

Please let us know if we've guessed your tyre type wrongly. You can still change type on the day if required. admin@wgdfmcc.org.uk

Surname Order or Route/Class Order

Last Updated: 11Sep2021 00:00 (38/50)

No.NameClubClassClassBike
28Nibbs ADAMSWGEnduro>50,Knobbly TyresNolan Tyres - Husqvarna TE 250
24Mike ALLENWGEnduro>50,Knobbly TyresKTM EXC-F 350
13Tommy BATTENWGTrials<21,Trials TyresBeta Rev 3 125
9Alf BENDALLWGTrials>50,Trials TyresGas Gas 250
10Joe BENDALLWGTrialsTrials TyresGas Gas 300
19Ben BISHOPWGPre65Trials TyresRoyal Enfield Crusader 350
31Dan BISHOPWGEnduro>50,Knobbly TyresKTM EXC 250
30Joe BISHOPWGEnduroKnobbly TyresKTM EXC 250
1John BRENNANWGTrail Bike>50,Trials TyresKTM Freeride 250
29Owen CHISWELLWGEnduro>50,Knobbly TyresKTM EXC 250
5Mark CHRISTOPHERWGTrials>50,Trials TyresBeta Evo Factory 250
36Dean COLEMANZ1MotocrossKnobbly TyresKTM SX 250
6Greg COLLINSWGTrialsTrials TyresGas Gas TXT 300
11David EELESCHGTrials>50,Trials TyresScorpa TY 125
26Simon ELLWAYWGEnduroKnobbly TyresKTM EXC-F 350
7Ben FALCONERCHGTrialsTrials TyresBultaco Sherpa 250
4Adrian GWYNNEWGTrials>50,Trials TyresMontesa 4RT 260
12Peter HUGHESWGTrials>50,Trials TyresGas Gas TXT 250
15Alex HUNTERWGTrialsTrials TyresMontesa 4RT 260
33Sam JONESWGEnduroKnobbly TyresKTM EXC 525
8Vivian JONESWGTrialsTrials TyresGas Gas TXT Raga 300
34Rob MALLERWGMotocross>50,Knobbly TyresKTM XC 200
25Carl MAPESWGEnduro>50,Knobbly TyresBeta RR 390
35Paul MORGANWGMotocrossKnobbly TyresKTM XC 150
27Chris MORRISGCEnduroKnobbly TyresHusqvarna TE 300
17Matthew PEAKEWGTrials>50,Trials TyresBeta EVO 290
23Nicholas PHILPOTTWGEnduro>50,Knobbly TyresBeta RR 125
38Mervyn POWELLWVMotocross>50,Knobbly TyresMatchless G80 620
16Sam ROBSONWGTrialsTrials TyresMojo Rising/GeoMetron bikes - Beta EVO 300
37Bobby SMITHWGMotocrossKnobbly TyresYamaha YZF 250
32Robert SMITHWGEnduro>50,Knobbly TyresYamaha WRF 250
18Ian THOMPSONWGPre65>50,Trials TyresGreeves TFS 246
2Steve WALLWINWGTrail Bike>50,Trials TyresKTM Freeride 250
3Huw WATKINSMCCTrail Bike>50,Knobbly TyresCyfannol - KTM Freeride 250
21Matthew WELCHGCPre65Trials TyresRoyal Enfield Crusader 250
20Simon WELCHGCPre65Trials TyresRoyal Enfield Turbo Twin 250
14Ieuan WILLIAMSWGTrialsTrials TyresMontesa 4RT 260
22Ian WIXONWGPre65>50,Trials TyresTriumph 5TA 500

Route/Class Order or Surname Order

Last Updated: 11Sep2021 00:00 (38/50)

No.NameClubClassClassBike
3Huw WATKINSMCCTrail Bike>50,Knobbly TyresCyfannol - KTM Freeride 250
1John BRENNANWGTrail Bike>50,Trials TyresKTM Freeride 250
2Steve WALLWINWGTrail Bike>50,Trials TyresKTM Freeride 250
13Tommy BATTENWGTrials<21,Trials TyresBeta Rev 3 125
4Adrian GWYNNEWGTrials>50,Trials TyresMontesa 4RT 260
5Mark CHRISTOPHERWGTrials>50,Trials TyresBeta Evo Factory 250
9Alf BENDALLWGTrials>50,Trials TyresGas Gas 250
11David EELESCHGTrials>50,Trials TyresScorpa TY 125
12Peter HUGHESWGTrials>50,Trials TyresGas Gas TXT 250
17Matthew PEAKEWGTrials>50,Trials TyresBeta EVO 290
6Greg COLLINSWGTrialsTrials TyresGas Gas TXT 300
7Ben FALCONERCHGTrialsTrials TyresBultaco Sherpa 250
8Vivian JONESWGTrialsTrials TyresGas Gas TXT Raga 300
10Joe BENDALLWGTrialsTrials TyresGas Gas 300
14Ieuan WILLIAMSWGTrialsTrials TyresMontesa 4RT 260
15Alex HUNTERWGTrialsTrials TyresMontesa 4RT 260
16Sam ROBSONWGTrialsTrials TyresMojo Rising/GeoMetron bikes - Beta EVO 300
18Ian THOMPSONWGPre65>50,Trials TyresGreeves TFS 246
22Ian WIXONWGPre65>50,Trials TyresTriumph 5TA 500
19Ben BISHOPWGPre65Trials TyresRoyal Enfield Crusader 350
20Simon WELCHGCPre65Trials TyresRoyal Enfield Turbo Twin 250
21Matthew WELCHGCPre65Trials TyresRoyal Enfield Crusader 250
23Nicholas PHILPOTTWGEnduro>50,Knobbly TyresBeta RR 125
24Mike ALLENWGEnduro>50,Knobbly TyresKTM EXC-F 350
25Carl MAPESWGEnduro>50,Knobbly TyresBeta RR 390
28Nibbs ADAMSWGEnduro>50,Knobbly TyresNolan Tyres - Husqvarna TE 250
29Owen CHISWELLWGEnduro>50,Knobbly TyresKTM EXC 250
31Dan BISHOPWGEnduro>50,Knobbly TyresKTM EXC 250
32Robert SMITHWGEnduro>50,Knobbly TyresYamaha WRF 250
26Simon ELLWAYWGEnduroKnobbly TyresKTM EXC-F 350
27Chris MORRISGCEnduroKnobbly TyresHusqvarna TE 300
30Joe BISHOPWGEnduroKnobbly TyresKTM EXC 250
33Sam JONESWGEnduroKnobbly TyresKTM EXC 525
34Rob MALLERWGMotocross>50,Knobbly TyresKTM XC 200
38Mervyn POWELLWVMotocross>50,Knobbly TyresMatchless G80 620
35Paul MORGANWGMotocrossKnobbly TyresKTM XC 150
36Dean COLEMANZ1MotocrossKnobbly TyresKTM SX 250
37Bobby SMITHWGMotocrossKnobbly TyresYamaha YZF 250

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The Original Intro

Words: Joe Bishop

As promised, we have organised a day of celebrations in memory of Dad (Julian Bishop). Not being one for convention, Dad did not want this to be a sombre affair but one based on friends and fun.

This will be in two parts - a fun hill climb event followed by a "social" do!

Pic of Bish doing test timing

Could you put in a good time for Julian?

Hill Climb

Venue: Cottage Farm, Rockfield Near Monmouth (The Breakwell’s!)

Time: 10:30am

General info:

  • We’ve decided to resurrect one of the more unconventional events that Dad was involved with on the morning of the 11th Sept
  • With the kind support of the Breakwells, we’ll be running the Stump Wood fun hill climb at Rockfield – well ‘fun’ up to the point the stopwatch starts!
  • Format will be two observed sections then 4 timed hill climbs with the hill climbs repeated 4 times.
  • Online entries are open via the ACU website - limited to 50 so be quick.
  • There is a class for pretty much any type of offroad bike, so take a peek in the garage and see what takes your fancy.
  • At the present time COVID constraints are changing so we now hope to allow sensible spectators. We’re hopeful this situation will continue. (But cross your fingers and bring a mask and stay safe regardless!)
The "Social"

Venue: Ellwood Football Club, Bromley Rd, Ellwood, Coleford GL16 7LZ

Time: 7pm onwards

Refreshments: A hog roast will be provided and the bar might be open!

Camping: is available on site for those wanting to raise a glass or two but with transport problems – call 01594 832927 to book.

General info:

  • We’ve arranged for an evening get together where we can celebrate his life by having a beer and sharing some of the many many biking stories we all have. COVID restrictions permitting of course.
  • There is no format or dress code but please wear some biking kit if you have it. Vintage and retro clothing positively encouraged!
  • Ride a bike of any description if you can, but most importantly just come prepared to ‘drop some oil’ – metaphorically and probably literally if you decide to ride a classic bike!
  • Please bring your great memories, memorabilia and photos!

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