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Wyegate 2-Day Trial 23/24th Apr 2022 Cancelled

Words: ed.

Wyegate Index: Info, Clerk of the Course Says.

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Update: 24Mar2022 18:50. After two years without a Wyegate Trial we had planned a great comeback with a two day event for 2022. However, we have had numerous problems and obstacles getting the event organised, most we have coped with but some we have not and so, with regret, we have made the decision to cancel this years Wyegate. Apologies to all those who had planned a weekend away, this decision was not made lightly. All those who have entered will get a refund less the standard cancellation admin fee of £3.

Let's hope 2023 gives us a better go at it!


Clerk of the Course says... Well, It's all history now!

We had planned to run this year's Wyegate as a two day event and run two rounds of the ACU Trail Bike Championship to support the Championship that looked like it was failing. However, the ACU changed the machine eligibility rules to allow the Montesa 4ride to compete for the Championship and while we know this is a fine machine, it is not, in our view, in keeping with what a "Trail" bike should be. So after much discussion in the club, with the ACU and with many trail bike riders, the Wyegate Committee has decided to withdraw from the ACU Trail Bike Championship and go back to how the Wyegate used to be - one route, simple sections set out for Trail bikes.

The 2022 Wyegate will be a two day event (as per 2008) and to accommodate everyone we are moving the start venue to Cottage Farm, Rockfield, Monmouth (NP25 5QD) by kind permission of our President Roy Breakwell. We will be offering FREE camping on Friday and Saturday night (and Sunday if you're too knackered to drive home) and the generous Club Committee is funding a FREE hog roast on Saturday night. We also plan to have a bar (not free, sorry) and morning catering.

Saturday's route has been set out by Wyegate Secretary Huw Watkins. We've managed to kerb his enthusiasm and restrict him to an eighty mile route to include some old favourites like Wayne Green and Golden Hill and he's devised an alternative special test that won't favour the fastest rider.

Sunday will be the more traditional Wye Valley with, of course, Pant-glas Steps, Sunnyside and Limekiln plus a few sections on private land. Just sixty miles! Entries will open on Saturday March 5th (Hopefully! ed.) via the ACU online entry system. Priority will be given to Trail bikes and those riding both days with the exception of pre65's who may ride both days if they want to compete for the 'Wyegate Cup' but need only ride the Sunday if competing for the 'Bush Shield' for best Pre65.

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