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2024 Events Schedule

Observers

Observers are critical to a successful trial. Observers are paid £15 plus a £5 food voucher for each trial they observe. Observing is straight forward, you don’t need to be a rider; have a trials licence or be a club member. Why not first spend some time shadowing an observer at a trial so you know what to do before you volunteer? Please give up a day for the sport you love by volunteering.

Either contact the secretary during a trial or contact Helen at any time at secretary@torridge-districtmcc.co.uk or on 077 33 300 769

 

Places may be limited at some events. In these cases priority will be given to championship entries and or T&D club members. ALWAYS check the Supplementary Regulations for final confirmation of the date and venue.

Date
Start Time
Venue
Event
4th February
(Sunday)
11.00
Lower Wembsworthy Farm, Hartland, Bideford, Devon, EX39 6EN
What 3 Words
Field: ///putts.booster.sank
Carpark:
///drones.magazine.hurricane
Club Trial
All solo including Beginners and Youth D to Expert.
20th April
(Saturday)
Lower Wembsworthy Farm, Hartland, Bideford, Devon, EX39 6EN
What 3 Words
Field: ///putts.booster.sank
Carpark:
///drones.magazine.hurricane
British Sidecar Championship
25th May (Saturday)
10.00
Lower Wembsworthy Farm, Hartland, Bideford, Devon, EX39 6EN
What 3 Words
Field: ///putts.booster.sank
Carpark:
///drones.magazine.hurricane
Normandale Masters Trials Championship
Normandale Championship Classes plus non champ. adult solo classes and Youth A & B
30th June
(Sunday)
10.00
Brousentor Farm, Peter Tavy, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 9NA
What 3 words: ///lectured.bitters.trusts
SW Centre Championship Solo Round 6
Championship classes for Expert, Clubman Exp., Clubman, Pastmaster, O/50, Novice, Sportsman and Youth A & B. Classes but no points for T/shock A, T/shock B, Pre.65 and Youth C & D
21st July (Sunday)
11.00
Hessaford Farm, Kilkhampton, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9RY
What 3 words: ///subway.zest.seat
Rene Pearce Charity Trial & Youth D Championship
All solo classes including Youth A to E and Trail Bikes including Youth D Championship
2nd & 3rd August (Friday & Saturday)
9.00

Keypitts Farm, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX24 9RW
What 3 words: ///places.verbs.giving

Trials School  

18th August (Sunday)

11.00
Cutliffe Lane, Hartland, Bideford, Devon, EX39 6BQ
What 3 words: ///pool.trudges.little
Club Trial Martyn Luckett Memorial Trial
Adult solo except Pre65 & T/shock. Including Beginners and Youth D to Expert
22nd September
(Sunday)
11.00
TBA
Club Trial
All Solo including Beginners and Youth D to Expert.
20th October
(Sunday)
11.00

Hessaford Farm, Kilkhampton, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9RY
What 3 words: ///subway.zest.seat

Trial including Championship T\shock\ Pre 65 \ YC Championship classes for: T/shock A, T/shock B, Pre.65 and Youth C. Classes but no points for Expert, Clubman Exp., Clubman, Pastmaster, O/50, Novice, Sportsman and Youth A & B
17th November (Sunday)
11.00

Lower Wembsworthy Farm, Hartland, Bideford, Devon, EX39 6EN
What 3 words:
///putts.booster.sank
Car park:
///drones.magazine.hurricane

Club Trial
All Solo including Youth A to D.

 

2023
Congratulations to all. Trophies will be available for collection from any trial from January 2024 onwards.

Si Higgins Aggregate cup winners for 2023
Expert Si Higgins Bowl Joe Baker
Clubman Expert Ron Lake Trophy Duncan Ravenhill-White
Clubman Sabotig Family Shield Freddie Lintell
Past Master Wooldridge Cup Mick Thompson
Over 50 Sabotig Shield Alan Barnes
Novice John Kelly Shield Mark Trewin
Sportsman New Club Cup Michael Jacobs
Pre 65 Luckett Cup Jim Ashford
Twinshock Twinshock Trophy Phil Wickett
Expert Martin Luckett Memorial Trophy Bradley Chugg
     
Youth A Non Perpetual Finlay Clarke
Youth B Non Perpetual Luke Selwyn Clarke
Youth C Non Perpetual Hudson Ravenhill-White
     
Best Torridge Adult Pearce Trophy Freddie Lintell
Best Torridge Youth Torridge Trial Cup George Lulham
     
Best TDMCC Member at Normandale on the hard route Alscott Cup Mick Thompson
Best class performance by a Torridge Club member at the Normandale Ron and Nell Higgins Trophy Dave Price

 

Si Higgins Aggregate Cup Winners for 2023
Expert Si Higgins Bowl Joe Baker
Clubman Expert Ron Lake Trophy Duncan Ravenhill-White
Clubman Sabotig Family Shield Freddie Lintell
Past Master Wooldridge Cup Mick Thompson
Over 50 Sabotig Shield Alan Barnes
Novice John Kelly Shield Mark Trewin
Sportsman New Club Cup Michael Jacobs
Pre 65 Luckett Cup Jim Ashford
Twinshock Twinshock Trophy Phil Wickett
Expert Martin Luckett Memorial Trophy Bradley Chugg
     
Youth A Non Perpetual Finlay Clarke
Youth B Non Perpetual Luke Selway Clarke
Youth C Non Perpetual Hudson Ravenhill-White
     
Best Torridge Adult Pearce Trophy Freddie Lintell
Best Torridge Youth Torridge Trial Cup George Lulham
     
Best TDMCC Member at Normandale on the hard route Alscott Cup Mick Thompson
Best class performance by a Torridge Club member at the Normandale Ron and Nell Higgins Trophy Dave Price

 

Trials News

Over £759 raised at our Rene Pearce Charity Trial!

Myeloma UK
From L to R: Helen Soby, Mark Trewin, John Luckett, Gill Sabotig, John Sabotig, Robin Thorne, Stuart Cann and Allen Boycott

This year’s Rene Pearce Charity Trial took place once again in hot sunshine. Host John Sabotig together with Robin Thorne, Mark Trewin and Stuart Cann prepared an excellent mixture of sections through the woody valley at Hessaford Farm. Sections 7, 9 & 10 were the most challenging however they did not stop Paul McGrath, Timothy Heard and Corey Wood all completing flawless performances. Credit too, to Shaun Kershaw, Andrew Evenden and Hudson Ravenhill-White who picked up just four marks between them. Well done to you all.

Many club members made up the fifty one riders who entered however the holiday season meant we also had entries from as far afield as Derbyshire and the Channel Islands. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces, club members and visitors alike, turning out to support Myeloma UK our chosen charity for this season.

Each year in the UK approximately 5,700 people are diagnosed with myeloma. Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, is a blood cancer. At any one time there are 24,000 people living with myeloma in the UK including our own club member Mick Thompson. Myeloma accounts for 15% of blood cancers and 2% of all cancers.

Myeloma UK myeloma.org.uk was set up to provide information, support and advice to sufferers of this insidious disease.

A fantastic £759 was raised via entry fees, donations on the day and from well-wishers.
Hosts Gill and John Sabotig said “We are very pleased with the amount raised and would like to thank everyone who contributed for their kind generosity. We have hosted the Charity Trial for more than 16 years, which has now raised over £14,093 for a variety of good causes.”

Club Chairman Allen Boycott added “The Rene Pearce Charity Trial is a long running and important feature on the clubs annual fixture list. My thanks to John & Gill, and to all those who competed or officiated, for raising awareness and funds for this important charity ”.

 

July 18th 2021 Rene Pearce Charity Trial & Youth D Championship

Over £820 raised at our Rene Pearce Charity Trial!

Following the relaxation of Covid rules T&D was delighted to resume its annual Rene Pearce Charity Trial this year. Over 60 club members, supporters and friends turned out on a beautiful sunny Sunday in July with the aim of enjoying a terrific day of sport whilst raising funds for the Livewell Foundation.

The Livewell Foundation was set up in December 2016 by Livewell Southwest CIC. Livewell Southwest is an independent social enterprise providing integrated health and social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon.

The Livewell Foundation was set up to administer the charitable funds to support the services run by Livewell Southwest and to enable it to fulfil its community interest to distribute funds to fantastic causes and initiatives.

The charity was chosen because of the excellent care received by one of our club members, following a stroke, at the Mount Gould Hospital.

An amazing £824.96 was raised via entry fees, donations on the day and from well-wishers.

Hosts Gill and John Sabotig said “We are thrilled with the amount raised and would like to thank everyone who contributed for their kind generosity. We have hosted this event for more than 15 years, which has now raised over £13,334.00 for a variety of local charities.”

Club Chairman John Luckett added “The Charity Trial is an important feature on the clubs annual fixture list. I am delighted we could reinstate it this year and with the amount raised”.


L to R - club members John Luckett, Alan Barnes, Gill Sabotig, Helen Soby, Stuart Cann and John Sabotig presenting the cheque to Craig Hampton-Stone (centre) Chairman of the Livewell Foundation.

 

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