We can now confirm the dates of our next trials the “Shieldsberg Rodeo”, and the John White end of year trial.
The Shieldsberg event will take place on Sunday 16th October 2016 at Landscape Supplies yard which is situated directly across from Whitespots Trial Park. 274 Bangor Road Newtownards BT23 7PH for those who haven’t been before. The event will be well signposted to help find your way.
We had thought of running the event on the Saturday, but this was not possible as the venue is open for business on the Saturday, so Sunday it is!
As usual the event will feature 4 laps of sections set out across the Shields yard and the old railway line behind it. The event has proved successful each year and the rider feedback has always been that it is a great days fun!
As well as natural sections there will be a little sprinkling of man made magic thrown in for good measure!!
There will be a separate course set out for the small wheel and electric bikes as usual for C,D & E grades and our youth coordinators will be on hand to help any regular riders attending and new competitors.
First time riders should find this one of the most accessible trials as the sections are all off flat ground or accessed from the laneways used for in between going.
Following on from the last two events the 50/50 grades will continue and I believe from the feedback that this is proving enjoyable for those pitting their skills up a step!
Cutting out for this event will be decided shortly, but if any riders are keen to assist, please contact club members and let us know. The more help we get, the easier it is, also it gives you input into the style and severity of your grade making the event more enjoyable!
Then onto the trial at John Whites Farm. The address is 134 Movilla Road Newtownards BT23 8RJ, just across the road from Hagan Concrete yard. This event will be on Saturday 31st December 2016.
Again this is a regular feature on the calendar and has proved very popular in the past! In fact it was where we had our largest entry of over 150 riders 2 years ago! We got caught out with that with severe queuing and we have learned some very valuable lessons from it and as a result we have introduced changes to combat the queuing that resulted!
John has pushed out the land used and extended the lap greatly, again the format will be 4 laps of sections set out in the fields around Johns Farm.
Again all grades will be catered for and there will be the 50/50 routes as well.
Youth small wheeled course will again be marked out for C,D & E grades with our youth coordinators on hand to help any regular riders attending and new competitors.
No date yet for cutting out, but as usual anyone wanting to lend a hand should let a club member know and we will let you know when we’re sorting it out.
Finally, we will hope to.have the local Sea Cadets performing observers duties at both trials, but any rider supplying an observer will as in the past be entitled to a free entry at either event.
If there are any queries or ideas for these trials please contact a club member with your views.