For info folks our friend Dennis Nash, Newtownards man and long standing local sports reporter for the Newtownards Chronicle, has informed me that he will be making use of Sammys letter in tomorrows “Chronicle” in his Sporting Snippets column!
The paper is available from all local outlets, so get yours before they’re gone!!!
Thanks again Dennis!!!

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Just wanted to say on behalf of the team @ Moto Trial NI thanks very much for showing such an interest in what we are  doing! The website stats for yesterday were extensive and the interest in the Leadmines situation from around the world and from ex World Champions has been awesome! Over the next two weeks we hope to be clearer as to what is happening with the ‘Mines’ & Trial practice their, we will of course keep you posted. The team has been very busy over the last weeks but it has been enjoyable and will settle somewhat as we get the club set up and are 1st Trial over us. Our No 1 goal is Trials and doing our bit to cater for all riders &, down the road, hopefully really making a difference to our wee Sport…

Moto Trial NI

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Gilles Burgat photo trials motorcyclesThanks to our fellow trials man Ricky Moore we can add the following to the list of folk keen to lend words of support!!!

Our special thanks to 1981 World Champion, Gilles Burgat for taking the time to send a few lines of support. The Lead mines are known world wide and recognised as one of the most historic trials venues:

“Dear Sirs,

I am a former World Trials Champion and I had the opportunity to come to Ireland five or six times to participate at the Hurst Cup Trial near Belfast.
I very much enjoyed coming to Ireland and I hope one day to return to Ireland to ride trials again.
The Irish Trial was a first class race and it is part of the trial scene and probably one of the best landscapes for that.
It is part of the Trial Hall of Fame.
The hard weather we found (the cold, the rain, and the mud) were part of the Hurst Cup Trial signature.
I will always remember the good Time i had in Ireland With the trials people.”

Best regards
Gilles Burgat
Former World Trial Champion 1981

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