Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Dez update

The British Trials Cupgot off to a great start on Sunday 18th March at Bracken Rocks in Derbyshire. Some 60 riders turned out for the opening round of the national season, with plenty of new faces among the familiar old ones. As usual, riders would have to complete two laps of eight sections, which had been set over the previous two days on the wooded slopes of the popular venue. Unfortunately, with the sections having been set in dry and dusty conditions, it rained the night before the trial, meaning that the section setters were out early reassessing the sections and altering a few of the more dangerous gates. Despite the wet and muddy conditions, everyone set off in high spirits to attack the sections and cheered up even more when the sun came out at midday. This did have the effect, however, of drying the previously slippery mud into a very sticky clay, adding pounds of weight to everyone’s bikes as it clung to their tyres, shoes and clothing. This meant that there were some relatively high scores over the course of the day, with the already difficult sections rendered harder by the conditions.
in the Senior class (over 2Cool, a new category for 2012, Dave Barratt finished in first place on 57, followed by Derek Coates in second on 77.

1st silver medal for vandal rider derek, hopefully more to come.

more to come later 
6 May Blackpool, North Shore, Lancashire,British Trials Cup Rnd 2