CHG Non Expert Trial 5 September 2010

Report: Steve Venn

Pictures: Steve Workman

Results: Sam Wilson and Steve Venn

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Cheltenham Home Guard Held their annual Non-Expert trial at the brilliant venue, Farmcote Nr. Winchcombe. The sunny morning soon gave way to persistent heavy rain, which made for increasingly slippery conditions, for the 57 entered riders.

Regular Oxford visitor Rob Faulkner proved you don't need the latest kit to win, with his elderly twin shock TY175 finding grip where others failed.

Rob's ride of 3 was exceptional, but Darren Walters was close behind on 4. The usual suspects in the popular inter over 40's class followed on losing a few more marks.

There were many creditable rides in the other classes, with Ron Walters winning the 50/50 route and Sam Wilson and Ian Thompson 2nd and 3rd, all riding extremely well to secure their best recent results.

The sportsman route was won by Ben Falconer on his Pampera trail bike, losing only 4 marks closely followed by John Edmunds, also Pampera mounted, on 7 marks lost. Both these riders are regular British Trial Bike championship contenders and proved how capable these little bikes are in the right hands.

The club welcomed many new and occasional riders today which this event is designed to encourage and generally a good day was had by all. Our thanks to the hardy observers who braved the conditions.


Rob Faulkner Yam 3marks Winner

Darren Walters Beta 4marks R/UP

Nigel Tomkins Beta 8marks O/40

Kevin Miller Gas 19marks Novice

Craig Bond Honda 19marks T/S

James Colbourne Beta 45marks S/B

50/50 ROUTE

Ron Walters Beta 19marks Best 50/50

Sammy Wilson Beta 20marks R/UP

Ian Thompson Sherco 26marks O/40

Jonny Janaway Gas 35marks Novice

Oliver Pekala Beta 36marks S/B


Ben Falconer Gas 4marks Best Sportsman

John Edmunds Gas 7marks R/UP

Lee Bond Gas 11marks S/B

Chris Harvey Honda 11marks T/S

Pete Barnett Suzuki 16 marks Trial Bike

David Last BSA 31marks Pre65