The Brian Valder Memorial & Charity Trial - 15 December 2019

Final Results version 2 are now up on the Event Calendar and Here.

A new venture for ACU Western

Last year was the inaugural run of the Brian Valder Memorial Trial. (See the 2018 Valder Trial report). Deemed a success by both riders and organisers, and no doubt the charities that benefitted from around £1000 raised, I believe. This time, a little later in the year and not as a round of the Centre's Trials Championship.

results_acuwestern_valdertrial_15dec2019.pdf

The event is run in memory of lifelong rider and official of ACU South Midland and ACU Western, Brian Valder. Rain or shine he supported events almost every weekend as an official and this event is being organised across ACU Western's Active clubs in tribute to his efforts. Memorial trophies will be presented.

The Charities - We know that Brian would appreciate that this trial is run as a charity event and all proceeds from this event will go to: the ACU Benevolent Fund which does great work helping injured riders and organisers, The Air Ambulance and Arrive Alive.


The Annual Premier award


The Replica award that winners get to keep.

Having Brian on all of the Observer's boards will make sure he can still keep an eye on you all so keep your feet up!

The venue has mostly all weather parking and the sections are entertaining in the dry and the wet, so it shouldn't need to be called off for that.

The Saturday before the trial is the last of the YDS's Training sessions followed by the Centre's Award ceremony for our 2019 Trials Championship. There will be more information about how to get tickets etc. in our News page later.


Comments

Tony Noel - our Event Steward and Chairman of ACU Western says: I would like to congratulate everyone who helped to put on our second Brian Valder Trial in such difficult conditions particularly Tom and Colin and their helpers. We should also thank the riders for their support. It was a fitting memorial to Brian made sad by the loss of Billy Andrews. Well done everyone.

Colin Jones observed a tough 'downhill' section on the Sportsman route: You know we said about putting those packers in to raise the front mudguard? Well, how about getting some higher packers for next time we visit this venue in the rain! I watched a number of you with non-rotating front wheels trying in vain to use the front as a ski. In contrast, the expert only route saw some superb attempts across an impossible camber shared by the clubman route (Which Nobody cleaned!) then the expert route turned uphill with a worse camber. Stunning two wheel drifts on full noise got some of the visiting mud experts from the south to the top with a few miserly prods. Even Tom Culliford had to reset direction half way up, but got away from a near stop to avoid a maximum. I'd like to thank the Model Car club for the use of their covered sign-on area while the heavens opened for the hour before we started. Riders may not have noticed, but the observers did, that it didn't rain during the event but started again as the Welches and observers were clearing up.

A number of people's comments indicate that few understood that this event was put on by a collaboration of clubs from the Western Centre. We hope next year might see a different venue and, from my point of view, an earlier date, though I'm happy to run entries and results as part of the next team if required.


Video

Here is BVM's video blog, which gives a great and rare view of the day. Many thanks to Craig and friends who managed to keep things circulating. We should also say a big thanks to BVM and Haines & Co. for providing entry support to non-internet enabled riders. (Personal and postal entries to you and me.)


Section Statistics

SectionScore IncidenceTot
No.0123510Marks Avg
Expert
1185100070.29
2362680682.72
36102510341.42
4663910441.76
52229100833.32
68024110712.84
700042101174.68
8853180542.16
900312100923.68
102231260742.96
112017150983.92
Rte Tot:553622699107422.72
Clubman/Expert
1821020141.08
292110070.54
3031810342.62
4150620332.36
5621140271.93
61003100594.21
7613310211.5
81003100594.21
9013460493.5
10011390574.07
11601610251.79
Rte Tot:381712384603852.55
Clubman
12610120140.47
24761040692.23
33321740782.69
42421560832.86
522022001084.15
6163980792.93
76322130783
81340450411.58
900052101204.62
100011590923.68
111211570843.23
Rte Tot:583217959908462.81
Sports Plus
1160001050.29
2150840492.72
3212930472.76
4120760533.31
5240610272.08
6230620312.38
7421320231.92
8712030201.54
9311620312.38
10210810302.5
11210720322.67
Rte Tot:42216602703482.23
Sportsman
11020140251.47
20031030513.19
3110680593.69
40002130714.73
5001510223.14
6020410192.71
7010430283.5
8401020121.71
9002320233.29
10000420223.67
11001420243.43
Rte Tot:1568434103563.15
Make.Qty
Beta17
TRS13
Gas Gas11
Montesa9
Yamaha3
Sherco3
Scorpa3
Vertigo2
Honda2
BSA2
James1
Fantic1
Club.Qty
Kingswood MCC10
Gloucester & Cotswold7
Zona 17
West Glos & Dean Forest MCC5
Swindon + District MCC5
Stroud Valley AC5
Merthyr Motor Club4
Cheltenham Home Guard MCC4
Evesham MCC2
Bewdley MCC2
Oxford Ixion MCC2
Ringwood MCC2
Wye Valley Auto Club2
Tiverton Motor Club1
Malvern1
Ledbury MC & LCC1
Trail Riders Fellowship1
Hookwood Trials Club1
Waltham Chase Trials MCC1
Wilts Border MC & LCC1
Eastbourne & District MCC1
North Somerset Motorsports Club1