Round 4 of our 2023 season will be at Ellisons Canyon, Thatcham on Saturday, 30th March The trial starts at 11am . Nearest postcode is RG19 8BW
All the usual classes will be catered for (Adult A, B. C routes plus Trail, Pre-65 and Yth A and B where route choice is optional). As the new ACU system is proving a little challenging, we will be using old style day entries for this event. If at all possible, please bring cash (or a cheque) to cover the £15 entry fee, The Nomads membership of £5 if required & £3 – £5 for an ACU 1 day licence also if required.
We will be using normal self-mark punchcard system..
Hi Everyone, just a quick reminder that the Nomads EGM is tomorrow night at the Ambassador Club in Tadley – hope to see some new faces there!
The Aldermaston Nomads
have not held an AGM for several years due to Covid etc. The club has managed
to survive during this period thanks to the stalwart efforts of the few.
However, this is not sustainable, and more help is needed if the club is to
have a future. The ACU’s imposition of Sport 80 (online entry,
membership, permits etc) has also increased the burden on those with the IT
skills to navigate it!
The upshot is that the club is on its knees and urgently needs
more help and fresh blood if it is to continue.
Please come along to the AGM (or in this case an EGM –
Extraordinary General Meeting) on Monday 14th August at 7:30pm at The
Help steer our club to a bright new future. If you can’t
make the date but are able to help in some way please email Ian Mace (email@example.com) or Brice Haines (firstname.lastname@example.org). Either way
let us know if you would like to come along.
Finally!!!! here are the Final results from the 2023 Pathfinder 3 stage. A 3 stage takes a while to sort the results since its really like scoring 2 trials and an enduro all in one, but this year was complicated further by class allocation issues on Sport80. In the end we had to rely on help from a number of sources to come up with the results.
Frankly, the results were a bit of a mess this year, for which I can only apologise – we’ll do better next time
I’m sure it’ll come as no surprise that the Pathfinder is once again full, though there is a reserve list entry available through the ACU Sport80 website. 3 stages do need quite a few helpers to run them, and we are looking for some more traveling marshals and observers. If you fancy a lovely day out in the woods (with a free burger ticket!!!!), please get in touch.
The Aldermaston Nomads and Surrey TRF Pathfinder 3 Stage Trial 2023 We are excited to be able to announce the return of the Pathfinder 3 stage trial. Once again we have secured the use of Bagshot – Training areas D1 and D2 (both sides of the M3). Event date is Sunday 21st May 2023.
Never done a 3 stage? Its a mix between a trial, a time trial and an enduro based on the original Army training trials format for all levels of rider! Below you can see an idea of how it usually works. Number of laps depends on course and conditions on the day. Stage 1 – Trial. 2 laps of 10 trials sections which are wide (big enough for trail and enduro bikes). Marking is 0,1,2,3,5 Around 2 hours to complete. There will be a short special test in this Stage. During this stage only, there will be Expert gates to challenge the Expert class riders. The other classes follow the main route. Stage 2 – Time Trial. 2 or 3 laps of the same sections (possibly eased slightly), but with a time limit of around an hour and a half. Harsher marking in the form of 0,3,5. Multiple bikes allowed in a section, but at riders risk! No Expert gates due to multiple bikes in the sections. Stage 3 – 3 or 4 laps in an hour but sections are not observed for footing or stopping – you just pass through the sections begins gate and any guide tapes as a checkpoint. Number of laps depends on class and conditions on the day. There is a break between each stage to have a rest, refuel etc.
spring day greeted 23 riders for round 3 of the Aldermaston Nomads club trial at
Barlow’s Pit for round 3 of the club championship. As ever, thanks Rey and Dave for the course
layout and to Jacqui. Anne and Brice for administrating the event.
riders had a good day and on best behavior – no litter at all to clear up after
the event which is much appreciated.
A route B
Route C Route Youth
Reynard Norris Adrian Steele Andy
Withers Tommy Wakeford
Alex Taylor Richard Hawthorne Jon Evans Adam Scott