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Nomads Club Trial – Round 3 of 2024 Championship – Barlows Pit, Hermitage – Saturday 27th April – RESULTS

Round 3 at Barlows Sandpit proved to be slipperier than Reynard & Dave intended following overnight rain, although it remained dry for the duration of the event.
Thanks to Christine & Jacqui for admin on the day, booking in 31 riders, the highest number for Nomads at this venue.

It was good to see several new & returnee riders take part & although not all fully completed their punchcards they hopefully will continue to enjoy Trials and attend future events.

It was unfortunate that one of our regular senior riders had ‘an off’ necessitating his travelling companion Adrian to leave early for Ron to get hospital attention-thankfully he was later given the all clear albeit with a few stitches in his leg.

Reynard Norris led the A route, Richard Hawthorne, the B’s and Jonathan Evans won the C’s

Full results : here

Our next event is the Pathfinder 3 Stage – check here : Pathfinder

Also, look out for notifications regarding an evening Club Trial near Silchester in early June, provisionally Wednesday 12th – To Be Confirmed .

Nomads Club Trial – Round 3 of 2024 Championship – Barlows Pit, Hermitage – Saturday 27th April

Round 3 of our 2024 season will be at Barlows Pit, Hermitage on Saturday, 27th April.  The trial starts at 11am . Nearest postcode is RG18 9LT

All the usual classes will be catered for (Adult A, B. C routes plus Trail, Pre-65 and Yth A, B & C where route choice is optional). Like all the 2024 club trials, this event will be run under the AMCA. Entries will be on the the day

If at all possible, please bring cash (or a cheque) to cover the £15 entry fee, The Nomads membership of £5 if required


We will be using normal self-mark punchcard system..


The Aldermaston Nomads and Surrey TRF Pathfinder 3 Stage Trial 2024 – ENTRIES OPEN


Entries are now open for the 2024 Aldermaston Nomads and Surrey TRF 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 19th May 2024

We anticipate it will fill quickly, so don’t delay entering. This year, we are trying a return to email and BACS based entry. Please download and complete the attached form : here

Once completed, please email it to tjj1504@gmail.com  Once you have emailed the form, please transfer the entry fee via BACS to the account detailed in the entry – please remember to add your name as a reference.  
Classes as per entry form
Entry Fee will be £50, plus another £10 if you require an ACU day licence.

We are looking for observers and helpers, so if you’d like to help, please let us know.

Info on http://aldermaston-nomads.org/ 

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.  

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Nomads Club Trial – Round 2 of 2024 Championship – Ellisons Canyon – Saturday 23rd March 2024 – RESULTS

Thanks to all who helped organise our trial once again and to all the riders for taking part. The threatened rain did arrive around half way through and the marks lost on some second punchcards is plain to see – apart from the few who dashed around to reduce the effect on their scores!

This was the first Nomads Trial operated under the AMCA banner. We plan to run our next Closed Club Trial Championship Round 3 at Barlow’s Sandpit, Hermitage on Saturday 27th April.

A Route
1st – Richard Norris – 1 (furthest clean)
2nd – Reynard Norris – 1
3rd – Alex Taylor – 8

B Route
1st – Adrian Steele – 1
2nd – Richard Hawthorne – 8
3rd – Dave Barrett – 13
4th – Pre 65 – John Hawthorne – 27

C Route
1st – Jonathan Evans – 1
2nd – Aaron Geater – 2
3rd – Ron Walters – 4

Full results on the here

The Aldermaston Nomads and Surrey TRF Pathfinder 3 Stage Trial 2024

The Aldermaston Nomads and Surrey TRF Pathfinder 3 Stage Trial 2024
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 19th May 2024

Entries open on Sunday 7thApril. We anticipate it will fill quickly, so don’t delay entering. This year, we are trying a return to email and BACS based entry. Please download and complete the attached form : here

Once completed, please email it to tjj1504@gmail.com  Once you have emailed the form, please transfer the entry fee via BACS to the account detailed in the entry – please remember to add your name as a reference.  
Classes as per entry form
Entry Fee will be £50

We are looking for observers and helpers, so if you’d like to help, please let us know.

Info on http://aldermaston-nomads.org/ 

  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.