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Nomads late Christmas charity trial – Round 1 of 2024 Championship – Pickling Yards, Mortimer – Saturday 13th Jan 2024 – RESULTS!!!

Thanks as always to everyone that contributed to our days sport – course plotters, admin, catering, members and helpers, riders and families, Englefield Estate for use of their land. It was a great day – cold but dry and the going was much drier than expected.

A big shout out for your generous contributions which will go to Englefield Estates chosen charity for 2024. By way of the catering and raffle £225 was raised (BBQ £100 Raffle £125). Main prizes were provided by Bidfood Catering Wholesaler Reading.

Aldermaston Nomads CTC Rd 1 13.01.24

Next CTC on March 23rd at Ellisons Woodland Greenham

The Mike Slatter Trial (inc George Allan Pre’ 67 & Twinshock Championship Rd3/Nomads CTC Rd6) – RESULTS!!

The Mike Slatter Trial at the Pickling Yards in Mortimer on Sunday had a great turnout with a good mixture of Pre67, Twinshock and modern bikes. The sections were a good spread of dry and wet with some improving as the day went on and others digging out.

We had excellent support from the Observing team ( you know who you are!) , plus the Haines family, Chris and Jacqui. Also thanks to Englefield Estate for their ongoing support and Debs for bringing her catering truck!

High level results :
A route:
35 Bailey Tibbs       6 ml
30 Luke Hora.          8
18 Reynard Norris  10
  9 Tony Moulder.   17
38 Max Agar.          23
14 Alex Taylor.        32
 4 Jonathan Bathe 66

B route:
17 Dave Barrett.              0 ml
20 Richard Hawthorne   0
36 Adrian Steele.            0
  3 John Zottl.                  1
 19 John Hawthorne.      4
 10 Steve Barrett.           18
 11 Charlie Barrett.         19
   1 Roy Haines.               19
 45 Ryan Smith.              19
  16 Ian Bartholomew.    36
  22 Simon Farmer.        46

C route:
21 Keith Baty.                  15 ml
12 Glen Hutchins.           27
31 Ron Walters.              37
23 Keith Wolford.          38

Full results –

We hope you had a fun day & the bikes are clean again soon !!

Whilst there was a wide range of machinery being used in all classes we will calculate the series points as normal & for anyone that took part in all 6 ctc’s 2023 we will drop the worst score. We hope to present the trophies at CTC 1 -2024 on 13th January at the Pickling Yards Mortimer which is our annual Land Owners Charity Raffle & BBQ Trial so if there are any of our annual Trophies still out there let Brice (07733017670) know asap !

The Mike Slatter Trial incorporating the George Allan Pre’ 67 & Twinshock Championship Rd3/Nomads CTC Rd6

The Aldermaston Nomads are pleased to able to announce the Mike Slatter Trial – incorporating round 3 of the George Allan Pre’ 67 & Twinshock Championship . This will be a Trial aimed at Twinshock and Pre ’67 bikes with sections set to suit.  This event will also incorporate round 6 of the club trial championship, so modern bike entries are accepted though we anticipate favouring the classic community.

The event will be at the ever-popular Pickling Yards at Mortimer (RG7 3UG) on Sunday 19th November 2022 . This venue has been used for many years and is well suited to classic trials. We will be using observers at this event, so if you can help, please contact Brice ( ) or myself ( )

Southern Centre Championship Classes

Red – B Route :  Pre ’67 (George Allan Award)  Twinshock

Pink – C Route : Pre 67, Twinshock, Rigid      

Non Centre Championship Classes 

Blue – A Route :     Moderns ‘A’          Air Cooled Mono ‘A’       Twinshock ‘A’       Pre ’67 ‘A’.

Red – B Route :     Twinshock’B’         Air Cooled Mono ‘B’        Moderns ‘B’     Youth A,B

Pink – C Route :    Twinshock ‘C’      Pre’67 ‘C’      Air Cooled Monos ‘C’         Moderns ‘C’   Youth A, B, C

Whilst this event is run under the ACU, we will be operating manual entries. This will require that competitors email us the completed entry form and send an associated BACS payment for their entry.

Preferred entry process – please complete the entry form and email back to Brice ( ) , then make a BACS payment to Aldermaston Nomads Motor Cycle Club with your entry fee and your name as reference. 

Bank details:   Account No – 15216704  Sort Code: 09-01-55  Ref: MSTrial  

OR  post the entry form with a cheque (made payable to Aldermaston Nomads MCC) to Anne Haines, 2 Oaks,  Summerlug, Mortimer Common, RG7 2JS,

You need to complete the Entry form and Insurance form

If you are unable to fill in the form and return, please contact us to assist.

Entry Form, Insurance Form and Supplementary Regs can be found below:

Entry –

Insurance –

Regs –

Entry info is also on the ACU web site –
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We will be taking day entries if not full. Access to the venue is from 9:30 with the start at 10:30

Assuming we get a decent entry, there will be a caterer in attendance, and if that happens, we will be providing lunch vouchers to the observers – well worth offering to offer your services!

Nomads Club Trial – Round 5 of 2023 Championship – Barlows Pit, Hermitage – Saturday 28th October 2023 – RESULTS!

Round 5 of our 2023 season was at Barlows Pit on Saturday, 28th October  despite the wet weather, the sandy going meant a reasonably dry course. Thanks to Jacqui and Anne for admin, Reynard and Dave B for marking out, and Jim Gould for the day assistance, and for all the riders that turned out.

results can be found here: 

Our next event is our Mike Slatter Open To Centre Trial on SUNDAY 19TH November at the Pickling Yards, Mortimer. This will be round 3 of the open to centre twinshock and Pre-65 round PLUS round 6 of our club championship

Nomads Club Trial – Round 4 of 2023 Championship – Ellisons Canyon, Thatcham – Saturday 30th September 2023 – RESULTS

Thanks as usual to Reynard and Dave Barrett for marking out Round 5 of our club trial at Ellison’s yesterday. Thanks also to Anne and Jacqui for signing on and doing the scores. We also had great help from John Zottl and Chris Judd with clearing the parking area.

Well done to Bailey Tibbs taking the A route win by the smallest of margins from Reynard, with Mark Elms only one mark adrift. Adrian Steele took the B route and Glen Hutchins, the C. Detailed results :

Thanks to all the riders who supported us – the next round will be at Hermitage Sand Pit on Oct 28th.

Another date for your diary is our Open to Centre trial at the Pickling Yards, Mortimer on November 19th. This will be a Pre-67 and Twinshock centre championship round plus Nomads CTC round 6 with all the usual classes (Adult and Youth) incorporated.