Monthly Archives: April 2019

Pathfinder 2019 – RESULTS

That’s the Pathfinder over for another year. It was the first time back at Bagshot for quite some time and the place looks pretty different with all the forestry work.

As my first time as clerk of the course, it was a busy few days but I had a great team supporting me from the experience of the Aldermaston Nomads to the enthusiasm of the Surrey TRF. We also had amazing and unprecedented support from all the riders for what we worked out to be the 54th running of this great event.

I hope you enjoyed the course and the day as a whole!

The results are here:



Also thanks to the photographers out there (including the Epsom camera club). I’m pretty sure there are photos of the entire entry.

Link to an album of great photos courtesy of Stewie Roberts

Thanks to you all and I look forward to doing it all again…

Pathfinder 3 Stage Trial – this weekend

Just a reminder to you all that the Pathfinder is happening this weekend (Sunday 7th April) at Bagshot D1 and 2. If you have an entry you will already be aware of all the details, but if not you are always welcome along to help out (on foot) or spectate.

The event starts at 10:30, and more details can be found here:


Margaret Slatter 1931-2019 RIP

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of Margaret Slatter, who died peacefully in her sleep following a short illness on 11th March, aged 88.  Margaret was the wife of our late chairman, Mike Slatter and mother to Jacqui Brooks, our membership secretary and Chris Dowse former club secretary.  Margaret was a former Nomads committee member, lifelong supporter of the Nomads and long suffering passenger for Mike’s sidecar trials. In the early days she kept us all in coffee and biscuits when working late on the bikes in the club workshop (aka Mike’s garage at the end of their garden). She also tried to sink us all on the club outings to Aldershot Lido with a limitless supply of her famous bread pudding.

Our thoughts are with Chris, Jacqui and Matthew at this difficult time.

Dave Chapman – RIP

I have to report the sad news that Dave Chapman recently passed away, aged 76.  Dave had been a Nomad since the 60’s and was still riding big road bikes right up to his recent illness.  Davids funeral is at Thatcham crematorium 11.15 on Tuesday 16th April.


Our thoughts are with his family.