Monthly Archives: April 2023

The Aldermaston Nomads and Surrey TRF Pathfinder 3 Stage Trial 2023 – update

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.

Entries open on Friday 14th April 20:00. We anticipate it will fill quickly, so don’t delay entering. Entries are via the ACU sport80  website

Classes will be : Enduro – ( EXPERT or CLUBMAN or SPORTSMAN )
                           Trail – (EXPERT or NOVICE)
                           Trial – (EXPERT or NOVICE)
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 

You can also email us  –

  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.  

Nomads Club Trial – Round 3 of 2023 Championship – Barlows Pit, Hermitage – Saturday 22nd April 2023 – RESULTS

A dry 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. 

All the 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

1st Reynard Norris            Adrian Steele                     Andy Withers     Tommy Wakeford

2nd Alex Taylor                   Richard Hawthorne         Jon Evans             Adam Scott

Detailed results : page 1

page 2

We plan to recommence with CTC round 4 in the Early Autumn. See you all then….

Nomads Club Trial – Round 3 of 2023 Championship – Barlows Pit, Hermitage – Saturday 22nd April 2023

The 3rd round of the our 2023 season will be at Barlows Pit near
Hemitage on Saturday, 22nd April . 

The trial starts at 11am . Nearest postcode is RG18 9LT  (signposted off
the B4009)All the usual classes will be catered for.

For the first time we are using the new ACU Sport80 event entry system  ( so bear with us).  We will, however, be using old style day entries as well. If you prefer to enter on the day, please bring cash (or a cheque) to cover the £15 entry fee, The Nomads membership of £5 if required & £3 for an ACU 1 day licence also if required.

We will be using normal self-mark punchcard system.

Sport80 Entry system  –