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. Please see attached for the FINAL Pathfinder 2019 results.
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! Thanks to all the riders and officials who supported this unique event.
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
Aldermaston Nomads and Surrey TRF are pleased to be able to announce that we will once again be running the Pathfinder 3 stage trial in 2019. Due to a few challenges with land access we have relocated to the Bagshot driver training areas in Surrey. This venue is just a couple of miles from the 2018 Deepcut venue but offers more space and better terrain.
Note that the date will be 7th April 2019.
For those of you that have ridden the event in the past, or are familiar with Trials and Enduro in the South East, you will know how good this venue is, and how lucky we were to get it.
We will be using both sides of the motorway ( D1 and D2)
We would prefer everyone to enter using the ACU online entry system, but will cater for those who don’t have access to do so. Entries are limited to 100.
The regs will be advertised on the Nomads website, Facebook, and the ACU online entry system once available.
Don’t miss your chance to ride a unique event on a great riding area that is not usually available. It’s a great day’s riding suitable for riders of all abilities on pretty much any bike as long as it wears a trials or enduro rear tyre and is well silenced.
Finally, be aware that the reason that Bagshot is difficult to get access to is noise. Make sure your bike is properly silenced. We reserve the right to noise test bikes we consider too noisy.
Pathfinder 2018 results are can now be found here: PathfinderResults2018v4_20180508withST_Times (2)
They are also available on the Nomads facebook page and will be posted to those who sent in postal votes. Thanks again to all those involved supporting the Nomads and Surrey TRF in this event. Its been a huge success and we look forward to doing it all again next time!
There are some event photos on Flickr and a couple of video on youtube (thanks to Stewie Roberts and Nigel McGoldrick)
Aldermaston Nomads – Pathfinder 3 stage trial – Sunday 29th April 2018
Aldermaston Nomads and Surrey TRF are pleased to be able to announce that regs are now available for the Pathfinder 3 stage trial. Once again, the venue will be Frith Hill at Deepcut near Bagshot in Surrey. The organising team have been surveying and planning the route and it’s looking like it will be a fun lap based around the course of the last couple of years. Some of the best sections are retained, but with new ones to keep things fresh.
For the first time entries will be available online on the ACU website, but you can still enter using the paper entry form. Entries are limited to 100.
The regs can be found here and the ACU online entry system. Entries open on 7th March. Don’t miss your chance to ride the only 3 stage trial still running in the UK. It’s a great day’s riding suitable for riders of all abilities on pretty much any bike as long as it wears a trials or enduro rear tyre and is well silenced. Be aware that good riding areas have been lost in the vicinity due to noise problems in the past.
In case you have never ridden a 3-Stage before:
Its a mix between a trial and a time trial 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 bikes). Marking is 0,1,2,3,5 Around 2 hours to complete. There will be a short special test in this Stage.
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!
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.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Pathfinder Regs: N611(PF18 Regs-3) – 97 (002)