Increased price of club trials

Just a note to advise everyone that we have increased the entry fee for Nomads club trials from £10 to £15 , though youth entry remains at £5. The increases are primarily to help cover the costs of running trials.

The last time we increased the entry fee  was 12 years ago, so we still feel £15 is excellent value.

Aldermaston Nomads – CTC round 4, Barlows Pit, Hermitage – 2nd March – RESULTS


Aldermaston Nomads MCC

Closed to Club Trials Championship 18/19 – Round4

Barlows Pit, Hermitage – 2nd March 2019


Aldermaston Nomads held Round 4 Closed to Club Trial in Hermitage Sandpit    on the 2nd March. 24 riders negotiated the 4 laps of 10 sections and all finished. The only clean ride was achieved by John Emery on the easier route. Middle route was close at the top with Adrian Steele ahead by just one mark on his Beta from Alex Taylor on his very tidy Fantic, with Dave Barrett not far away on his new Beta.

The hard route drew blood from winner Reynard Norris ,Beta, from Mark Elms similarly mounted and a good third from Tom Hawthorne, Sherco. Bailey Tidbury rode well as youth A on hard route as did Max Bird , youth A on the middle route. John Hawthorne continued his pre’65 Scottish shakedown of his mighty AJS on middle route .

A route :  Reynard Norris( Beta) 2, Mark Elms(Beta) 12, Tom Hawthorne (Sherco) 25
B route : Adrian Steele (Beta )5, Alex Taylor (Fantic) 6, Dave Barrett (Beta) 15
C route: John Emery (Gas Gas) 0, Jonathan Evans (Gas Gas) 6, Jack Huckstep (Sherco) 7
Youth A:  Expert -Bailey Tidbury (Beta) 64 . Youth A inter Max Bird (Beta) 75.
Pre65: John Hawthorne (AJS) 59

Full results here:results CtC 18-19 – Round 4 – Barlows Pit – 020319

Well done to the class winners. Thanks to Reynard and Dave Barrett for course setting, and also to Bailey and Mark for clearing up.  Thanks also to Jacqui and Anne for signing on.

Next trial is the Round 5 on May 25th at Ellisons, Greenham

Prior to that, we have the Pathfinder 3 Stage trial on Sunday 7th April at Bagshot – Help is required with marshals/observers. Please call Mike Leeke on 01635 297255 or 07860 725928 if you would like to help.


Aldermaston Nomads – CTC round 4, Barlows Pit, Hermitage – 2nd March

Aldermaston Nomads – Closed to club Trials championship round 4, Barlows Pit

The fourth round of the 18/19  club trials championship will be on the Sat 2nd March at Barlows Pit in Hermitage. This is a great piece of ground with some good sandy climbs and scope for different sections. The team have already been up there starting the marking out, and we expect a good course. The weather is looking good and a little luck, you wont even have to wash your bikes!

Regs :N638 (CC4 19) – 97

Start will be 11am as usual

Aldermaston Nomads and Surrey TRF – Pathfinder 3 stage trial 2019 – Entries open 7th Feb.

All – please note that the Entries open on Thursday 7th Feb. Enter through the ACU website.

more details:

The event itself is on Sunday 7th April 2019 and Bagshot – Training areas D1 and 2

Never done a 3 stage?

Its a mix between a trial and 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 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.