The Middle England Classic Vehicle Club’s fourth long distance trial took place in warm and dry weather, and with light traffic, and 39 entrants lined up at the start – all sorts of folk on all sorts of bikes.
There were Hondas, from monkey bikes and step-throughs to dedicated trail bikes.
Old British rigids were well represented, as were the springers, and modern trail and adventure bikes were numerous. From 50cc to 450cc, something to suit all tastes.
Section 1 (Anderton’s Alley) was a U-shaped track on moorland, a good one to warm up on.
Section 2 (Old Mills), a stony byway that caused few problems. Section 3 (Mad Dog) was another stony track, this time downhill with a restart followed by a slalom that a grass snake would have found tight.
Read more in the October 2019 issue of OBM – on sale now!