Somerset trials: no tribulations

Of late, there seems to be an expanded interest in classic trials and similar off-road events – as you’ll have seen from the number of mentions in the OBM news pages – and the Somerton Classic Motorcycle Club’s trial is one that has benefited from this interest, and which now has to cap the entry number to 100 riders and, thanks to the enthusiastic interest, late entries will not be accepted.

The event is a British bike-only, two-day trial on June 8 and 9 this year, held at Lower Pitts Farm, Wells Road, Priddy, BA5 3AZ, in the beautiful Mendip Hills of Somerset.

Colin Bentham astride his AJS.

There will be three routes suitable for all capabilities with a good ride around the farm, comprising two laps on Saturday afternoon and four laps on Sunday.


There’s free camping, a chuck wagon and toilets on site, with local pubs nearby for those who like to spend their evenings in a proper chair at a solid bar.

Regulations are available to download on the website at or by email from

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