Rochdale & District Motor Club report

Date published: 20 February 2018

A wet and slippy Calderhead farm at Cliviger was the place for the first round of the novice beginner series this year for Rochdale & District Motor Club.

Barry Sanderson and Ian Holgate had put in the eight sections on the Saturday.

Barry said: “We tried our best to avoid anything that would have been too greasy on the day of the trial and I think we managed to do this with the real slippy bits being in-between the sections.

“Number one was in the old favourite, the stream, nothing too drastic, the drop into the stream may have been a bit daunting for the absolute beginner, but we just wanted to avoid two-way traffic at the exit.

"Two was on the bankings opposite the stream. A couple of riders on the novice route failed to give this one enough respect first time round meaning they ended up lower down the banking than they intended resulting in fives.

"Three was at the bottom of the woods that have not been used for a while.

"Four observed by Stephen Hoyland. I do not think he intended to stay in one place all day but thanks for helping out.

"Round to the top of the woods for five and six, both slippy and tricky, good bike control and lines were essential to get cleans on these two. 

“Up to the big gulley for seven, then across to probably the hardest of the lot eight, very tight and twisty - this was the one that decided who came out on top.

“A nice little trial to start the series off.”

Next trial is in March at Lee quarry.


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