How To's
Southern Area


September 2017

It seems the September trial at Balsham went very well with a good entry and 10 good sections.  Thanks to Guy and Edgar acting as Clerk of the Course and the members that helped lay the sections out.  I believe there was a lot of strimming to do, so thanks to all. Also thanks to Mark who was Secretary of the Meeting.  I am pleased to say that £510 will be donated to Arthur Rank Hospice in memory of Keith.  Sorry we couldn’t make this event.

Next trial The Harvest Trial is scheduled for Sunday 8th October at Church Farm, Croydon, SG8 0DX which is off the A1198 Royston to Huntingdon road at Arrington, Cambs.  Entries via the ACU On-line system are now open.  This venue gives a good variety of sections and will be open to all classes, 3 routes plus 50/50.  Please try and enter on-line before the day as this helps for setting out suitable sections and the Sec of Meeting.  If there is any good reason you cannot make the try your entry can be withdrawn at any stage and your money will not be taken/refunded by the ACU if you let the Secretary know before the start of the event.

The last event of the year will be the Chris Wood Trophy trial on Sunday 5th November at Hinxton Cutting.  This is a round of the ACU South Midland Expert Championship and the Expert sections will be set accordingly.  The yellow route for novice/clubman/twinshock will be geared to give these classes a reasonable ride, so don’t be put off entering.  Due to the nature of the venue there is no third route.  Entries not open yet – watch this space.  They will be on-line and in TSM in the October issue.

Hope to see you all at Croydon.

Colin & Margaret