BMCA ,Best Of British 2017.

 

A new season of BMCA trials has started 

25/09/2017.

 

Just a quick note.

To ride in these trials there is one stipulation the machine and all its external parts need to be Made in Britain.

That's It Made In Britain.

So don't put a pair of Japanese or Spanish forks and wheels on and expect to be in the results.

It could be a 2017 twinshock if it is to the above spec.

 

So Trial One of the Season.

 

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The headline should read - Brittain wins on Enfield - because at Milwich in Sunday's BMCA trial, Ian Brittain took the clubman class on a 350 Enfield he has built.
Ian is the son of works Royal Enfield and Dot rider Pat Brittain.  
    Hammertight.

Photo Courtesy Lee Prescott.

Pat Brittian riding the Jim Pickering prepared Royal Enfield Bullet Trials, In  the Colmore Cup Revisitation.

 

Evening Charlie,  Reporter Dave Wood, on his BMCA trial at Milwich.   Regards,  Al
 
Photo Courtesy "Otterman"
Dave Wood 2016 IOM Classic trial.
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A small entry of just 18 riders turned out for the latest BMCA trial at Milwich, but on a positive note all seemed to enjoy the event and liked the venue.
 
Following some fairly heavy rain over the last week, the ground was very wet when preliminary inspections for section plotting took place a few days ago. Most sections were marked out on Friday with the ground a little drier but still quite wet but by Saturday it had begun to improve and looked ideal for some slippery cambers and roots to take a few marks from the winners in each class. What was unexpected for Milwich was warm temperatures and a reasonable wind which dried things considerably overnight and during the morning which meant the sections were in a very forgiving mood and didn't deteriorate as they often can as a trial progresses.
 
In the Experts, the intention was to take maybe just under 10 marks from the winner. Jim Pickering had other ideas and produced a really good and consistent ride to lose just 1 mark in total. Although the sections weren't quite as challenging as intended, this was a great ride nonetheless as there were still numerous places a careless mark could be lost amongst the cambered turns and climbs that characterise this venue. His 1 mark loss came on the muddy first turn of section 6 whilst cleaning the difficult root infested cambered exit on every visit.  A dab - on a muddy turn  -  on a grippy Bantam.... Jimbo !!!  Put it down to unfamiliarity with the new bike...   Second place was a close scoring finish between Kev Taylor and Bill Woodcock with Kev taking second by 1 mark, 6 against 7, with Bill's 5 on section 8 costing him the place.
 
The Inters was won by Mike Butler with a seven mark advantage over second placed Ernie Johnson, which meant that the get off and dumping of himself and the Bantam to the floor just before the exit of section 5 on his last visit didn't prove as costly as it might have done... Mike definitely takes the award for most spirited attempt on the muddy part of section 6, gunning the Bantam through the gunge on full beans and riding high up the bank to float through what was a difficult section feet up. Nice. Second place in this class was another close finish with Ernie just taking it by one mark from Dave Jones.
 
In the Clubman class, BMCA newcomer Ian Brittain took his very original Enfield round with 4 marks lost for a 3 mark win over George Houghton, whose 6 mark loss on Malcolm Holden's section proved very costly. Steve Leyshon may well have been in contention for the win had he not wanted to get his Bantam wet on lap 1 on Malcolm's section, adding 5 marks to his score by missing out most of the stream on the run out to the end. Once again second and third places were seperated by only 1 mark with Dave Harrison following George home on 8 marks lost.
 
So although not many riders turned out, thanks to all that did, we had decent weather, everyone seemed happy so all in all, an enjoyable day.   Reporter:  Dave Wood.   Photo:  Hammertight          Second placeman George Houghton (Drayton Bantam) and don't forget the observer...  all-weathers Malcolm Holden.      Results:   Clubman:  Ian Brittain (RE) 4, George Houghton (Ban) 7, Dave Harrison (BSA) 8, Stephen Leyshon (Ban) 10, Gordon Wright (Ban) 10, Gerry Munslow (BSA) 17, Andy Hunt (Villiers Drayton) 26, John Nyons (Ban) 33.       Inters:  Mike Butler (Ban) 16, Ernie Johnson (Cub) 23, Dave Jones (BSA) 24, Martin Taylor (Hipkin Sprite) 34.     Experts:  Jim Pickering (Ban) 1, Kev Taylor (C15) 6, Bill Woodcock (Ban) 7, Paul Munslow (BSA) 9, Laurence Alden (BSA) 26, Les Richardson (Villiers) 52.

Photos Later.

 

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BMCA TRIAL SUNDAY 8th OCTOBER 2017 at HUNNINGTON

Pos

  1. 1  STEVEN HAY

  2.   2  PAUL MUNSLOW
  3.   3  GARY HAWKINS
  4.   4  JIM PICKERING
  5.   5  NATHAN JONES
  6.   6  KEVIN TAYLOR
  7. 7  MICK PARKES

  8.   8  BILL WOODCOCK
  9. 9  ANDIE SWIFT

  10.  10  GILES HIXON
  11.  11  STEVE GOLLINGS
 13 LES RICHARDSON
Pos 12 PETER REED

Pos

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  1.   1  SCOTT PARTIDGE
  2.   2  KEVIN WALKER
  3.   3  DAVE BEDDOES
  4.   4  JOHN COLCLOUGH
  5.   5  ERNIE JOHNSON
  6. 6  DAVE JONES

  7. 7  MIKE BUTLER

  8.   8  ALAN HALFORD
  9.   9  MARTIN TAYLOR
  10.  10  CHARLES MILLINGTON
  11.  11  MARK STRONG

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  1. 1  DAVE TAYLOR

  2.   2  GEORGE HOUGHTON
  3.   3  DUNCAN COLEY
  4.   4  IAN BRITTAIN
  5.   5  STEPHEN LEYSHON
  6.   6  LUKE STRATTON
  7. 7  JOHN COPE

  8.   8  DAVE HARRISON
  9. 9  MICK BEECH

  10.  10  GORDON WRIGHT
  11.  11  GRAHAM BRADLEY
  12.  12  JERRY MUNSLOW
  13. 13  PAUL MILLS

Class ClubNo.12345678910Tot

BSA 1A BAN 2A BSA 3A BAN 4A BSA 5A BAN 6A BAN 7A BAN 8A SPR 9A FB 10A VIL 11A VIL 12A

BM 59 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0 BM 58 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0010 0000 0000 0000 0000 1 BM 57 0000 0000 0100 1000 0200 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 4 BM 33 0000 0000 1111 0000 0000 0000 0100 0000 0000 0000 5 MY 30 0000 0000 0150 1001 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 8 RM 34 0000 0000 0031 0100 0000 0500 0000 0000 0000 0000 10 BM 31 0000 0100 1111 1020 0000 1000 0000 0000 1100 0000 11 BM 28 0000 0000 2111 2010 0000 5000 0000 0000 0000 0000 13 BM 36 0000 0000 1320 0030 0010 0000 0000 0000 1000 0020 13 BM 29 0000 1000 1110 0010 2001 1000 0101 0000 0010 1020 15 BM 35 0000 0000 5200 1000 3000 1000 1100 0000 0020 1100 18 BM 32 0000 0100 5051 1132 0003 0001 2200 0000 1122 2111 38

Class ClubNo.12345678910Tot

TRI 1B
Class ClubNo.12345678910Tot

CUB 1C CUB 2C VIL 3C JAM 4C CUB 5C BSA 6C BAN 7C CUB 8C SPR 9C JAM 10C BAN 11C

BM 37 0000 1100 1111 0220 0000 0001 0000 0000 0000 0000 11 BM 39 0000 0000 1111 3110 0000 0005 0000 0000 0001 0000 15 BM 47 0000 0100 1111 5000 1000 0000 1111 0000 0000 0000 15 BM 44 0000 1000 3211 1530 0000 0100 0000 0000 0000 0000 18 BM 43 0000 2300 1211 0000 1000 2101 1103 0000 0005 0005 30 BM 40 0000 1000 2211 1112 0100 3322 5210 0000 0000 0000 31 BM 42 0000 1231 3311 1120 0000 5010 0020 0050 0000 0000 32 BM 45 0000 5000 1332 1101 0000 5221 0051 0000 0000 0000 33 BM 41 0000 0101 3311 1023 5000 1231 2300 1000 0002 5100 42 BM 38 0000 1125 5333 3105 0000 3523 0000 0000 0000 0000 45 BM 46 5000 5001 3333 2331 0000 2151 0000 0000 5330 0000 52

BM 27 0000 0110 3131 0000 0100 2100 0011 1000 3021 1200 26

Class ClubNo.12345678910Tot

BSA 1D BM BAN 2D MY VIL 3D BM RE 4D BM BAN 5D MY BAN 6D MY BSA 7D BM BSA 8D BM BSA 9D BM BSA 10D BM DMW 11D BM BAN 12D BM BAN 13D BM

11 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0001 1002 0000 0000 0000 4 16 0000 0000 0000 0100 0100 0010 0100 0000 0000 1000 5 18 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 3000 0000 1000 5100 10 21 0000 0000 0000 0100 3000 0000 2103 0000 0000 1000 11 19 0000 0000 0000 2121 0000 0000 2100 0000 0000 2010 12 23 0000 0001 0000 0000 0000 1000 1000 0000 0051 3100 13 14 0000 1200 0000 1211 2110 0000 2001 0000 0200 0000 17 15 0000 1000 1000 0101 3000 0000 0112 0000 1111 0200 17 24 0000 1000 0000 1211 2001 0000 3212 0000 1000 0000 18 20 0000 0010 0110 3031 0500 0001 3100 0000 0000 0201 23 17 0000 1500 0111 0301 1000 1000 3333 0000 1001 0000 29 22 0000 0201 3220 0112 2010 0020 2521 0000 0011 1003 35 13 0000 0111 3320 5231 0000 0000 1312 0001 0000 0333 39

Many thanks to Stephen Leyshon and Andy Hunt for laying out the sections and to observers – Neil Roberton, Ray Barrett, Nigel Twigger, Susan Jones, Ken Taylor, Amanda Fellows, Tim Harper and Jim Teague.

NEXT BMCA TRIAL SUNDAY 15th October 2017. Andy Pitt/Jim Pickering. Waterfall, Hereford. HR6 0PL.

Bowley Court, Bowley Village, Leominster, south on A49. Left A417. Approx.. 2 miles to Bowley.

 

Report and pictures later.