The Night Trial in Brief:

The Time: 1/2 December 2012

The Place: Start and Finish Rackham Old School, Rackham, West Sussex. Click here to view

The Plot:

  • Route 125 miles in West and East Sussex from Rackham Old School 
  • 50 for dinner. Rabbit Pie, mashed spud and cabbage followed by hot rice pud 
  • 40 for breakfast 
  • 10 entrants 
  • 22 Marshal Points/Controls

The Caterers: Michael Joseph made the pie but many thanks are also due to Jane Joseph who did the rest with a friend of hers called Annie and they had support on the night from Sue Clark, Jen Pittuck, June Macara and Di Hamilton. Barbara Caroline did most of the washing up.

       To read the full report, click here.

       To see the photos, click here. 

How the night progressed (click on the image for  larger view):

The Night Trial 2012


  The Outcome:

Robert Joseph
Howard Joseph
1930 Super Aero JAP LTOWC
John Joseph
Sam Savage
1933 MX Sports
3 Equal
Andy Brown 
Ruth Ross
1934 Super Sports MX2 
3 EqualGary CarolineRobert Carter1932 Super Sports MX4119.0 
5Cathy QuinnTom Cowley1937 F2 E93A115.0 
6Mike SythesSteve Lister1947 F Super E93A113.0 
7Len CritchlowBill Critchlow1936 Super Sports MX4102.5 
8Fiona CourageClaire Northam1949 F4 E93A98.5 
9Mike StringerPaul Rosser1934 F2 E93A97.5 
10John HoulihanRichard Shirwin1934 Super Sports MX261.0 (Ret)
L.S. Bolton CupCrew with highest score 
Robert and Howard Joseph 
StorkTeam Award M Stringer, R Joseph, A Brown 
Graves Burton AwardHighest Two Speeder Robert and Howard Joseph 
Trevor’s Trying Trophy Most Difficulty TO Night Trial Gary Caroline 
Piston Broke Most Difficulty IN Night Trial Andy Brown 
South Coast Group Holly Trophy Distance to Night Trial Gary Caroline 

The Photos:

Many thanks to Don Stringer for these fine photos. To view the photo gallery, click on any of the photos to bring up a larger version. You can scroll forwards and backwards using the [,] and [.] keys. Press [ESC] or click on the image to Exit.


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