The youngest of the Motor Cycling Club’s ’Big Three’, this trial started in 1910 when the MCC broke new ground by introducing the “London to Exeter and Back Winter Club Run” on Boxing Day, when saner folk might be expected to be enjoying the warmth of the festive season with their families.
The 2018 event takes place on Saturday 6th January 2018 and a new class has been introduced in the hope that it will attract entries from competitors who wish to experience the atmosphere and challenge of an MCC long distance trial without the need to specially prepare a vehicle – and no mud!
This is a “proper” overnight event and should appeal to those club members who mourned the demise of the MTWC Night Trial.
Members of the MTWC are cordially invited to enter the MCC’s 96th Land’s End Trial which takes place on 30th/31st March 2018. The main trial covers some 350 miles and features some severe sections. Some years ago, a new class, Class O, was introduced. This is aimed at less ‘competitive’ machinery and has much of the feel of trials in years gone by and would be very suitable for your member’s vehicles. A new class (Class R) has been introduced designed to give a flavour of the event which has mainly tarmac section climbable in any machine but more time controls. Details are on ‘The Motorcycling Club’s’ website and entries open 8th January.
Building on the success of last year’s Test & Taster Day, Austin Smith has organised another meet at Curborough Sprint Course. And this year, the Test & Taster Day coincides with one of the club’s Breakfast Meetings organised by Ian Parkinson. You’re welcome to come along and watch, even if you’re not taking part in the Taster Day.
The sprint track action is likely to start at 10am (or maybe 9.30am) and run throughout the day.
Garage 56 will be demonstrating their 5 Speeder upgrades and Phil Bleazey will be demonstrating his 5 Speeder drivetrain upgrades
Along with a number of well known MTWC racers such as Chas Reynolds and Tom Cowley, a trio of 5 Speeder racers, John Scruton, Rob Pike and Austin Smith will be undertaking pre season testing and no doubt having some fun on and off the track.
The event coincides with a monthly Breakfast meeting at Curborough, so the cafe will be open selling a tasty selection of breakfast goodies