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Last update 16 March

Latest News

Dead Easy Trial 6th May and trials committee meeting 11th April announced see

Bemrose 24th March 2019 Programme here & Observer list here

Tower Trial 14th April new 50/50 class added see

Sad news from Scott Ellis:

John Brittain 1932-2019

Photo here

 I regret to report that Trials Legend John Brittain has passed away after a short illness,

John was born at Wombourne near Wolverhampton in 1932, his father Vic was a trials and TT rider winning many Gold Medals.

John was a legend in motorcycle trials winning 13 Gold Medals in the International Six Days Trial, he was a member of the winning team in 1953; the last time Britain won the event.

John won the Scottish Six Days and the Scott Trials on two occasions, British Trials Champion and British Experts winner.

John won over 50 National Trials in a career which spanned twenty years.

He rode for the DMW and James factory teams but will be most remembered for his association with the Royal Enfield brand where he enjoyed most of his success.

 John remained an ambassador for the Royal Enfield until his death.

In later years he became a dairy farmer at Ramshorn in Staffordshire, actively involved in the business until very recently.

He is survived by brother Pat, wife Wendy and daughters Heidi and Trudi.

He was a true gentleman who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Next Dead Easy 30 March announced see ➡

Next Staffs Moorlands Trial 31 March announced see ➡

Snowdonia Champs Trial 14 April announced see ➡

All events and coming soon see➡

Staffs Moorlands Trial Buttyfold 24 Feb 2019 results here

Pathfinders & Derby Trial Feb 17th 2019 Pictures by Scott here

Manchester & High Peak VMCC trial 10th February 2019 results here pictures & videos here

Pictures from the Vic Brittain trial 27 Jan 2019 by Scott Ellis click here

Fisher Trial 13 Jan 2019 results here and pictures/videos here

Observer list and full details here including who's doing what Fisher Trial 13 January 2019

Manchester 17 Boxing Day 'Madness' Trial 26th December 2018 results here & pictures and video here

Lots and lots more here including  2018 & everything else from 2005 till now


For 2019:

 (See ACU Handbook TSR1 (page 197) for full details)

Note BIG change to B class for 2019:

riders born between 1.01.2007 and 31.12.2007 have the option of either:
• Moving to the B class in the year in which they reach 12 yrs on a machine up to 125cc (and being eligible for B Class points )
• Remaining in the C Class for another year on a
machine of up to 80cc and retaining eligibility for C Class points.

Youth Age Groups:
A Class born between 01.01.02 and 31.12.03
B Class born between 01.01.04 and 31.12.07
C Class born between 01.01.08 and 31.12.09
D Class born between 01.01.10 and 31.12.13
E Class: minimum age 4 years at the date of competition. Minimum age for combustion engine machine is 6 years

The maximum engine capacity and wheel size permitted for machines used in the age groups set out in this Regulation are as follows:

A Class 125cc Mono or 250cc Twinshock, and Electric up to 10 bhp measured at the rear wheel

B Class 125cc Mono or 250cc Twinshock, and Electric up to 10 bhp measured at the rear wheel

C Class Standard Wheel 80cc, and Electric up to 7 bhp measured at the rear wheel

D Class Medium wheel 80cc, and Electric up to 7 bhp measured at the rear wheel

E Class Small wheel Electric powered machines up to 2 bhp measured at the rear wheel

C & D class may be split by wheel size:

C class: standard and medium

D class: medium and small

Wheel sizes

Standard Wheel – 21" Front – 18" Rear
Medium Wheel – 19" Front – 17" Rear
Small Wheel – 16" Front – 14" Rear

The above is based on the wheels of combustion engined machines using motorcycle tyres. If other wheels are used as on current Electric powered machines then the outside diameter (total circumference) of the tyre must not exceed that of the corresponding tyre size.

                                Engine Sizes

Rebores are permitted subject to the resulting engine capacity not exceeding a tolerance of +3cc



"Pic' of the Day by Mr P"
Roger Johnston from Llangollen Club captured on section 5  at Mow Cop during Congleton Clubs BIG Lap   Centre Championship trial on 10th March

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Edgar Trophy Series 2019, another £400 up for grabs


Upcoming Rounds:  Rowland 7 July, Hipwell/Hartle 15 September, Northern Experts 9 November



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All land belongs to someone and riding on it requires the owners permission - simple

Practising at ANY C&NW Trials venue, with the exception of known practice venues with the landowners permission (see below) is not allowed

If you're caught by the land owner, or if they find there have been riders practising we will lose the use of the venue completely. NO LAND = NO TRIALS!

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DATES 2019

ACU National & FIM International dates 2019

Cheshire & North Wales Trails 2019

East Midland Trials 2019

Midland Centre Dates 2019

M17 and all local club dates 2019

Manchester 17's 2019 full events dates list

Local Sidecar Trials dates 2019

Events Diary COMING SOON


Date Club Event Details


24th March

NDYMCC The 90th Bemrose Trial

Programme here

Observer list here

Entries full

Riding number allocated by first in last out

Includes public highways. One lap of about 40 sections with 2 routes (Bemrose and clubmen) and 40 miles

Start at Haslin Farm Nr High Edge Raceway Buxton Derbyshire, (Ref: OS 119/SK066 692) closest post code SK17 0RR
TSR 22A Stop allowed

Full details from Kev Stannard

07771 612789


Saturday 30th March

Man 17 Dead Easy Trial

Solo and sidecar all classes

Enter at start

Entry form here if you'd like to fill in before the day print and bring with you. You can still fill in one of the forms at the start if you prefer.

At Haslin Farm, High Edge, Near Buxton, Derbyshire. Signs off A53 Buxton - Leek road approx. 2 miles from Buxton. Closest Post Code SK17 0RR OS map reference SK 066 693

Course will have 2 routes and will be such that an experienced Novice would expect to finish on not more than 5 marks. The harder route course will have sections where an Expert should finish clean and an experienced Novice should expect to finish on less than 20 marks. There should be no need for a Conducted Course as the Dead Easy route should be suitable for experienced riders on small wheeled and electric bikes.

Roger Townsend

07849 470852



Sunday 31 March

Staffs Moorlands


Enter at start

at our new venue – Herbage Farm, Longnor, SK17 0LR.

 4 laps of 10 varied (and previously unused) sections with a great ride round in between.

 We’ll have signs out to bring you in from the Winking Man crossroads on the A53 Leek to Buxton road. For anyone with local knowledge, turn towards Warslow by the old Mermaid Inn and the venue is about half a mile on the right – it’s literally the middle of nowhere!!

 As usual, we’ll accept entries from any adult (£15) or youth A&B class (£14) rider.

 This will be round 2 of the 2019 club championships.

 Any queries to Pat Trafford on or 01538 386451



14th April


Man 17 Tower Trial

Proceeds going to support local charity - Rossendale Trust

Solo all classes

Enter at start

Entry form here if you'd like to fill in before the day print and bring with you. You can still fill in one of the forms at the start if you prefer.

At The Sutton Common BT Tower Croker Hill Near Macclesfield signed off the A54 at Dumbers about 1 mile east of Bosley traffic lights (junction of A523 and A54).OS Map Grid Ref SJ 93389 67709 closest Post Code SK11 0PX Lat 53.206405, Long -2.100431

TSR 22A Stop allowed

Course all on private land. There will be about 15 sections and 3 laps of approximately 2 miles with 3 routes. Riders on the easiest route will miss 4 of the most difficult sections. Easy route (white markers) aimed at Pre 65 and Twin Shock machines and riders of lesser experience. Middle route (Yellow markers) aimed at clubmen, over 40’s and Youths (see below) on modern machines and Experts on Twin Shock machines. The harder route (red / blue markers) is aimed at experienced Intermediate and Expert riders. There will be a 50/50 clubman/hard route which will miss the BIGGER hard route sections and the easier clubman's sections.

Event not suitable for inexperienced class C youths or any D & E class youths - sorry.

Vanessa Brown

07951 847060



Sunday 14th April 2019

Colwyn Motor Club

Snowdonia ChampionshipTrial

Open to all riders

Expert to Beginner

At Grinllwm, LLanrhychwyn, NrLlanrwst, Conwy Valley, North Wales   LL27 0YX

Enter on the day £20 (discounts for families)

For further details call

 Graham Taylor 07721 400481



6th May

Man 17 Dead Easy Trial

Full details here after next Dead Easy on 30th March

Manchester 17's 2019 full events dates list



⬇     MEETINGS     ⬇

(everyone welcome to any of our meetings)

Date Details
every Tuesday

about 21.00

Social get together at the Fiveways Macclesfield Road Hazel Grove  SK7 6BE

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11th April


 Next Trials Meeting

 WIldboar A54 Wincle SK11 0QL

Bemrose & DE Trial  reviews, Tower Trial final sort & lots more

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April 15th Monday

June 24 Monday

September 2 Monday

October 7th Monday

  AGM 19th November  Tuesday

Main Committee Meetings 2019 at The Fiveways, Macclesfield Road, Hazel Grove SK7 6BE location map

Main Committee Meeting

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Main Committee Meeting


Annual General Meeting

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