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Land's End Trial 2014
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April 17, 2014 - 9:46 am
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This weekend sees the 92nd Land's End Trial (began in 1908). 125 bikes and over 200 cars will start at various points on Friday afternoon from 5pm onwards (Plusha near Launceston, Michaelwood services north of Bristol, and Popham near Basingstoke) to converge at Bridgwater Rugby club around 10pm onwards. A good number of the bikes and most of the cars are "classics" and worth the effort to see them perform in arduous conditions for machines and pilots alike.

The riders and drivers (bikes set off first) then continue from around midnight north over Exmoor, North Devon and North Cornwall to reach Camelford about 7am for breakfast (I hr) and then on again through Cornwall to Blue Hills near St Agnes for the final off road sections to finish ultimately around 2pm onwards at Fraddon just off the A30 between Newquay and St Austell.

There are 3 Bantams running in the main trial, including our very own Gavin Shaw - good luck chaps.

See the MCC's website http://www.themotorcyclin.....lub.org.uk for details of sections where spectators are welcome and timings.

Rick

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April 17, 2014 - 10:41 am
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Might try to swing down to Bluehills for a watch ? Touch wood weather looks ok for them, bit better than January anyway !!

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April 17, 2014 - 5:44 pm
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hey phil might see you there then im hoping to get there about 10-30 am ish , will be on the bonnie,.

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Alan,

Will be there on the Gilera, it's a good section, been up there on a MZ 125 !!

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yes, thanks chaps. I'll be stuck with Nephew and his intended whispering "I do" to each other.....bless

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I'm sue it will be a great day Rick, just don't try and tap off with the bridesmaids or if you do don't get caught !!!

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Will be down in Bude so hoping to meet up with Gavin and others at Widmouth bay on Saturday Morning, look out for the idiot in the cowboy hat and walking two Westies.

"H" 

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One of the Bantam entries climbing Bluehills,

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Andy Petherick on his BSA B40 a clean sweep !

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A great day for it, we saw the Bantams tackle it, well two failed to get going from the re-start though, plus one at the end just sailed through the re-start stop and kept going ! Maybe he had enough and just wanted to finish, a few old Brit Irons tackled the hill ok plus an interesting Laverda off-roader !

Plans are afoot for some sidecar action ! Paul Sharrock is the likely pilot and I am the likely passenger, all we need now is an outfit and to learn how to control an outfit ! watch this space (old Brit Iron beast preferred). 

Phil

150 miles on the 150 Gilera today, what a little screamer this thing is.

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Looks a brilliant day there - glad to see Andy P successful on his (completely) home-built frame which he finished just last weekend.

Paul S has got the sidecar "knack" (and I certainly haven't) and Andy P has an outfit which might be available.....not Brit though.....but if you guys are up for the L.E. on a sidecaro-m-g

 

Incidentally David Warwick (Paul S knows who I mean) has just completed his TS250 and sidecar so you've got competition already!!

You have watched the sidecaristas drive up these hills haven't you, Phil? out-a-hereGentle, it ain't!

Rick

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Have PM'd you Rick.

The weather was good and thats all that can be said for the event . !

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bantam1954 said
Have PM'd you Rick.

The weather was good and thats all that can be said for the event . !

 

surely not, Gavin! Pm replied.

Rick

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Looks as if "Project Sidecar" is rolling already ??  

Disclaimer: Rick wishes to make it clear he has no involvement is motorcycles with a "third" wheel. 

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Ah well, I've had a chance to be mobile ballast with A.P. on his Kawa 500 and lived to tell the tale. We tackled an Exeter Trial hill called Tillerton amongst others and I would say that it was the best work out you could wish for. Phew!

I also tried piloting the said beast but it was so dire my passenger considered baling out a couple of times in just 100 yards of ordinary green lane - throttle on; go left. Throttle off, go right.

I'll leave it to others.thumbs-up

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