Meeting review

Great meeting a Colne last night. Lots of positives to report. Good news is that each of our designated charities will recieve £2500 each from our efforts of staging ‘The Vesty Trial’ You guys are amazing in helping us raise such a sum in such a short period of time. From the idea and concept coming to me after our Cockerham trial at the beginning of April after chatting with Vesty to running the trial early July we raised £7500 thanks to you the riders and our sponsors. Special mention to Aaron Dugdale for his efforts alone, well done mate. This is now to be an annual event and part of a charity championship series we hope to create next year. Myself, Jeremy Clark and Giles Walker at the helm but more of that later. We have created a route for a road trial ‘The Red Rose Classic’ with the help of the Malcolm Bell and his farmer friends around his home in Bolton by Bowland in the beautiful ‘Forest of Bowland’. This will incorperate the last round of the 2021 Northern British Bike championship. It will be on the 24th Oct 2021 and start from Gisburn auction market on the A59. A 30 ish mile route with 30/35 sections taking in some stunning countryside in the Ribble Valley with views out across to Pendle Hill and north to the 3 Peaks in the Yorkshire Dales. Entries will be limited to 60 and preference given to Pre 65 bikes initially to see what the response is in the 1st week of entries opening. If uptake on places is slow we will open up to Twinshock riders to fill the places. Riders must ensure their bikes are road legal and insured. The Red Rose club hold no responsibility for illegal machines being used. Opening day for entrias will be on Monday 4th October and be held open until full or Thursday 21st October. Our next club trial will be at Bulls Head, Cliviger on the 3rd October. A completley new venue for us never been used before for trials. Myself and a certain Yrjö Vesterinen will be CoC and will plot some terrific sections on this virgin land provided for us by Ness (did we ever mention that we love you Ness) and Andy of The Pendle Grill who will be on hand to feed us on the day. (we will teach Andy to observe and get him involved with a look to getting him on a twinshock soon) with their wonderful ‘home sourced’ food. This place promises to be our best venue yet with 70 acres of land and a stream getting up to 3/4 of a mile long, good parking and access too. Entries open on monday 27th Sept at 6pm. Thanks for now TB