As I am sure you are aware HQ will supply machine number cards FOC to event organisers. Only problem is that they only cover 1-100 so for larger events there is a problem as in the case of the Beamish Trophy Trial. Thanks to Greg Steer, who provided the pdf files to Tom Norman for the BTT, we now have them here for download for nunbers 101-200 & the letter M for marshals as required. The complete set is one pdf file and the relevant pages can be printed on to A4 250gsm cards (4 numbers to a card) and guillotined
The file which is in .zip format to save space can be downloaded here
Scott Flying squirrel (power plus) 600cc twin cylinder Water Cooled - Howard Masters
July offered several good riding opportunities for section members which were generally held in the dry, albeit with some exceptions. It is summer in England after all.
The Pennine Way run on the weekend of 11th/12th July attracted the usual good representation from the section but I understand that this was one of the exceptions to the fine weather mentioned above. Understandably, home seemed a good end point for some and they took this option for an early bath.
Howard Duddles’ evening Sunset Run followed the established format of starting at Middlesbrough Motor Club and touring the North Yorks. Moors including Kildale. Commondale and Westerdale. Full results are on the site with the overall winner being P. Joyce from Chris Stokes and Ged Watson. Thanks Howard and Tony for a good run.
Dave Porteous led the Club Ride-in with a relatively short ride to Sedgefield and the local area. This was just right for an evening run particularly as there was a good buffet waiting at the Cricket Club.
There were two practice trials in July with the full results being in the trials link. At Battersby, Paul Deakin and Tony Frost tied for first place with A Wylie and Dave Flintoft tying for third. At Silton, Rob Green won from Gary Powell and B Tweddy.
We must thank Martin Peacock for organising the Chairman’s Run with assistance from Mike Carruthers, Eric & Denise Londesbrough and Dave Allinson. The lunch stop was at Leyburn and co-incided with the annual war weekend event. This gave the opportunity to see various period vehicles including army jeeps and lorries, steam engines, lovely cars from the Morris owners club as well as a Spitfire outside of the pub. There was the usual market with stalls selling military uniforms, wartime clothing and bric-a brac. A good lady singer entertained us with wartime favourites and there was even some dancing- although not from the motorcycling fraternity.
August is a quieter month, no doubt due to holidays, with events being in the calendar. Viv starts the month off with his Saunter and BBQ on 6th when we’ll be hoping for sunshine. The August trial is at Harewood Dale, Scarborough on 13th.
Further on, September holds more events, starting with the Baydale Run on 4th which I’ll have to miss as I’ll be in sunny France
As the weather was fine we got 12 new entries on the day, making a total of 28 which was remarkably good for this time of year. Mainly post war and post 60 machines with 2 vintage bikes; John Robinson on his 1929 Ariel and Martin Peacock on his 1922 AJS.
10.00 start from the Cricket Club after what I thought were simple questions but a few disagreed, the route took us through Over Dinsdale through the lanes to Osmotherley and over the hills to Hawnby to a quaint tea room for a short break for coffee (no Brian so not in the pub) and more questions from Dave Allison, but I got the blame again of course for them being too difficult. Then onwards through Helmsley and more back roads to Thornton Le Dale near Pickering for lunch as shown in the above photo, and two more sets of questions from Dave and Linda.
The run home was fairly direct, back through Pickering, over to Rosedale, up to Blakey, Westerdale, Kildale , Stokesley and back to the Cricket Club - which wasn't open,so some went to the pub!!
Anyway a good day was had by all - I think, and the results are here if you want to know your scores.
For more photos see the photo gallery
Thanks to ME, Linda, Dave & Shirley for the checkpoints and photos