BTT 2012 - Velvet Path
5 November 2012
Well the Trial has been and gone since last I wrote. In total there were 129 starters on the day from a total entry of 160, There were 118 finishers, 11 non-finishers, most of whom broke down & many had to be recovered back to the start. Many thanks to Mike and Bobby for providing the recovery.
The weather was generally good on the day with even some sunshine. The ground was however still wet and High House Lonnen proved especially challenging. The following Monday’s weather was horrendous and we were very fortunate to avoid it.
Thanks to all our many helpers including: North Durham Motor Club, The Friends of Killhope Lead Mine, North East Classic Motorcycle Club, BSA Owners Club, Northumbria VMCC who marshalled Westgate Ford and High House Lonnen. Thanks also to the many members, partners and friends of South Durham VMCC who worked so hard prior to & on the day to enable all of the sections to be open & the event to be completed successfully.
We are also indebted to the Dianne and Adrian at The New Board Inn, who allowed us to use the pub site for the start/finish again and the facilities at the pub for tea/coffee/meals/toilets. We would also like to thank all of our trophy sponsors. A massive ‘thank you’ to all the landowners and users who allowed us access to their land and property once again.
The off-site parking arrangements seemed to work. As you know the farmer makes no charge for this facility but we collect for a charity of his choice. Thanks to your generosity we have been able to present MacMillan Cancer Support with £197, an increase on last year.
There will be an official ‘Beamish Awards Night’ at our regular venue: Middleton St George Cricket & Social Club, Water View, Middleton St. George, Darlington, DL2 1JQ starting at 7:30pm on Thursday 22 November 2012. There will be a buffet, distribution of goodies for the marshals, a video and still photograph display and the presentation of trophies. We are also inviting all the marshals, observers and helpers so it is an opportunity to thank them. We really hope you can make it and it would be a big help in planning the catering if you could drop me an email or phone call to let me know you are coming.
The Regulations and Entry Form for the 41st Beamish Trophy Trial to be held on 22 September 2013 will be issued by the end of February. If you have received this newsletter you are on the mailing list!