Busy Couple of Weeks….


In mid October there are two events that attract some of the best UK and also international riders. These events are the Lakes Two Day trial and then the Scott Trial. Both are steeped in history and are always very competitive.

SSMCC riders Ross Danby and Tom Minta rode in both the Lakes Two Day and Scott trials.

In the Lakes Two Day both riders had high scoring first days with Ross finishing Saturday in 5th on 25 marks lost, 10 marks off leading rider Iwan Roberts. Tom finished in 15th on Saturday with a total of 42, his second card of the day moving him down the placings.

With better results on Sunday for both Ross and Tom they were able to move up the finishing table. Ross ended the two days in 3rd place after recording just 7 marks lost on Sunday whilst Tom finished 12th with a loss of 16 marks on Sunday.

On Saturday 21st October the famous Scott Trial took place in the dales around Reeth, Yorkshire. This is a unique event with it being a trial based on time and observation, so balancing speed and marks is key. Its a 80 mile course which includes 78 sections, this takes its toll on both man and machine so often has around 50% of the 200 starters retire during the day.

Ross was first of the SSMCC riders from the start ramp around 10am followed shortly after by Tom. As they shoot off across the moors and dales spectators scatter to catch the riders at several of the now very famous sections.

With both riders bearing in mind the need to pace themselves for the long day, they kept in close proximity to local quick riders as well as World, European and British Championship riders that were littered in the last third of the start list.

Ross was 4th back to the Start/Finish field and Tom was 11th, however the finishing position doesn’t indicate where the rider will finish, it is a nervy wait till around 10pm when the winner is finally announced.

Ross finished 16th overall, with the majority of his marks lost on observation.

Tom finished in 7th position, tieing on marks with newly crowned Trial2 champion Iwan Roberts. Tom scooped two awards, “The 1977 Silver Jubilee Trophy” and the Best Performance Time & Observation for a rider under 21, these were in addition to the Scott Silver Spoon.

For both riders it’s been a mixed season but both have put in brilliant performances through out. South Shropshire MCC are proud to have been represented by two such good riders.

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RESULTS SSMCC Club Trial – 16.09.17 Ragdon

Results for the SSMCC Club Trial held at Ragdon Farm can be found here

Thanks to the land owner, observers and all of the riders who came to ride our Saturday afternoon trial

Photos can be found on the South Shropshire MCC Facebook Page

We look forward to seeing you all again soon

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SSMCC Club Trial – Sat 16th Sept

After just about recovering from an epic Long Mynd Trophy 2 Day trial earlier in August we have our next SSMCC Club trial just around the corner.

It will be held on SATURDAY 16th September 2017 at Ragdon Farm, address for the event is: Ragdon Farm, Ragdon, Church Stretton, SY6 7EZ. It will be sign posted off the A49 at Marshbrooks.

As it is a SATURDAY the start will be at 1pm. There will be all the normal routes.

Any one who can observer will be much appreciated. We’ll see you all there!

Note: The CAPS lock hasn’t stuck just emphasising that its a SATURDAY and not our normal Sunday trial.

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2017 Long Mynd Trophy Trial – Results

The results are in! After two days of riding across the Long Mynd, the results make interesting reading. The final results list can be found here.

Thank you to all the land owners, observers, spectators and riders for a cracking event.

Hope to see you all next year!

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Long Mynd 2 Day Trial 2017 – Riders List & Programme

With the start of the event a week away, we’re pleased to release the riders list and programme for next weekend (12th & 13th).

At the bottom of the riders list there is a spectator information section listing the groups, number of sections at these groups and additional information. The rider list can be found here.

The programme has information that is important and relevant for both riders and spectators. The programme can be found here.

Please ensure you read both documents so that you are familiar with start times, instructions and all additional information. See you next weekend…….

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Bert Lane Memorial Cup – Alice Minta

The Bert Lane Memorial Cup was presented to Alice Minta at the Mintex trial in Yorkshire. The cup is presented to the most outstanding South Shropshire MCC youth rider for their achievements in the previous 12 months.

South Shropshire MCC is proud to be represented by Alice at a Club, National and International level. Her exploits so far in 2017 are proving that being awarded the cup was the correct decision.

Alice Cup


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SSMCC Club Trial 21/05/2017 – Womerton Results

Results from the South Shropshire MCC club trial held at Womberton Farm can be found here.

Thank to the land owner, observers and riders who attended. We hope you enjoyed the day.

Now the focus is on the Long Mynd Trophy trial. If you can help observe please get in contact with Mark Wells.

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SSMCC Club Trial 21/05/2017 – Womerton

South Shropshire MCC’s next trial will be on the 21st May at Womberton Farm. There will be the four standard routes – Expert, Inters, Clubman and Sportsman.

The venue will be marked with arrows off the main road between Leebotwood and Church Stretton.

With a 10.30 start this is a cracking venue and all the sections are based up a long rocky gully, with some lovely rooted banks thrown in for good measure. There will also be a conducted route as well for the little ones and First time riders.

Julias tea van will be in attendance for hot food and drinks.

We look forward to seeing you there on Sunday.

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Long Mynd 2 Day Trial 2017 – Entry List

After an overwhelming amount of entries received for this years event the highly anticipated entry list can be found here. Congratulations if you made it into the starting list.

If you are on the list but cannot attend please let us know ASAP. We have a reserve list with people eager to start!

As we get closer to the event we will confirm the final start list and give any additional information needed.

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Long Mynd 2 Day Trial 2017 – ENTRY FULL

Thursday night the entry form went live on the website and pushed on Facebook too. The following day 55 entries were delivered by hand! On Saturday morning, the very happy postman turned up with well over 100 entries. With a rider limit of 130 place, this is full and additionally the reserve list is also full.

Mark will be in contact shortly to confirm the lucky riders straight on the riding list and will also confirm if you are on the reserve list.

Again thank you to everyone, we are overwhelmed with how quickly the event has filled in the last three years. We’re prepared for another brilliant weekend in August.

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