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Kinlochleven are GO!

 

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Loch Leven, Argyll, showing Pap of Glencoe on the left – Photo: Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven

News has just been released that the reformed Kinlochleven MCC based in the village are to promote a major new event.

The Leven Valley Two Day Trial will be held in the Kinlochleven area on the weekend of 29/30th September 2018.

History:

Kinlochleven MCC

The club was originally formed many years ago and was wound down in the 1980s. However due to the demand for a Pre’65/ Twinshock event in the area, the club has been reformed and has been granted re-affiliation to the Scottish ACU and the necessary permit applied for and granted. The club chairman is local building contractor managing director, Martin Murphy with Club Secretary, David Dougan, both residents of Kinlochleven.

Full details will follow shortly, but given that it is an event that riders have been asking for, it is going to be a popular trial when the entry forms are released.

Club Secretary, David Dougan told Trials Guru: “I personally think a two day trial will be a great thing for our area. We plan to model it based on the highly successful Highland Two Day of the Inverness & District club, we hope our event will also become a great success story for our village and the Leven Valley”.

Trials Guru’s John Moffat said:

I am really excited about this new venture which will definately fill a hole in the market, not only in Scotland but the UK. For many years riders have been asking for such an event around the SSDT time, but that would have created land use issues and I think holding a Pre’65/Twinshock event near Kinlochleven in the September time would be absolutely perfect. I believe that Liberty Group and the local landowners are behind it as is the government agency that controls the Leven Valley SSSI.”

Moffat added: “I am also pleased to see that the Kinlochleven MCC have named the event ‘The Leven Valley Two Day Trial’ as that is what it is, a local event run by local people. It has been a long time coming and well worth the wait.

This reformed club will actually complement, not compete with the existing Inverness and Lochaber clubs as they serve quite a different ‘customer’. The Kinlochleven organisation has been recreated to run one large event in the calendar, there are already other similar ventures in Scotland.

I will either be competing or observing, for sure I will be there – hold me back!

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Scottish Trials Awards

Lorna Brackenridge Photo - 2017 awards SACU
The 2017 SACU Scottish Trials Champions – Photo: Lorna Brackenridge

The Scottish ACU held their 2017 Trials Championship awards evening at Grangemouth, near Falkirk on Saturday 20th January.

Trials Guru’s John Moffat was there as Guest Presenter.

A one minute silence was obeyed in memory of Dalmellington’s Michael Anderson who passed away recently.

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Trials Guru’s John Moffat with 2017 Scottish Premier Trials Champion, Criag Houston. Craig is the first Ayrshire born winner in the history of the series which began in 1955. Photo: Lorna Brackenridge

The 2017 Champions are:

 
Premier
1st
CRAIG HOUSTON
2nd
ANDREW ANDERSON
3rd
JOE DAWSON
 
 
Sportsman
1st
MARK MACMILLAN
2nd
JACK DIGNAN
3rd
ROBBIE WEIR
 
 
Clubman
1st
STEVEN MOFFAT
2nd
STUART GAIRNS
3rd
BRAD STEIN
 
 
Over 40
1st
ALASTAIR STEWART
2nd
BILLY ROSS
 
3rd
LEE COLLINS
Sportsman Over 40
1st
ALAN MACDONALD
2nd
GEORGE NOBLE
3rd
 
 
 
Over 50
1st
WILLIAM MATTHEWS
2nd
MURDO MACPHAIL
3rd
A MERCER
 
 
 
Wobblers
1st
JORDAN DOOEY
 
2nd
RICHARD YOUNIE
 
3rd
S ROBERTSON/ L WELSH
 
 
Youth A
1st
BEN DIGNAN
2nd
BRETT STEIN
3rd
ROSS GALLOWAY
 
 
Youth B
1st
J SIMPSON
2nd
C PATON
3rd
S SIMPSON
 
 
 
Youth C
1st
GRANT YOUNIE
 
2nd
E FORBES
3rd
C DRYSDALE
 
Youth D
1st
EUAN SIM
2nd
ARCHIE BREMNER
3rd
R YOUNIE
 
Youth E
1st
C CAMPBELL
2nd
HARRY REID
3rd
G WINTER
 
 
 
 
SACU Inter Club Team Trial
PERTH & DISTRICT
 
Gold
G PALMER
Gold
A ANDERSON
Gold
G REID
Gold
P PALMER
 
LOCHABER “A”
 
Silver
A MCMASTER
Silver
T MURPHY
Silver
L BYRON
Silver
L MACDONALD
 
DUNFERMLINE AND DIST
 
Bronze
C SMITH
Bronze
C HOUSTON
Bronze
P DAVIES
Bronze
B MALLOCH
 
Best Over 40
DALMELLINGTON AND DIST
 
Gold
A MCDONALD
Gold
G NOBLE
Gold
F WHITE
Gold
A CROCKET
 
Best Youth Team
DUNFERMLINE AND DIST
 
Gold
C PATON
Gold
R GALLOWAY
Gold
J GALLOWAY
 
Gold
J HORNE
 
SACU BAXI Classic Championship
Monoshock A
1st
MARK MCCOMISKY
2nd
MARTIN PENNYCOOK
3rd
G TEESDALE
 
 
Monoshock B
1st
DAVID DOUGAN
2nd
JIM MCFARLANE
 
Twinshock A
1st
JOHN GARRIOCH
2nd
ALASTAIR MCNAUGHTON
3rd
ROSS THOMSON
 
 
Twinshock B
1st
GRAHAM LAW
2nd
STEVEN CORRY
3rd
J MCFARLANE
 
Twinshock Youth A
1st
ROSS GALLOWAY
 
 
Pre 65 A route
1st
JIM TENNANT
2nd
MICHAEL ANDERSON JNR
3rd
JAMES MORTON
 
 
Pre65 B route
1st
IAN MCANESPIE
2nd
C ASHBRIDGE

 

The Classic Dirt Bike Show 2018

February 17-18 at the International Centre, Telford TF3 4JH – is the place to be in 2018. It was originally the show created by trials enthusiast Alan Wright, now operated by Mortons (Classic Bike Shows), it is still the meeting place for trials and off-road motorcycle enthusiasts to meet, discuss machines and events and of course look at mouthwatering machinery and buy some parts.

Details below:

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