Yes Issue 76 is available from Thursday onwards in full colour gloss with all your Trials News, Action, Events, Product Tests, Interviews and so much more for you full throttle addicted trials junkies. As you would expect from such a high quality independent print publication in its 116 pages brought to you in full colour gloss or in digital format it carries superb images and interesting in depth articles from a team dedicated and passionate about the sport of trials.
For subscribers check that letterbox from Wednesday 31st July onwards and in the news agents for Friday. For all you guys on the go you can find it at most major UK airports and it is also available across all digital platforms to purchase at #pressreader or #issuu Web: http://bit.ly/Trial-Magazine-76
It’s full to the ‘Brim’ of 116 pages full of motorcycle trials!
What’s in it?…
International: FIM Trial World Championship – The First Four Rounds
Prototype: Tenaci-Wong TWC200 – Its Chinese Time.
Factory Visit: Electric Motion, France – The Doors are Open.
Electric: FIM TrialE – Gas Gas Continue to Dominate.
Observation: Ian Smith – A Few Words from Spain.
Catch Up: Robert Crawford – Irelands ‘Rocky’ Tells All.
Vans: Van and Combi – What’s Your Next Van?
Dealer Visit: Marsh MX – 450 Machines Under One Roof.
Youth: Mintex Trial – Its ‘Race’ Day for the Youths.
Youth: British Championship – The ‘Kids’ are Alright.
Sport: British Championship – All the Action.
Classic: Highland Classic – SWM Action at Alvie Estate.
Plus all the regular features including ‘Talk Trials’ with Toni Bou, News, Paddock Pictures and so much more – Remember it’s only Trials!!
Words: Martin Belair; Cover Photo: 1973 US Montesa Team
Last week US Trials legend Marland Whaley passed away suddenly from what appears to have been a heart attack. Marland was 60 years old and in peak physical condition. The news has left the trials world in Europe and America, stunned.
Whaley was the most dominant trials rider in the Golden Age of US trials the 1970s.
A factory rider for both Montesa and Honda, Whaley won five AMA National Championships: 1975,76,77 on Honda, with 1979 and 1980 on Montesa.
A native of Santee, California, Marland quickly rose through the highly competitive ranks of Southern California trials. At a time when eight of the top ten in the Nation were from California, Marland and rival Bernie Schreiber battled every weekend and pushed each other to the top. According to 1979 World Champion Schreiber “Marland could have been World Champion if he had stayed in Europe.”
In the early 1990s Marland moved to Montana where he pursued his passion for the outdoors becoming an avid bow hunter, snowboarder and mountain biker. It was mountain biking where we saw his brilliance shine again. He became the Masters (55+) Champion of the National Ultra Endurance mountain bike championship. These races required ultimate fitness. Nine hours in long and 100 mile distances with elevation changes of 10 to 16,000 feet.
Supremely talented, focused and driven were what made him great, but he was also the best and most fun teammate any one could hope for. In an era where long loops and tight time limits were the norm, he was wicked fast, no one was faster on single track than Marland. I am so glad that were re-connected about five years ago, we would spend hours on the phone reliving the glory days. Talking about our families and how lucky we were to have had the opportunities we had. It was like we were eighteen again. For those of us that knew and loved him, we will be telling “Marland stories” for the rest of our lives.
Marland is survived by his wife Dawn, daughters Kendra and and Kiah and four grand children.
Once again Nevis Radio, in association with Michelin and Trial Magazine, were broadcasting live from the 2018 Scottish Six Days Trial.
The final audience figures show 322,000 listeners and viewers in 22 separate countries enjoyed the lively banter from the team supported by ‘Trials Guru’ John Moffatt over the six days.
The team consisted of Simon Abberley in the studio and John Weller and John Moffat live at the Parc Ferme start area. The camera crew for the week were Pam Weller, Deborah Weller, Sean McCartney and Ian MacDonald and everyone aside from Simon Abberley of Nevis Radio are volunteers.
John Hulme, Trial Magazine: “On behalf of Michelin and Trial Magazine we have once again enjoyed the privilege of being involved in this live outside broadcast bringing the action from the event daily as it unfolded to a global audience. We would like to thank everyone who makes this happen”.
Just a reminder that the mini series entitled Ross Noble : Off Road is due for screening on three successive Thursday evenings on Dave Channel at 20:00 commencing December 7th, followed on 14 and 21st December.
With under a week until this year’s Scott Trial the Richmond Motor Club are getting items ready for the Scott Trial Charity Auction, which will be held on the evening of the trial, prior to the Results and Presentation of Awards at the Richmondshire Cricket Club. All proceeds will go to Scott Trial Charities. If you would like to donate any items to be auctioned for Scott Charities, there is still time! Please email ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ or telephone 01748 886356.
2017 SCOTT TRIAL CHARITY AUCTION DONATED ITEMS
EDINBURGH & DISTRICT MOTOR CLUB’S SCOTTISH SIX DAYS TRIAL COMMITTEE : http://www.ssdt.org – guaranteed and paid up entry for 2018 SSDT.
EDINBURGH & DMC’s PRE ’65 SCOTTISH TRIAL COMMITTEE – guaranteed entry for 2018 Pre ’65 Trial (not paid, please note that bike must meet criteria for trial).
RICHMOND MOTOR CLUB YORKSHIRE LTD – guaranteed and paid up entry for the Reeth 3 Day Trial 2018.