West Country Trials – Take 2

Continuing our coverage of trials in the south west area of the UK, we have created – “West Country Trials – Take 2”.

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Linda Ashford from Somerset has been keen on trials for over forty years

Trials enthusiast, Linda Ashford has agreed to let us make use of some of her photographs taken at South West events. Seen here astride Dave Frys’ Fantic,  Linda is a keen amateur photographer, married to Hedley with three children and six grand-children.
She has been attending trials with her husband for over forty five years, started off observing as it was easier when her children were small.
“Hedley brought me my first camera about eighteen years ago and then about five years ago he brought me my a digital camera which I use now.
I still observe even now if clubs are struggling, but they all know – it has to be a hard section”.
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Linda Ashford finds time to observe and take some photos at events – Photo: Sarah Turner

Linda still take pictures when she is observing, usually getting all the riders, the downside being is that she miss some crashes!
Linda tries to go to an event most weekends whether it’s observed trials, classic trials or time-trials.
Linda: “I find trials riders are really friendly, I’ve got some good friends through motorcycling”.

We are retaining West Country Trials – UK and this section will compliment it.

Riders Featured on this page:

Abrahams, Dave – Ashford, Hedley – Bees, Jon – Bennet, Colin – Benson, Hugh – Best, Dave – Blacker, Andy – Burnett, Andy – Butland, Paul – Champney, Pete – Chivers, Andy – Clements, Mark – Clements, Ollie – Cloither, Dai – Collins, Bill – Cox, Mike – Currie, George – Davidson, Johnny – Dean, James – Elliott, Richard – Francis, Brian – Gill, Ian – Gill, Josh – Hamblin, Jason – Hann, Mike – Hanney, Matthew – Harris, Cory – Hassall, Lee – Heard, Debbie – Hewitt, Tony – Hill, Bob – Humphries, Andrew – Jefferies, Harry – Johns, Roger – Keedwell, Stuart – King, Zac –Knott, Richard – Legg, Reece – Lucas, Callum –   Lillywhite, Martin – Male, Barry – March, Alan – Milliar, Ant – Parken, Geoff – Payne, Victoria – Pym, Henry – Reeves, Kieran – Rendall, Tyler – Rew, Peter – Roberts, John – Shakespeare, Liam – Skinner, Ben – Strong, Roy – Talbot, Mark – Webster, Tony – Wiggins, Ricky – Williams, Dougie –

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Andy Burnett (Sherco), being watched by Hedley and Trevor Ashford , Taunton Trial, Middle Barton, March 2015 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Ant Milliar gives a helping hand to Toby Fry, Mortonhamstead, August 2015 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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A spot of maintenance for Martin Lillywhite and Ian Gill, Taunton Trial Middle Barton, March 2015 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Colin Bennet, Bath Classic,December 2015 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Roy Strong, Taunton Trial, Middle Barton, March 2015 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Mike Hann (Fantic) at the Somerton Classic Trial – Photo: Linda Ashford 2016

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John Roberts (Fantic) Somerton Classic – Photo: Linda Ashford 2016

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Bob Hill (Ariel) Somerton Classic Trial – Photo: Linda Ashford 2016

Martin Lillywhite, Somerton Classic

Martin Lillywhite (Triumph) at the Somerton Classic Trial – Photo: Linda Ashford 2016

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Andy Burnett (Sherco) Yeo Vale Trial – Photo: Linda Ashford 2016

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Bill Collins (Beta) Yeo Vale Trial – Photo: Linda Ashford 2016

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Dave Abrahams Yeo Vale Trial – Photo: Linda Ashford 2016

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Hedley Ashford (Beta) Three times Wessex Centre Champion – Yeo Vale Trial – Photo: Linda Ashford 2016

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Ben Skinner (Gas Gas) takes a dab at the Blackmore Vale MCC, South Brewham event on 29th August 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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George Currie (Gas Gas) at the Blackmore Vale MCC, South Brewham event on 29th August 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Jon Bees (Gas Gas) getting a helping hand from Kieran Reeves at the Blackmore Vale MCC South Brewham event on 29th August 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Ricky Wiggins (Beta) at the Yeo Vale ‘Hedley’s Harvest’ Trial at Crewkerne on 4th September 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Peter Rew (Beta) at the Yeo Vale ‘Hedley’s Harvest’ Trial near Crewkerne on 4th September 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Lee Hassall at the Yeo Vale MCC ‘Hedley’s Harvest’ trial near Crewkerne on 4th September 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Geoff Parken (Fantic) at the Yeo Vale ‘Hedleys Harvest’ trial near Crewkerne on 4th September 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Matthew Hanney (Beta) at the Yeo Vale ‘Hedley’s Harvest’ trial on 4th September 2016, near Crewkerne – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Alan March (Beta) – Stanbury Cup Trial – Photo: Linda Ashford 2016

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Roger Johns (Gas Gas) – Blackmore Vale Trial – Photo: Linda Ashford 2016

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Brian Francis (Gas Gas) – Blackmore Vale Trial – Photo: Linda Ashford 2016

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Tyler Rendall (Gas Gas) – Devonport Trial – Photo: Linda Ashford 2016

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Harry Jefferies (Gas Gas) – Somerton Trial, The Beacon, 25 September 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Ian Gill (Montesa 4RT) at Somerton Trial at The Beacon, 25 September 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Bill Collins (Beta) – Somerton Trial at The Beacon, 25 September 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Pete Champney (Honda) at the Somerton Trial at The Beacon – Photo: Linda Ashford 2016

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Dai Cloither (Beta) at the Yeo Vale MC ‘Hedley’s Harvest Trial on 4th September 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Jason Hamblin (Montesa 4RT) – Photo: Linda Ashford 2016

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Andy Chivers – West Wilts, Errington Cup on 9 October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Barry Male (Beta) – West Wilts, Errington Cup on 9 October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Ben Skinner (Gas Gas) – West Wilts, Errington Cup on 9 October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Dai Clothier (Beta) – West Wilts, Errington Cup on 9 October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Dave Best (Montesa 4RT) under the ever watchful observance of Frank Sweeting – West Wilts, Errington Cup on 9 October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Harry Jefferies (Gas Gas) West Wilts, Errington Cup on 9 October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Henry Pym – West Wilts, Errington Cup on 9 October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Hugh Benson (Gas Gas) – West Wilts, Errington Cup on 9 October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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James Dean (Beta) – watched by Mark Talbot – West Wilts, Errington Cup on 9 October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Lee Hassall (Gas Gas) – West Wilts, Errington Cup on 9 October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Mark Clements (Beta) – West Wilts, Errington Cup on 9 October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Mark Talbot (Beta) – West Wilts, Errington Cup on 9 October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Mike Cox (Beta) – West Wilts, Errington Cup on 9 October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Richard Elliott (Gas Gas) – West Wilts, Errington Cup on 9 October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Tony Hewitt (Beta) – West Wilts, Errington Cup on 9 October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Zac King (Sherco) – West Wilts, Errington Cup on 9 October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Dougie Williams (Triumph Cub) Somerton Charity Trial – Binegar Quarry – 15/10/2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Debbie Heard (Gas Gas) – Somerton Charity Trial – Binegar Quarry – 15/10/2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Harry Jefferies (Gas Gas) – Somerton Charity Trial – Binegar Quarry – 15/10/2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Ian Gill (TRS One) – Somerton Charity Trial – Binegar Quarry – 15/10/2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Martin Lillywhite (Montesa Cota 4RT) – Somerton Charity Trial – Binegar Quarry – 15/10/2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Ollie Clements (Gas Gas) – Somerton Charity Trial – Binegar Quarry – 15/10/2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Keiran Reeves (Beta) & Harry Jefferies (Gas Gas) – Somerton Charity Trial – Binegar Quarry – 15/10/2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Peter Champney (Honda TL125) – Somerton Charity Trial – Binegar Quarry – 15/10/2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Victoria Payne (Sherco) – Somerton Charity Trial – Binegar Quarry – 15/10/2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Martin Lillywhite, Josh Gill and Ian Gill – Somerton Charity Trial – Binegar Quarry – 15/10/2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Toby Webster (Beta) – Somerton Charity Trial – Binegar Quarry – 15/10/2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Stuart Keedwell (Fantic) – Somerton Charity Trial – Binegar Quarry – 15/10/2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Pete Champney & Jonny Davidson – Somerton Charity Trial – Binegar Quarry – 15/10/2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Andrew Humphries (Sherco) – Blackmore Vale Trial 12-11-2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Andy Blacker (Whitehawk Yamaha) – Blackmore Vale Trial 12-11-2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Callum Lucas (Oset) – Blackmore Vale Trial 12-11-2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Cory Harris (240 Fantic) – – Blackmore Vale Trial 12-11-2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Liam Shakespeare – Blackmore Vale Trial 12-11-2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Paul Butland – Blackmore Vale Trial 12-11-2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Reece Legg – Blackmore Vale Trial 12-11-2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Richard Knott (Beta) – Blackmore Vale Trial 12-11-2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Ant Millier (Sherco) at the Yeo Vale Trial on 30th October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Billy Green (Beta) at the Yeo Vale Trial 30th October 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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North Somerset ‘Presidents Trial’ assembly at Chelwood, 27 November 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford

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Craig Talbot at the Knutt Trial – 11 December 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

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Dave Best (Beta) – Knutt Trial – 11 December 2016 – Photo: Linda Ashford, Somerset

 

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