Report & Results

When force majeure meets the optimist!

With a brand new venue and our new farmer Huw being so helpful the team met one week before the trial. We really wanted to give you guys the best day out, so had called upon extra assistance to mark out the expert and masters route. We plotted the sections accordingly!

The day before the trial we met again to check the route, plotting a circa 6.5 miles of going was made more difficult when someone goes and tears down the arrows and some sections had been disturbed.

3am the morning of the trial I realised the light rain predicted was so much more and could hear the river flood past my home. Emergency plan A was set in place as we had to completely remove 2 traditional river sections. If more time was available we could have eased the other sections.

Lloyd Price took the overall win with young Iwan Davies not far behind. Good to see new young uns gaining ground hey.

Talking about young uns, Lyn Davies was smiling all the way around and took the masters followed by freshly back into the fold Dylan Evans.

Teilo Rogers nurtured by dad Gareth took the youth masters.

Another back into our trial family,

Dean Keniford took the clubman win and although he enjoyed the trial complained that his rollies were ruined my the stinking weather. Proper old school geezer who likes to clean sections with a fag in his mouth welcome back Dean. Old school geezer Steve Plain had a fantastic ride to take runner up clubman.

Sportsman masters was taken by Grant Thomas closely chased by Bretton King.

Maybe the class that suffered the most in the abnormal spring weather, Sportsman was taken by Andrew Lewis. A special mention to Jennifer Huntley for taking runner up, wharrateg Jen. Neath mcc and TTW Kevin Nedin also gets a mention for showing me how to wheely a trail bike whilst cleaning my section 7 again. See pics attached.

Veteran Ian Davies came home just in front of Dave Williams and

Baily Jacka took youth A.

Opinions were vast. From the best trial for years to people packing up and heading home as they ran out of steam. We will learn as a team and expect the unexpected the next time we return.

Massive thanks to our observers. Some had travelled for 2.5 hours to help us out. Our team of mainly old age and broken down humans and a extra shout out to our new Farmer Huw who had an excellent ride himself and his better half Farmer Andrea.

Full results will be posted later on the West Wales acu page.

So, did force Majeure beat the optimist, that of course depends on whos opinion you hear. We definitely didn’t intend to to have it so hard and will plan for the future.

Remember, What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Vamos,, come on.

LloydPriceNeath Motor ClubExpert - Adult 40
IwanDaviesDulais Valley MCExpert - Adult 58
WayneJonesVOTExpert - Adult 63
GarethRogersNeath Motor ClubExpert - Adult 73
LynDaviesDulais Valley MCMasters - Adult 30
Dylan EvansDulais Valley MCMasters - Adult 44
AndyHaywardDulais Valley MCMasters - Adult 58
JosephLutherWest Gloucester & Dean Forest MCCMasters - Adult 71
DaiCollinsNeath Motor ClubMasters - Adult DNF
Gavin RichardsStroudMasters - Adult No card
Teilo RogersMaster - YouthMasters - Youth A 84
ArchieFletcherVOTMasters - Youth A No Card
Dean KenifordNSTClubman - Adult 28
StevePlaineBuilthClubman - Adult 40
KirbyRichardsNeath Motor ClubClubman - Adult 43
Huw JonesDulais Valley MCClubman - Adult 47
SimonDaviesNeath Motor ClubClubman - Adult 51 (7x0)
Peter LewisNeath Motor ClubClubman - Adult 51(6x0)
LiamHughesNeath Motor ClubClubman - Adult 53
JohnPhillipsDulais Valley MCClubman - Adult 54
Darren MorganDulais Valley MCClubman - Adult 57
AnthonyMacNeath Motor ClubClubman - Adult 60
Mike PrytherschDulais Valley MCClubman - Adult 61
GlynMosesNeath Motor ClubClubman - Adult 62
DannyThomasDulais Valley MCClubman - Adult 65
DaveBower?Clubman - Adult 68
SimonWardNeath Motor ClubClubman - Adult 71
RussMeredithNeath Motor ClubClubman - Adult DNF
MarkDanielVOTClubman - Adult No card
Michael ChandlerMercianClubman - Adult No card
ChrisJacklaNeath Motor ClubClubman - Adult No card
BailyJackaNeath Motor ClubClubman - Youth A85
GrantThomasDulais Vally MCSportsman Masters - Adult 29
BretonKingNeath Motor ClubSportsman Masters - Adult34
WayneThomasDulais Valley MCSportsman Masters - Adult 50
RobBaronDulais Valley MCSportsman Masters - Adult 51
JonCollierVOTSportsman Masters - Adult 54
MarkMullinDulais Valley MCCSportsman Masters - Adult 62
Gary BirtwistleLedburySportsman Masters - Adult 63
EirianDaviesVOTSportsman Masters - Adult 70
Neville ThomasVOTSportsman Masters - Adult 71
LeeCollinsVOTSportsman Masters - Adult 73
AdrianLavercombeDulais Valley MCSportsman Masters - Adult 74
ThomasPowelNeath Motor ClubSportsman Masters - Adult 84
AdamWightWest Glos and Dean Forest MCCSportsman Masters - Adult 85
SteveNewan?Sportsman Masters - Adult No card
StuartLynchNeath Motor ClubSportsman Masters - AdultNo card
JustinJonesDulais Valley MCCSportsman Masters - Adult DNF
StephenMorrisDulais valley MCCSportsman Masters - AdultDNF
Brian HazellNeath Motor ClubSportsman Masters - AdultDNF
LewisAndrews?Sportsman Masters- Youth B No card
Andrew LewisStroudSportsman - Adult 47
JeniferHuntleyNeath Motor ClubSportsman - Adult 50
Kevin NedinNeath Motor ClubSportsman - Adult 57
StuartRobinsonDulais Valley MCCSportsman - Adult DNf
RichardWilliamsonSouth ShropshireSportsman - Adult DNF
IanHawkeNeath Motor ClubSportsman - Adult DNF
DanialLewisDulais Valley MCCSportsman - Adult DNF
RachaelWightWest Glos and Dean Forest MCCSportsman - Adult DNF
LewisAndrewsNeath Motor ClubSportsman - Youth B No card
IanDaviesDulais Valley MCCVeteran (+55) - Adult 45
DavewilliamsNeath Motor ClubVeteran (+55) - Adult 49
MartinSingletonNeath Motor ClubVeteran (+55) - Adult75
RobBerryNeath Motor ClubVeteran (+55) - Adult No card
JohnHillNeath Motor ClubVeteran (+55) - Adult No card