Annual Awards

Triple Award

“The Club’s Triple Award will be presented to any competitor who achieves a Gold medal award in the Exeter, Lands End, and Edinburgh trials in the same season.” (MCC SSR 2009 – G)

How blandly this extract from the Standing Supplementary Regulations sums up what most consider the ultimate award in trialling. To do this the winners will have travelled some 1500 miles, attempted about 40 observed sections, and not put a foot wrong once. In a good year for the Club – remembering the ethos of “Competitor versus the Club” – there will be a handful of Triples, probably no more than three or four; in a good year for the competitors this number may creep into double figures – there were 15 Triples awarded in 2003. The current Triple Award is a signpost with arms pointing to the three destinations of Exeter, Lands End, and Edinburgh, but the Award has taken other forms in the past.

Baddeley Championship Awards

“Two awards (one Motorcycle and one Car) are given for the best performance by a MCC member in the Exeter, Lands End and Edinburgh Trials in the same season, calculated from the Final Official Results for each season. To be eligible a competitor must be classed as a finisher in all three events.” (MCC SSR 2009 – G)

Winning one of the Baddeley awards is generally considered as the-icing-on-the-Triple-cake although they are given – for the two best performances – irrespective of whether the winners have also achieved Triple Awards.

Tri0 Award

“This award will be presented to any competitor in Class 0 who achieves a Class 0 award in the Exeter, Lands End, and Edinburgh trials in the same season.” (MCC SSR 2009 – G)

Team Championship Awards

“Three awards are given to the teams composed of MCC members having the best aggregate performance calculated on the Final Official results of each event, in the Exeter, Lands End, and Edinburgh trials in the season, in the Motorcycle classes, Car classes and Mixed classes respectively. Team drivers must remain the same for all three events, but a change of vehicle is permitted. To be eligible a team must finish complete in all three events.” (MCC SSR 2009 – G)

British Motorcycle Award

“This Award is to be presented for the best performance by a competitor riding a solo motorcycle or sidecar outfit of British manufacture.(i.e. engine and frame). in the three Classic Trials. A different machine/outfit may be used during the series providing it complies with the above. The award will be based on the final official results for each event. In the event of the winner of the award also being the winner of the Baddeley Award the award will go to the next best British motorcycle.” (MCC SSR 2009 – G)

South Somerset Riders Cup

“This award will be presented for the best performance by a competitor riding a solo motorcycle in Standard Road Tyre Class, in the three classic trials. The award will be based on the final official results for each event. To be eligible a competitor must be classed as a finisher in each event. In the event of the winner also being the winner of the Baddeley Award the award will go to the next best competitor in Standard Road Tyre Class.” (MCC SSR 2009 – G)