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Trials => Exeter => Topic started by: Mike Tucker on September 06, 2018, 03:28:29 pm

Title: Exeter 2019
Post by: Mike Tucker on September 06, 2018, 03:28:29 pm
What date is the exeter next year

I canít find it on the web site?
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: Stephen Bailey on September 06, 2018, 05:48:20 pm
4th/5th January. :)
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: John Kenny on September 06, 2018, 07:41:40 pm
Ah, family birthday so no-go for me. A bit far to do some late night marshalling too.
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: matt.brooks. on September 09, 2018, 08:08:26 pm
Sorry to jump on this post. also does anyone know the date the entries open for exeter trial 2019 im sure its october but could anyone confirm this thanks.
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: Simon Woodall on September 10, 2018, 05:59:19 pm
Sunday 7th October, Unless something happens to make me want to open them earlier.
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: matt.brooks. on September 11, 2018, 08:29:28 am
Not long now then :) Great thankyou for getting back to me.
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: Lee Sample on October 09, 2018, 11:08:44 am
just went to enter today, and the online event entry says no events are open to enter?  is it a bug, or are the entries not open yet?

cheers!

Lee
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: Stephen Bailey on October 09, 2018, 11:16:08 am
Apparently from Mark on the facebook pages: The regulations have yet to be published, so no entries until then.


Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: Lee Sample on October 09, 2018, 01:14:38 pm
cheers Ratty :-)
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: Simon Woodall on October 10, 2018, 10:12:24 am
The Exeter regs are on the website and ENTRIES ARE OPEN
There was a slight hiatus with the system earlier in the week but that is now fixed.
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: Don Mansfield on October 10, 2018, 11:22:15 am
Hi there, fairly new to this - i just went to enter online and it came up with £151 total cost ?? (including two for the supper). is that right, seems a tad dear!!

Also does anyone now if we are at the same hotel as last year and if there are room discounts again for competitors?

cheers in advance - Don
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: Simon Woodall on October 10, 2018, 11:31:21 am
Entry Fee             £65
Car Insurance       £10
2019 Subs            £30
Supper Ticket x 2  £46
                          ===
TOTAL                £151

If you joined the club after Easter 2018, talk to me as I can adjust the subs. ( As I instructed you in NOTW (News of the Week))
The ASRs on the website give the code for talking to the same hotel as last year.
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: Lee Sample on October 10, 2018, 11:48:34 am
Thanks for the updates Simon.

now, bit of an off the wall question, but is there a way to request to run with another competitor - but from different starts?

i dont want to cause any unnecessary headaches for the organisers, but would love to run with my usual partner in crime, despite him emigrating to darkest cornwall lol

EDIT: Simon has already got back to me via FB.  cheers :-)
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: Nigel Jones on October 10, 2018, 12:09:56 pm
Entry page keeps jamming at Entrant details - won't allow me to carry on - tried 3 times now. Is something wrong?
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: Don Mansfield on October 10, 2018, 12:38:04 pm
Cheers Simon - all makes sense now :)

Now just to find an alternator that survives a whole trial lol


Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: Lee Sample on October 10, 2018, 01:01:50 pm
Just entered :-)  requested a late number from Popham in the hope that Matt gets an earlyish one from sourton and we can run close together - us Rangers survive better with pooled spares lol

now, just a total front suspension rebuild to do before January.....
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: Jason Potts on October 14, 2018, 10:38:55 am
Which hotels are we staying at this year. Do we have a discount and if so do we have to quote anything to get it?

Cheers
Jason
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: Jason Potts on October 15, 2018, 07:24:37 pm
Just booked my room. ;D
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: Mike Tucker on October 25, 2018, 10:02:22 pm
Entered - just got to get rid of pneumonia and I will be there!
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: Lionel Cox on November 02, 2018, 09:42:46 am
Hi can you please tell me where the exact Exeter SOURTON CROSS (Nr. Okehampton) start is this year. Is it the Betty Cottales Inn or the A38 Travel Lodge?
Cheers
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: Lee Sample on January 04, 2019, 08:35:48 am
well, the ranger is ready as it will ever be, drove it into work this morning for a final shakedown (literally - i think i have a wheel out of balance lol), and everything is well.

looking forward to seeing all of you fine chaps and chapesses out on the trial!

good luck everyone, and dont forget to wrap up warm - it looks like its going to be cold and dry.

Lee
Title: Re: Exeter 2019
Post by: rick howell on January 06, 2019, 11:59:51 am
Well, what a trial! This was the first time I have done the main trial since 2013 so whilst I'd been up many of the hills some have changed their character since then.

I rode up from Okey to Haynes (chilly), and then dry as dry could be from Haynes to Crealy but still cold. The frost on top of Peak Hill (above Sidmouth) was impressive even in the dark. Nothing really difficult on the sections (I think) although Clinton was rougher than I remember. I fouled up on Waterloo at the first bend by going wide, but otherwise it went well, though cold. Timewise we seemed to be well ahead of schedule even though we didn't ride fast, I suppose it's because the sections were all clearing quickly. Did I mention that it was cold? Well it certainly warmed up west of Exeter in all respects!

Kingswell 1 and 2 were cancelled (hooray) but Tillerton was all jammed up with riders queueing well up the lane opposite. It looked to be unusually tricky and indeed it was, with little grip and greasy mud over the rocky bits too. Tried to use the left rut and got onto the slab but went all awry there without falling off, but stalled and needed to restart on the slab and even the rest of it was hard going and needed a dab or two...

Back onto the old A30 and "operation stack" was in place after the A30 Cheriton junction. On to Fingle (lovely) and Woosten (leafy but lots of grip) and so on to Simms. Again, like Tillerton, in the small line of waiting bikes, a few bikes and outfits were taking the escape road so you could tell it wasn't easy, but on the hill it was rough. I took (ie the bike ended up) in the left hand "rut"and that wasn't too easy - I haven't much ground clearance so I was sure glad to have a bash plate. But we managed it, just, and was pleased to see the stop marshal at the top relatively unscathed. Tipley followed - the stream culvert is damaged and there's a 12" step just to get to the start line! Beyond that the hill has got significantly rougher over time so it was a proper fight to get up - and the section ends board was right at the top where it meets the X lane!

After that Rocombe (slippery Sam) was an anticlimax, even the exit lane was dry bar a little mud in the lowest part, though plenty of hedge trimmings. And so on to Torquay and the run right through the town centre to the finish.

Brilliant fun. Thanks to all those officials and marshals who make it happen.

Rick (rider 29 Suzy SP370)