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General Discussion / Historic Lands End results and entries
« Last post by aclarke on December 20, 2020, 06:17:23 pm »
I am looking for entries and results for the Lands end trial from 1962 to 66
I am pretty think my Dad rode a DOT 250 trials on one of these events and would like to find out, can anyone help?
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Other Events / Re: 120th Birthday Trial
« Last post by Mark Gregg on December 11, 2020, 01:55:59 pm »
To be fair to those doing the legwork, significant work has gone into this with three long days planned around one start /finish /overnight venue ( as i understand it) the planned format is that many traditional south west and other clubs have offered sections which they themselves will man. the mileage will be high over the three days. certainly trips to many south west favourites are planned inc. Blue Hills.

Im unsure if a class R format is planned but certainly the plan is to accommodate large numbers of entrants I myself will set aside my usual Austin 7 and bring out my old rigid matchless for the occasion along with my original 50's Barbour international suit. 

the sincere hope is that come late June our circumstances will have radically changed with 70000 folk a day been vaccinated potentially 12.5 million folk will be done come June.   
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Other Events / Re: 120th Birthday Trial
« Last post by Tony Bishop on December 11, 2020, 01:21:17 pm »
Thanks for the responses Paul.
Jonathan's comments taken on board and I can appreciate the current hesitation in the Club comitting to a three day event with the Covid situation at present.
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General Discussion / Re: Overlooked LDT bike choices
« Last post by Jason Potts on December 11, 2020, 12:42:22 pm »
what about a Triumph Street Triple???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PBsH4Xry9U

I think this guy may have hit on a guaranteed method of ensuring you keep your feet up.  ;D  it never crossed my mind to sit on the tank whilst going up a section. hahahaah. bonkaz.

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Other Events / Re: 120th Birthday Trial
« Last post by Paul K on December 10, 2020, 10:41:28 pm »
I've got this update today from Jonathan Laver (President):

The MCC is known for its long distance events. The Lands End having the greatest length. The talked about a 3 Day Trial would be a longer event. In these current covid19 times each local authority that a motor event takes place in, or passes though, has to grant its permission. This permission once granted can be rescinded, without reason, at very short notice. If at the time of writing either of the above events were to be about to be run, I estimate that approx. 20 permissions would have to be given and remain valid for the duration of the event. The odds of this now or in future times is anyone’s guess.  This is just one consideration when attempting to plan MCC events at some time in the future. The organisers are as keen to put on events as competitors to enter. To offer any confirmation of events now would be false. Those Clubs who stage one day events do not face anything like the same challenges that we do and will be first to see bikes and cars out.
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Other Events / Re: 120th Birthday Trial
« Last post by Paul K on December 10, 2020, 04:56:14 pm »
There's some details at https://members.themotorcyclingclub.org.uk/Events/Calendar/View?id=2 .  No night driving as there are overnight accommodation stops and you can enter your car in Class R, which won't damage it.

You'll still need an appropriate size fire extinguisher and a spill kit for Class R.
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Other Events / Re: 120th Birthday Trial
« Last post by Tony Bishop on December 10, 2020, 02:14:44 pm »
I didn't appear to get any response to my query about a possible format for the proposed 120th anniversary 3 day trial so I just wondered if any further thought had gone into this event.
I totally understand that Covid and the three main trials have been foremost in the Executive minds of late but if the situation were to improve to the point of the Club being able to promote an anniversary event then perhaps some basic ideas/plans, if they exist, would be appreciated by potential entrants.
For instance, is there likely to be any form of night event, how many miles might be proposed per day, is the event likely to be suitable for a standard road car - I don't fancy scratching or bending my nice road car ???

Just a thought before I start thinking about asking a long term friend to possibly navigate.
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General Discussion / Re: Overlooked LDT bike choices
« Last post by Paul K on December 09, 2020, 06:57:55 pm »
Ha ha.  That reminds me of spectating at Simms in 2014 when some guy kept pushing his way to the front of the barrier at various places to video the competitors coming up the section.  He ended up with a flying stone striking him in the face, then he got carted off to hospital.  But, never say die, he continued videoing his experiences, which were published online, while in the ambulance and A&E  ::)
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General Discussion / Re: Overlooked LDT bike choices
« Last post by Jason Potts on December 09, 2020, 12:12:23 pm »
And not a favourite for the spectators on BH2.  ::)  bit more than just the one flying stone.
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General Discussion / Re: Overlooked LDT bike choices
« Last post by Paul K on December 08, 2020, 11:05:51 pm »
He'd have failed the section though; did you notice him footing?  And what about the tyres?  They didn't look compliant to me  ;D
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