On Saturday the weather changed and riders enjoyed a sunny afternoon for the Walsall Motor Cycle Club’s trial at Hobs Hole Lane, Aldridge. All 22 riders completed the course of 10 sections put on round the edge and in the middle of the Club’s motox track.
The club’s digger man had been busy making climbs steeper and holes deeper and a completely new section recycling some concrete blocks and sleepers from previous sections. All the experts faced this challenging new section which was finally conquered by Tom Hughes after a couple of good tries and also on the last lap by Jonathan Reeves with a couple of hefty prods. Jonathan’s granddad Harry Hall must have been inspired by this great ride as he won the Clubman class by a massive 20 marks.
Tom Hughes was best Expert on 42 marks. Jonathan Reeves was second on 56. Third place went to Graham Jones on 64 just beating young riders Sam Hughes and Tom Hanks.
In the Clubman class Harry Hall was clear winner on 10 marks with Jon McAnulty in second on 30. Jon was surprised as he had not ridden for many months and the bike was stuck in first gear for half of the trial. Robin Foulkes on his new TRS was 3rd on 33.
The novice class was won by Kevin Stannard with just 3 marks lost followed by John Haynes on 6. Young Jak Hanks had a brilliant ride for 3rd spot and 11 marks. Josh Emery was 4th on 16.
On the white route Shane Oliver was first with a clean ride followed by Alex Holliday on 8 marks.
Thanks to all the observers and course plotters and also the land owners for the use of the track.