Updated: Aug 27, 2020
This weekend has seen the successful completion of our modern 2 day trial at Edmondbyers
Saturday kicked off at 12 noon with groups of 6 riders heading to sections 1 and 6 at 10 minute intervals. The weather was surprisingly kind to us all afternoon. The sections, in a river and up gullies, were good, taking marks off everyone.
Sunday kicked off at 10 am and the weather started off well for us. The 11 mile lap had a good mixture of river, rock and gully sections. The new route through the gap in the stone wall and under the bridge worked well and took the riders to a super ride out to the rest of the course.
Unfortunately, as some were starting their second lap, the heavens opened and we had a downpour but it didn't stop anyone. The sun returned for the end of a successful weekend.
Our class winners were:
Expert: John Crinson
Clubman: Eddie Aitkin
Easy: Eric McMeekin
Thank you very much to landowners, caterers, organisers, observers and riders!
Rider's comments about the weekend:
'Great weekend.' (Glen Quinn)
'Brilliant weekend - thanks to everyone involved!' (Callum Cook)
'Great weekend again...very well done to all of those involved...massive thanks all round. (Paul Norman)
'Brilliant trial thank you from the Matthews family thank you to all involved.' (Richie Matthews)
'Excellent behaviour all round. Top trial. Thanks to all.' (John Macfarlane)
'Awesome weekend first trial since the lockdown started. Thanks to all involved.' (Adrian Gallon)
'Cracking weekend, cheers.' (Baz Chapman)
'Fantastic weekend from start to finish, great sections great ride round nothing out of place, thanks to all at the Castleside Club.' (Ray Crinson)
'Brilliant trial, hard course was spot on. Thanks to everyone that helped out.' (John Crinson)
'Well what an absolutely excellent 2 day trial that was by Castleside Club good sections and a good ride out, looking forward to next year...thanks to all involved and a big thank you to all the observers.' (Stephen Thackray)
'Massive thank you to Castleside Club. I know how much hard work goes into these 2 day events. Brilliant weekend of trials. Thanks to all the observers especially in this afternoons deluge. (Rob Dyson)