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HORSHAM RIDERS CLUB

July 2011


Secretary : Fiona Husband 01306 712317

JULY 2011 NO. 193

Email contributions : fiona@hrc1.org www.hrc1.org Chairman : Ian McCulloch Editor : Dick Husband 01403 257094 Trials : Mike Husband : 01403 257626 mike@hrc1.org Team Manager: Adrian Holloway 07964 179711 Site Officers: Mannings Heath- Ian McCulloch 01403 263667: Northlands- Mike Husband 01403 257626, Rome- Tim Husband 01306 712317 : Wallis Wood- John Charman 01403 786441 ** NEXT MONTHS TRIAL WALLISWOOD TEAM INDIANS** NEWS AND COMMENT HR News News Welcome to the 2011 Colour edition with lots of pics and reports. After that we’re taking a break in August, that issue is being joined to September to include the next camping weekend at Rome. August trial results will be on the website as usual. The last (June) issue was reinforced with contributions from Bob C & Chairman Ian having a few more writers is a big help, give it a try. Anyway Bob’s French world round pictures amazed and Ian’s writings we hope will become a regular feature! Staying with that issue and re the Monties team photo where only Chris H was smiling – he must have been the warder as the rest looked like an identity line up with Harry R looking very guilty! We like the team pics to look happy it encourages other members to think you enjoy setting out and clearing up after a trial! Committee Meeting The next meeting is on Thursday 22 September anyone welcome, it’s at the usual Pub, Six Bells Newdigate at 8pm please note in diaries now as no further reminder. There are two further social dates to arrange for this year the


SKITTLES and the Xmas gathering all subject to a test of the new pub owners – if anyone has tried let us know. RFH Day of the Champions. Silverstone With a low turnout at Walliswood we were not able to place the VIP tickets at short notice. This event is always about the same time in June & HR gets a couple of free tickets each year – if you would like to go in 2012 let us know and we’ll start a list. ROME CAMPING WEEKEND September 3rd & 4th Team Cossacks is setting this event out and it’s in here as there’s no August newsletter. Usual schedule if you are camping Friday evening let Dick know and the gate will be open. Hopefully the route will cross the bridle way to the western end bringing in new sections. A Yankee trial on the Saturday and a club trial on the Sunday, barbeque & bonfire to settle you in between, bring water, grub & other liquid refreshments. John’s Practice Day, June 18th I know John is sending in a report for this but felt it ought to be mentioned here as when he collected the paperwork it was wet and the forecast wetter. Tipping down here on the day I kept saying poor John but apparently although the turn out was low it went okay with Clint & Mike having plenty of opportunity for training – a big thanks to them all especially John and Mimi. Dave Mears We were only told of Dave’s passing just as the last news went to print, there was no chance to mention his service to HR. He was a constant supporter from the earliest days, when we found Rome Woods too muddy to enter Dave came with a load of hardcore. From then on he was always there to help at events observing, setting out, you could rely on him being there. My best memory of him was riding at a trial with old Horsham club, there were two routes, Dave rode the hard one. One section he virtually knocked himself out. Sitting on a log to recover Bob Greenfield suggested he should go down to the easy route – that brought him back to life – he exclaimed ‘That’s the last straw, might as well give up as go down to Dick’s level!’ He will be greatly missed. Several HR’s attended the funeral at Worthing and after at the Inn on the green at Ockley where Clint told me a story of Brian Fowlers funeral where he and Gary B were asked to precede the hearse as outriders – they followed the wrong one – knocked on the window and asked who’s in there!! PRACTICE TRIAL – Mannings Heath 18th June The practice trial at Mannings Heath due to the forecast looked set to fail but thanks to some new members and the regulars turning up we had a massive field of eight so parking wasn’t a problem! When I arrived at 9.30 and started to set out the sections I have to admit I began to wonder what the hell I was doing there as the forecast was for heavy showers and the ground was


already slippery so who on earth would come and support Horsham Riders and the work involved, then the troops turned up in the form of Adrian H and son Adam. They stopped me from locking the gate and going home, then Mimi my wife came to take your pennies - thanks to all that turned up. I appreciated the support. You will have to forgive me for not knowing the new members names but give me time and we will be able to put names to faces which is why it’s good to see team photos. Clint and Mike H also came to give free advice and help with bikes as well as technique in tight turns and hazards that go with trials .They did a fantastic job and on behalf of all of us there in need we truly are thankful for your time we all learnt so much and I’d hate to think how much this tuition would cost elsewhere. Although we like to have more entries it was a great day as all the riders got help from Clint and Mike on all the sections and we all went round in one group and it took all afternoon to get to section seven so the day went really well. The ground dried out by the time we started and the odd shower we had didn’t get through the cover of the trees so we didn’t get wet. Graham K a regular supporter was struggling with section 2 as I was and with some help from Clint he was soon riding it better than me even with a bad wrist and like Clint said he’s a good listener so learns fast - well done Graham. Steve P is another rider fast improving and will soon be on Whites I reckon, the new guys all improved as the day went on and at the end were still laughing so we must have got it about right. If you have never been to our practice trials please come along it is good fun even if you are an expert you will enjoy it I promise. For those that are keen on the practice trials and would like to get more involved just come and see me at any HR trial - I don’t bite! Next time I will set out section seven with numbered flags 1 to 10 - reds leading onto yellows then blues and whites. It’s fun and gives you an idea of the colour you should be riding on our normal


trials. There aren’t any more dates for a practice trial this year but read the newsletter as I’m sure if enough of you want another go I will have a chat with the tramp in the caravan so come and see me or Dick. Well I’ve probably bored you all enough so I’ll finish but would like to say a big thank you for all that came and the helped at the finish to clear up, THANKYOU, John C (and thanks to John for organising these days)

THE GREAT HR CHARITY WEEKEND SUMMARY For the second year running we had good weather and no rain. Further good fortune came as old member Danny Laker got the field cut and cleared in two days in time for the activities. Although entries were about 10% down on last year our members generously supported us by bringing over 30 raffle prizes and were persuaded to buy more tickets than ever. However we didn’t raise quite as much dosh as in 2010. We took £857-01 in total (where the 1p came from I’ve no idea! – I found it on the floor, Fiona) AMCA Insurance cost £243-40 leaving £598-61 for Riders for Health pot – there’s still hope it’ll be a grand by the year end. The weekend ran like clockwork thanks to numerous helpers and the new slalom will become a permanent fixture as it proved popular, like the Weeski’s races. From comments everyone had an enjoyable time and we’re looking forward to the next one in 2012. Now to the story. FRIDAY John C was first on site with his new gadgets. From the instructions that told him it took 30secs to erect and discovering one leg didn’t work, an hour or so


later assisted by Mimi it started to take shape. Meanwhile the Davidson’s also with new gadgets got theirs up in 20 mins. John however boasts that his has church windows, imagine his shock when Tony F arrives with a similarly glazed one, many more churches and we’ll have a diocese and need to elect a Pope at the next AGM! Work commenced after Adrian H arrives, a kids riding area taped, section 10 strimmed and the slalom laid out involving Sam D and John and 2 deep holes were dug for the disposal of indestructible barbeque overindulgence. The slalom gets tested by a few, Joe D was pleased to be fastest on 46 seconds that’ll be shattered on Saturday. The importance of the raging bonfire with flames leaping 12ft high was not realised until later on when Tony and Stewart brought along contents of a confidential filing cabinet. Burned up over a period leaving many in the surrounding company to question whether it may have had some interest for HM Tax Inspector, bit late to retrieve it now! Worrying that the new Morris family might be recording the illegality I checked them out only to find that Mother Morris was related to the sidecar Budgen’s that rode bow-tied in the Talmag – so the audience was safe with another lot of tax evading motorcyclists! Around midnight with the bag marked Tins and Bottles half full the company dispersed but Tony is fast asleep in his chair and snoring, he’s left alone. Much later when he comes round the fire’s out and he wonders where he is - and he’d only got through 7 lagers – shade of his former self when a weekend needed 48 tins. SATURDAY The Kwacker team are setting out, Tim says 9.30am, its 10.30 when Tim and Phil W arrive, he’s been parenting on Friday but from all accounts that was very inebriating. They set out easy ones for the Yankee Trial, Tony wants to stop the hopping on section 10 and put white flags 6’’ apart on the last bend. When Jack N arrives there he’s confused – it looks like they emptied all the flags left in the box all over the place. I think they’re having a joke! When he rides it he misses the smooth bit and goes over the steep drop – made the ticker raise a bit he says. Tim rides it, Adrian takes a pic, Tim says its 0 Adrian says ‘doubtful’. Clint rides it like a motorway and John had no trouble but by now he’s joined the bad knee club and borrows a support off Clint.


Knee brace manufacturer Donjoy do well out of HR members – we should get a discount or at least models emblazoned with our logo. The trial finishes around 5pm with Clint again achieving a full score of 200 though he says not without effort. Runner up Tony on 190 was concerned that Phil W was on 176 ‘he’s getting too close for comfort!’ Sam D did well considering his Friday night has yet to wear off (worse to come!) and Mike rode his Pampera but still 10 marks ahead of Tim. As John’s knee got worse he went down to doing only yellows as did his score – no gain without pain, John. SATURDAY YANKEE RESULTS Yankee Results: Clint Leggett Tony Flegg Phil W alker Sam Davidson Mike Husband Tim Husband Joe Davidson John Charman Stuart Evans W ill Bateup Cassie Armsby Mick Dunstan Adrian Holloway Jamie Flegg Chris Heron Nick Green Leslie Castle Ray Morris Harry Ross Adam Holloway Jack Northover John Howell Emily Flegg

200 190 176 148 127 116 95 95 95 90 89 80 79 79 75 61 58 58 58 40 dnf dnf dnf

The Slalom The tired and injured and early departees did not participate – they missed a good event, next year we’ll give a cup – ‘Sultan of the Slalom’ to encourage everyone to do it. Joe’s time of 46 secs was slowly demolished, the 15 or so who entered only getting times down to 44 till Mike came on the Pampera and showed them how as he skidded the back wheel around each flag without losing momentum, he got times down to 41.66 after 3 goes. Then Tony shoved it down to 37.75. Several let their rear wheel cut the corner and it went inside the marker – that didn’t count. Then came Will B he was doing 42 but mastering the skid technique he got to 37.33 and was the winner. An exhausted Tony tried once more and did a 36 but had missed a flag.


Times: 1. Will B 2. Tony F 3. Phil

37.33 37.75 40.76

Full results : Adrian 47.46 Adam 101.44 Joe 44.99 44.63 Will 44.09 42.00 Tim 47.80 Mike 43.44 41.66 Kate 118.13 Chris 53.06 50.41 Jesse 51.07 Jamie 143.54 Stuart 49.72 Tony 37.75 Phil 40.76

44.92 45.70 43.86 37.33 42.00

51.34

38.20 40.77

SAT EVENING No time for the rounders as the barbeque was alight but modern campers bring everything down to the AGA and there were few takers. Then to the next bonfire gathering this time dissatisfied with heaps of quick burning ash cuttings the mob robbed the land owner of a forest of big logs. Time for‌‌..


The World Wee-ski Races Title holders the Brooker boys were not competing. Their representatives came down in the afternoon in a flash sports car no doubt from the various sponsorships they’d rescued after winning the title! Many teams entered: Adrian’s Angels, Fledgling Fleggs, Husband Hooligans, Morris Dancers, Glamour Girls etc. The competition was marred with various outbreaks of violence on occasions so outrageous that both teams of 4 were left brawl ing on the grass which the onlooking crowd appeared to find amusing. Photographers were on site to record the offending parties and I understand many pics are being released to the club website. However this was all resolved in the final when the Morris dancers nimble action in a head on battle with the stumbling Davidson Devils left them floored and the Morris team of Ray, Nick, Gill and Helena are 2011 World champions!

SUNDAY The team went out to tighten the sections but not by much and the whites mid-score was 27, blues 17 and it seemed yellows hadn’t been done at all as theirs was only 6 – now that’s just silly easy must do better or no one will come! Sam D signed on through dark glasses having been led (carried) to his tent last night, post booze recipes were advised. During the trial Sean had punished his Yam with a hammer for not doing well he also showed it a milking stool. I’ve no idea what that was. As the writing is overrunning the space available the


scores are all there is room for – I should mention that when they altered section 10 blue they forgot to remove 2 gates from Saturday leaving Will B and Adrian utterly confused – eventually they rode the most complicated route ever just to pass through every gate. RESULTS SHEET Results: NAME

CLASS

ROUTE

Total

CLASS

ROUTE

Total

O50

W

5

Kevin McDavitt

C

Y

0

Tony Flegg

I

W

12

John Charman

I

Y

0

Sean Parsons

E

W

15

Ben Rinds

SB

Y

1

Jack Northover

I

W

20

John Yardley

O50

Y

1

Eddie Charman

I

W

27

Jamie Flegg

SB

Y

1

Sam Davidson

SB

W

51

Chris Heron

O50

Y

2

Stephen Farrall

Jesse Brooker John Penfold Mike Husband

NAME

N

W

55

Ray Morris

C

Y

4

O50

W

60

Mick Dunstan

C

Y

6

I

W

69

Rob Hyden

O50

Y

6

Nick Green

C

Y

8

Leslie Castle

C

Y

14

Steve Parker

N

B

5

Mark Ross

C

Y

17

Will Bateup

SB

B

5

Kate Husband

C

Y

18

Robert McKenzie

C

B

8

Tony Ryan

C

Y

19

Michael Hyden

N

B

14

Darren Teate

C

Y

39

Tim Husband

N

B

16

Adam Holloway

SB

Y

66

Adrian Holloway

N

B

17

John Mitchell

O40

B

26

Joe Davidson

SB

B

33

Bob Jones

O50

B

36

N

B

63

O50

B

106

N

B

dnf

Entry

% dnf

9

0

27

Blue

12

8

17

Yellow

16

0

6

0

0

Mark Johnson Harry Ross Pete Brooker Analysis White

Red

1/2 way

The Raffle was drawn by a friend of the Ross group whose name was Rebecca – winners were Bob Northover, Sam D, Adrian H, Ben R, Cassie A, Stuart E, Tony Ryan, Kate H, John C, Ray M, Harry R, Kevin Mc and Darren Teate. They all had 2 prizes to drink, eat or lubricate. The Thankyou’s Ø The Kwacker team for setting up and clearing Ø Adrian, Adam and John – strimming, loos, kids area Ø Rebecca – the draw Ø Sam D – the slalom Ø Fiona and Kate – slalom times, entries, results and type up this All our members for their generosity to Riders for Health.


OUT & ABOUT Bognor Clubs Bluebeard’s handicap trial was on 4th June followed by a new one the Whitebeard’s on the 5th. Entries in both were 100+ and both ran two routes the easiest being termed ‘Gentlemans Route’. Bluebeards had Ian Mac as the oldest finisher on the hard route with Bob Collins and John Yardley getting 1st class awards. The premier went to T Field on -2. Bob and John lost 8 & 6. Other HR’s riding were Brian B, Mike H, Barry Fitz, Tim H - to list their results is complicated by handicap and route so they’re not shown but the oldest finisher was 76. Whitebeards had Bob C again getting a first class award, the only other HR was Brian B. Surprisingly in this one the oldest finisher was K Holt from Walsall who was 84, had a handicap of -14 and lost 38 marks! D Radford took the premier losing 9 marks. South Coast Group Trial This was run by Brighton and Bognor club fairly local to us at Birchanger Woods, Handcross so expected there would be more HRs, but only a few entered. Pity, it was set out by John Y, Kevin Mc and Keith T and the course was well set out with scores middling about 40 – just right. Results: Exp. 1. R. Puttock 6, 2. B Huskinsons 10, 3. J James 10, 4. L Thomas 23 Int. 1. C Leggett 28, 2. P Martin 31, 3. J Gammons 34, 9. P Bowker 70 Nov. 1. J Pope 34, Clubman 1. K Tracey 23, 2. M Stubberfield 64


JULY SAT23 HORSHAM ROAD RIDE OUT All you road bike owners in the Club – fancy a run out – Meet at 10 am – Halfords Car Park, BroadbridgeHeath retail park – just off A264 at junction of A24 Horsham. Last year a bunch of us went to Sammy Millers Museum, this year destination unknown at the moment – email suggestions to fionahusband@hotmail.com or come on the day for a surprise. If piddling down – cancelled – TimTel 01306 712317

SUN SUN SUN SUN

AUGUST 7 HR CLUB TRIAL – Mannings Heath Team Indians 14 GROUP TRIAL – Ockley RRND 21 PRACTICE DAY – Halnaker 28 BOGNOR CLUB TRIAL - Tullecombe

SEPTEMBER SAT/SUN 3/4 HR CAMPING WEEKEND – Rome Woods (see earlier in Newsletter) SUN 11 GROUP TRIAL – STC Stepmarsh off the A3 THUR 22 COMMITTEE MEETING – The Six Bells, Newdigate 8pm FOR SALE IN THE CLOTHING CUPBOARD available for a RFH donation 1 Pair IKON trousers W 24” L 22”, 1 Pair O’Neal trousers W 21” L 19” 1 Pair Akito Moto X boots Size 8, tatty but OK, 1 OCS Riding Shirt Large 2XL New, Small motorcycle crash hat, Size 3 – 4 boots (not trials)

MERLIN MOTORCYCLES 2011-12 Beta, Sherco, Scorpa + Gas Gas - Spares, service & tuning too. Trials Training DVDs and books. IRCtyres stocked. Putoline & Castrol oils see www.motomerlin.org.uk - new online shop MERLIN BOOKS sell motorcycle books and DVDs, secondhand motorcycle books always wanted www.merlinbooks.com Mike Husband 01403 257626 HEADLINE ENGINEERING For aluminium and stainless welding - helicoil thread repairs - cylinder head, brake discs/drums refining - all machining work - one off and prototypes. Phone Derek head 01306 712565 JOHN CHARMAN – Excavator for hire with driver – groundwork, ponds, ditches, drainage, fencing. Good rates for club members. Tel 01403 786441 Mob 07967 466920 WANTED – BIKES AND PARTS –Project Bikes, Garages cleared. I break bikes so anything considered. Also Metal Detecting land wanted, 50/50 split – to discuss any of the above please call 0208 763 8920, mob 07948 789601, email trailbikestore@btinternet.com – Pete – partsrecycle.com Free online auction.


AJAYS Mike Husband Dave Blackman Les Castle Adrian Beech Tony Ryan

W B Y Y Y

2011 JANUARY DUGGIES 01403 257626 Pete Brooker 01372 724464 Benge 07866 544634 Jesse Brooker 07930 732717 John Mitchell 07771 791292

HARLEYS Clint Leggett Gary Medhurst Tony Van der H Sam Spear

W B R Y

APRIL 01306 711038 01293 775106 01403 269567 01306 621316

KWACKERS Tim Husband Mick Dunstan Phil Walker Barry Dunstan Dave Mears Tony Flegg

B Y B B Y W

LAVERDOS John Yardley Kevin McDavitt Bob Collins Nigel Bray Lewis Wilson

Y B B Y W

B B W B

FEBRUARY 01273 832912 07774 455604 01273 832912 07775 794623

ENFIELDS Richard Ssmith Y Sean Parsons W Jack Northover B Graham Knight B Martin Tooley Y

MARCH 01798 869296 01403 730799 01403 710776 01293 871955 01403 734775

FANTICS Colin Harwood Rob Hyden Mike Hyden Sam Aldrich Tony Harwood John Pock'ton

B Y Y W B Y

MAY 01273 583411 01403 258352 01403 258352 01403 273862 01273 309258 01798 813227

MONTIES John Charman W Harry Ross Y Chris Heron Y Steve Parker Y Ben Rinds Y Danny Bulch Y

JUNE 01403 786441 07815 659827 01444 241355 07984 038622 07984 038622 07815 507185

JULY 01306 712317 01403 711962 01293 412905 01403 711962 01403 731128 01293 419867

INDIANS Ian McCulloch Brian Barnes Eric Scutt Paul Barnes Ian Johnstone

B B B W Y

AUGUST 01403 263667 01403 730623 01403 731810 01403 733255 0208 393 0048

COSSACKS Dick Husband Y Barry Joiner R Dave Alder Y Mark Johnson B Trevor Mason Y Alan Aslett W Adrian Holloway Y

SEPTEMBER 01403 257094 020 8393 6199 020 8397 9660 01273 813782 020 8393 5758 01342 834097 07800 975046

OCTOBER 01273 555391 01273 601465 01342 713808 01323 893510 01273 589373

GREEVIES Olly Ayres Dan Berrisford Keith Tracey Steve Jones Robert McKenzie Mark Stubberfield

B B B Y B B

NOVEMBER 01273 474099 01293 873788 01342 717901 01273 843489 01737 551404 01883 744154

JIMMIES Pete Bowker Paul Hill Luke Thomas Eddie Charman Spencer Page

DECEMBER 01483 533459 01403 734429 01372372323 07989300797 01323 871290

B Y W Y Y

2011 PROVISIONAL DATES If you are unable to do your turn please try to arrange a substitute

Date JAN Sun 2 FEB Sun 6 MAR Sun 6 Sat 12 APR Sun 3 Sat 16 MAY Sun 1 Sun 8 JUNE Sun 5 Sat18

Event Club Trial Club Trial Club Trial Work Party Club Trial Practice Club Trial Group Trial Club Trial Practice

Site Team Rome Ajays M Heath Duggies N lands Enfield Rome Rome Harleys N lands M Heath Fantics Rome WW Monties M Heath

Halnaker Trials Park Dates for 2011

Date JUL Sat 2 Sun 3 AUG Sun 7

Event HR Camp Trial HR Camp Trial Club Trial

Site Team NorthlandsKwackers Northlands M Heath Indians

SEPT Sat 3 Sun 4 OCT Sun 2 NOV Sun 6 NOV Sat 19th DEC Sun 4

Camp W/end Camp W/end Club Trial Club Trial Work Party Club Trial

Rome Cossacks Rome N Lands Laverdos Rome Greevies Northlands M Heath Jimmies

A 285 Chichester to Petworth Approx 1 mile north of Halnaker Village - Start 10 am

Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18


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