OTTER VALE NEWS JUNE 2022


With no event during the last month, we look forward to our next trial which is on Sunday 3rd July. The event is being run at Allhallows Farm, Blackborough, near Cullompton, EX15 2HN. There many ways of getting to this venue, which is only 4 miles from the M5, therefore the route to the start will be marked from Blackborough village. It is the usual 11.00 a.m. start and there are classes for all adult and youth solos except D. Online entries close on Friday 1st to enable an entry list to be prepared. Entries will be accepted on the day and an entry form is available on the SW Centre Gazette website and will be available at the start. This will be the final event counting towards the 2022 aggregate awards, except for Pre 65, Twinshock and C, as our final trial is a round of the South West Centre Championships. BJ’s refreshment van will be in attendance.


Members in the news this month:-


Firstly, apologies to Matt McDonald for omitting from last month’s notes, his performance in the Scottish Six Day Trial. Matt finished in 82nd place from 257 finishers. He also got his picture in TMX alongside fellow South-West based riders.


Matt won the non-championship Expert class at the Lyn Normandale round, with Ross Blackmore winning the Clubman class.


Matt also won Tiverton’s S W Championship round, where Ross finished 4th this time. Craig Comer was 3rd in the Past Masters and Lee Morgan won the Novices. The Sportsmen saw Jeremy Parker as runner-up, losing out on the furthest clean tie-break, with Terry Layzell 12th. In the Over 50’s Sean Donaghy finished 3rd, with Ian Blackmore 4th. Steve Pearman was the only Twinshock

At Yeo Vale Terry finished 10th in the Sportsmen.


Exmoor saw Ross win the Clubmen. In the Sportsmen, Sean was 8th and Terry 10th. Ian was runner-up in the Over 50’s and again Steve was the only Twinshock.


That’s it for this month. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Blackborough on 3rd.


Many of our older members will remember Ian Mackie. Ian had been living in Portugal and died of cancer on 10th.



Colin