OTTER VALE NEWS DECEMBER 2021

At the time of writing entries are being made online for our next trial on 2nd January. We currently have 55. The event is being held at Wiscombe Park, Southleigh, with a 11.00 a.m. start, which will be signed from the Honiton to Seaton road. There is a limit of 100 but if this is not reached by the closing date of Friday 31st we will take entries on the day. I will send an email on the Saturday if this is the situation, but it will not be until late in the day as I am away until Saturday afternoon. Some good news is that B & J’s will be catering for us again so please give him your support. Any help with observing will be gratefully accepted.

Looking further ahead our Annual General Meeting this year will be on Wednesday 2nd February at the Institute, Yonder Street, Ottery St Mary, as the hall is not available for the last week of January. There will be some changes to the committee this year at Brian has indicated that he will not be standing for Chairman again and Richard has said that he will be standing down as Treasurer. I would also like someone to take on secretaryship of our non-championship trials. This was carried out by Brian until he had to give up last year and it has fallen back on me. We really do need some new blood on the committee, so if you feel you could help the club out in any way please come along on the night. Committee meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month and last around a hour, so it is not a great commitment.

Our next trial is on Sunday 6th February at Whitwell Farm, Colyford and will be our round of the centre Pre65, Twinshock and C class championships. Online entries should be available early in the New Year, with entries also being taken on the day. Full details next month.

We have again been allocated a round of the Normandale Championships which will be on 2nd October 2022.

Members in the news this month:-

John Long made the long trip to Bootle for the final round of the Rockshocks championships and finished 7th in the Clubmen Air-cooled monos.

Mick Thompson went down to Camborne where he was runner-up in the Clubmen Experts. He also won the Twinshocks at the South West Classic’s Jon Corin trial.

At the West of England’s Christmas trial Matt McDonald finished 3rd overall. In the Clubmen/Clubmen Experts Jeremy Parker was 14th. Steve Pearman and Terry Layzell rode the yellow route, finishing well down the order, whilst on the White route John Long was runner-up, with Ian Blackmore 3rd.

That’s it for this month/year. I wish you all a great Christmas and New Year.

Colin