Double news from Cumberland

Double news from Cumberland

Challenging is probably the best terminology for the conditions the 33 riders and several observers experienced at the Cumberland County Club’s Velocette Trial at Roughton Gill near Caldbeck, for it rained all day, as it had the previous day, the becks were fast flowing, the wind blew strongly, depending upon where one stood on the exposed hillside, but thankfully, it wasn’t cold.

But did it matter? Not at all because the fantastic venue, deep in the Cumbrian hillside is one where trials have been held for many years and perhaps it was disappointing for the club to have attracted such a small entry when perhaps twice that number would have ridden there in the same trial, at the same time in years past.

Billed as a club trial, the event was intentionally fairly easy and due to the conditions was reduced in length from four laps of the ten sections down to three over which the winner, Simon Brice lost just two marks whilst Stuart Gaskell, who the previous day had been basking in Mallorcan sunshine was runner up on five. Derek Wilson was third on 6 which was a really good result whilst over the easy course only three of the six starters finished with Goridie Oliver best on 22 from Craig Asbridge, enjoying his Tenaci Wong which suited him as he had recently undergone knee surgery and of course the Chinese bike features electric start.

Full results are available from the link on the Home page


The next Cumberland County event is over the weekend of August 5/6 where on Saturday 5th August  it will be the Newcastleton Charity Modern Bike Trial 0ver 2 Laps of 20 Sections for Clubman & Experts riding the same course as Sunday’s Rockshocks Round – Entry form for Saturday is

Newcastleton Charity 2023 entry form-PCN

Lowland Trialsport are pleased to support the club in this venture and will be having a TRS Test Day at the same time as the trial on Saturday where Steve Saunders will be present and is offering a Skills / Training Session from 10-30 to 12-30 to 10 Riders at a cost of £20 each (All monies going to Charity). The first 10 names to contact Paul at Lowland Trialsport  on 01387 217777  or

Paul Dennis on a Newcastleton waterfall

Then on Sunday 6th August it will be the Diane Shield Memorial Trial, a Rockshocks Championship round over 2 Laps of 20 Sections for Clubman and 2 Laps of 22 Sections for Experts with several of the sections separated for each class – hence making the clubman route a much nicer ride round.

Entries are via the Rockshocks Website – due to it being in Scotland and under the SACU Banner .