Holmes trial promises some new hazards

Holmes trial promises some new hazards

When Westmorland MC return to Holme Farm, Middleton near Sedbergh on Sunday, October 23, the course planners have a lot of new ground now available to them, land which they have not been able to use for about the past 15 years.

This venue, which has been used annually for the club’s Nostalgia Trial, is now available for use as a multiclass club event with a new start area, a load of new sections back available and as they will run the trial in an anti-clockwise direction, this also brings in sections that were impractical to include previously.

The trial starts at 10.30am, for three laps of 12 sections and starts from the field that used to host the Nostalgia scramble, which will lead down to the riverside sections prior to entering the steep wood which also features a stream as well as climbs.

To make the trial available to everyone, there will be just two routes, Easy Clubman and Standard Clubman so no matter what you ride, whether it be a modern monoshock machine or an older twinshock, there is a course available to all.

Entries will be taken on the day and it’s also possible to enter via the ACU on-line system. The venue will be flagged from the Kirkby Lonsdale to Sedbergh road and the club are expecting a decent entry as this land is rarely used for trials.

It’s also running in honour of the late John Holmes who was a stalwart of the Westmorland Club and a genius engineer who provided loaned Triumph Cubs to the likes of Tony Calvert and Carles Casas for the Pre 65 Scottish where they both frequently excelled.