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ACU Trial GB Championships - Dabill returns at round seven.

Dabill returns at round seven.

ACU Trial GB is delighted to welcome current Champion, James Dabill back into the series at round seven on August 4th. Having won the opening round back in March, the Team Beta rider has concentrated on the World series since, but now with a summer break in global duties, James...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - First image from Troutbeck - taken today.

First image from Troutbeck - taken today.

With heavy rain falling in the Windermere district in the last two days a beck which was just a trickle a few days ago has now risen dramatically as our picture of the opening section for Sunday's event shows. However, the water level rises and therefore falls very quickly and...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - All Classes at crucial point.

All Classes at crucial point.

The Championship resumes this weekend with round six being staged by the Westmorland Club at a brand new venue for the series at Troutbeck, high above Lake Windermere. Jack Price ACU Trial GB, Ross Danby ACU Trial 2, Ben Dignan ACU Trial 125 and Chris Stay ACU Trial Expert, who...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Extention to entry for Round six.

Extention to entry for Round six.

Organisers of the Lakes Trial which constitutes round six of the series takes place in just over one weeks time at a new venue at Troutbeck, high above Lake Windermere, are still accepting entries on the Ride ACU website. The Westmorland Club have extended the closing date slightly until Sunday...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Entries for Lakes and MacKenzie ACU Trial GB live

Entries for Lakes and MacKenzie ACU Trial GB live

With a busy time approaching with rounds six and seven on back to back weekends commencing on the 28th July, we can confirm that entries for both the Lakes and MacKenzie Trials are now open on the Ride ACU website. The Westmorland Club staged event re-starts the series after the...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Round seven - Mackenzie Trial update.

Round seven - Mackenzie Trial update.

Just one week after the Westmorland Lakes Trial at the end of this month, we go straight into round seven which will be organised by the Yeadon Guiseley Club at Brimham Rocks near Harrogate. Whilst live entries are available for the Lakes on the Ride ACU website, it is anticipated...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Round six just three weeks away

Round six just three weeks away

The "summer break" is whizzing by and it is now just three weeks to the next round which is to be staged by the Westmorland Club on completely new ground - for British Championship events - at Poole Bank Farm, Troutbeck in the Lake District. This is a fantastic Trials...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - A breakdown of the Expert sections at Round five

A breakdown of the Expert sections at Round five

Whilst many thought that some of the ACU Trial Expert sections were too hard at the recent fifth round in Devon two weeks ago, it is interesting to look at an analysis of all twelve sections. We can see by the graph that every section was cleaned, but it was...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - More rider profiles - Dan Thorpe.

More rider profiles - Dan Thorpe.

With a six week break until the Westmorland event, it is a good time to continue with our series of Rider Profiles and today we look at ACU GB Expert contender Dan Thorpe. At the ripe age of forty, Dan still keeps his enthusiasm for Trials which very few can...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Attention turns to Round Six - Lakes Trial.

Attention turns to Round Six - Lakes Trial.

Although it is currently classed as a summer break in the series, we need to be mindful that the Championship continues in five weeks time with the Westmorland organised Lakes Trial on the 28th July. A hitherto unused venue for a major British Championship event, the Keedwell ACU Trial GB...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Gas Gas extend Manufacturers lead.

Gas Gas extend Manufacturers lead.

Thanks to wins from Jack Price - ACU Trial GB and Dan Thorpe ACU Trial Expert classes, Gas Gas have extended their lead in the Manufacturers Championship following round five on Sunday. Backed up by Richard Sadler's fourth position in ACU Trial 2, they scored six more points than closest...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Price takes fourth win in a row.

Price takes fourth win in a row.

Jack Price (Gas Gas) edged nearer to another British Title when he won the fifth round of the series held in Devon on Sunday. Price's quest has been helped by the fact that his main challengers are squabbling over the other podium positions and this time out it was Toby...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Danby regains red plate in ACU Trial 2

Danby regains red plate in ACU Trial 2

With only two failures out of thirty six sections, Ross Danby (TRRS) won the fifth round at Lustleigh in Devon on Sunday and in doing so regained the Red Plate as class leader. All of the sections on the compact Kelly Farm course were long and technical, but it was...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Thorpe turns on the pressure in ACU Trial Experts.

Thorpe turns on the pressure in ACU Trial Experts.

Dan Thorpe (Gas Gas) who has been the only rider in the class to be on the podium at all five rounds to date, made it to the top step at the Anthony Rew Trial, held in Devon on Sunday. Thorpe's win now puts him just five points behind class...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Dignan retains Red Plate in ACU Trial 125 class.

Dignan retains Red Plate in ACU Trial 125 class.

Scotland's Ben Dignan (Gas Gas) has continued his run of consistency with his fourth win out of the five rounds held so far when he won the Anthony Rew Trial in Devon on Sunday, but by a narrow margin. It was Brett Harbud (Beta) who led after the opening lap...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Short update on Anthony Rew Trial - Round five.

Short update on Anthony Rew Trial - Round five.

Jack Price and Ben Dignan (Gas Gas) continued their winning ways whilst Ross Danby (TRRS) and Dan Thorpe (Gas Gas) won their respective classes at round five held in heavy showers in Devon earlier today. Price has increased his lead to a comfortable fourteen points in the title chase with...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Sections finalised at Kelly Farm for Round five.

Sections finalised at Kelly Farm for Round five.

As Sunday approaches and the weather forecasters are optimistic about the whole weekend, all focus turns to Kelly Farm which was bathed in bright sunshine this afternoon when the final section preparation took place. Led by Assistant Clerk of the Course Nick Hunt, the twelve sections have been tweaked ready...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Make or break time at round five.

Make or break time at round five.

This Sunday, round five takes place at Bovey Tracey in Devon and it is crunch time for the riders with title aspirations. The annual Anthony Rew Trial takes place on the wooded hillside at Kelly Farm where twelve sections have been laid out in a different format to previous years....

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Section preparation for Round five well ahead.

Section preparation for Round five well ahead.

A large turnout for a section clearing session took place mid week with all sections at Kelly Farm now cleared for the fifth round which takes place on Sunday 16th June. With ferns and undergrowth to clear a team which included, left to right, Robin Hoare, Peter Meason, Clerk of...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Gas Gas edge ahead in Manufacturers Championship.

Gas Gas edge ahead in Manufacturers Championship.

With three wins out of the six available last weekend, Gas Gas have opened up a sixteen point lead in the Manufacturers Championship after four rounds. Helped by double wins from Jack Price and a single from Richard Sadler at the Tynemouth double header, the Gas Gas brand have left...

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