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ACU Trial GB Championships - Provisional 2021 dates

Provisional 2021 dates

With the FIM and FIME having released a provisional calendar for 2021, the ACU were ready with a list of provisional dates for the ACU Trial GB series in 2021. There are currently nine dates allocated, but this does not necessarily mean that there will be nine rounds in the...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - TRRS 2020 Manufacturers champions.

TRRS 2020 Manufacturers champions.

In our last blog of the season, we confirm that TRRS are the winners of the 2020 Manufacturers Championship. With the top rider from each marque, in each of the three classes - Trial 125 does not count at present - the key to the brands success was to field...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Iwan Roberts confirmed as ACU Trial GB Champion.

Iwan Roberts confirmed as ACU Trial GB Champion.

Despite missing the opening round back in March, Iwan Roberts (TRRS) lifted the title in the Trial GB class near Matlock on Saturday. However, it was Toby Martyn (TRRS) who took the round win by the narrowest of margins - a single mark, from Dan Peace (Sherco) with James Dabill...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Danby retains series crown in ACU Trial 2 Class

Danby retains series crown in ACU Trial 2 Class

With a calculated ride, Ross Danby (TRRS) took maximum points in round four and with it another championship title in the ACU Trial 2 Class. The Midlander set himself up with a single mark score on the first of three laps and whilst conditions worsened he maintained the advantage of...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Yeomans takes Expert crown

Yeomans takes Expert crown

By the narrowest of margins, Sam Yeomans (Vertigo) clinched the ACU Trial Expert Championship by a single point from his arch rival, Dan Thorpe (Gas Gas) at Matlock on Saturday. In a relatively low scoring event, the tall Vertigo rider set himself up for the win and put his main...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Dance remains unbeaten and takes crown.

Dance remains unbeaten and takes crown.

Jack Dance (Gas Gas) completed his dominance of the ACU Trial GB class with another emphatic win at the final round, held near Matlock on Saturday. However, the Horsham teenager did not have everything his own way as he was headed on the opening lap of twelve sections by Harry...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Champions crowned.

Champions crowned.

The four ACU Trial GB Champions were crowned on Saturday when the final round took place near Matlock. Iwan Roberts (TRRS), Ross Danby (TRRS), Sam Yeomans (Vertigo) and Jack Dance (Gas Gas) all collected their respective Gold plates in a nail biting finish, especially in the Trial 2 and Expert...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Final round to decide titles.

Final round to decide titles.

The shortened 2020 season draws to a close on Saturday with the final round taking place at Dudwood Farm, near Matlock. The full sixty entries will congregate on the venue for the 9.30am start where two of the four classes are still hotly contested. The ACU Trial 2 and ACU...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Dance remains unbeaten

Dance remains unbeaten

With a pair of wins at the weekend, Jack Dance (Gas Gas) has put himself into a strong position to lift the ACU Trial 125 crown when the series comes to a conclusion in nine days time. With three straight wins and only missing out on a total of two...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - ACU Trial 2 battle reaches fever pitch.

ACU Trial 2 battle reaches fever pitch.

With just ten championship points separating the top four, the battle for the title in the Trial 2 Class is certain to go to the wire at Elton in eleven days time. Realistically, the battle is likely to be between just the top two, Ross Danby (TRRS) and Andrew Chilton...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - A look at the Expert class from Rounds 3 and 4.

A look at the Expert class from Rounds 3 and 4.

In the first of our four class reviews from the weekend, a look at the ACU Trial Expert class is very interesting as the final round approaches in just twelve days time. Whilst four riders have a mathematical chance of lifting the title, in reality it is just two, with...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Bad weather - second time round.

Bad weather - second time round.

In even worst conditions than Saturday, round three which took place on the bleak moorland course in Devon today was hit by constant rain which started to fall when the first competitor was called to the start line at 9.30am. However, the hard working Torridge MCC officials stuck to the...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Roberts, Chilton, Dance, Thorpe take wins

Roberts, Chilton, Dance, Thorpe take wins

In the wake of storm Alex, the fifty plus starters at round two in Devon had a hard day battling through the three laps of twelve sections which were hounded by wind and rain on the bleak moorland course today. In a tough event, marks were high with only a...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Storm Alex fails to disrupt

Storm Alex fails to disrupt

Despite it's best efforts Storm Alex failed to deter members of the Torridge Club when they arrived on site this morning ahead of round two of the series. Four of the planned first day sections were completely flooded and the Clerk of the Course, John Luckett quickly improvised by "borrowing"...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Six riders withdraw.

Six riders withdraw.

With their main focus being the Trial GP's, six of our top riders have withdrawn from the two rounds this weekend. With the Italian Trial GP, which is the final round of the 2020 campaign in just one week's time, the six riders pictured have decided that the risk of...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Round two ready to roll

Round two ready to roll

In brilliant sunshine, the twelve sections for round two which takes place on Saturday are all laid out, with just the tape to be completed. However, with a gale and high winds forecast for Friday, the Torridge Club have wisely decided to leave this until very late, with plenty of...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Five days to series re start.

Five days to series re start.

With sixteen of the proposed twenty four sections now marked out, the organisers of rounds two & three turned their attention to some standard sign printing today in readiness for the arrival of riders and teams this weekend. Some stringent Covid 19 rules have been put in place to comply...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Section building for double header underway

Section building for double header underway

In brilliant sunshine, members of the Torridge Club today started laying the sections for rounds two and three which will take place next weekend. A massive effort, including marking out no less than twenty four separate sections is the project, with two fully completed this afternoon. Effectively, rounds two and...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Information regarding rounds two and three

Information regarding rounds two and three

Following the UK Government announcement on the 22nd September, organisers of the next two rounds of the series on the 3rd and 4th October have put further Covid measures in place. The main point is that effectively, the event will be run behind closed doors, which means that unfortunately spectators...

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ACU Trial GB Championships - Section Map and Information Round 3

Section Map and Information Round 3

The Torridge Club have changed the whole course for the second day. From the Start Area, the sixty riders will go directly to the stream area which was mid way round the previous day for two different sections which will have been "scrubbed" as part of the route on Saturday....

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