Dry Yorkshire Dales

Both Motorcycle and Car Categories had low scores as the sections were bone dry and there was a lot of grip everywhere. John Kenny was best Motorcycle, besting the versatile Steve Kingston on his Class A machine as opposed to the familiar MG Midget. Dean Partington was best car.

The dry sections put a strain on transmissions, Clive Kalber (Tucker Peake Pop), Lee Peck (Dutton Melos) and Dave Haizelden (Reliant Scimitar) all having their machinery wilt under the strain.

Sword Point 1 took away a few car clean sheets with a restart for 7 & 8 and a deviation from the main track for all proving problematical.

Both Dean Partington (DP Wasp) and David Golightly (Morton and Brett) only dropped two marks, Dean on Sword Point 2 and David on Watergate 2. The overall win going to Dean on test times.


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Cotswold Clouds

Dean Partington won the Cotswold Clouds on 5 February in his DP Wasp. Aaron Haizelden was 2nd overall in his Reliant Scimitar SS and everyone needs to watch out if he ever turns out in a Class 8 car.

Once again Stroud and DMC put on a well supported and hugely popular event which still retains many of its historic hills.

Competitors rated it a very tough, but not rough, event and there were some telephone number scores when the final results were published.

However, overall winner Dean Partington only lost marks on two hills in his Class 8 DP Wasp. The experienced Dean was chased home by two of the younger participants in the sport, Aaron Haizelden and Craig Allen, displaying their mastery of Clerk of the Course Carl Talbots difficult sections.

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Class 4 winner Craig Allen shows some air on Nailsworth Ladder in this photo by Dave Cook. More of Dave Cooks Cotswold Clouds Photos

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Dean secures Wheelspin on Camel Classic

Dean Partington and Aaron Haizelden started the Camel Classic equal on 62 Wheelspin points apiece. Unfortunately Aarons trial ended on Helligan 2 with a blown engine.

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Dean Partington makes smoke as he restarts his DP Wasp on Clinnick on his way to the Wheelspin Trophy (Captured from Norton Selwood Video)

Mike Ellis had the lowest score in his Beetle. However, Keith Sanders took the Premier Award as Camel Vale decide this on Index.

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Aaron Haizelden won the 70th Aniversary Allen Trial

Aarons rival for the Wheelspin Championship, Dean Partington, was 5th overall after dropping 3 on Guys Hill. Tied on 62 points its down to the wire on The Camel Classic, the last event of the year.

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Hardy Trial 2016

Dean Partington was Best Car

Dean Partington in his familiar DP Wasp was best of a small field of 16 cars, dropping 12 marks. Ian Davis was second, dropping 23 in his VW Buggy.

There was a well supported Clubmans Class, win by Lee Peck in his Dutton Melos.

Geoff Walker was best motorcycle on his GasGas Pampera

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Northern Trial Report by Keith Thomas

Last year Buckler enthuiast Keith Thomas bounced Carl Talbot to a win in his Morris Trialsmaster. He had hoped to do the same this year with Carl in his new Buckler. Unfortunately the car wasn’t ready so Keith went into the forests to lend a hand with the event, notebook and camera in hand.

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Dean Partington won The Cotswold Clouds

The wet weather made this a tough trial

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Dave Cook pictures Dean Partington cleaning Crooked Mustard on his way to winning the Cotswold Clouds

Dean dropped his only five marks on Pheasants Run, one better than fellow DP Wasp driver Mike Chatwin. These weren’t the lowest scores on this section but they both cleaned all the others. Deans success came when, along with Mike, Aaron Haizelden (Reliant Scimitar) and Nick Cleal (Peugeot), he was in the elite group that came out the top of Merves Swerve.

It was a very tough trial with the rain making Axe a real mud bath and Cowcombe Wood becoming so slippery the sections were cancelled as the access tracks were becoming dangerous.