Challenging Chairmans

Matt Facey overcame the difficult conditions for the win.

Videos by Norton Selwood, Patrick Warren, Matt Facey and Duncan Stephens

Starting from Holsworthy Cattle Market, Holsworthy’s Chairmans Trial had a compact 55 mile route, incoporating woodland and farm tracks in addition to the well known classic Cutliffe Lane and other sections.

The event was an ACTC qualifier for motorcycles as was the Northern Trial in the Lake District the day before but only Kathy Martin had the stamina to tackle both!

The wet weather prior to the event meant both Holsworthy Motor club officials and the competitors were faced challenging conditions with the farmland and wooded sections being especially tricky.

There was quite a high retirement rate amongst the cars with nine of the 31 starters failing to finish. They included Martin Kessell with a broken diff in his Marlin and Sticker Martin in his newly acquired Liege.

Matt Facey put in a dominating performance with his BMW, dropping only 7 marks on his way to being best car overall. His nearest challenger was Paul Merson in Class Eight with 17.

Geoff Walker was best solo motorcycle. In the sidecars Bekki Eddy celebrated her return passengering Dad Simon by guiding him to victory in the class.

On Bike with Martin Keswick and Josh Cook


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Launceston Trial

Matt Facey was best car in his BMW. Ben Tonkin headed an excellent entry of nine sidecars

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Matt Facey on his way to best car overall. Picture by Jonathan Kelly who can supply copies of his photos

Matt started his day clearing the first six sections, establishing a lead he was to retain for the rest of the day in his Class 3 BMW. Matt finished the day dropping 22 points ahead of second place Ryan Tonkin on 41 in his Class 8 Buggy. Just behind were the battling class sevens of Adrian Booth (Arkley) and Philip Thomas (Melos), both on 43.

Launceston and North Cornwall MC had attracted and excellent entry of nine sidecars for their single event Classic in Lew Woods. Ben Tonkin and Michael Curnow dominated the day dropping only 8 points. Keelan Hancock was best solo Continue reading “Launceston Trial”