‘Build it and they will come!’

There is a say­ing that ‘imi­ta­tion is the sin­cer­est form of flat­tery’, but re­al­is­ti­cally how many cham­pi­onships does the sport of tri­als re­ally need?

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phrase ut­tered I won­der? How many times have I heard that

it can of course be true. It Quite a few I would imag­ine but

from com­peti­tors and is safe to say from what I have heard

that the Kia Na­tional read­ing the post­ings on so­cial me­dia,

the brain­child of former Twin­shock Tri­als Cham­pi­onship,

Gerry Min­shall and Alan Cheshire Cham­pion, Peter Salt,

and rid­ers have sup­ported Wright which was ‘built’ last year

to take part but it is a se­ries it. Per­son­ally I haven’t been able

be­cause it re­minds me of that par­tic­u­larly grabs my at­ten­tion

at twin-shock ma­chin­ery with my youth, given that it is aimed four classes and two routes.

has been put into cov­er­ing A lot of plan­ning and hard work

this na­tional se­ries the bulk of Eng­land and Wales but

of a venue in the Scot­tish has, for the first time, made use

Saugh­tree was the old Bor­ders, New­castle­ton to be pre­cise.

Scot­tish Club­man venue Haw­ick & Bor­der clubs’ suc­cess­ful

years. It was a smart move which lay fal­low for nearly thirty

MCC, the venue be­ing by or­gan­is­ers Cum­ber­land County

who didn’t have the ac­ces­si­ble to south­ern based rid­ers

low­lands or even high­lands for per­ceived long trek up into the

was heart­en­ing to hear that it a Scot­tish round of the se­ries. It

re­ceived by all con­cerned. has been well sup­ported and well

the events; there have been Clubs have been keen to put on

and fi­nan­cial sup­port ob­server’s draws, wide­spread pub­lic­ity

can only be good for from Kia Mo­tors for the se­ries which

such as the Kia is the the sport. The prob­lem with a se­ries

didn’t de­ter the likes of ge­o­graph­i­cal spread; how­ever that

mak­ing the ef­fort and West Loth­ian rider, Steven My­cock,

the rounds as pos­si­ble. com­mit­ment to ride as many of

the emer­gence of another What does con­cern me a lit­tle is

2016 an­nounced by the ACU broadly sim­i­lar cham­pi­onship for

of their es­tab­lished Sammy which in­cor­po­rates mod­i­fi­ca­tions

this is a lunge onto the Miller se­ries. Many voices are claim­ing

things, peo­ple want to be prover­bial band-wagon. Like most

no dif­fer­ent. as­so­ci­ated with suc­cess, tri­als are

is the sin­cer­est form of There is a say­ing that ‘imi­ta­tion

cham­pi­onships does the flat­tery’, but re­al­is­ti­cally how many

you have too much of a good sport of tri­als re­ally need? Can

po­ten­tial en­tries and thing, to the ex­tent that it can split

with de­ple­tion of num­bers? sub­se­quently no­body ben­e­fits

progress next sea­son and I Time of course will tell how things for one will be watch­ing with in­ter­est.

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