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Classic Trial - - SPORT - Ar­ti­cle: Mike Naish

The South West Clas­sic Tri­als As­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nual Dart­moor Two-Day Clas­sic Trial at­tracted the max­i­mum al­low­able en­try of 125 rid­ers in early Septem­ber, in a show­ery but warm South Devon sun­shine. From the Isle of Wight to York­shire and Kent, to South Wales and Corn­wall they came to sam­ple the cream of Devon’s Clas­sic week­ends. The Pre-65 and Twin-Shock en­trants faced two laps of 19 sec­tions on each of the two venues over the two days, through the mainly rocky streams and rock strewn boul­ders in the wooded copses be­low the fa­mous ‘Hound Tor’ at Wide­combe-in-the-Moor on the higher reaches of Dart­moor. A few miles away un­der the shadow of the equally fa­mous Ruby Rocks sec­tions on the lower slopes of the moor lay the venue for day two at ‘Par­adise’. Run as a joint ven­ture be­tween the South West Clas­sic and the West of Eng­land Club this was the 30th run­ning of the event, which was spon­sored by The Twin­shock Shop boss John McDon­ald.

Mike Fear (Tri­umph)

Thorne Beck­ley Pett (Fan­tic)

Bob Hill (Ariel)

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