Hard To Find Twinshock Trials Group
You may well have noticed the popularity of the ‘Hard To Find Twinshock Trials & Air Cooled Mono Group’ on social media, we certainly have! A good talk with its owner, Mark Trueman, went a step further when he told us about his event which grows year on y
Hosted and organised by the well-known pairing of Barry and Sally Burton of YMSA trials fame, with assistance from Mark Trueman on the weekend, they welcomed a field of over 40 riders who competed over the 4 laps of 10 sections on offer at each of the two venues. It was quite fitting that day one visited the Burycliffe Farm venue just outside Elton in Derbyshire, as it was here where Mick Andrews carried out so much of the development work on the legendary Yamaha TY range of trials models. Mick himself would be on hand at day two, where the Dudwood Farm venue offered a complete change of hazards.
Classes were on offer for Pre-65 and Twinshocks, along with a complement of air cooled mono-shock machinery. With the Saturday hazards set out by Mick Andrews, the heavy pre-event rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of the entry.
The Dudwood farm location offered camping and entertainment on the Saturday night and the riders and families, who came from as far and wide as Malta and the Isle of Man and the southern counties, enjoyed their night out.
Day one saw Dan Clark ride clean on his 1987 Honda RTL250 in the Expert AC Mono class with an exceptional ride in the sticky conditions, as you would expect from a rider with his natural ability and experience. Day one also saw Paul MacHoughton lose just three marks on his smartly turned out 1989 Gas Gas 250 in the Novice AC Mono class, with Danny Littlehales riding well in the Pre-65 Expert category. Andrew Bunton took the spoils on day one on his 1983 SWM 320 in the Twinshock Novice category, and in the Twinshock Expert class a great ride from Matt Spink on a 1980 Suzuki saw him clean all 10 hazards on the day.
Day two provided a few more entrants, which perfectly rounded off the great weekend had by all in the drying conditions providing a little more grip in the rocky sections at Dudwood.
Mark Trueman, Group Owner said, “Well done to all involved in the sporting weekend. We will now start planning for next year’s event to again be staged at Elton, Derbyshire which we hope can attract more sponsorship and, most importantly, more riders. All details to be found when available on the ‘Hard To Find Twinshock Trials’ Facebook page on social media”.
One of the very early TY 175cc Yamahas.
The machinery is sometimes very rare.
Yes, these rocks are the very ones where the Yamaha TY was developed by Mick Andrews!
Dudwood Farm on day two was a complete change of riding conditions.
All the hazards were laid out in a safe, rideable way.
Team ‘Hard To Find Twinshock Trials & Air Cooled Mono Group’
From left: Barry Burton, Mick Andrews and Mark Trueman