Gravesend Thameside Cup Trial

Published: 04:43PM Feb 14th, 2013
By: Alan Turner
The Gravesend Eagles MCC held its annual Thameside Cup Trial at Jacksons Wood, near Horsmonden in Kent last Sunday (Feb 10). Much rain before the event caused last-minute revisions of the sections, but the rain continued during the trial and turned it into a true mud-plug...
Gravesend Thameside Cup Trial

With various routes, the trial catered for a number of classes with the ‘over-50s’ (riders, rather than bikes) and Pre-67/twinshock both attracting good entries, although the trial was a relatively local event. The pre-67 bikes were an interesting mix of the Spanish two-strokes that revolutionised trials in the sixties and the once obsolete British lightweights. However, with the benefits of modern technology, the Tiger Cubs, Bantams and Villiers-engined bikes now have the means to be competitive again.

Each lap consisted of 13 sections and it was the twelfth that was a real mark-stealer. A loop around some trees was followed by a long climb that was deceptively slippery. Dave Plumb was an easy winner of the over-50s, losing 29 marks on his 250 Triumph. Chris Horn (SWM) was the best of the pre-67/twinshock class, again, a score of 19 was comfortably in front of the next man Paul Stephen (Fantic), with Cub-mounted Graham Bayliss third.

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