Category Archives: Uncategorized


It’s that time again for all the subscribers to Classic Trial Magazine, Issue 32 should be dropping through your letterbox this week. Inside you will find all your Classic Trials News, Action, Events, Tests and so much more for you Classic – Retro addicted trials enthusiasts. It’s time for a brew a beer or maybe a wine for the ladies so park your feet up sit back and enjoy the read! 

Inside and full of action you will find:

International: 1980 FIM WTC from Great Britain – Mick Andrews Wins.                                                                                                                                            

Lost Gold: We find the Jim Sandiford Greeves Anglian SOO22D, in the USA.                                        

Celebration: InMotion Celebrate 20 Years of Twin-Shock Spares

Rare: WASP Trials Machines come under the Spotlight.

Man and Machine: Peter Zeh and his CZ Trials Machine.

Catch Up: Stig Karlson and his special Matchless.

2 (Medium)

Classic Competition: The 1970 Scottish Six Days.

3 (Medium)

Project: An Italian and English Aprilia.

4 (Medium)

Remembering: Ralph Venables, a Mind of Information.

5 (Medium)

Remember Classic Trial Magazine is only available on subscription.

View our digital magazine:

Classic Trial Magazine in Print – We are proud to be in print and using new material and many unseen images from the very best photographers in the world.

Remember Classic Trial Magazine is only available on subscription.

Looking for a back issue? – Go to

Subscribe or Re-Subscribe On-Line – It’s Easy – It’s so easy to subscribe just go to and yes it’s an all English website. We produce four seasonal issues each year: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

The Perfect Gift: Are you stuck for a gift idea, a subscription makes the perfect gift and lasts for twelve months.

Classic Trial Magazine on the Internet – Yes it’s available across all platforms including Issuu and Pressreader.

International Readers – Subscribe or Re-Subscribe On-Line – It’s Easy – Just go to: Payment can be made with Paypal.

Get a subscription by contacting Classic Trial Magazine: Mail: for more details or telephone on Monday or Friday: 01663 – 744766 or 01663 749163 (Between: 10 – 3 o’clock) Please be patient when calling.

Trial Magazine Issue 76

Yes Issue 76 is available from Thursday onwards in full colour gloss with all your Trials News, Action, Events, Product Tests, Interviews and so much more for you full throttle addicted trials junkies. As you would expect from such a high quality independent print publication in its 116 pages brought to you in full colour gloss or in digital format it carries superb images and interesting in depth articles from a team dedicated and passionate about the sport of trials. 

For subscribers check that letterbox from Wednesday 31st July onwards and in the news agents for Friday. For all you guys on the go you can find it at most major UK airports and it is also available across all digital platforms to purchase at #pressreader or #issuu Web:

It’s full to the ‘Brim’ of 116 pages full of motorcycle trials!

What’s in it?…

International: FIM Trial World Championship – The First Four Rounds

Prototype: Tenaci-Wong TWC200 – Its Chinese Time.

Trial Magazine Issue 76 (5) (Medium)

Factory Visit: Electric Motion, France – The Doors are Open.

Trial Magazine Issue 76 (3) (Medium)

Electric: FIM TrialE – Gas Gas Continue to Dominate.

Observation: Ian Smith – A Few Words from Spain.

Catch Up: Robert Crawford – Irelands ‘Rocky’ Tells All.

Trial Magazine Issue 76 (4) (Medium)

Vans: Van and Combi – What’s Your Next Van?

Dealer Visit: Marsh MX – 450 Machines Under One Roof.

Youth: Mintex Trial – Its ‘Race’ Day for the Youths.

Youth: British Championship – The ‘Kids’ are Alright.

Sport: British Championship – All the Action.

Classic: Highland Classic – SWM Action at Alvie Estate.

Plus all the regular features including ‘Talk Trials’ with Toni Bou, News, Paddock Pictures and so much more – Remember it’s only Trials!!

Getting the most out of Trials Guru

Congratulations! You follow Trials Guru on your phone, your tablet, your PC, your laptop.

Get the most out of Trials Guru, it’s not about reports of events, it’s about the history and features of the sport. Not just about what happened last week, it’s more about what happened years ago.

There are two ways of searching Trials Guru, put a word or two in the search facility:

TG - Search

Tap on the green icon it will open a search box, type in a word or two and hit the search icon again!

Or Have a look through our Index:

Trials Guru - Index

Tap on the ‘INDEX’ wording and this will take you directly to an extensive alphabetical index of the site.

Either way, it will let you go directly to articles and features you haven’t seen before, go on give it a try, you know you want to!

Trials Guru – Dedicated to the Sport

Nevis Radio, Michelin and Trial Mag

Trial Mag Logo inc website (300dpi)Michelin Logo_Track Application for partners_horizontal_CMJN

Once again Nevis Radio, in association with Michelin and Trial Magazine, were broadcasting live from the 2018 Scottish Six Days Trial.

The final audience figures show 322,000 listeners and viewers in 22 separate countries enjoyed the lively banter from the team supported by ‘Trials Guru’ John Moffatt over the six days.

The team consisted of Simon Abberley in the studio and John Weller and John Moffat live at the Parc Ferme start area. The camera crew for the week were Pam Weller, Deborah Weller, Sean McCartney and Ian MacDonald and everyone aside from Simon Abberley of Nevis Radio are volunteers.

John Hulme, Trial Magazine: “On behalf of Michelin and Trial Magazine we have once again enjoyed the privilege of being involved in this live outside broadcast bringing the action from the event daily as it unfolded to a global audience. We would like to thank everyone who makes this happen”.

For more information on Michelin tyres please visit

Scott Trial Charity Auction

Iwan Roberts (4)
Iwan Roberts (Beta) Reels Head 2015 – Photo: Barry Robinson

With under a week until this year’s Scott Trial the Richmond Motor Club are getting items ready for the Scott Trial Charity Auction, which will be held on the evening of the trial, prior to the Results and Presentation of Awards at the Richmondshire Cricket Club. All proceeds will go to Scott Trial Charities. If you would like to donate any items to be auctioned for Scott Charities, there is still time! Please email ~ ~ or telephone 01748 886356.



EDINBURGH & DMC’s PRE ’65 SCOTTISH TRIAL COMMITTEE – guaranteed entry for 2018 Pre ’65 Trial (not paid, please note that bike must meet criteria for trial).

RICHMOND MOTOR CLUB YORKSHIRE LTD – guaranteed and paid up entry for the Reeth 3 Day Trial 2018.

MC PRODUCTS IRONCRAFT / NIGEL CUMMINS, Piercebridge – Galvanised decorative sign hanger x 2

JITSIE/OFF ROAD ACTION – various items

CJT OFF ROAD, Richmond – various items

NEIL STURGEON PHOTOGRAPHY – Signed canvas photo of 2016 Scott Trial Winner James Dabill, signed photo of James Whitham, signed photo of Ian Hutchinson.

PAUL ROBINSON, SCOTT CLERK OF COURSE – collection of Scott Trial programmes: 1997,1999,2004,2005,2007,2010,2012,2013,2015,2016.

SMITH AND ALLEN, Darlington – Oils



JAXX LAWSON Joat’s Imagery Tel: 07720713892email: lawsonjaxx@gmail.comWeb:– limited edition (1 of only 2) A3 size mounted print from water-colour of James Dabill, 2016 Scott Trial winner. This edition will also be signed by James.

JIM AUSTERMUHLE – 2 X Beta EVO air-box inlet tube, mud-flaps & drain plug kits


APA BESPOKE TIMBER PRODUCTS – wooden chopping board

EMMA BRISTOW, WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION – World Championship Winning T Shirt

MALCOLM RATHMELL SPORTS Bishop Thornton, Harrogate various items

THE BUCK HOTEL, REETH – bottle of Prosecco


AG BIKES, Low Row, Richmond – various items

NIGEL BIRKETT, BIRKETT MOTOSPORT, Broughton-in-Furness – Scorpa T shirt



THE CB INN, Arkengarthdale/PUNCHBOWL INN Low Row – Voucher

TRIALS UK, Horsforth, Leeds – various items

LEE VASEY – Knee Slider (wet) signed by Aprilia World Superbike rider Eugene Laverty, Knee Slider (dry) signed by Aprilia World Superbike rider Eugene Laverty

PAUL SADLER, ACKLAMS BETA, Harrogate – various items (including one very special lot!)

Thank you to all our generous supporters and thank you in advance to our auction bidders! Come and grab yourself a fantastic auction item on Saturday night!

Scott Trial Fever continues

Chloe Richardson - red
Chloe Richardson at Orgate in the 2016 Scott – Photo: Barry Robinson

With the run up to the 92nd Scott Trial, the Clerk of the Course and his assistants have now fully assessed and plotted the route and sections. This year the route will run in reverse to normal, with the underfoot conditions being described as being ‘good to wet’.

The reverse route is necessary to adhere to the planning permission arrangements for this unique annual event.

If there is a bonus of a dry spell in the weather leading up to the Scott, then conditions would be perfect for this ‘trial of trials’.

With all this in mind, competitors are reminded to keep to the flagged route and not to deviate.

Spectators are similarly urged to abide by all warning and information signs and specific information given in the official souvenir programme priced at £5.00 with the proceeds going to the local ‘Scott Charities’ – and on the Richmond Motor Club website. This will ensure everyone has a good day trialling, one way or another.

Bruce Storr, a former Clerk of Course and the notable seeing eye, has penned his choices within his famous ‘spectator guide’ once again. This is an invaluable plan for those wishing to make good use of the day.

Storr continues to be a keystone in the event organisation, and his knowledge of the event is nothing short of legendary.

With yet another full entry of 200 riders, and the expectation of large crowds, it promises to be an exciting, event with the possibility that any one of the favourite riders can take home the Alfred Angas Scott Memorial Trophy.

The other prestigious award is for those riders aiming to set ‘Standard Time’, watch out for Sunderland’s Billy Bolt and local men, Jonathan Richardson, James Stones and John Sunter to name but a few who are all on a mission to succeed.

All that’s needed now is some fine October weather to make for a perfect Scott on Saturday, 21st ~ Bring it on!

In keeping with copyright, we direct you to the Richmond Motor Club official website for the current rider list.


SSDT 2018 – Opens 11 October


Entries for the annual Scottish Six Days Open Reliability Trial, based at and around Fort William, Scottish Highlands, open on Wednesday 11th October and once again these will be online via the event’s website:

The entries close on Wednesday, 6th December at which time it is expected to be oversubscribed, given that the 2017 was run in wall to wall sunshine!

The organisers cannot guarantee the weather, but they can guarantee a test of rider and machine over six days which cover a fair mileage of Lochaber and surrounding counties.

The 2018 event will be run from Monday 7th until Saturday 12th May.

Clerk of the Course will be Jeff Horne and Event Secretary Mieke De Vos, both now veterans in their posts.

Full details of the event are best viewed on the official website.

DSC_0277 - red
Will McBain (Beta) in the 2017 SSDT . Photo: Trials Guru/Moffat