General Club Info

About Us

WLMCWe organize motorcycle trials in Yorkshire from Closed to Club events through Restricted and Centre to National status. Most of our club events are held at Post Hill in Leeds. Centre events are held either at Addingham, Skyrakes or Halton Gill (N. Yorkshire) with our main event of the year The White Rose National held in September every year in the most beautiful part of the Dales near Hawes (see pic). Hawes Most of our events have a dual course to cater for riders of different abilities. From 2004 our Club Championship trials will have a three tier course with an easy course for beginners included. And introduced in 2012 a Green course to cater for the older riders and machines as well as the complete beginner. All these events are organized by a small but dedicated band of volunteers who work tirelessly to provide a form of motorcycle sport for the riders who wish to pit themselves and their machine against the obstacles which we lovingly refer to as Observed Sections. This band of volunteers meets at the Drighlington Tempest Constitutional Club on the second Thursday of the month, from 20:00 onwards. All new members will be made very welcome. Please look around our website to find out more about us, and the sport of motorcycle trials in general.

 

Officials

General Secretary

Chairman

President

Treasurer

Captain

Mark Chippendale

Hillthorpe

Hillthorpe Road

Pudsey

Leeds LS28 8NB

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Nigel Crowther
Paul Whitaker
Ben Ludgate
Mark Chippendale

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Member Stories

Click on the story titles below to read. For any rider who is considering riding or already has ridden the SSDT; a must read is the story entitled "The Ordeal"; it's inspiring stuff!

 

 

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Club Meetings

 

Map

Club business meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at the Drighlington Tempest Constitutional Club, Bradford Road, Drighlington. Normal start time is 20:00. From the traffic lights at Drighlington turn towards Bradford, about 50 yds on the right. The blue arrow on the map indicates the venue.

 

 

 

 

Club Fees

 

Trial Entry

Youth Class - Age Range

Adult
£15:00
A Class
16 - 17 Years
Youth
£10:00
B Class
13 - 15 Years
Small Wheels
£5:00
C Class
10 - 12 Years

Annual Subs

D Class
6 - 9 Years
Adults
Juniors
Small Wheels
£5:00
£5:00
£3:00
E Class
4 - 6 Years
For full definition and Maximum
engine sizes see TSR1 in ACU Handbook.

Observing Rules

Our trials are currently run under two different set of observing rules: TSR22a stop permitted and TSR22b no-stop. The club trials championship is run under TSR22a, all others run under TSR22b. For full details of the observing rules see the current ACU handbook. The failure definitions have been changed for 2015. See below for these definitions:

TSR22A

Under Rule TSR22a you will score a five for one of the following failures.

a) The machine moves backwards.
b) The rider does not have both hands on the handlebar WHEN HE FOOTS WHILST STATIONARY.
c) The engine stops WHILST ANY PART OF THE MACHINE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE TYRES, TOUCHES THE GROUND OR THE RIDER IS FOOTING.
d) The rider dismounts from the machine. Dismount will be deemed to have occurred when both of the rider’s feet are on the ground at the same side of, or behind the machine.
e) A rider is requested to leave the section by the observer for “unnecessary delay”.
f) A machine does not stay within the intended limits of the section as defined by the Observer.
g) If any wheel of the machine crosses any boundary tape or goes over or on the wrong side of a marker, whether the wheel be on the ground or airborne, before the front wheel spindle passes the “Section ends” sign.
h) The rider is held responsible for displacing a marker or support in an observed section whereby the observer considers it necessary to reinstate the flag/marker prior to the passage of the next rider.
The displacing of any marking not relating to the competitor’s route will be considered to constitute a failure.
i) Travelling in a forward direction against the direction of the Section.
j) The motorcycle crosses its own track with either wheel.
k) The machine or rider receives outside assistance.
l) A rider or person having an interest in a rider’s performance, who in any way alters the severity of a section without the authority of an official.

TSR22b

Under Rule TSR22b you will score a five for one of the following failures.
i) The machine ceases to move in a forward direction.
ii) The rider dismounts from the machine. Dismount will be deemed to have occurred when both of the rider’s feet are on the ground at the same side of or behind the machine.
iii) A machine does not stay within the intended limits of the section as defined by the Observer.
iv) If any wheel of the machine crosses any boundary tape or goes over or the wrong side of a marker, whether the wheel be on the ground or airborne, before the front wheel spindle passes the “Section ends” sign.
v) The rider or passenger is held responsible for displacing any marker or support in an observed section whereby the observer considers it necessary to reinstate the flag/marker prior to the passage of the next rider.
The displacement of any marking not relating to the competitor’s route will also be considered to warrant a failure.
vi) The machine or rider travels in a forward direction against the direction of the Section.
vii) The motorcycle crosses its own track with either wheel
viii) The machine, or rider or passenger receives outside assistance.
ix) A rider or person having an interest in a rider’s performance, in any way alters the severity of a section without the authority of an official.