Berks Bonanza Super Trial ran by North Berks MCC is in its 10th year of running this prestigious event at its famous venue Seymours Arena in the little Oxfordshire village of Aston Tirrold, on the 20th and 21st August.
Over the last 10 years it has seen some famous names come and go. Graham Jarvis winning the first one, chased hard all the way by Sam Connor, Michael Philipson and Steve Saunders. Michael Brown winning the second year with the likes of Johnny Walker, Lee Sampson and Mika Vesternian close behind all trying to win the big cash prize. King of the Berks Bonanza Super Trial with 7 victories is James Dabill who has always been chased hard by Alexz Wigg, Sam Haslam, Ross Danby, Jack Challoner and many more.
Unfortunately this year James will not be able to defend his title due to other commitments, so there will be another name for the 10th anniversary with the likes of Michael Brown, Alexz Wigg, Jack Sheppard, Ross Danby, Sam Haslam all trying to get their hands on the Berks Bonanza Cup and the £850 that goes with it. With the up and coming super stars of tomorrow Jack Price, Dan and Jack Peace, Toby Martyn, Iwan Roberts, Tom Minta and more names to follow.
Work has started on changing all the sections with 2 laps of 8 sections for qualifying, then the top 8 riders going through to the final of 1 lap of 10 sections, after 5 sections the 4 highest scorers drop out leaving 4 to chase to the end to see who is the King of Seymours this year.
On Saturday it's Ladies and Girls and Sidecars, with 2 routes for the Ladies and Girls battling it out over 2 laps of 10 sections to see who goes through to the final. With reigning World and Britsh Champion Emma Bristow MRS Sherco competing the others have all got a hard task in front of them, Becky Cooke TRS UK, Jess Bown Birkett Tred Shop Scorpa, Victoria Payne Active MRS Sherco and Louise Alford JST Team Alford. On the B course there will be a great battle with local girl Alicia Robinson Top Trial Team Beta, Alice Minta Beta UK, Gabby Whitham Inch Perfect Beta, Jen Stephens GasGas, Catherine Alford JST Team Alford GasGas and Charlotte Kimber Beta.