This weekend North Berks MCC are celebrating the 10th year of running the prestigious Berks Bonanza SuperTrial at its famous venue, Seymours Arena in the little Oxfordshire village of Aston Tirrold, on the 20th & 21st August.
Over the last 10 years it has seen some famous names come and go. Graham Jarvis winning the first event back in 2002, he was chased hard all the way by Sam Connor, Michael Philipson & Steve Saunders. Michael Brown took the win the second year with the likes of Jonny Walker, Lee Sampson & Mika Vesterinen close behind, all trying to win the big cash prize. King of the Berks Bonanza SuperTrial with 7 victories is James Dabill, he has always put on a great show although pushed by local men Alexz Wigg and Sam Haslam, Michael Brown, 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 become the SuperTrial champion and pocket the £850 prize money that goes with it. The up and coming superstars of tomorrow including Jack Price, Dan and Jack Peace, Toby Martyn, Iwan Roberts and Tom Minta will also be pushing hard for the glory.
On Saturday it's the Ladies and Girls trial, 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. Reigning World and British Champion Emma Bristow will be looking to retain her title. The other ladies have got a hard task in front of them to knock her off the top spot. You can be sure Becky Cooke, Jess Bown, Victoria Payne and Louise Alford will be trying the hardest. On the B course they'll be a great battle with local girl Alicia Robinson, Alice Minta, Gabby Whitham, Jen Stephens, Catherine Alford and Charlotte Kimber.
The Ladies trial will be followed closely by the top flight sidecar teams on Saturday. It’s amazing to see these chairs conquering the rocky sections that Seymours Arena is famous for.
The ladies get underway at 10.00 on Saturday morning and the first man will be away at 10.30 sharp on Sunday.
List of riders
LADIES – Emma Bristow, Becky Cook, Jess Bown, Victoria Payne, Louise Alford, Nikita Smith, Catherine Alford, Alicia Robinson, Jennifer Stephen, Gabby Whitham, Alice Minta, Charlotte Kimber, Kacey Smith, Jazz Hammond.
MEN – Michael Brown, Alexz Wigg, Jack Sheppard, Sam Haslam, Jack Price, Iwan Roberts, Ross Danby, Dec Bullock, James Fry, Dan Peace, Toby Martyn, Jack Peace, Luke Walker, Tom Minta, Andy Chilton, Tom Hooper.
Come for the weekend, there is free parking and camping right next to the Arena so you won’t miss a moment of the action. There are toilets on site.
Admission for each day: Adults – £10, 5-16yrs – £5, Under 5’s – Free.
Hot and cold refreshments are available all weekend. Plenty of trade stands will be with us for you to purchase new kit and look at the latest bikes, including: Acklams Beta, BVM Motos, GasGas UK, John Lee Motorcycles, OSET and Alan Wright.
Don’t miss it, it’s going to be a fantastic weekend.