With a lot of heavy rain days before the 4th
Extreme Enduro at Foxborough Quarry Sible Hedingham Essex what would be the outcome would the event go on and would it be cancelled. The Sudbury Motor Cycle Club had to deal with thick snow in December in the 1960s when organising Trials but their motto was ‘The Show Must Go On’ and this traditional is carried on today amended to ‘We Don’t Do Cancel’. There was so much standing water and mud that it made the easiest of obstacles difficult to ride over with even the top riders falling off.
Promptly at 11am the four Classes were dispatched at 15 seconds intervals running to their machines to start two hours nonstop of mayhem, chaos and give entertainment to the 300 spectators. In was two times winner of the event Charlie Frost from Bath who was the fastest runner to the bikes and was first off closely followed by Ben Wibberley. At the end of the first lap it was Wibberley leading the event also Pro Class with Frost a fair way behind in second. Wibberley negotiated the table top with ease this contained a log at the beginning with another log at the foot of the climb with four more logs on the descent while Frost dropped his machine at the top and lost precious seconds. Following behind these two were Rob Warner and local rider Stevie Roper. As the two hour session progress Wibberley got stuck on the wet and muddy telegraph poles which let Frost catch up which he took advantage of then after jumping off the See Saw Wibberley was in his sights. Frost then passed Wibberley and from then on there was no holding him completing a lap every 10 minutes he came home to take his third title on 12 laps with Wibberley second on 11 laps with Warner 3rd
also on 11 laps 70 seconds behind, Roper 4th
on 9 laps 7 minutes ahead of Jack Barwick also on 9 laps.
In the Expert Class local rider Ryan McDonnell was very well placed but as the time went by it was Jason Pearce who took control and won the Class completing 7 laps with Carl Venter 2nd
on 6 laps five minutes ahead of 3rd
Barney Thurgood also on 6 laps. McDonnell was 4th
on 5 laps Josh Kirby 5th
and Stephen Lander 6th
both on 4 laps.
In the Clubman Class local rider James Barker took the early lead also jumping off the See Saw but he was overhauled by Stuart Bridges to take the win by 20 seconds so Barker was 2nd
both on 6 laps. The next three riders finished on 5 laps with Will Packer taking 3rd
, Alfie Coles 4th
and Dan Hunt 5th
In the Trial Class it was that veteran Paul Nash who took the win (his second in the four events) completing 5 laps. There was a hard fought battle for second place with Super Veteran Jason Green taking 2nd
pipping Jez Moss by 11 seconds both on 4 laps while 16 year old Joe Phillips secured 4th
place who managed to complete one lap.