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16 August 2018

The HellsFells Press Release added below. We also need two or three observers for next Saturday if anyone can help please.

Kitch Pics  from the last Wednesday now added in the gallery under Bowston.

RESULTS from Wednesday's evening trial at Ghyll Farm Bowston are now available, where it never stopped raining. Well done to the two riders who went clean, Jonny Clark and Robert Taylor and well done to all the others who finished and especially the observers mentioned on the bottom of the results.

The club's next trial is something a bit different. First of all it is now on SATURDAY, September 8 and will be on a totally new area of land called Marthwaite Foot, Middleton near Sedbergh, and for those who may be familiar with the Nostalgia Trial held back in June, it's actually the land the other side of the river from where the Nostalgia is held.

It's a bit special, the trial, as we've been invited to run on a Saturday as part of a family festival to be held there called HellsFells which incorporates, bands, food, bar and mountain bike rides over the three day event. And it's all in aid of charity which is for The Community Self Build Agency, a charity that aids the homeless help build homes for themselves and their families and also to help ex-servicemen re-establish themselves in civilian life by building their own homes. It's a nationwide charity that has been in existence for over 30 years and which has completed over 2000 successful builds.

The trial will start at 2pm on the Saturday afternoon and will be our usual offering of four laps of ten sections with Robert Taylor and Nick Shield at the helm. Parking is excellent and the trial will be primarily rocks alongside the River Rawthey and smaller rocky becks nearby as well as some bank sections. It all looks very promising and should be a good event that needs your support.

Here's their Press Release:

There will be a number of food stalls on the field, which the charity is making further margin on as the farmer is supplying the meat at cost.  There will also be a lot going on for the kids with a bouncy castle, ice cream, treasure hunt, etc if the riders want to bring family along.  Also on Saturday afternoon there will be a mountain bike relay changing over on the field and a raft race up on Killington Lake if any of the families want to get involved.


The live music is starting mid-afternoon, running through to 10pm with the following line up:


Kev Kendal - The Acoustic Mod. You won’t be able to hold back as you find yourself singing along with Kev as he plays you some of the all time greatest Soul, Mod and Brit Pop songs 


Old Rope - 4 piece Blackpool band playing their brand of Rock and Blues 


STRANGEWAYS - A classic Punk Rock band, cracking out LOUD classic rock from favourite including The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Buzzcocks and many more. 


Rich and the Poor -  Local Sedbergh band who have made a name for themselves in these part playing a mixture of classic covers as well as original songs. 


Ska Face - A 10 piece Ska band playing classic Ska and 2 Tone including Madness, The specials, Bad Manners and many more!


There is also a Young Farmers Tug of War competition on Saturday evening, so if the riders have the energy, they are more than welcome to enter a team or 2.


The bar is being sponsored by Robinsons Brewery "Light Brigade Beers" in association with Help for Heroes and the rock group Iron Maiden.  It will be open all afternoon and evening with a Prossecco and Gin bar for the ladies.


So, it is all coming together Mike.  The local promotion really kicks off next week and we will be telling everyone how pleased we are to be supported by you guys and encouraging spectators to come along.  Thanks again.

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