Lincoln’s 2018 two day trial was held in fantastic weather at Cockthorn Farm, home of the enthusiastic Marris family on the last weekend in June. Format for the weekend was two separate rounds of the Club Championship ,with many families camping over on Saturday night and enjoying a very sociable evening. The 4 wheel side of the Club also put on a Gymkhana event on Saturday night which involved several tests of skill. This was very enjoyable but unfortunately came to a premature end when the pool cars clutch exploded!
Back to 2 wheels and with 4 routes through the sections, and well over 100 riders there was a route for all abilities. The Hard route had a heathy entry, Chris Alford on his Factory Kev prepared Gas Gas was on awesome form all weekend and took a convincing win both days. Multiple Club Champion Phil Marris also enjoyed a very competitive weekend with a 2nd and a 3rd on his new Gasser. Jess Bown also rode brilliantly well on her Birkett Motorsport prepared Scorpa with a 3rd and 4th.
On the 50/50 route Scott Witting enjoyed two dominant wins. He managed to do this while also looking after his two young sons, Josh and Joey who where enjoying riding their Osets on the dead easy route alongside Grandad Stuart Witting, who even managed a win on Saturday.
Clubman A, recorded another heathy entry. Paul Shaw was top man here, riding very well all weekend to win both days, with Jamie Britcliffe, Mark Hawkins and Callum Hedison jostling for the podium positions. This route also caters for Youth B. The star here was Jacob Potts, his first time on this route.really making his Beta 80 sing.
Clubman B was dominated all weekend by one man, Tim Johnson riding his SWM to victory both days only dropping a single mark over the 2 days. Steve Marwood came close on Saturday but dropped down the leader board on Sunday. Tim Hawcock, Stuart Alford, Nicky Louis , Dave Chilton and Stuart Wood all put in strong performances over the weekend but couldn’t quite match Tim.
Thank you to everyone behind the scenes for making this weekend happen, to all our observers over the weekend but most of all the Marris family for their hospitality and allowing us to take over their farm for the weekend.