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Seeing the need to continually support the growth of the Pre 65 and Twinshock trials scene around North Wales, in 2010, Russ Jones supported by a small core team came together to create Aqueduct Classics. Since its first trial in September 2010 it quickly established itself and now regularly sees entry numbers in the high 90’s with over 60% of these being Pre 65 and Twinshock machines.
The annual championship rounds are supported by a regular charity trial as well as from 2016, hosting a National round of the Kia Championship.
We are also fortunate to have access to a superb venue which intermittently gets used for our Foel Classeur.
It continues to be ran with a “not for profit” format and uses the IOPD as its governance framework. The classic classes are supported by an entry card of Air Cooled Monos and Modern Monos and if you would like more information of our routes, classes and event costs, please visit our FAQ page.
Just a small soundbite from a recent event, sums it all up…
What a fantastic trial today the best of the year by far.Guys you are doing a fantastic job …..im stuck for words everything, everything and I mean everything was spot on, keep doing it .Best trials club in the land, well worth the travelling.
Russ Jones – Founder & Clerk of the Course
With his heart firmly in the Pre 65 trials scene, Russ’s passion for the sport drove him to create Aqueduct Classics as a new club and with a core team of family and friends, create a friendly environment that has thrived year on year.
Geoff Jones – Club Secretarial Team (does the results…)
Taking up the mantle a few years ago as part of the back room team, Geoff (as well as maintaining Russ’s bike) ensures that the paperwork is in order and the results are out to the riders by 7pm. Not a mean feat with the 70+ riders regularly now entering.
Jan Jones – Club Secretarial Team (keeps control of things…)
Making sure the 70+ riders are signed on and ready for the off is one thing. Getting the observers sorted out and then supporting Geoff with the results and Club Championship table are just a few of the jobs the riders dont see going on in the background. Come rain or shine, Jan ensures these are happening.
Mark Samuel – Assistant Clerk of the Course / Event route set up (Clubman and Inters normally)
Demonstrating the true values of the club spirit, Mark assisted with the early set up of the club and then later started competing on a Beamish 325 before picking up the Pre 65 bug. A recent entry into the Scottish Pre 65 classic has given Mark an extra insight when setting up the Intermediate and Clubman routes. His focus on this area continues to allow the mid class riders to develop.
Christine Samuel – Keeps the signing on in order…
Come rain, shine or snow (and we had all of them), Christine has been with the club since day 1 and along with Jan is the friendly face that greets not just the experienced riders but those making sense of this sport in their early days as beginners.
Rob Sloggett – Webmaster and occasional marker out of white route…
Having started riding as a schoolboy in the 80’s, the usual life journey of work, marriage and children put a gentle halt to his riding. Back in 2010, after hearing about Aqueduct Classics (and having dabbled with a couple of local modern clubs) the bug set back in and after trying a range of bikes (both modern, twinshock and having a dabble at sidecar) when not riding, you will find him observing and keeping the website updated.