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Provisional dates for Kia 2021

Whilst at the point of going to press, the impact of Covid is still unknown, the Kia organisers have published provision dates as follows:


Bootle. 14/3

Sheffield & H. 18/4

Aqueduct. 16/5

Devonport. 19/6 (looks to be a Saturday)

West of England. 20/6 (weekend back to back with above)

Yeadon Guiseley. 25/7

Richmond. 12/9

Breakheart. 17/10

Congleton. 31/10

We will update this page as more information is known

Update and information relating to Drayton

Message from Mark Lucas:

Time has moved on since we lost Mr Pickering.

In this time I have assisted Jayne to keep the small company going. However Jayne now wants to take more time out with her family this includes going to her new caravan . When its not in lockdown !!!

After some discussions myself and my wife Julia have decided that we will take on the Bantam parts and general trials service parts. So Jim Pickering Trials Parts is still going we are just taking on new stock and designing new parts like alloy kickstart.

In the future we intend to have a Facebook page and a website. Until this is all setup for any Bantam parts or BSA engine rebuild or general service parts please call my new number. 07828 455383.

Just to confirm we are still part of the Drayton company overall.


Mark & Julia Lucas.

Important Covid Update – 22/10/20

It is with regret and great disappointment after formulating a method to run in compliance with the Covid regs, that we have to announce the cancellation of our event scheduled for 1st Nov.

Wales has been unfortunate enough to have been included in the latest Covid Lockdowns from 23rd October to 9th November.

Please keep an eye on the Website and FB page for further updates.

Important Covid Update – 300920

It is with regret and great disappointment after formulating a method to run In compliance with the Covid regs, that we have to announce the cancellation of our event scheduled for 11 Oct.

Our area has been unfortunate enough to have been included in the latest Covid Lockdowns.

We will still proceed with the arrangements for the NOV 1st Trial, Covid rules dependant of course.

All names submitted for the trial so far for the 1st NOV will be entered and there will be a reserve list. Hopefully we can see you all again soon.

Please keep an eye on the Website and FB page for further updates.

Thank you all for your support through these difficult times, it’s appreciated.

The Aqueduct Crew

Competition under Covid – Guidelines as at 18/09/20

This will be in force until either advised that they are lifted or superceeded by newer guidelines.

1. Face covering are mandatory at all times within the farmyard before the event start.

2. Please sign on in immediately in order to avoid queues. Sign on is necessary to comply with IOPD conditions and also C19 ‘Track and Trace’.

3. Hand sanitiser must used before sign on. Pens must be placed in the container provided after use, not be handed to another rider unless from the same household. This will avoid any risk of contamination occurring to the riders or any club official.


5. Riders will be split into 10 groups of

6. Your group number will be displayed on your rider number which you will receive when you sign on.

6. You must attend the Pre Event Brief at 10.45 am prompt, where you need to maintain social distancing of 2 meters.

7. You will be dispatched from the farmyard, in your group of 6 into the quarry where you will be met by an official and directed to your start section.

8. You must stay within your group. Any rider found ‘out of group’ will be asked to leave the event. The only exception being mechanical breakdown in which a rider needs to return to their vehicle for repairs.

9. You will be allowed to leave fuel or tools in a designated area within the course to avoid unnecessary movement around the venue. Please ensure that you have enough fuel to complete the event. Tools and fuel can transported down in an official vehicle (see Marshalls prior to start).

10. When in the section, you must not approach the observer under any circumstances, please keep a safe distance from the observer.

11. If there are any unobserved sections please nominate a rider within your group to observe. Sanitising wipes will be available and MUST BE USED for wiping the observer board ahead of the following group of riders.

12. Walking a section is to be kept to a minimum to avoid queuing, once walked you will return to your machine in readiness to ride.

13. Each group will attempt a section and then move on together to the next, if the next section is still occupied by the group ahead then your group will remain in the holding area behind the yellow line until the section is clear, before proceeding.

14. Once all sections have been completed you will be required to return to your vehicle, and leave the venue. There will be strictly no ‘Practicing’ after the event.

Putting “the practice” into practice

Finished in the workshop (hence the scruffs) so thought I would grab an hour just doing figure of 8’s after last weeks training. Kept the flags tight and the left hand turn is on a cambered bank (camera does not do it justice) which is one of my weaknesses as I always felt the bike was going to tip in. Amazing how physical such an exercise is but by repetition the turns came tighter and the confidence increased.

Recommencement of competitions

Following a detailed discussion with the IOPD, the club has been given authority to progress with events under a number of Covid structured guidlines which we will communicate out in due course.

Obviously this is subject to change based on any changes to local or national Covid controls but for the current time we are pleased to be able to plan events for this year.

The Events Calendar page has been updated to reflect the new dates as has the online entry forms……

Trials Ex-press – New online Trials Magazine

We have been contacted by Derek Wylde to make us aware that with the impact of Covid, the distribution of T&MX at risk going forward they have created an on-line magazine using Facebook at the platform.

You can search for TRIALS EX-PRESS in Facebook

Also if you are a keen photographer with a digital camera and would like to try your hand at Trials Photography in the North Wales area, you can get in contact with the editorial team at