Edinburgh 5 October 2013

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Edinburgh 5 October 2013

Post by stevesims » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:43 pm

This years event is on the 5th of October.
Originally run from Edinburgh to London the modern trial now takes place in the Peak District
It has 12 sections or stages starting at the Motto Services Tamworth and finishing at the Bull,Lth Horn pub Flagg Horn on the A515.
There are at present six reliant entries two being Relato,s ( entered as motorcycle outfits) the rest are Scimitar SS 1's
I am entry 168 and my navigator is Andy Green also a scimitar man of the GTC variation .
If you have never seen a classic reliability trial then this is a good one to start with,it's motor sport at its purest level ,no entry fee to watch ,no sponsorship or money men running the best cars and no parachuting oil protesters.
Bamford Cloug is one of the most popular viewing sections in Bamford village.
Any questions just ask.
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Re: 2013 Edinburgh Trial

Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:34 pm

Hey Steve, is their a route map? may see if myself and the kids can pop along for a watch. Reckon the boys will love it, SS1s and mud, whats not to like??!! :lol:


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Re: 2013 Edinburgh Trial

Post by alan.wells » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:51 pm

Hi Steve,
Me and our John as you will probably know are running 8 cars ahead of you in the 1934 MG PA no 160, I'm quite sure that we will meet on the trail, and to any that wish to spectate, you will need to be up early to see the bikes go through, they always start first and have priority over cars for the individual hill climbs.
I hope you get an award this time Steve, even a finishers certificate is a good achievment, Happy trialling
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Re: 2013 Edinburgh Trial

Post by philhoward » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:58 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:Hey Steve, is their a route map? may see if myself and the kids can pop along for a watch. Reckon the boys will love it, SS1s and mud, whats not to like??!! :lol:
http://www.themotorcyclingclub.org.uk/e ... ectate.htm any help?


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Re: Edinburgh 5 October 2013

Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:16 pm

Fab! Cheers me dear :-)


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Re: Edinburgh 5 October 2013

Post by stevesims » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:58 pm

I hope to see you at scruternering at the services then Alan, if my latest rear suspension mod holds out!



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Re: Edinburgh 5 October 2013

Post by scimjim » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:00 pm

Give me a shout if you're passing this way Steve :-)


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Re: Edinburgh 5 October 2013

Post by stevesims » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:08 pm

Deffo on the way back Jim,does your kettle work?



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Re: Edinburgh 5 October 2013

Post by toomanysabres » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:35 am

I assume this is the latest incarnation of the London-Edinburgh Trial. I took part in 1997 & 1998 in the Sabre 4. Phil navigated for me in one of them. Great fun. The roadbook was a copy of the 1931 roadbook. Trying to keep to the "A1" up to Yorkshire was tricky as today the modern road is up to 10 miles away. I had a secret weapon though (a 1926 AA book). Fine until getting near the Edinburgh ring road the back axle broke. I remember phoning up Wadey and asking him if he had consequential loss insurance. "only your new camshaft has just broken my back axle" :D This was the impetus needed to change it from the Rebel diff to a 7HA.


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Re: Edinburgh 5 October 2013

Post by stevesims » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:29 pm

More trial spectator locations.
Section 9 Carlton hill. Map ref 119/121 713 first cars through about midday
Section 11 Excelsior Map ref 119/127 599
Section 12 Moneystones Map ref 119/153 615
The first reliants through are two Rialtos,the first SS1 is the Robinsons of Martock ,should hit bamford clough around one,ish.
The second SS1 is David Symons ( the flying Cornishman) then me and Andy entry 172 and then David's son Chris in SS1. There is one class o entry but they don't attempt all the sections.



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Re: Edinburgh 5 October 2013

Post by alan.wells » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:26 pm

Well Steve, the results are out, congrats on getting to the finish and gaining a finishers award, John and I did quite well in the MG gaining a Gold and Class award. At Beverley, I will give you some good pointers for the Exeter, 1st weekend in January 2014, over a good pint of beer.
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Re: Edinburgh 5 October 2013

Post by MikeyBikey » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:32 pm

exeter ??


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Re: Edinburgh 5 October 2013

Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:54 pm

Mikey - see here and here :wink:

Well done Alan and Steve for a great result! :D


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