Lands End 3/4 April 2015

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Lands End 3/4 April 2015

Post by stevesims » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:53 am

Entries are confirmed for this years Lands End trial.
We are not entering this year as its Ruth's turn to have the Easter weekend ,so we're away.
Two SS1are entered the Robinsons and Chris Symonds.
Well done Chris for his Gold award in the Exeter trial.
The GTE has not entered this trial,some more prep required I'm guessing.
The Reliant Rebel is having another go.( the last time it smashed the rear diff casing)
Good luck the the Well''s MG ,John and Allan.
The 5th gear team won gold and will be showing the Exeter trial in the new series
The Mighty Simms hill is about 1.30 in
http://youtu.be/plusAJLPL5s



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Re: Lands End 3/4 April 2015

Post by alan.wells » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:19 pm

Many thanks Steve,
We are setting off mid week, and will arrive at Camelford in Cornwall on Thursday, our trial starting Friday evening approx. 20.00 from Plusha near Launceston for the road section to Bridgewater, this route distance approx. 93 miles. The main trial route approx. 248 miles then takes us along through Minehead and down the west coast with 13 observed sections and 3 special observed tests to the final hills at Blue Hills mine. Lets hope for a dry trial and no trees, our expected finish is at Penhale Round Premier inn, Fraddon near India Queens at approx. 16.00 Saturday, Knackered.


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Re: Lands End 3/4 April 2015

Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:26 pm

Good luck Alan & John, and all taking part. Hope it goes well! :D


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Re: Lands End 3/4 April 2015

Post by stevesims » Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:57 pm

Alan.
It's still got a chill in the air down here in the south west and as usual loads of west country sunshine ( pi****g it down )
Ideal for open top MG's.



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Re: Lands End 3/4 April 2015

Post by alan.wells » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:58 am

Hi all,
Well another extremely difficult trial again, the weather was very good to us and with a beautiful clear full moon shining down on us it made the trail a little easier, having lost the charge from the dynamo after the first 50 miles we were left running the whole trial on battery, using a small fog light over night. At the Bridgewater halt, we managed to borrow a fully charged battery as spare. The first hill came and we failed on the restart, so one down already, the hills were very difficult, and with criticism, one hill in particular which is known as Hoskins Hill, the organisers has put a roped chicane soon after the start of this challenging and enjoyable hill, which was stopped the majority of cars in all classes, due to very deep ruts, which meant no pleasure on this hill, a reverse back to the start and on to the escape road, when the results are published I will post the number clears on this hill, we were no 173 and I believe there had been only 5 clear, anyway rant over, we fail a few other hills, but did complete the trial, so an enjoyable time by us. then :pint
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Re: Lands End 3/4 April 2015

Post by alan.wells » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:23 pm

Hi all,
Update re Hoskins hill, there was only 16 cars out of more than 100 that cleared the hill, and these were early numbers, the majority of motor bikes which run ahead of the cars cleared the hill. The MG has now had its dynamo repaired and back on the road.
Roll on the Edinburgh trial ( in Derbyshire ) in October.
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Re: Lands End 3/4 April 2015

Post by stevesims » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:29 pm

Good effort Team Wells.
My turn for Easter next year, see you there.



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