Updated 26th August 2022



Over £759 raised at our Rene Pearce Charity Trial!

This year’s Rene Pearce Charity Trial took place once again in hot sunshine. Host John Sabotig together with Robin Thorne, Mark Trewin and Stuart Cann prepared an excellent mixture of sections through the woody valley at Hessaford Farm. Sections 7, 9 & 10 were the most challenging however they did not stop Paul McGrath, Timothy Heard and Corey Wood all completing flawless performances. Credit too, to Shaun Kershaw, Andrew Evenden and Hudson Ravenhill-White who picked up just four marks between them. Well done to you all.

Many club members made up the fifty one riders who entered however the holiday season meant we also had entries from as far afield as Derbyshire and the Channel Islands. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces, club members and visitors alike, turning out to support Myeloma UK our chosen charity for this season.

Each year in the UK approximately 5,700 people are diagnosed with myeloma.

Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, is a blood cancer. At any one time there are 24,000 people living with myeloma in the UK including our own club member Mick Thompson. Myeloma accounts for 15% of blood cancers and 2% of all cancers.

Myeloma UK was set up to provide information, support and advice to sufferers of this insidious disease.

A fantastic £759 was raised via entry fees, donations on the day and from well-wishers.

Hosts Gill and John Sabotig said “We are very pleased with the amount raised and would like to thank everyone who contributed for their kind generosity. We have hosted the Charity Trial for more than 16 years, which has now raised over £14,093 for a variety of good causes.”

Club Chairman Allen Boycott added “The Rene Pearce Charity Trial is a long running and important feature on the club's annual fixture list. My thanks to John & Gill, and to all those who competed or officiated, for raising awareness and funds for this important charity ”.

From L to R: Helen Soby, Mark Trewin, John Luckett, Gill Sabotig, John Sabotig, Robin Thorne, Stuart Cann and Allen Boycott




The 10th “Up Memory Lane”

The South West Trials Riders, Officials and Supporters Reunion Lunch

                 The Waie Inn, Zeal Monachorum, Nr. Crediton. EX17 6DF

   Friday 7th October 2022

For further details contact Dave Cole via or 01803 873675 or 07891 350787 or “The Mews”, Fluder Hill, Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot, Devon. TQ12 5JD.


Our usual venue at the Fingle Glen Golf Hotel is sadly no longer an option, however we think we have found a suitable replacement, The Waie Inn at Zeal Monachorum, near Crediton. We feel confident you’ll approve of the venue, enjoy a good meal and, once again, catch up with old friends.

This, the 10th reunion lunch over the past nineteen years, is planned to follow on the lines of our previous gatherings and, judging by past attendance figures and attendee feedback, remains to be an important and popular function for many of us. The venue has been booked, the menu agreed and plans are in place to again persuade a couple of interesting and knowledgeable guest speakers to join us for the occasion.





Torridge & District MCC fixture list 2022                                              


16th October 2022 (Sunday)      


Club Trial for solo inc. Sportsman, O/50, Pre65, Twinshock, Novice, Beginner &  Youth C  Championship.              

Hessaford Farm, Kilkhampton, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9RY        

All Solo including Beginners and Youth A to D. 


6th November 2022 (Sunday)                   


Club Trial           

Leasefield Farm, Halwill Junction, Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5XU    

All solo including Beginners and Youth A to D.