Tasmanian Moto Trials Club newsletter - June
Written by Samuel Lockhart   
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 20:08

The June newsletter is out! There's information about the Christmas in July event, an International ride report and more.

Vale Craig Gillies
Written by Logan River MCC   
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 19:34

Craig Gillies was involved in a head-on collision with a motor vehicle on Thursday 18 June, whilst he was tuning/testing his Yamaha Tenere. Craig was a well-liked and respected Trials rider, perhaps one of the most naturally gifted riders to originate from Queensland. Sponsored by Yamaha from age 15, Craig won an Australian Junior Championship in 1978, his career continued with many wins in A grade in local events and also achieving Queensland and NSW open solo Championships. Craig was also an excellent Enduro rider, showing many during his racing career (1981-1985) that Trials skills were a big advantage in competition Enduro. "Gillies" was always cool, calm and collected, he demonstrated great sportsmanship and was willing to help others when in need. Craig and his father, Gordon were also collectors and riders of classic bikes, they are fortunate to have shared thier common passion for motorcycling.

I recall an event in the 70's, Craig has lobbed home early on a Sunday morning from a 'big night' at the Sunnybank Hotel. Gordon drives a sleeping Craig to the Trials event, wakes his rider up so he can get through 'scrutineering' to go on to win A-grade that day. New Zealand Championships 1987- very unlucky to win overall in this 3-day event, on day 2, Craig halves the score of second place to win the day on sections that all featured nasty tree-roots, a testimony to his amazing throttle-control and balance. A great friend to his mates, Craig will be missed and fondly remembered.

Richard Kent

To all of Craig's family, friends & colleagues

We will be having the Funeral/Memorial Service on Tuesday 30th June 3pm at the Somerville Chapel at Allambe Memorial Park
129 Nerang-Broadbeach Rd Nerang (Gold Coast) The notice will be in the Courier Mail on Saturday. I would like to encourage anyone who would like to make a speech (please let me know before Tuesday).  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
We will continue the celebration of Craig's life and any more speeches after the service at a place yet to be confirmed. Please bring a plate of food to share.

From Kerri-Ann Gillies

WDTC Club Day on the 5th of July.
Written by Graham Weiss   
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 21:21

Hello everybody. WDTC are holding a club day on Sunday the 5th of July at Deongwar. There will be a sausage sizzle at lunch with drinks for sale. Please make sure your entries are in on time so get onto it right now. See you there. 

Results and Event Report - Victorian Trial Series - Round 3
Written by Scott Stephens   
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 20:54


Photos from Victorian Trial Series Round 3 (Results attached below)

We arrived at the Winchelsea farm for a brisk start but the bright blue sky was a reminder it was only a matter of time before we warmed up.

Jared Anskatis and Ross Osbourne have taken over the helm that was held for many years by Mal Loone and his troop of merry men. Anakie was the Sporting Clubs number one spot and Winchelsea was probably the poor cousin.

Well Jared, Ross, Marcus and Glen absolutely tipped that theory on its head !! You would have thought you had been blindfolded and taken to Glenmaggie. Sections were set using the beautiful grass banks, rocky outcrops, and parts of the river itself. The sections I rode in C+ were first class! 3 were tough but cleanable if you had been on your game , 4 were gettable with a reasonable effort put in and 3 were cruisy. 2 of the sections were man made by Kent and family ( Landowner ) They were great, really well built. The first lap was pretty slick as the sun hadn’t dried the ground yet but by lap 2 the Dunlops were starting to hook up.

NSW Rd1 this Sunday, call out for riders and observers
Written by Kevin Zarczynski   
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 18:42

GetInlineThe first Open Trial in NSW for 2015 is running this Sunday at Cheesmans Rd Cattai, which will be Rd1 of the NSW championships.

Everything is ready to go, now we need riders and observers.

As of 6pm Tuesday evening, we have 45 riders and 5 observers, so anyone who is not riding is encouraged to come along and help out with a bit of observing.

There are ten sections ready to go, there are even laminated start cards that tell the riders how many splits are in each section for each grade,  and it would be great to use all of them in the trial.

Give Kevin a call on 0401 431 629 or email kevin_zarczynski AT hotmail.com to be part of the fun on Sunday.

Entry form attached


Classic Trial Magazine Issue 13 - OUT NOW.
Written by Paul Arnott   
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 15:04

CTM-13-WebIt’s that time again for all the subscribers to Classic Trial Magazine.

Yes Issue 13 has just landed by Airfreight from the UK. Inside you will find all your Trials News, Action, Events, Tests and so much more for your Classic Trials fans.

Park your feet up sit back and enjoy the read!

Available now from The Hell Team website Trials Store.

$16.50 posted Australia wide. LINK

M.T.C.Q's Annual TY Challenge
Written by Justin Gough   
Monday, 22 June 2015 15:59

Hi Guy's and girls,

Just to let you all know its time to dust off your TY's( if you dont have one dust off someone elses) and join in the fun, or if your a serrious competitor come and try you luck and see if you can get your name on the trophy as the greatest rider to ever pilot a ty on that particular day in that particular trial !

Disclaimer: this event is not open only to ty's however you will leave yourselves open to ridicule should you choose to ride anything else just like the mid 80's!!! Just joking!! come and have some fun with us we know you want to!!

We are trying a simple approach to the classes so please read the supp reggs attached and if there is any confusion regarding classes or any questions at all pleaes contact Justin Gough

Entry Forms/Supp Regs - The Hell Team 2015 Australian Trial Championships
Written by Paul Arnott   
Thursday, 18 June 2015 23:15


Please find attached Entry forms and Supp regs for the 2015 Australian Trial Championships to be held at Pacific Park, South Maroota, NSW, on the weekend of the 28th and 29th August 2015.

The event is organised by the Combined trials Clubs of NSW.

Further information can be found on the Titles dedicated website at: https://aussietitles.wordpress.com/

Click Read More for Entry Form/Supp Regs Download.. 

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