Macclesfield Trials Club needs more help in order to continue running the events we stage throughout the calendar year.
In the past, we have asked for more input from willing volunteers and, to a degree, have succeeded, but we need more help and for that help to be sustained. At the end of the year, Bill will be stepping down as trials secretary after 30 + years holding that position. At this moment we have no-one to step into his shoes.

We have discussed this for some time now at club meetings – which incidentally are poorly attended – and decided that the way to go would be to split the role of trials secretary and all it entails, to that of

an ACU club secretary
a press secretary
event secretaries – entry taking, results,

Bill would still be available for maintaining the club website which would be “fed” to him by the above appointed secretaries.

If you want the club to maintain and perhaps even increase its popularity of the last 20 odd years, please come along. If it’s helping to act as secretary on the day at one trial it will be a great help.

Because of the predicament facing the club, we invite you ALL to the next club meeting to be held on Tuesday 9th October at the:

Wild Boar Inn, Wincle SK11 0QL at 8.30 pm.

Attendance could have an impact on the number of events held in 2019 which the club may have to re-consider should the outcome of this appeal be unfulfilling.

Thank you

John MacDonald Road trial Sunday 23rd September

Amended results new novice winner (Admin error) new 0/40+ winner  could be the first recorded  case of bib snatching John MacDonald RESULTS 2018v3

Some great photos on our facebook page by Hilda Baier

Congratulations to Richard Timperley  for  levering the trophy from Chris Pearson (at last)  hard luck to Chris it was a close battle   and all the class winners .

Massive THANKS to all observers at today’s John MacDonald trial: Mike Kelly, Harry South & Ian Dommett, Paul Reynolds, David Carly & Hilda, Paul (Ted) Andrews, Scott Ellis, Jeff & Tracey Robinson, Andy MacDonald, Trevor Hodge, Michael Griffiths, the Sharpley family, Steve & Yvonne Bower, Tasha Wardle, George Brannan, Dougie Greenall, Steve Simpson, Rupert & Hilda Ellison, Martyn Smith and last but not least, Mark Cook. Big THANKS also to Ben Miles and Terry Harvey for giving up 3 days of their life in order to set out the sections, to all land-owners for allowing us to use their land, and finally to all you riders for participating – we hope you enjoyed your day.

Added to Gails words (above) a big thank you to Gail fro sorting out the observers



‘The Hallamshire Trial’

On Sunday 28th October, Sheffield & Hallamshire MCC are hosting ‘The Hallamshire Trial’ which is the final round of the ACU Normandale Masters Championship. 

Originally this trial was due to be a resurrection of the Peak Trial which has been a round of the ACU Solo, Sidecar and Novogar (now S3) championships but the club have encountered land access issues at the last minute forcing the tough decision of whether to cancel or not. 

The enthusiastic bunch at S&H don’t give up that easily though and after some stress and many phone calls and emails to landowners, Richard and Mark Timperley have managed to create a completely brand new 2 lap road based trial which is now centred in the small village of Barlow which is approximately 3 miles from Chesterfield and lies on the edge of the Peak District National Park so offers easy access for everybody. 

The route is being finalised as you read this and it is looking like a 5 or so mile lap with 20 traditional sections so causes no fuelling issues as the last sections are at the start. Some sections may be familiar to some riders but the majority will be new and the potential for this trial going forward is massive as land is becoming available to us. 

The usual Normandale classes are all catered for and there will also be a Clubman A & B class and Expert route for any non-championship riders. 

The start venue offers a hard standing car park, on site café which will be serving food all day and permanent toilet facilities. 

The start time is a bright and breezy 9:00 am for the first riders to ensure the best is made of the daylight available. The clocks go back the night before so everybody gets an extra hour in bed anyway!

Entries are now open via the ACU Online Entry system and close at midnight on 22/10/18.  Please direct any further enquiries to Richard Timperley on 07545 468341 or via email: 


Two more new ads for trials bikes added to the for sale page a 2016 125 Beta and 2017 250 Gas Gas

Trials Mag UK final round results

Big thanks to Ben , Carry and family for setting out Phil for doing the results the land owners and all the observers . Hope you enjoyed the trial and the series here are the results and final league with award winners .


Next up is the John MacDonald road trial on the 23rd of September its entry on the day more details will follow shortly but there will be 3 routes plus 50/50 . There is a blue route which was very poorly supported last but we will give it one more chance in 2018 . Observer are required please let Gail Critchlow know if you can help.


Results 18-08-18

trialmaguk league2018 final

Road closures around todays venue

There’s a couple of roads closed in the general area of the trial tomorrow. The Buxton Congleton road and Bryons Lane in Macclesfield. So please give yourself a little more time to get to the trial. The closure of the Buxton Congleton road will only affect those coming from Buxton and the Byrons Lane diversions is easy to follow . The venue will be signed from the Buxton Congleton road but with orange arrows not our normal sign . Some toe rag nicked the sign at the last trial

Round 3 of the Trials Mag UK series and more

Saturday August 18th 3pm start
at Higher Nabbs Farm, Wildboarclough, SK11 1OB
3 routes + 50/50 Adult and Youth Classes
Observers required – Riders free entry if bring an observer !

Sunday 23rd September
JOHN MACDONALD ROAD TRIAL – more details soon
Observers Required

Just uploaded info for 2 Man17 a Dead Easy and the Hipwell  trials and all the remaining Sutton Falcon trials for 2018 to the Calendar , the Sutton Falcon club have kindly moved there trial from the from the 23rd September to avoid a clash.

The Hipwell Calendar event contains links to the electronic entry system .

Kevs Two Way Trial Results

Big thanks to Kev and team for setting out (twice) all the observers, Martin and Oli for the results plus of course Will and Richard Emmott for the land .

Next up round 3 of the TrialMagUK series at Higher Nabs Wildboarclough on the 18th August 3 pm start see Calendar for details .

Two way Trial result