Fun Trial – Ubley Muddle 2016 with North Somerset MCSC and Central Bristol TRF – 30 April 2016
This fun trial event is in its 5th year and is aimed at getting people into Long Distance Trials and other events with observed sections.
Senior member Dean said “When I joined the TRF I was surprised that the group that I had joined either didn’t know about LDT (Long Distance Trial) events or felt that they were not good enough to enter one … rubbish!”
What is an LDT?
All LDT (Long Distance Trial) events are based on green roads and the sections are on them or private land.
With more green lanes closing each year the events were getting shorter. In a bid to preserve LDT events the Ubley Muddle was born.
The event comes under an ACU permit called “Try our sport”. This permit is issued to an ACU affiliated club twice a year. In our case this club is North Somerset MCC. They have very kindly run this event for us for the last 5 years. What this means is you do not need an ACU licence but we can score and run the event in a proper manner for fun. We can announce a winner and present a trophy.
We have a laid out track with 12 observed sections. There are 4 laps to give you 48 marked sections of fun. Clearing a section with a score of zero (0) is the highest you can score, 5 being the worst.
This gives you the confidence to enter a lot in the future as you will know what to expect when entering a real event.
You ride with your mates and all we want is for you to have fun, a laugh at your fails and enjoy your successes. It is not a race but a show of bike skills and what we see is the slower not so bike talented riders fairing a lot better than the ones that like to do wheelies and race around flat ground. Often we have people saying what a great day it is.