Patrick James Memorial

When me and my long time riding buddy Phil did our first sidecar enduro in Wales a marshall followed us round and helped us up the muddy climbs we got stuck on. He was staying in the same pub as us. I bet his room had glass in the window.

Anyway Patrick lost his life whilst competing in the Alto Turio Rally in spain. A nice lady called Marianne used to run a memorial event in his memory until it became too difficult. Anyway its back in a new form.

I am going!! Heres the detail incase anyone else wants to come. Sideburn Ben this would be a great ride for the CCM in Trail trim.

Since the PJM Rally became too difficult for us to run (too much red tape and too many marshals required by the Forestry), Colin and I still have quite a few enquiries about it at this time of year.

So we have decided to run a treasure hunt type of event, as these are legal without involvement of ACU and RAC. Some of you will remember the Bracken Rally that Jon Watson-Miller used to run. Our event will be similar in layout, and takes place on Sunday 28th February, with briefing on the evening of Sat 27th.

This is designed to be a fun event for riders of varying motorcycle skills. The winners of the classes may not necessarily be those with the best offroad riding skills though the event does require some degree of trail riding experience. You will need to sort out the best route for your riding ability and the type of bike you are using to try and gain a large points score. The checks will give you a differing number of points depending on their difficulty and the distance away from the start. For example, a check on an easy lane a long way from the start will give you the same number of points as a more difficult one nearer.

Where is it?
The start and finish will take place at Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre, SY23 3AD, on the A44 ten miles inland from Aberystwyth, between the villages of Ponterwyd (east) and Goginan (west). There are a number of laybys providing free parking both on the east and west sides of the Visitor Centre, with a very large one ¼ mile east.

For entry details, either visit to download the forms, or email me.


1 comment:

Sideburn Magazine said...

Ahh! well it's a good thing I'm having a whizz through your blog. I'm going to check out those links & get my arse in gear. Anthony Please can you email any up-dates directly to my own Email.