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Boxing Day 'Madness' Trial open for entries see


Hot Pot supper Trials meeting 7 December announced see


News from our AGM on 21 November

Annual awards here

Heather Owen (Manchester Xtreme) is our Clubperson of the year

Ade Mellor takes his Committee Award 2023 Tankard from Mr P (right)


Final, post Northern Experts, Edgar Series result added with 4/5 rounds & lowest scoring round not counting see


The Manchester 17 Dead Easy Trial Sunday 19th November 2023 pictures here & results here see


 The Manchester 17 Northern Experts Trial results here when done pictures here  also see


5th November 2023 Staffs Moorlands Scott Ellis Trial results here & pictures here


3 Mousketeers Spotted at The Beamish Trial

The Beamish Trophy Trial is based on the Travers Trophy Trial of the 1920's (which incidentally was taking part in the area on the same day) and a South Shields Trial of about 1925. It covers over 100 miles around the Northern Dales.

The scenery is spectacular, and this year there were 129 starters from 150 entrants. There were 109 finishers of which three of our heroes finished. Unfortunately Ben's Bantam expired (literally) 6 miles into the event.

Bearing in mind all machines have to be manufactured before 1980, and some of the machines dated back to the 1930's  it is hard on both men ( and ladies, of which there were a few) and machines.

Other notable locals who rode included Mike Ransom on his original 1962 Barnet works bike and Andrew Cooke on a nice DOT.

The weather was poor in the morning but brightened up in the afternoon.

Keeping an eye on our intrepid heroes was your's truly who carried fuel, spares, drinks plus the odd stricken rider ( Ben) in his role as Team manager.

The weekend was a three night affair, with the first night in the hostelries of Barnard Castle before proceeding the next day to the trial HQ in a place called Esh not far from Durham. Needless to say this was at a pub, called The New Board Inn, fantastic food, and once again a couple of great nights with like minded souls, Mike Kelly's quiz being another highlight of the weekend. (although Mike Griffiths and myself were the victims of dubious scoring allowing Pete Hallam/Ben Townsend to narrowly pip us)

Already plans are in place for a repeat next year!

Wing Co


Sad news: Myfyr (Morf) Morris, Tim's Dad died on 4 October after a shot illness. He had just celebrated his 90th birthday and his 65 wedding anniversary - he'll be much missed. His standing room only funeral took place on Wednesday October 18th  at St Paul Rhosemor Church CH7 6WJ


The Manchester 17 Dead Easy Trial 7th October 2023 results here & see→


Saturday 16th  September

The Manchester 17 - Dead Easy Trial pictures here

results here see


Sunday 3 September The Manchester 17 - Hipwell Trial - for the John Hartle Memorial Trophy - Results here pictures here

 start time and entry list


Lots and lots more here from early 2023 & links to archive from 2004 and some from 1991

Archive here



If the club finds that anyone has been riding illegally we will refuse entry to any of our events and report those involved to the ACU for further action. Don't do it.

All land belongs to someone and riding on it requires the owners permission - simple

Practising at ANY Trials venue, with the exception of known practice venues with the landowners permission (see below) is not allowed

If you're caught by the land owner, or if they find there have been riders practising we will lose the use of the venue completely. NO LAND = NO TRIALS!

Just because its not fenced doesn't mean you can ride it. ALL LAND - fenced or not belongs to someone - you must have the landowners permission to ride on it before you can - SIMPLE.

Click here for practice venues



"Pic' of the Day" by Mr P

Bobby Hardman making a splash on his Osset at our Dead Easy Trial on rainy 19th November

(click picture for our photo library)



Edgar Trophy Series

£700 for the winner & £300 for runner up

Dates for 2024 will be here soon


Final 2023 series position here



Practice Venues




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  For 2023:

 See ACU Handbook Trials Standing Regulations  (Page 6 ) TSR.1 for full details

*Note change to B/C class again for 2023:

riders who reach the age of 12 in 2023 (ie born after 31.12.2010) have the option of either:
• Moving to the B class in the year in which they reach 12 yrs on a machine up to 125cc (and being eligible for B Class points) a rider MUST be 12 to ride a 125 mono.

• Remaining in the C Class for another year on a
machine of up to 80cc and retaining eligibility for C Class points.

Youth Age Groups:

A Class born between 01.01.06 and 31.12.07
B Class born between 01.01.08 and 31.12.11*
C Class born between 01.01.11* and 31.12.13
D Class born between 01.01.14 and 31.12.17
E Class: minimum age 4 years at the date of competition. Minimum age for combustion engine machine is 6 years


The maximum engine capacity and wheel size permitted for machines used in the age groups set out in this Regulation are as follows:

A&B Class 125cc Mono or 250cc Twinshock**, and Electric up to 10 bhp measured at the rear wheel

**Twinshock machines over125cc must have twin rear suspension and drum brakes at time it was manufactured

C Class Standard & Medium Wheel 80cc, and Electric up to 7 bhp measured at the rear wheel

D Class Medium & Small wheel 80cc, and Electric up to 7 bhp measured at the rear wheel

E Class Small wheel Electric powered machines up to 2 bhp measured at the rear wheel

Wheel sizes

riders must enter the class which covers the wheel size of the machine they take part on

Standard Wheel – 21" Front – 18" Rear
Medium Wheel – 19" Front – 17" Rear
Small Wheel – 16" Front – 14" Rear

The above is based on the wheels of combustion engined machines using motorcycle tyres. If other wheels are used as on current Electric powered machines then the outside diameter (total circumference) of the tyre must not exceed that of the corresponding tyre size.

Engine Sizes

Rebores are permitted subject to the resulting engine capacity not exceeding a tolerance of +3cc


    Last update of this page 5 December

  DATES 2023

Manchester 17 MCC dates 2023

2023 local clubs dates list (not complete yet)

2023 Peak Motorcycle Trials Group dates list

Cheshire & North Wales Centre dates 2023

North West Centre dates 2023

  DATES 2024

Manchester 17 MCC dates 2024

2024 local clubs dates list (not complete yet)

Cheshire & North Wales Centre dates 2024

Please note that the dates linked above are subject to change. Please check and see the Events Diary COMING SOON list below for confirmation

Events Diary COMING SOON  


Date Club Event Details


26th December

M17 The Manchester 17 Boxing Day 'Madness' Trial

Permit 202139

Open to enter click here

At Watty’s - off Sandhill Lane. Signs off A626 Maple Bridge - Glossop road approx. About 2 miles from Marple Bridge.

Close post code SK6 5NP.. What3Words ///punk.scribble.relies. OS grid ref: SJ 994 908.

The course is wholly on private ground and will probably consist of about 10 sections and 4 laps. There will be 3 routes. The easy (white markers) route will have simple easy sections such as those on the hard route of a Dead Easy trial. The middle (yellow markers) route will have natural sections with some need for technical riding such as in a more traditional "club" trial. The hard route (red and blue markers) will be of a more technical and athletic nature requiring skills and effort as would be expected in a good "Centre" trial.

Ken Roberts 07977 137018



14th January

M17 Fisher Trial

Uses public roads to access sections - road legal bikes needed.

Full details will be here soon


Ken Roberts 07977 137018

Manchester 17 MCC dates 2023

Manchester 17 MCC dates 2024



(everyone welcome to any of our meetings)

Date Details
every Tuesday

about 21.00

Social get together


7 December

 Trials Meeting

Hot Pot Supper

advise Ken if comming

at Scout Hut Hurdsfield

Brocklehurst Avenue,

Hurdsfield, Macclesfield,

SK10 2RX What3Words ///rides.couches.needed

not here location map





Main Committee Meetings & AGM 2023

Start at 20:30 hrs

Main Hall, High Lane Conservative Club


Nice welcoming venue

and decent beer

(to left off foyer)

car park needs reg number entering at bar

location map



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