The Northern British Bike Championship, one of the UK’s best supported classic championships, got underway with its first round ‘The Poachers Bag’ hosted by Poachers Pre-65 Classic Trials Club at the end of March.
Set in the picturesque Lincolnshire Wolds and starting from Smith’s Farm, the round consisted of a 22-mile lap of farm tracks, B and C roads and 34 observed sections, which really did showcase the trial for the 108 riders who had made the trip.
Due to the loss of Biscathorpe Pit for this year’s event, the organisers changed the route and to vary the format increased the number of sections at Smith’s Farm, with a new group at New Wood that increased the opening leg to 12 very varied sections.
Riders then followed the regular route of sections at Biscathorpe, Benniworth and back to Smith’s for the last 10 sections.
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