The Hubbo Team Trial - 15 June 2008

It's that time of year again, when the Gloucester and Cotswold motor club is running the John Husband Memorial Team Trial. The trial is in memory of one of the most well known characters of the Western Centre and will take place on the 15th June at 10:30am, sign posted off the A38 Gloucester to Tewkesbury road.

John, or as he was best known Hubbo, was father to former Western Centre champ Barry Husband, and well known for building highly competitive pre-65 machines, and his grass track exploits as number 67.

Each rider in the trial will be split by ballot into 3 or 4 man teams, consisting of one expert and 3 or 4 novices (Intermediates and schoolboys/girls placed according to experience) and the average score of the whole team determines the overall position of the team. In addition to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place team awards, there will also be an award for best all pre-65 team.

The emphasis of the trial is on the expert supporting the novices to achieve the lowest possible score for the team, and of course on having a good time. This year Gloucester and Cotswold have kindly been loaned a new venue at Wainlodes Lane, organised by the Bridson family, which offers great scope for sections.

The course will consist of sections of varying degrees of difficulty and will provide a great days sport for the newest of beginners and the most experienced of experts. There will be deviations on some sections for pre65 machines, and the inclusion of a special test, something which always proves entertaining!

If previous years' events are anything to go by you won't want to miss this chance to either give a little back to the sport (the experts), or to gain some free advice (novices), all in the memory of Hubbo. Regs are available on or Mike Gunn on 01452 830 052.