Wet Wet Wet in Cornwall

This coming Saturday 17th February sees fourth round of the Cornwall OSET Cup at Burthy Row, Fraddon (post code TR8 5BP for the satnav).

 This series is one of the most popular in the UK, despite some appalling weather conditions at recent trials – clearly south west kids love the rain (and their OSETs!)…oh they don’t mind the mud either.

With washing machines prepped for Saturday, Camborne and Redruth DMC are looking forward to another bumper turnout!

The last event at Garker Valley, St Austell is a regular venue for adult trials and while conditions were about as wet and muddy as you can get, all feedback from the adults and kids were impressed by the ability of the OSET to handle the conditions!

35 hardy youngsters (and willing parents), braved the weather to compete on three courses.  Riley Hughes-Davis took the win on the hard course, dropping 56, with Jack Pengilly only a few dabs behind on 61 with Alfie Brown in third on 73.

The medium route is split by age with 9 year old William Manley dropping just 26 to enjoy the top spot.  Jack Roberts, at 7 years old dropped only 9 marks – surely not long before he makes the move up to the harder route, while six year old Carter Mitchell edged it on 30 marks dropped from Leon Thomas on 31.

The easy course had kids from age 4 – 10 riding.  Howard Stevens, who organises the OSET Cup Cornwall, said: “The whole point is to get kids on their bike having fun.  No matter what your age, you can come along and have a go at a route that suits you and your ability.  Simply turn up at midday, ready to ride and we’ll get you going on the trial that starts at 1pm!”

Results Round 3 Cornwall OSET Cup Winter Championship 27th January 2018

Hard Course.

Riley Hughes-Davis 56, Jack Pengilly 61, Alfie Brown 73, Aaron Watson 84, Ted Youlden-Moyle 86


Medium Course (by age group)

9 yrs William Manley 26.

7 yrs Jack Roberts 9, Jamie Goss 10, Tobias Smith 39.

6 yrs Carter Mitchell 30, Leon Thomas 31, Matthew Allen 67


Easy Course (by age group)

10 yrs Harvey Moore 59

7 yrs Jacob McCoan 87, Jago Leary 112.

6 yrs Tavon Jacobs 67, Dexter Tripconey 75.

5 yrs Harrison Atkins 59, Edward Bushell 66, Frank Randall 83, Samuel Millmore 95

4 yrs Max Hopes 112.

 If you’re interested in riding please email Howard Stevens on h.stevens55@tiscali.co.uk.