Whilst Dick and I collected a few '5's' here and there, Alan cleaned every single section in the trial on the hard route, the only rider to do so. He therefore beat all of the twinshock entry plus quite a few very trick bikes, a fantastic ride!
He was kind enough to let me have a ride on his bike, basically a TES Mk2 and what a revelation. I have never ridden an iron-barreled Villiers quite like it and did not want to give it back.
Just because these trials are part of the Sammy Miller series does not necessarily mean they have to be difficult and the Stratford club proved that on Sunday.