In the main the weather was kind to us at Keilder and the riders had a majority of fast flowing tracks that only Keilder Forest can provide combined with what at first was a serious timed stage, which bordered on extreme enduro but after the sighting lap this was changed and all the riders completed the lap using the quad course as this was much more in keeping with the event.
Day 1 was a big day with three laps of 60 miles plus making it a 180 mile day, the roadbook riders rode over 200 miles and some were caught out on the fuel requirements.
As is tradition at Keilder, we all beseiged the two pubs in the town of Bellingham in the evening after a good day out on the bikes.
Day 2 saw the riders riding a very similar course to day 1 with an alternative loop put in for the roadbook riders. Only two laps were completed on day 2 making it 120 miles for the ATRC boys and about 140 for roadbook.
The turn out for the event was low and the ATRC riders that ventured up north came away with a bumper number of points for their efforts.
John Kerwin is currently considering the options for the Keilder K2 and if entries are not improved then we may loose an event in the ATRC.
The ATRC results for Keilder are:
RallyLite 1 – 2 stroke up to 250cc and 4 stroke up to 350cc
1st – Andy Hayes
2nd – Iain Davies
3rd – Duncan Sanderson
RallyLite 2 – 2 stroke over 250cc and 4 stroke over 350cc
1st – Nigel Beaumont
2nd – Eddie Meek
3rd – Dave Leach
1st – Tony Whitehead
Big Bikes over 575cc
1st – Adrian Middleton
2nd – Steve Noble
Trail and Multi
1st – Hayden Rushton
2nd – Phil McAloon