Cheshire Oset Cup Round 6 Report & Video


The final round of the 2018, 2 Machs Motorcycles, Cheshire, Oset Cup took place at the popular Alvanley trials ground on Sunday November 25th. This great venue, near Frodsham, saw 49 riders, of all ability levels from age 4 and up, take on 5 sections for four laps. The weather has been kind to the championship all season and this event was no different, a cold crisp autumn day greeted the enthusiastic competitors.

Joe Stubbings, had another excellent ride on his Oset 24, to win the trial, on 35 marks, also taking the Expert championship crown. The rocky turn on section 4 took marks from all in the class, this along with a couple of rock steps in section one gave a higher mark dropping trial for the end of the season. Joe now takes his talents on to campaign a petrol machine for next season. Jess Widdowson is another rider planning to move onto petrol bikes, as long as Father Xmas comes up with the goods, for next season. She had a brilliant ride coming second to Joe by just 3 marks. Jess has ridden in this championship since day one starting out on her 12.5, we will be sorry to see her go but it's good to see the talent that the series has encouraged. Isaac Tilson had already won the Youth C Inters championship at the previous round so for the final he took on the Expert class. A great start to his Expert ambitions he followed Jess home with just 1 extra mark dropped, well done Isaac.

Birthday Boy Oscar Pattison celebrated his big day, and his last on an Oset, with a superb win in the Youth C Inters class. 26 marks lost for the day, the tricky rocks on section 4 took the bulk of Oscar’s losses. A good rider and another who now steps onto petrol trials, we wish him all the best for the future. Bobby Kay had another good ride dropping 28 marks for the day. Close behind was Lucy Baker on 30 with another solid performance taking her to 2nd in the championship, a great result for her first full season. Reuban Rustage once again won the Youth C Novice trial and the 2018 title, with a move up to Inters on the cards for 2019.

Dempsey Pickup and Joel Isherwood came into this final round with just 1 point separating them in the Youth D Inters title race. Both had excellent rides on what were some tricky sections which really needed thought and accuracy from the rider. Joel took the win with just 2 marks lost, which was an impressive achievement on a tough day. The title though went to Dempsey finishing second to Joel in the trial with just a five mark loss. Good to see how Dempsey has improved this season, well done! Ted Mackman completed the podium in third place equalling his best ride of the year, dropping 14 marks. Youngest of the leaders seven year old Zach Reynolds completed his season with a fourth place, on 28 and a third place in the championship.

The biggest class of the day, D class Novice, was won by the 2018 class champion Connor Thompson. Connor had a great ride dropping 7 marks in his final Oset trial as he moves onto the “hard stuff”, the thrills and speed of motocross beckons!! Second in the championship and second on the day Ted Jones on 16 marks, the log on section one taking a good few marks. Michael Thomas has continued to improve throughout this season, equalling his best result of the year, third place and 21 marks lost for the day. Another big improver was the fourth place finisher Charlie Brookfield, one mark behind Michael, an excellent ride. Ben Whitehouse never stopped smiling and was rewarded fifth place on 23 marks.

Always good to see the Youth E Novice class, the youngest of the event, barely big enough to wear a crash helmet but enjoying riding their bikes. Tomos Reese completed the year with a clean sweep of victories to take the championship win. 21 marks lost on the day, the slippery log on section one again causing the most amount of trouble!! Jay Hanmer followed with another good ride in second place on 61 marks dropped. Hudson Shoesmith completed the podium in his second ever trial on 78. Louis Barton followed in fourth but took second place in the championship race, well done to all!

So the season once again comes to an end, thanks as always to Matt Barber for his help marking the sections. All of our Observers, many who turned out for no other reason than to help out and put something back into the sport. Joanne, who deals with all of the administration, results and accounts for the all electric series. Also thanks to the riders and their families.

We plan, as previously, to run the 2018 championship awards presentation combined with an open practice day early in 2019, details will be up on the website as soon as we have them.