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KIA crew set to wrap it up at Castleside

KIA crew set to wrap it up at Castleside

Philip Dyson on his 1960's Bultaco

This Sunday, November 3, sees the 10th and final round of the 2019 KIA National Twinshock Championship courtesy of the Castleside Trials Club in Co Durham.

The venue will be the popular Lambshield Farm, Edmundbyers, DH8 9NB and the format will be the usual two laps of 20 sections.

This venue is perfect for the KIA series with plenty of rocky outcrops and a cracking rocky stream.

Organiser Ossy Byers reports that the crew have been out and come up with some new sections while heavy rain has made new sections out of old favourites, so an excellent trial is in store for everyone.

Now coming to the end of its sixth season the KIA formula – originally mooted in order to get the Bultacos, Montesas and Ossas back out there – is as strong as ever with four classes, Air-cooled Monos, Historic Spanish/ Pre 78, Twinshock and Pre-72 Britshock.

There are two section routes, Experts and Clubman to cater for riders of all abilities.

Sunday will see the usual eclectic mix of machinery and riders as some chase Championship points and others just out to have fun with their pals.

There’s a healthy number of KIA regulars who happily travel the length and bredth of the country and the two-lap, 20-section formula helps keep a level of conformity.

Local riders are of course welcome and add an extra level of competition for the regulars, as well as boosting numbers. And getting those old bikes out and about!

Sunday’s trial will get underway at 10.30am.

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