Bog Trotter

Bog Trotter in action.

Bob Higgins

Bob Higgins

Tim Blackmore

Tim ?????

Tom Matthews

Tom Matthews

Dick Barrett


Harry Fletcher

Harry Fletcher

2010 Ivan Davis Cup

Report Ken (bog trotter) O'Brien

Pics Gary Dowzall Event Gallery =====

The preceding week was very wet but on the day Nephelae was kind as many riders set off for the annual Ivan Davis cup trial promoted by Oxford Ixion Mcc.The course was plotted on the easy side as the Cup up for grabs is awarded to the best adult performance on the standard route.
This event also included a round of the South Midland Centre Youth Championships and
Four laps of ten were taken in.
In the Expert class Joel Mitson was literally in a class of his own with a crushing victory losing two marks all day one of which went astray on section 6 dropping into a left hand boggy turn before blasting to the crest of the hill and then a tricky right and left hand turn over roots.
Youth A winner was Jason North from Berko who incidentally posted the second best score on the hard route today although Jason lost eleven of these on section 7 a really tough old fashioned mudbath of a sub (Persil Mum Required).
The Standard white route saw Youth B rider Bob Devereux take the spoils in this class on seven a point in front of Greg Speed
At the end of play it was impossible to separate Robert Faulkner TY 250 and Adrian Steele 300 Gas Gas so a joint win was awarded for the Ivan Davis.
Best clubman went to Alan Taylor on two who excelled on the long slick climb of section three the only fourth gear blast of the day.
The Pre 65 pot goes to Ken O'Brien 250 Cotton although Nick James 250 Banvil did think he had won as he'd scored more points than Ken.
The Blue eased version of the course included Youth C and best today was Oscar Bosak who piloted his Beta 80 around for a creditable 54.
Veteran Paul Wickson shed only four today to win the class being caught out for a two on sub nine an 8 metre rooted crossing.
Class Name
Joel Mitson


David Bathe
Montesa 18
Youth A
Jason North
Gas Gas 14
Daniel Greeves Sherco 20
Jack Williamson Sherco 27
Std White Route
Ivan Davis Cup..No tie break so joint winners Rob Faulkner Scorpa 0
Adrian Steele Beta 0
Alan Taylor
Scorpa 2

Jason Young
Gas Gas 10 mc
Pete Hampton Beta 10
Pre 65 Ken O'Brien Bsa 175 31
Youth B Bob Devereux beta 80 7
Greg Speed Sherco 8
Harry Stokes Sherco 15
Harry Fletcher Gas Gas 28
Alec Resek Sherco 31
Blue Eased Route Paul Wickson TY 250 4
Reg Berry Beta 16
Dick Barrett Beta