On Sunday the 26th of August, the Sheffield & Hallamshire Motorcycle Club will be once again running their annual and ever popular Brough Rough ’N charity trial at the fantastic Elmore Hill Farm in the Peak District, in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and the East Midlands Air Ambulance.
This unique event which is now in its 6th year, consists of a single route, off road course of approximately 5 miles and 15 varied sections, with riders having the choice of completing 2, 3 or 4 laps. As well as multiple graded hill climbs, rocky streams and bankings, the trial also incorporates a timed section for those of you who wish to live out your TrialGP qualification dreams! All the sections are designed to be very clubman friendly, there are definitely no large rock steps or drop offs, and nothing dangerous; the aim of the day is to have a good days riding for charity!
After the trial is finished the traditional raffle will be held, prizes on offer vary from restaurant vouchers to tyres, and everything in between, so it is worth staying at the end of the trial as there is something for everyone. A butty van and ice cream van will also be in attendance to keep everyone fed and watered, and homemade cakes and other snacks and drinks will be available to purchase. Again, all proceeds will go to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, so make sure you bring plenty of cash with you!
The aim this year for the club is to raise £2000 for the charity, this will enable them to buy an emergency ‘care at home’ bag for children who are unable to leave their homes. To find out more about the excellent work this charity carry out, please visit www.bluebellwood.org
This year the trial will start at 11:00 am prompt with a staggered start to give the riders completing 4 laps a head start and the riders completing 2 and 3 laps will start at 11:30 am with the last section closing at 4pm. Our aim is to try and get riders finishing closer together so there is less of a delay for the charity raffle.
Access to the venue is via Duper Lane, Abney; the postcode for your sat nav is S32 1AH, and it will be signposted from Hathersage. Please do not attempt to access the venue from Brough using Brough Lane - this is a ‘green lane’ unsuitable for vehicles!