Initially named The Wick Hill Cup after the landowners and venue that hosted it. Introduced in the 1970s’ as a pukka Open to Centre Trial held at a great venue but aimed at Intermediate, Novice and Occasional riders.
In 2010 it moved to Noar Hill and became The Alton Non Expert. and later took the Keith Davies name from 2013.
Keith Davies was a keen motorcyclist and great supporter of motorcycle Trials. Keith worked tirelessly with good humour for many local Clubs.
Also an accomplished distance runner Keith used this area for both his hobbies. Following Keith’s untimely death the event took his name and gives sporting riders like Keith a chance to ride a premier venue & event.
Picture on right was taken by Keith’s dad John, and shows Wobblie Will riding in The Wick Hill Cup during the 70s’, showing the spirit of that Trial and The Keith Davies. Note the beginners riding kit of the time including the obligatory NCB wellies.
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….. what a great trial Mick set out on Sunday. Some good testing sections for all to get their heads around and great pity that more riders did not come and give it a go. Thanks to Mike all the observers who made it all happen.
Rich Baker (C route rider)
What does non Expert mean?
There will be just 2 routes, all off road.
These will equate roughly to B & C class routes, non stop marking.
B route, marked with Red & Blue
The hardest route, it will have challenges that Expert riders may find too easy.
C route, marked with deviations
The easier route, will include inclines and may be slippy. It may prove too much for a beginner.