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, renamed The Keith Davies Non Expert in 2013.
Keith Davies was a keen road & Trials motorcyclist. A 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 below, taken by Keith’s dad John, is Wobblie Will riding The Wick Hill Cup in the 70s’, showing the spirit of that Trial and The Keith Davies. Note the Clubman riding kit of that time inclucing the NCB wellies.
Keith Davies 2019 Awards
* Ties: Furthest clean, then most clean.
Clerks of the course Mike Coles & Les Etherington.