Muddy memorial bike challenge for Midhurst’s Adder Brown

Nobby Brown with section setters and competitors Sean Staker and Martin Carter
Nobby Brown with section setters and competitors Sean Staker and Martin Carter

A BIKING challenge in memory of a Midhurst man went ahead, despite the muddy conditions.

In only three years the Colonel’s Cup Trial in memory of Adrian ‘Adder’ Brown has become so popular that nearly 100 trial riders came to Fernhurst from far and wide to take part in the competition.

The competition welcomed riders of all abilities, and was held in Verdley Woods.

Despite the exceptionally muddy terrain following the recent bad weather, the race took place on Sunday, September 30.

The trophies were presented to the winners by Nobby Brown, father of Adder.

Money raised during the day was given to Macmillan Cancer Support who helped Adder when he was ill.

A similar event is also held in his memory in Canada, where he lived for more than 20 years.

The winners in the various categories were as follows.

Experts: James Graham; inters 50/50: James Gammons; wobblers: Mick Pullen; novice: Alex Penrice; over 40: Mark Dryland; youth B: Lewis Farmer; lady B: Louise Cannom; lady C: Laura Forrest; over 50: Mick Marshall; over 60: Frank Puttock; premier club A 50/50: Richard Peach; clubman B: Martin Penrice; twin shock A: Eric Clarke; twin shock B: Steve Broadbent.