Long Distance Trials (LDTs)

This page has information on Long Distance Trials and for recording results of past Timber Woods Long Distance Trials. 
For details on the next Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, return to ‘Home’ and scroll down “Upcoming Events” (the month or so before the trial) and under “News” (the month or so after the trial). 

Long Distance Trials (LDTs) involve road legal motorcycles (trail and enduro bikes) using as many Byways as possible, joined up with lanes and roads.  The route is carefully planned and submitted to the RAC Motor Sports Association, Kent Police and Kent County Council Rights of Way Department. 

The Trial starts and finishes at the same place, so bikes can be brought in vans and on trailers. The route is between 80 and 100 miles, but no time or speed schedules are set – it is definitely not a race!

At ten or twelve places around the route we set up trials sections to be ridden and scored by the section observer. Sections are planned with the enduro/trail bike in mind and are not ‘Dougie Lampkin’ type sections.

Either somewhere on the course, or back at the start/finish, entrants ride a Special Test – normally a short speed test.  This is to resolve any ties from the section marking.

For an information sheet on how to read the Roadbook, click Here.

The Timber Woods LDT is usually run in July. This LDT, together with those run by the Witley Club in the autumn, the Redhill Reigate and North Downs (RRND) club and Eastbourne Club, make up the four round South Eastern Centre Long Distance Trials Championship.  Look on these clubs’ websites for more information.    

In addition to Long Distance Trials, Sidcup club members arrange ride outs around Kent and twice a year trail riding trips to the Dordogne area (500 miles south of the Channel).  For more information these, contact Peter Burrell (go to the ‘Contacts’ page for phone and email).

The 2019 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2018 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2017 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2016 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2015 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2014 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2013 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2012 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2011 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2010 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2009 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2008 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2007 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2006 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2005 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2004 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2003 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2002 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2001 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.

The 2000 Timber Woods Long Distance Trial, FINAL RESULTS are HERE.  (First Timber Woods LDT)