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Who's Who in the MECVC

Bernie (Mad Dog) Pugh

Chair Person, Treasurer, Competition Secretary plus ACU, Rep.

I have always had a love of Bikes since my Dad got me a N S U Quickly in the Sixties, then a B S A C15 and told me, when you can start it you can ride it. So I played the Nick off School and pushed it to the Venter Pit Road and bumped it, feet didn’t even touch the bottom.

It was worth the Good Hiding when he came in from work.

I have competed and helped out in all forms of Motorsport, Two and Four wheeled over the years and get pleasure seeing others enjoying a day out doing what they love.

I did my first ( Classic - Long Distance Trial ) in the early Eighties with a mate. The venue was like a scene from Mad Max at 02.00 in the Morning as the competitors started, and that was me hooked and I’m still loving it.

Graham Lampkin

Vice Chair Person and Co-Organsier of LDT events.

I’ve ridden bikes most of my life and discovered LDTs in 2011. I decided they were for me. Then along came MECVC running these events with an even better atmosphere and attitude. I enjoyed them that much that I asked them to adopt me, and now help run their events.

Graham Knight

Secretary, Modern Trials & Youth Conducted Organiser, plus Website

A keen rider in his youth, started riding again after a 43 year lay off, as his Grandson showed interest. An avid supporter of the Youth Conducted Series. Now sets up the courses for the MECVC Modern Events & Youth Conducted Events as well as processing the results. In addition, very much involved with the resurrection of the N.E. Centre Youth Conducted Series.

Peter Phillips (Benny)

Chief Marshall + Facebook

Approached by Bernie to help build a website and never quite managed to leave.

His experience in motorsport started late infact around the time of building the website.

Riden bikes starting with a Yamaha DT50MX at 16, that bike ended up in a bush when he was overtaken by a scooter on the way to work.

Has an inclination to 90's hot hatches, but has been restoring a 1977 volvo 66 with the intention of joing in the fun on LDT(formally classic trials) as well as being one of the main organisers.

Julie Pugh

Child Protection Officer

Julie was introduced to trials by husband Dave who got back into trials in 2019 along with their son who competes in the conducted events. Julie decided to give it a try in the summer of 2019 having never ridden a bike before, but has now well and truly caught the bug