The Worthing club was formed after the war by a ex road racer Basil Keys and his friends. It was originally called 'Worthing Eagles MCC'. They ran road events and a few grasstrack meetings around Worthing and the Horsham area and soon started running trials and the odd motocross. At this time the club was affiliated to the ACU and were approached to run the 1975 European sidecar trials championship which was a very proud moment for the club.Sidecar specialist Ginger Budd and the committee held the trial on the Wiston estate with a group of sections also at Clapham woods which meant the sidecars had a few miles of road work. Just under thirty sidcars turned up from six countries with the win went to Adrian Clarke and Mick Bailey riding a montesa outfit with a score of 26. Second place went to the British Champions Colin Dommett and his passenger Eric Chamberlain who were riding for the works Beamish Suzuki team on 36 marks. The whole weekend was a great success and the presentation and disco was held at the Ardington hotel in Worthing.
Around the same time the club held a annual good friday motocross in front of the picturesque Wiston house which was very popular with the riders and spectators but took hours of hard work to lay out and they stopped around 1978.
At this time the trials part of the club was getting big entries with sixty plus riders turning out for a club trial at Clapham woods or Cider mill farm near Newdigate. The annual South Eastern centre championship round at Wiston had entries of around 130 riders and the presentation was often in the dark the riders loved the big climbs and challenging sections.
In 1994 along with a few other local clubs the club decided to join the AMCA which we still run under now. The name was also changed at this time to 'Worthing Trials Club'. In 1995 the First of our annual Brian Fowler national trials was held at Wiston but the club also used Betchworth, Sethern farm and eventually ended up at the popular Hook woods trials centre. The only year it did not run was 2001 when no trials were held due to the Foot and mouth.
The Worthing club has always been keen to help out beginners and youth riders who have just started the sport and the weavers and wobblers events were very popular and used to get entries of around forty riders on a Saturday afternoon.
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