Chilton picks up Baxter Trophy at Harwood Dale

1:24pm Friday 13th December 2013

WHITBY’S Beta.uk rider, 22- year-old Andy Chilton added the Scarborough DMC’s Jacky Baxter Trophy to his list of achievements at a dull, but dry Harwood Dale on Sunday, defeating the three-lap, 12-section course with an unpenalised ride.

It was no easy victory as Richmond’s Rob Waite, pressured him all the way, but a five lost on the awkward jump across rocks of section five gave ‘Chilly’ the breathing space he needed and fellow Beta rider Jack Howell from Port Mulgrave put a good return ride together to finish third on nine lost.

Chilton’s clean rides on the tight double rock step of 11 were exceptional, flicking the bike from rock to rock all in one fluid motion, as it had to be on the ‘No Stop’ rules. No one could match that. Rob Carter ruled the Intermediate class, leaving motocross men Jonno Taylor and Stevie Hind in the minor placings.

Scarborough’s Alan Carr, improves with age, like a vintage wine, pipping the usually rock solid Colin Bailey by one mark. Level on two each at the start of the final lap, Bailey threw one away on the relatively easy first, dropping him to runner-up with Nigel Todd from Thirsk taking third.

A superb ride from Kate Hunter to secure a hardfought win in Class B on tie decider.

The teenager from Thornton le Dale held off a strong challenge from the experienced trio of Nigel Wallace, Chris Wright and Dave Chilton.

JUST over 100 riders turned out at Lambshields near Edmondsley in County Durham a week gone Sunday for the Castleside Club’s trial, which for once was held without the influence of snow, gales or rain on the results.

The experts were given a decent work out, with section three taking most marks, including two fives off John Crinson (MRS Sherco), who with another seven marks to his name would take the win ahead of John Charlton (Beta) who had an excellent first lap clean here.

Paul Dennis (Beta) made his trip up from Ripon worthwhile, when after spending the day battling it out with Eddie Aitkin (Montesa), eventually took the Clubman Course by virtue of having had more cleans after they had both dropped ten marks apiece. Derek White (Gas Gas) almost made it round the Easy Course without loss, but for his single prod in section 11, but Jason Scott (Gas Gas) and Glen Quinn (SWM) would be his nearest challengers, both on four, all in single dabs.

EAST MORTEN landlord Martin Crosswaite blazed a victory trial at cold Cowling Cragg on Sunday riding the entire course without losing a single penalty.

East Keswick landscaper Ben and Trawden elevator engineer stuck with Crosswaite but incurred penalties at Lumb Waterfall sections where the stream and gradients tested the 53 main course contestants. That part of the entry rode eight sections and two laps at Cowling Cragg and then rode the two miles up to Lumb Waterfall where a further ten sections tested all classes. The Club also considered the strong youth element and plotted four laps of the Cragg for eight youngsters who rode clubman sections.

THE Richmond Motor Club is launching a Richmond Motor Club Youth Academy with the support of MRS Sherco team member, and national S3 Parts Champion, Richard Sadler as a trainer.

Youth riders will be chosen by Richard, in small groups, the first group of six riders have already been chosen and have received their invitations.

The pupils will have their first two days of training in January. Youth riders will become aware of the academy and it will be something for them to aim for, throughout the next trialing year.

The academy will only open to current Richmond Motor Club members. The aim of the academy is to further support riders who Richard, and Richmond Motor Club, feel have a lot of potential and could be appearing on national podiums.

During the academy training Richard will not only be training the youth riders on their bikes, but also spend time discussing theory. It is excellent that Richard has volunteered his time to this academy project, and put something back in to the club and his chosen sport.

The academy was his entire brainchild, and he has played a massive part in the organisation of it. Richard has chosen James Stones to assist him, and act as a Marshall for the training.

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