Northallerton D.M.C . Chequers Trial, Osmotherly, Sunday

The Northallerton club's Chequers trial took place on Sunday but only after sterling efforts from the organising team and only after the sections observers withstood the brunt of the weather.

Held high on the moors above Osmotherley village where horizontal sleet whipped across the valley flaying any exposed skin with a biting North wind.

As winner Richard Sadler added his name to a long list of greats who have proved their worth here, he remarked "I`d rather be riding here in these conditions than putting roof timbers on John!"

With fast flowing water gushing down the natural rocky gullies from torrential rain and snow, it produced fantastic riding from a superb entry of experts - in fact from all riders - in really tough trialling conditions.

Sadler and runner up Jack Peace had a great battle, Peace losing out by one mark. both riders keeping it tight all day. Phil Teasdale, cheeks aglow and offering words of wisdom to riders, manfully observed the first section way out on the moorside, a drop down into a rut before firing over rock step to exit.

Olly Kendra hit it spot on for the only clean ride of the day.

Ian Austermuhle had a nightmare start, grinding to a halt on the first two, before clawing his way back into it to finally grab third place from Richmond`s multi talented Jonathon Richardson back on the trials stage.

Peace cleaned the almost impossible drop and adverse camber climb of Dave Fawcett`s with a brilliant ride first lap, but six lost on the rocky gully of ten where Sadler cleaned may just have cost him the win.

Marton's Dave Pye made a welcome return to the sport after few month away, sneaking the Intermediate win from Callum Williamson.

Williamson`s clean ride on the second gave him the advantage, but he would regret loss of memory - petrol off- at the base of the gully of thirteen, the Sherco pulling to a stop, gasping for fuel to deny him victory.

Maximum experience headed Classes A and B, with `Scott Trial' winner of a few years back, Philip Alderson topping Class A from Paul Dennis, Alan Williams, Trevor Willans and Steve Williams, only Alderson and Williams mastering the third.

And in Class B the older brigade - no disrespect intended - Joe Buckworth, Paul Nelson and Ian Atkinson showing signs of a misspent youth on bikes as they finished in that order, Buckworth aboard his favourite mount, the SWM.

Bradford & D.M.C. Timperley Cup Trial, Yarnbury, Sunday

The second trial in the Yorkshire Centre A.C.U. championship series was an ordeal and a day of survival for eighty competitors and twenty observers high above Grassington on Sunday.

No shelter plus an Arctic blast of rain, sleet and snow, tested all involved but despite the freezing conditions only a dozen competitors dropped out.

The disused Yarnbury leadmines, with a two hundred year old history, formed the back drop for the action.

The shallow valley at Benson's Allotment housed seven section and afforded minimal protection with the Waterfall climb taking the main force of nature, and modest marks.

The moor above featurcd rocky climbs in the shallow streams followed by a plunge into Bolton Gill and steep climbs. Sheep Fold was on the way in and featured the stepped rocky gulley.

That same section was a killer in the 1957 Allan Jefferies trial.

Course planner and Cowling builder Nathan Wrigglesworth won the championship class from a Guiseley invigorated Joe Jennings while Keiran Child put in a Class A youth winning ride that got him third overall while Sam Boocock headed the Inter class by three marks for Yeadon's Louis Haley.

Barnsley's Neil Savage made his trip worthwhile by heading Ilkley heating engineer Andy Tales and Baildon former sidecar ace Nigel Scott.

Falcon's Ian Haigh was at home on the course as he roams in Summer Wine country on the Pennine hills whereas Rob Hardisty dwells in the flat lands of Harrogate Ends.


Northallerton D.M.C . Chequers Trial, Osmotherly, Sunday

Expert: 1 Richard Sadler (Beta) 16, 2 Jack Peace (Gas Gas) 17, 3 Ian Austermuhle (Beta) 23.

Intermediate: David Pye (Gas Gas) 40.

Clubman A: 1 Philip Alderson (Gas Gas) 10, 2 Paul Dennis (Beta) 15, 3 Alan Williams (Montesa) 18.

Clubman B: 1 Joe Buckworth (SWM) 28, 2 Paul Nelson (Beta) 29, 3 Ian Atkinson (Beta) 32.

Bradford & D.M.C. Timperley Cup Trial, Yarnbury, Sunday

Championship course:

Experts: 1 NathanWriggleworth (Sherco) 27, 2 Joe Jennings (Gas Gas) 30.

Inters: 2 Sam Boocock (Beta) 41, 2 Louis Haley (Montes) 44, 3 Anthony Ayrton (Montesa) 49.

Novices: 1 Tom Rushton (Montesa) 41, 2 Sam Jennings (Montesa) 44, 3 John Lydamore (Beta) 55.

Youth Class A: 1 Keiran Child (Beta) 39, 2 William Tolson (Beta) 54, 3 Jacob Snowdon (Beta) 66.

Clubman A: 1 Neil Savage (Gas Gas) 12, 2 Andrew Tales (Beta) 12, 3 Nigel Scott (Honda) 19.

Youth Class A: Tom Lampkin (Beta) 70.

Youth Class B: Sam Lampkin (Beta) 65.

Clubman B: 1 Ian Haigh (Gas Gas) 15, 2 Robert Hardisty(Sherco) 16, 3 Chris Beecroft (Montesa) 18.

Youth Class C (non comp) Henry Stephenson (Beta)18.



Middle England C.V.C. Trial. (no further information) Richmond Motor Club, Harold Graham Trial, Cogden Hall, Grinton, 10.30 am.

Eboracum M.C. Kay Trophy Trial, Moor Farm, Ouseburn, 11.00 am.

Yeadon-Guiseley M.C. 2nd Club championship trial, Dob Park, Clifton, 11.00 am.