Scarborough D.M.C. 1st Club championship, Low North Park, Harwood Dale, Saturday

Glorious weather for the first round of Scarborough Club Championship series and Gas Gas rider Nikita Smith nailed an impressive five mark victory over Middlesbrough rider Chris Brown.

Clerk of Course Pat Galway and helpers constructed a testing four lap, ten section route around the Low North Park. Smith gained her advantage on the very first section close to the car park. Nikita lost just four marks while the rest of the Intermediate entry failed to reach single figure scores. Smith lost ground on the sixth, but fought back with consistent rides of one mark rides on the next three sections. Whitby`s Mike Noble is unbeatable at this venue, and he put in another solid ride, this time holding off Matt Handley and Richard Hildrick to win Clubman A.

Guisborough & D.M.C. Bob Atkinson Memorial Trial, Westerdale Side, Castleton, Sunday

Fantastic riding at Guisborough`s Bob Atkinson Memorial trial on Sunday from Malton`s Adam Milner and Andy Chilton as the two leading east Yorkshire went head to head, Milner christening the new Raga 280 with the narrowest of victories, one mark at the finish, and age triumphed over youth in Intermediates as Ian Hopley edged Shane Monkman into runner up berth.With Mia McGee doing her first stint as the club`s trials secretary and observers able to sunbathe in glorious weather, the event included 1st and 3rd rounds of Twin Shock and East Yorks Clubman Championship, drawing An entry of eighty riders to tackle this rocky moorland venue on Westerdaleside

Eboracum M.C. 1st Club Championship trial, Hovingham Quarry, Saturday

Eboracums first club championship trial of the year attracted over ninety competitors on Saturday at their Hovingham Quarry venue. Scarborough`s Callum Williamson, now well accustomed to the 300 cc Sherco eased to the expert class win over Matt Ackerley due to superior rides of clean and one lost, on sections four and eight. Not to be outdone father Mark won the Adult white route from John Bellamy and daughter Kelsey, in a rare outing, finished fourth. The Intermediates saw a close battle between Sam Duvivier and Fryup`s Nikita Smith returning to something like form, only one mark separating the pair,

Weekend Results Check

Scarborough D.M.C. 1st Club championship, Low North Park, Harwood Dale, Saturday.

Intermediates: 1 Nikita Smith (Gas Gas) 35, 2 Chris Brown (Scorpa) 40, 3 Daniel Gamble (Beta) 63.

Clubman A: 1 Mike Noble (Montesa) 3, Matt Handley (Beta) 7, 3 Richard Hildrick (Beta) 22.

Clubman B: 1 Jack Dolan (Gas Gas) 1, Mark Butler (Montesa ) 2,3 Steve Jaques (Sherco) 2.

Youth D: 1 Harrison Skelton (Oset) 18, 2 Matilda Arbon (Oset) 37, 3Mason Vasey (Oset) 38.

Conducted: Finley Sykes (Beta) 30, 2 Sam Carter (Oset) 33, 3 Steve Walton (Gas Gas) 40.

Adult White: 1 Stuart Dixon (Montesa) 5, 2 Tony Frost (Gas Gas) 8, 3v Nicola Dixon (Beta) 13.

Youth Novice:1 Alick Sharp (Sherco) 9, 2 Adam Sharp (Beta) 27, 3 Claire Collinson Gas Gas) 73.

Guisborough & D.M.C. Bob Atkinson Memorial Trial, Westerdale Side, Castleton, Sunday

Experts: 1 Adam Milner (TRS) 13, 2 Andy Chilton (Scorpa) 14, 3 Dave Bell (Beta) 45.

Intermediates: 1 Ian Hopley (Gas Gas) 20, 2 Shane Monkman (Cloburn) 24, 3 James Black (Sherco) 37.

Clubman A: 1 Mike Noble (Montesa) 8, 2 Colin Chapman (Montesa) 15, 3 Mark Shearer (Montesa) 19.

Clubman B: 1 Mark Summer (Beta) 7, 2 Andrew Dale (Beta) 9, 3 Roy Jarvis (TRS) 13.

Twin Shock: 1 Paul Nelson (Honda) 11, 2 Alistair Jackson (Matchless) 13.

Conducted easy route: 1 Aaron Oliver Oset) 9, 2 Joseph Dowson (Oset) 41.

Conducted hard: 1 Harrison Skelton (Oset) 29, 2 Matilda Arbon (Oset) 46, 3 Mason Vasey (Oset) 58.

Eboracum M.C. 1st Club Championship trial, Hovingham Quarry, Saturday

Experts: 1 Callum Williamson (Sherco) 7, 2 Matt Ackerley (Beta) 31.

Intermediate: 1 Sam Duvivier (Gas Gas) 20, 2 Nikita Smith (Gas Gas) 21, 3 James Wainwright (Beta) 27.

Clubman A: 1 Rob McNeil (Beta) 0, 2 Will Wainwright (Beta) 0, 32 Paul Strickland (Gas Gas) 1.

Clubman A O/40: 1 Richard Hildrick (Beta) 9, 2 Alex Bennett (Sherco) 10, 3 Chris Laws (Beta) 11.

Clubman B: 1 Jack Dolan (Gas Gas) 0, 2 Nigel Wallis (Sherco) 2, 3 Paul Pulman (Scorpa) 4.

Twin Shock: 1 Steven Kirkwood (Fantic) 6, 2 John Marshall (Fantic) 19, 3 Shaun Page (Fantic) 21.

Adult White route:1 Mark Williamson (Scorpa) 1, 2 John Bellamy (Yamaha) 7, 3 Rod Drake (Beta) 8.

Youth B: 1 Elliot Laws (Beta) 24, 2 Richard Pulman (Scorpa) 34, 3 Alick Sharp (Sherco) 107.

Youth C: 1 Mark Myers (Beta) 26, 2 Adam Sharp (Beta) 39.

Youth D: Harrison 1 Skelton (Oset) 4, 2 Matilda Arbon (Oset) 6, Mason Vasey (Oset) 13.

Youth white route: Imogen Laws (Beta) 22, 2 Oliver Mathison (Beta) 23.

F.I.M. World X-Trial Championship, Marseille, Saturday

Spanish world trials champion Toni Bou won the third X-Trial Championship event in Marseille on Saturday evening from Adam Raga and Albert Cabestany. Leeds contender James Dabill rode his Gas Gas machine into seventh place.

Airedale & Pennine Motor Club

News from the Bradford based club is that entries are now rolling in for the annual Yorkshire Dales Classic Trial on May 7th. This long distance car and motorcycle event centres on Pateley Bridge. The motorcycle classes cover from British made Pre 1970 machine and three other solo classes of various capacities. Spritely Bristol pensioner Celia Walton will be riding her 600cc Honda sidecar outfit, and aiming to win, as she did last year. Of special interest will be the class for trials machines though the thought of seventy miles on a trials machine is a little daunting.

Weekend Fixture List


Richmond M.C. Club trial, Kidstones Bank, Leyburn, 1.30 pm.


Ripon Motor club, Yorkshire Centre Championship trial, Mill House Farm, Winksley, 10.30 am.

Eboracum M.C. 2nd Club Championship, Spaughton Quarry, Kirkbymoorside, 11.00am.