Richmond Motor Club, Dick Horner Memorial Trial, Wensley, Sunday.

The sun shone down on Wensley on Sunday where the Richmond Motor Club staged the annual Dick Horner Memorial Trial on Lord Bolton’s acres and also Peter Simpson, Chris Iveson and Metcalfe Farms.

Despite other events in Yorkshire Event Secretary Sandra Fowler processed one hundred and fourteen entry forms such is the popularity of the trial.

Coverdale farmer Steve Lambert plotted the three lap twelve section course which ran through Tulliscote Farm and lofty Shawl Woods.

Ted Harston set an eight section course adjacent to the vehicle park which also covered three short laps which was enough for his young chargers.

The boys who hit the headlines were George Bird, Finlay Harsley, Joel Thwaite and Mathew Hall.

Hird was under pressure from determined Oliver Watson and Bailey Huntbach.

A mere four penalties separated the trio.

The opening section featured an alarming descent and an even steeper climb avoiding large tree.

Only Mark Willis, Leigh Smith and Stephen Cornforth mastered the section on all three laps.

Class winner Richard Fraser lost one mark on his first visit then was faultless on laps two and three.

Sections two and three posed no great threat but the fourth was tricky with its tight turn and climb over rocks.

Only Stuart Hall and top youth Ryan Brown mastered the section. The Shawl Wood sections under the trees were mild with perhaps section eight taking its toll in all classes.

A great trial, in good weather and with sensible section for all ages.

Eboracum M.C. Kay Trophy Trial, Moor Farm, Ouseburn, Sunday.

Simon Gill gave his trials bike, and farm quad, a run out at Moor Farm plotting a trials course for the Eboracum club’s annual Kay Trophy Trial at Ouseburn on Sunday where eighty three competitors assembled in nine different skill and age groups to ride a ten section four lap course of roughly two miles in length.

The anticlockwise circuit took in a brace of section in the always soggy west plantation where the shallow stream is bounded by very soft bankings.

As far as results Tom Afleck was the boss with only a three score in the final section though Olly Kendra was on him but the fifth and ninth sections got him for seven of his score.

Mick Sharp foiled the ‘Sherco Twins’ – messrs Hammond and Hardisty in Clubman A. Paul Nelson’s three in section seven cost him Class B while Mark Summer put one over Ian Myers in the Clubman B Over 50’s.

Leyburn joiner wins national trial.

Richard Sadler won the national S3 Parts Championship trial at East Hagbourne on Sunday from Faceby specialist wood worker Guy Kendrew and Ashby de la Zouch Sherco teamster Luke Walker. Newcastle Beta rider John Crinson took fifth place.

Lakelander Walker wins at Back Cowm on Sunday.

Jonny Walker won the Extreme Enduro at the Back Cowm Quarry at Rochdale on Sunday but chased by Newcastle Husqvarna teamster Billy Bolt and Skeeby’s Jonathon Richardson riding the C.J.T Bosi Beta. In the Clubman class Thomas Tennant rode his Husqvarna machine to fifth place. It was his first race after a three absence from the sport Chloe Richardson grabbed a fine eleventh riding her KTM machine. Shaun Clennell, Carl Tennant and Nigel Mackenzie took 78th, 93rd and 111th places in the Veterans race.

Weekend Fixture List


Spen Valley M.C.C. West Yorkshire Championship trial, Addingham Moorside,11.00am.

Thirsk M.C. Trial Hambleton, 11.00am.