SHERCO rider, Tom Affleck, grabbed his third win in Guisborough DMC's Summer Series of trials at Slapewath, Charltons on Saturday night with Scarborough's James Carr and Karl Dodderidge pushing hard all the way.

Affleck had no problems until the awkward angled double rock step at the penultimate section. This caught him for two fives but with only two lost on the fourth, he hung on to win. Carr's challenge ended with five lost on the revamped rock steps of number seven.

The modified sections rode well for every class. David Pye took the Inter win from Carl Kirkbride and the improving Kris Gilyeat and Rosedale's Shaun Page and Scarborough's Alan Carr were well ahead to finish in that order in Clubman A. The Clubman B win was a dead heat as Paul Nelson and Mark Butler remained clean, with Dan Duncan and Kevin Maidman just missing out, each on five lost.

With a good entry of 50 riders and routes from conducted through to expert catering for ages ranging from five to 81 what better time could there be to start and make a mark in the sport of trials riding.


Expert: Tom Affleck (Sherco) 12, James Carr (Scorpa) 14, Karl Dodderidge (TRS) 16.

Intermediate: David Pye (Montesa 4RT) 8, Carl Kirkbride (Sherco) 20, Kris Gilyeat (Beta) 30.

Clubman A: Shaun Page Vertigo) 2, Alan Carr (Scorpa) 4, Thomas Smith (Scorpa) 21.

Clubman B: Paul Nelson (Montesa) 0, Mark Butler (Fantic) 0, Daniel Duncan (Gas Gas) 5.

Adult White: John Pattinson (Steam Powered Ariel) 2, Gareth Dixon (Gas Gas) 10 m/c, Adrian Hewson (TRS) 10.

Youth B: Connor Watson (Beta) 5, Holly Dixon (Beta) 19.

Youth C: Louie McGee (Beta) 21.

Youth D: Frankie Carter (Oset) 26.

Conducted Hard: Lewis Rowe (Oset) 0, Thomas Shail (Oset) 4, Tobias Arbon (Oset) 19.

Conducted Easy: Archie Suddes (Oset) 32, Ted Suddes (Oset) 44.