Reeth One Day Trial. Reeth, Sunday.

IT may have slimmed down from three days to just one, but the annual Reeth Three Trial again attracted a massive entry.

The trial brought in just under 190 competitors and hundreds of spectators.

Under the control of Matt Maynard, the entire trials course is on Hurst Moors, so the totally off-road events was open to youngsters – and how those boys and girls jumped at the opportunity of riding it.

Under cloudless skies and a blazing sun, the observers manned sections from Reels then north to distant Moresdale, then west to the rocky Windegg, where Leyburn winner Richard Sadler fell foul of the rock-strewn climb. That maximum allowed a trio of competitors to close on him.

Eventually Rob Waite, Danny Gamble and 15-year-old Harry Hemingway completed the final 11 sections on a zero, a three and for Hemmingway a dab, and that included Sadler's final mark on Fremington Edge.

The green route result was a carbon copy of the hard route. Winner Alistair Dalton failed the 15th section at Moresdale and that loss opened the door for Richard Pulman and Glenn Quinn. Just two penalties split the trio. The action was repeated when Fellbeck farmer Richard Shepherd rode a RTL Honda to victory. Only three retirements were posted on the day.


Hard course. Experts: Richard Sadler (Vertigo) 9 Rob Waite (Beta) 13 fc, Danny Gamble (Beta) 13. Inters: Jack Stones (Vertigo) 14, Thomas Housecroft (Vertigo) 28, Dale Robson (Gas Gas) 34. Novices: Thomas Middleton (Vertigo) 29, Bevan Blacker (Gas Gas) 39, Ryan Brown (Beta) 40.Youth Class A: Harry Hemingway (Beta) 13, George Hemingway (Beta) 23, Charlie Cripps (Beta) 88.Green course: Alistair Dalton (Beta) 7, 2 Richard Pulman (Scorpa) 8, Glenn Quinn (TRS) 9. Youths: Harry Cripps (Beta) 69, Edward Storrow (Gas Gas) 83. Clubman course. Richard Shepherd (Honda) 2, Paul Astwood (Gas Gas) 4, Scott Lambert (Vertigo) 5. Over 40's: Tony Heath (Beta) 4, Tobjorn Eyre (TRS) 5, Paul Sadler (Vertigo) 9. Youth Class A: Francis Nicholson (Beta) 10, Oliver Watling (Beta) 39, Jack Bennett (Beta) 53. Youth Class B: Josh Mc Parland (Scorpa) 8, Jamie Rowntree (Beta) 24, Elliot Cock (Vertigo) 29.

Darlington & D.M.C. Trial, Oxnop Gill, Gunnerside, Sunday.

Bellerby 19-year-old apprentice plumber Ryan Brown excelled at Gunnerside on Sunday, winning the hard course class overall from national Team Gas member Dan Thorpe and York intergrade competitor Tom Hick. Ryan's younger brother Josh upheld the family name with fourth novice award behind rising star Tom Middleton.

Gary Pears won the Green route class from Leyburn teenager Callum Fowler and Cree Williams. Braidley's Scott Lambert, almost a trials newcomer, won the clubman class from Adrian Harrison. Steve Lambert – Scott's father – just beat his other son Sam by a single penalty.

James Moorhouse was the best Over 40 competitor and Lewis Graham topped the Youth class. Seventy one competitors rode a three-lap 13-section course at Oxnop Gill.


Hard course. Expert: Dan Thorpe (JST Gas Gas) 9. Inters: Tom Hick (Montesa) 7, Dale Robson (Gas Gas) 8, Scott Aitken (Gas Gas) 18. Novices: Ryan Brown (Beta) 5, Robert Weathrill (Beta) 19, Tom Middleton (Vertigo) 20. Green course. Gary Pears (Scorpa) 8, Callum Fowler (Beta) 11, Cree Williams Gas Gas) 11. Easy Clubmen: Scott Lambert (Vertigo) 1, Adrian Harrison (Vertigo) 1, Steve Lambert (Yamaha) 3. Over 40's: Gary Moorhouse 5, Bruce Storr 9, Mark Whelan 12. (All Beta). Easy Class A: Lewis Graham (Beta) 16, Oliver Watling (Beta) 30. Easy Class B: Frank Proudlock (Gas Gas) 19, Sam Chapman (Vertigo) 22, Jack Vasey (Beta) 24.

Saturday fixtures.

Westmorland M.C. Percy Duff Barbon Manor Trial, Barbon, 8am.

Wetherby & D.M.C. Trial, Fellbeck, Pateley Bridge, 5.30pm.

Sunday fixtures.

Yeadon-Guiseley M.C. Rockshocks Trial, Dob Park. Otley, 10.30am.

Horsforth D.M.C. Simon Green M.E. Trial, Rough Holden, Silsden, 11am.