Richmond & D.M.C. Eric Ridley Memorial Trial, Hurst, Sunday.

THE Richmond Motor Club again excelled, as usual, at Tongue Hill, Hurst where Sandra Fowler and the organising team overcame the freezing conditions, and believe or not a snow-coated final section, for the 176 competitors.

Rob Weatherill was clerk of the course with a lot of guidance and help from Paul Astwood.

Richard Sadler won with Ian Austermuhle and Danny Gamble in the top three places, plus Boston Spa visitor Sam Yeadon in fourth.

Arkengarthdale engineer Jack Stones took the Inter class and was fourth overall. Ryan Brown was the top novice. Mark Willis won green course with the rapidly improving Callum Fowler second overall, and top in the Youth green course.

The youngsters are coming along really well, and Charlie Astwood in Class B had a cracking ride, coming fifth on the clubman course.

A typical winter day which tested all involved, especially the observers and office staff in their vehicles at the start. Richmond will rest now until Boxing Day and reflect on a top class season of trialling.


Hard course: Experts: 1 Richard Sadler (Vertigo) 3, 2 Ian Austermuhle (Beta) 14, 3 Danny Gamble (Beta) 28. Inters: 1 Jack Stones (Vertigo) 31, 2 Thomas Housecroft (Vertigo) 54, 3 Scott Aitken 58. Novices: 1 Ryan Brown (Betta) 27, 2 Elliott Laws (Vertigo) 30, 3 Robert Weatherill (Beta) 34. Green course: 1 Mark Willis (Beta) 13, 2 Darren Gill (Vertigo) 18, 3 Glen Quinn (TRS) 20. Youths: 1 Callum Fowler (Beta) 16, 2 Josh McParland (Scorpa) 23, 3 Francis Nicholson (Beta) 36. Clubman course: 1 Paul Wearmouth (Montesa) 7, 2 Roman Kyrnyckyj (TRS) 9, 3 Neil Gaunt (Beta) 14. Over 40’s: 1 Tony Wild 12, 2 Garry Bingley 13, 3 Garry Moorhouse 14. (All Beta). Twin Shock: Stephen Watling (SWM) 56. Youth Class B: 1 Charlie Astwood (Sherco) 14, 2 Jack Vasey (Beta) 26, 3 Fraser Proudlock (Gas Gas) 40.

Ripon Motor Club. Trial, Galloway Pastures, Greenhow, Sunday.

The Ripon club’s trial at Greenhow attracted 76 competitors to Galloway Pastures on Sunday. Three laps of ten sections sufficed to find the winners in four different classes.


Clubman adult: 1 = Sam Johnson (Beta)/Tom Lowis (Beta) 0, 3 Chris Dale (Beta) 1. Twin Shock: 1 = Ashley Pulmer (Yamaha)/Michael Platts (Honda) 0, 3 John Ellis (Fantic) 1. Pre-65: 1 David Brogden (BSA) 4, 2 Steve Gossop (BSA) 8, 3 Ian Brogden (Ariel) 12. Over 40s: Adrian Thwaite (Fantic|) 2, 2 Jay Robinson (Beta) 3, 3 Ian Bradley (Beta) 5. Clubman Youth: 1 Jamie Graeme (Beta) 1, 2 Max Lampkin (Beta) 3, 3 Oliver Wright (Gas Gas) 4. Adult Beginners: 1 Mark Grant (Fantic) 1, 2 Oliver Smith (Beta) 2, 3 David Carr (Beta) 3. Youth Beginners: 1 Mathew Hall (Beta) 7, 2 Jack Slater (Beta) 17, 3 Maisie Townson (Beta) 32.

Weekend fixture list

Sunday. Wetherby & D.M.C. Presidents Trial, Kingstone Farm, Fellbeck, 10.30am.