THIS year’s British Trials champion Michael Brown, from Scarborough, produced a superb ride to win Scarborough DMC’s Cliff Collinson National Trial on Sunday.

Good weather prevailed as 116 riders converged on the old Army camp of Low North Park, Harwood Dale, to ride a Pat Galway inspired course of two laps and 20 sections.

Brown, riding on home ground, showed just why he won the British title with a smooth, seemingly effortless style carrying him to just seven marks lost on his opening lap. This included a failure on the last section and it was father Steve observing who had to punch the five on his scorecard.

Beta UK rider Andy Chilton, from Whitby, tried hard to stay with him, but two fives in the river dropped him off the pace, but he did return a final lap of 17 to clinch runner-up spot ahead of the British Class A Youth champion Jack Price.

Jack has moved up to adult ranks and riding a 300 Gas Gas and still adapting.

Margaret Collinson was on hand to see son Gary compete, along with grandsons Josh Sprintall and Zac Collinson who both had solid rides.

Great Ayton’s David Pye showed he has not lost his competitive edge, winning the Intermediate class from Navenby’s Chris Alford, with Stockton’s Rob Carter, third, and Shaughan Galway finishing fourth taking best Scarborough member award.

Stockton’s Roger Williams hung on for the Clubman win by one mark after cleaning his second lap. Colin Bailey, from Egton, lost his chance of the win on the 16th, as two marks went adrift, dropping him to runner-up with Shildon’s Stephen Bennett, third.

WEARDALE Motor Club headed to Rogerly Quarry, at Frosterley, County Durham, for their annual charity trial last weekend, where 73 riders turned out to support the event. Carl Shaw turned on the style with a fine win on the Expert route, his total of 13 giving him a six-point win over Anthony Stephen who got past Colin Ward by one mark.

Eddie Aitkin continued his winning ways with a Green Course win, enjoying a healthy margin over Tim Longstaff and Jack Biggins, while Dave Humble took the Clubman win on six, half the score of runner-up Colin Gelston.

The Easy course win went to Paul Plunkett, who along with Ossy Byers went round on three, but Plunkett went furthest before dropping his first mark. Colin Lee completed the first three but only after winning a separate tie breaker with Alan Winter, after they had both dropped six marks.