Westmorland Motor Club S3 Parts Championship Milnthorpe Cup Trial, Bowland Bridge, Sunday

AGAINST overwhelming odds Richard Sadler and Guy Kendrew maintained their attack on national S3 Parts Championship in the Milnthorpe Cup Trial near Grange over Sands. Leyburn joiner Sadler heads the championship with two victories while Faceby woodworking expert Kendrew is in joint second place with Ashby de la Zouch MRS Sherco teamster Luke Walker. Both riders have a second and third score line. Yorkshire trials champion Sam Yeadon scored fifteen points in total and is ranked fifth in the title battle.

Denby Dale JST Gas Gas teamster Jack Price won the non-championship class from Scarborough’s Michael Brown and Birstall motorcycle instructor Dan Thorpe. Dan’s wife Katy Sunter was placed 25th in the Clubman category. Despite the conditions Anthony Brockbank and his team overcame all conditions to run the trial. Out of an entry of 140 over 100 started the event, from Scotland and the south coast.

Horsforth & DMC Yorkshire Centre Championship Basic Memorial Trial, Blubberhouses, Sunday

THE Horsforth club overcame a legacy of heavy snowfalls and then torrential rain on Friday to stage the old established Basic Memorial Trial at Blubberhouses on Sunday The course marking team had a battle on Saturday dealing with the side effects of the weather.

“It was hard work,” said Nige Pearson.

In the championship course class landscaper Ben Hemingway was the only competitor out of 16 contenders to ride every section without stopping. East Morten landlord Martin Crosswaite stopped three times but his other three marks were on sections that were near impossible. Dan Hemingway managed third place while overseeing the efforts of his boys Harry and George. Dan had Danny Gamble and Sam Beecroft – Penny right on his case.

Jamie Stephenson really threw the Montesa at every section. Richard Mellon, Nigel Crowther and Graham Tales were charging in Clubman A and James Noble would have been near but he lost it big time in section one when he require a five foot long right leg. The pristine Beta hit the rocks on its handlebars. Rob Hardisty took Clubman B while is riding mate Phillip Hammond loitered in sixth place.

Scarborough & DMC trial, Low North Park, Harwood Dale, Sunday

A DRY, warm day at last, for the 80 entrants at Scarborough DMC`s trial at Harwood Dale on Sunday and Whitby`s Andy Chilton and Tom Affleck continued their good form from Saturdays British Trials Championship round, with Chilton finally claiming the win by just two marks from Affleck after a close and hard fought battle.

Recent rain and snow meant throttle control essential, especially on the second section. A steep twisting, tortuous climb over roots grabbed many fives first lap, but valiant efforts from Russ Casey, and Youth D rider Holly Dixon both just failing inches short of the end cards were applauded. `Del Boy` Farrow, Dan Duncan and Gary and Zac Collinson followed, footing through for three`s before Chilton attacked, making it appear a main road, a superb clean ride. Affleck lost ground here with a total of five and also two in the river bed of seven where Chilton remained unpenalized.

Darlington & DMC Trial, Pen Hill, West Witton, Sunday

A TOTAL of 64 competitors braved the fearsome Pen Hill, high above West Witton, to compete in the Darlington club’s trial on Sunday. Askrigg motor engineer Phillip Alderson was only expert competing and he won from gas rig technician Roger Williams and top youth Ryan Brown.

Gary Pears and motor engineer Stuart Blythe battled for the green course class victory while Masham Sausages boss Paul Dennis waited for the two leaders to make a mistake. They did not.

GRAHAM Jarvis, multi Scott Trial winner, ran out of fuel in the British Enduro Championship at the Back Cowm Quarry at Rochdale on Sunday on lap ten when in third place and closing on race leaders Jonny Walker and Tynesider Billy Bolt.

The Husqvarna ace seldom hits problems but he did at unforgiving Back Cowm.

Skeeby’s Jonathon Richardson, riding the Tennant Engineering 300cc Bosi Beta, was close to Whitworth expert Paul Bolton at the end of a gruelling day. Richardson put in consistent laps.

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.

Skeeby’s Chloe Richardson grabbed a fine 11th place riding her KTM machine. Shaun Clennell, Carl Tennant and Nigel Mackenzie took 78th, 93rd and 111th places in the Veterans race. The Richmond girl and boys had a great weekend in a very testing race.

1st ACURT Keedwell British Trials Championship, West Horsley, Saturday

WORLD and British trials star James Dabill destroyed the opposition at the opening British championship trial at West Horsley on Saturday. His return to the British trials scene and back on a Beta UK machine with a massive victory was a real morale booster for the Cookridge rider. Talented Denby Dale national champion Jack Price just held off Dan Peace for a rostrum place with Truro’s Toby Martyn in fourth place.

Former youth star Ben Morphett won the expert class from Richard Sadler and Chris Stay with Guy Kendrew in fourth place. Gus Oblein took the new Elite Youth class from Mitchell Brightmore and Bradford’s Charlie Smith. Richmond’s Ryan Brown took fifth place.

ACU Acklams Beta British Ladies & Girls Trials Championship, Didcot , Sunday

THE Yorkshire ladies and girls got off to a flying start in the opening ACU Ladies Championship at Didcot on Sunday. Denholme teenager Olivia Brooksbank won Class A Youth beating Alice Minta by one point. Crosshill Ladies Inter champion Beth Dunning was second in her class and scored seventeen championship points. South Shields club member Victoria Holmes was fourth followed by Castleside’s Jo Minns.