Thirsk & D.M.C. Trial, Hambleton, Sunday, April 15

LEAVENING'S Adam Milner, Russ Rooksby and Yeadon`s Louis Haley produced a tight finish in Thirsk trial at Long Plain Farm, Hambleton on Sunday, finishing in that order. Winner Milner started badly, stalling his machine at the base of the rock climb of the second section for a five. A strong Intermediate entry was headed by Shane Monkman, the only rider showing the consistency to clean the first five sections every visit, plus a solid ride of only six lost on the rock step and twists of the last earning him the win, eight clear of Jonathan Frost and Andrew and Paul Jackson, plus Chris Beecroft put together sound rides to head Clubman A.

Rob Hardisty hardly put a foot wrong - or down - to win B class, just two marks lost, as Phillip Hammond lost it on the greasy climb over the rocks of Harold Wilson`s with a five.

R.T. Keedwell A.C.U. British Trials Championship, High Newton, Sunday, April 15

JAMES Dabill won the second British trials championship event near Kendal on Sunday from Dan Peace and Jack Price. Richard Sadler, Dan Thorpe and Guy Kendrew headed the Expert class. Bellerby teenager Ryan Brown was placed third in the Elite Youth category.

Lincoln M.C.C. & C.C. Acklam Beta British Ladies & Girls Trials Championship, Hatcliffe, Saturday, April 14

THREE North East Centre A.C.U. motor cycle trial riding girls scored strong British championship points in the second event in the A.C.U. Acklams Ladies and Girls British trials championship at Hatcliffe, north Lincolnshire on Saturday. Rowlands Gill’s Olivia Pearson competed in the Ladies Intermediate class and was placed fourth scoring thirteen championship points in what was her first major championship event this year. Teenage Durham sisters Molly and Amelia Mayhew contested the Class A and B group Youth classes. Molly was placed in second in Class A and scored seventeen championship points.

Her younger sister Amelia was fourth in Class B and scored thirteen championship points. It was also their first championship event this year. The next two events are in Yorkshire on June 3 (Scarborough D.M.C) and July 8 (Yeadon-Guiseley M.C.).

Shakey comes to town

THE North Yorkshire town of Richmond will be buzzing on November 9 when five time British Superbike Champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne steps onto the stage at the Comrades in Newbiggin in the centre of Richmond.

Following their fundraising evening with 16-time TT winner Ian Hutchinson L&W Promotions have agreed terms with Shane Byrne who will attend a fundraising evening in aid of the North Yorkshire Ambulance. The promoters are also in discussion with a top British off-road star. Tickets numbers will be limited to 200. The Hutchinson evening raised £2.400.