LEYBURN joiner Richard Sadler ended his long association with Gas Gas trials machines to ride Vertigo with the backing of Dougie Lampkin, who has worked on development of the machine from day one.

Richard, 27, works for A.R. Calvert Builders, and his name heads many trials results. Notable finishes are second place in the Scott Trial, eighth in the Scottish Six Days Trial and second in Trial Two British Championship series. At local level his winning record is outstanding. His aim next year is the Scottish Six Days event, a tough fixture, as well as selected British Championship trials, plus the Scott Trial.

The Vertigo machine has taken trialling to a new level in technical innovations thanks to the expertise of Lampkin. Richard Timperley, of Camio Moto, set up the Vertigo deal.

Ripon Motor Club, Trial, Fir Tree Farm, Grewelthorpe, Sunday.

The trials action in North Yorkshire centred on Fir Tree Farm, just a mile south of the village of Grewelthorpe, where 62 competitors enjoyed a compact 12-section course which took in the deep wooded valley where the narrow stream formed part of the three lap route. The route took in the steep bankings overlooking the lake where the small wheelers usually compete. Only three contested the small where Max Lumley and Evie-Rae Edmundson were the victors. Boroughbridge Gas Gas rider Bevan Blacker just topped the hard course class by a single penalty from Scotton teenager Elliott Laws, who incurred penalties in the opening section where is Vertigo machine opted for its own tactics.

Paul Jackson also maintained his high standards to win the 50/50 course class, again by a single penalty from Jordan Fox. The winning margins persisted with Chris Laws, also Vertigo mounted, won the Club class by a single penalty. The organisers staged the trial under strict Covid and Tier rules.

Weekend results check.

Ripon Motor Club, Trial, Fir Tree Farm, Grewelthorpe, Sunday.

Hard course: Novices: Bevan Blacker (Gas Gas) 5, Elliott Laws (Vertigo) 6, Jonathan Frost (Sherco) 7.

Youth Class A: Richard Pulman (Scorpa) 2 3. 50-50 course: Novices: Paul Jackson (Yamaha) 12, Jordan Fox (Beta) 13, Frazer Roberts (Sherco) 16.Youth Class A: Amber Richardson (Beta) 59. Youth Class B: Jack Vasey (Beta) 66. Easy course: Clubmen: Chris Laws (Vertigo) 5, James Fawcett (Gas Gas) 6, Guy Chapman (Vertigo) 12. Youth Class B: Sam Chapman (Vertigo) 34, Callum Edmundson (Beta) 116. Small wheels hard route: Max Lumley (Beta) 29. Small wheels easy route: Evie-Rae Edmundson (Oset) 38, Tristan Alderson (Oset) 61.

Consett & D.M.C. Trial, Butsfield, Sunday.

Experts: 1 Dale Robson (Gas Gas) 19, 2 Scott Aitken (Gas Gas) 31. Novices: 1 Anthony Stephen (Beta 21, 2 James Black Sherco) 26, Jason Scott (Montesa) 27. Green route: Inters: Eddie Aitken (Sherco) 11. Novices: 1 Colin Ward (Beta) 2, 2 Richard Hawes Gas Gas) 4, 3 Stephen Bennett (Montesa) 7. Youth A: James Richardson (Beta) 55, 2 Amelia Mayhew (Vertigo) 62. Clubmen: 1 Stephen Thackray (Sherco) 1, 2 James Roe (Beta) 3, 3 Roddy Baker (Montesa) 4. Youth A: 1 Roger Matthews (Sherco) 19, 2 Joe Wray (Beta) 24. Youth B: Cameron Brunskill (Beta) 19. Easy route: 1 Chris Banks (TRS) 1q, 2 Mick Grant (BSA) 7, 3 Mike Minns (Triumph) 7.

Weekend fixture list.


Horsforth D.M.C,.Trial, Parkwood Offroad Centre, Tong 11am.

Pickering D.M.C. Easy trial, Cawthorn Lane, Wrelton, 11am.