RICHMOND MOTOR CLUB young trials riders took on the arduous task of plotting a moorland motorcycle trial course.

Five youngsters were out on Tounge Hill, high above Hurst, on Saturday ahead of the Richmond Motor Club trial on Boxing Day.

The club policy is to get the younger members involved in organisation and to become active members of the main committee.

Most of the course plotting team are teenagers who are also committee members. Thomas Coates is well versed with the moors, as his father Richard is the head gamekeeper for Arkengarthdale Estates.

Christmas fixture list, subject to Covid-19 restrictions. No spectators are allowed at any motor cycle events.

Boxing Day

Richmond D.M.C. Trial, Tounge Hill, Hurst. 10.30am.

West Leeds M.C. Trial, Post Hill, Farnley, Leeds 11am


Ripon D.M.C. Kirkby Christmas Trial, North Close Farm, Kirkby Malzeard, 10am.

Scarborough D.M.C. Yuletide Trial, Low North Park, Harwood Dale, 10.30am.


Yeadon -Guiseley M.C. Trial, Addingham Moorside, 10.30am.


West Leeds M.C. Trial, Parkwood Offroad Centre, Tong, 11am.

New Year's Day

Eboracum M.C. Luxembourg Trophy Trial, Wath Quarry, Hovingham, 11am.