Richmond Motor Club. Andrew Allison Memorial Trial, Holgate, Sunday.

THE Richmond club struck lucky on Sunday when it staged the annual Andrew Allison Memorial Trial.

The entry was just over 100, and those competitors and the 16 section observers actually enjoyed sunshine.

Clerk of course duo Rob Waite and Matt Maynard plotted the route, taking in Telfit, Holgate, Braithwaite’s Gill and Kexwith. Thanks to Mr Leatham at Telfit Farm, Mr Brown and the important Helwith Tea Rooms plus Richard and Raymond Ridley out on the moors.

The new Telfit Quarry was included, and the two Coverdale Class C boys Josh Dent and Koby Smith put on a good show. Josh rode the full course and Koby managed a lap.

Josh Brown Picture: BARRY WATSON

Josh Brown Picture: BARRY WATSON

At the sharp end, the class winners were Richard Sadler on three, six upon Guy Kendrew, while Arkengarthdale Vertigo rider Jack Stones took the inter class. Ryan Brown was the novice winner and took the other 23 contenders to the cleaners by eight marks.

Callum Fowler just missed a class win last week but he won class A youth by a mile on Sunday. There were no shocks in clubman A where Phillip Alderson ruled from Liam Smith and Stuart Blythe, who splashed out on a Vertigo. Neil Gaunt and Adrian Harrison took clubman B, while Charlie Astwood took youth class B by miles.

Beth Watling Picture: BARRY WATSON

Beth Watling Picture: BARRY WATSON


Hard course. Experts: 1 Richard Sadler (Vertigo) 3, 2 Guy Kendrew (Beta) 8, 3 Rob Waite (Beta) 18. Inters: 1 Jack Stones (Vertigo) 26, 2 Scott Aitken (Vertigo) 73. Novices: 1 Ryan Brown (Beta) 43, 2 Tom Middleton (Vertigo) 51, 3 Richard Fraser (Sherco) 54. Youth Class A: 1 Callum Fowler (Beta) 72, 2 Jamie Rowntree (Beta) 99.Clubman A: 1 Phillip Alderson (TRS) 21, 2 Liam Smith (Beta) 26, 3 Stuart Blythe (Vertigo) 26.Youth Class B: 1 Jamie Sharp (Beta) 65, 2 Ted Storrow (Gas Gas) 81, 3 James Dring (Beta) 82. Clubman B: 1 Neil Gaunt (Beta) 16, 2 Andy Kearton (Montesa) 31, 3 Will Allison (Montesa) 38. Over 40s:1 Adrian Harrison TRS) 16, 2 Paul Sadler (Vertigo) 20, 3 Tony Wild (Beta) 28. Twin Shock: Andrew Dennis (BSA) 54. Youth Class B: 1 Charlie Astwood (Sherco) 30, 2 Sam Chapman (Vertigo) 66, 3 Oliver Wright (Gas Gas) 66. Youth Class CL Josh Dent (Beta) 126.

Weekend fixtures

Saturday: Scarborough DMC Trial, Low North Park, Harwood Dale, 10.30am

Sunday: Guisborough & DMC Bobby Atkinson Trial, Westerdale Side, Castleton, 10.30am; Horsforth & DMC Basic Memorial Trial, Kex Gill, Blubberhouses, 11am