West Leeds Motor Club, Steve Walker Memorial Trial, Skyrakes Moor, Skipton, Sunday.

THE entry numbers may have been in the 40s but the star content was off the scale. The weather was good, but with a cool breeze coming over the Pennines.

Harry Hemingway breezed through 14 sections and three laps without dropping a boot on the rugged Skyrakes Moor. Little – well not so little – brother George dropped three marks on the rocks of section two where the panoramic view of Gargrave way below was a distraction.

On the hard route Danny Gamble footed just about where George H did. Worrying maybe but electricians don't like spending money, so when Summerbridge's Danny (Sparky) Gamble surfaced on a new TRS the tongues were wagging. Danny was second ahead of Bradford builder Charlie Smith and Dan Hemingway.

Only ten riders tackled the championship route where Anthony Ayrton admitted to being over 45 years old. The TRS rider won the Clubman A class from Sherco mounted Paul Kettlewell and Tony Heath.

The boy who deserves a mention is Harrison Lightfoot. His riding number was 32 and he incurred 32 penalties which meant third place overall in the entire class. Some ride indeed.

The Clubman B route was dead on the button. Thirteen adults and four youngsters enjoyed mild sections and at the sharp end, low scores. Class winner Jeffrey Prior got his Vertigo round on a dozen which included fiving the first section which I know by experience is a right downer. The course ran north along the rock escarpment and then crossed the moor to the east valley which had dried out.

The final section featured the angled rocks under the one and only tree. The most notable dismount was by Bradford boy Oliver Petty who flew over the handlebars of his Beta, fortunately without injury. Ace photographer Brian Ayrton got him on the Beta but not during the low flying aerobatic display results.


Championship course, Experts: 1 Harry Hemingway (Beta) 0, 2 Danny Gamble (TRS) 2, 3 Charlie Smith (Vertigo) 5 mc. Inters: 1 Thomas Rushton 12, 2 Danny Cockshott (Vertigo) 18. Novices: 1 Daniel Smith (Sherco) 23, 2 Richard Mellon (Vertigo) 27. Youth Class A: 1 George Hemingway (Beta) 3, 2 Alfie Lampkin (Vertigo) 7. Clubman A: Over 45: Anthony Ayrton (TRS) 14. Novices: 1 Paul Kettlewell (Sherco) 20, 2 Tony Heath (Beta) 34, 3 Peter Field (Vertigo) 37. Youths: 1 Harrison Lightfoot 32, 2 Zachary Sellers 100 mc, 3 Charlie Petty 100 (all Beta). Clubman B: Novices: 1 Jeffrey Prior (Vertigo) 12, 2 Stewart Oughton Beta) 13, 3 Shaun Lightfoot (Vertigo) 14.Youths: 1 Sophie White (Beta) 37, 2 Koby Smith (Beta) 56, 3 Oliver Petty (Beta) 76.

Weekend fixtures

Saturday: Wetherby & D.M.C. Trial, Toft Gate Farm, Greenhow, 5.30pm. Sunday: Scarborough & D.M.C. Trial, Low North Park, Harwood Dale, 10.30 am. Horsforth & D.M.C. Geoff Milnes Trophy Trial, Addingham Moorside, Silsden, 11am.