East Yorks Centre annual Two Day Trial, Whitby, Saturday/Sunday

FENCING contractor Peter Sharp finally nailed the popular East Yorks Two Day Trial at the weekend, one of the few that has evaded his trophy cabinet in a twenty seven year trial career.

Minders nephew Matt and brother Mike kept him motivated as he and Carlton`s Matt Maynard put in a close finish, Sharp winning from Maynard on the most cleans rule with last year’s victor Tom Hick.

Good weather on Saturday the one hundred riders faced a day of thirty sections over a twenty mile route.

Sharp, in his usual unruffled style, and Hick, keen mountain biker now, with visitor Tom Moss from Surrey, next on one, then a host of riders all in with a shout on two including Maynard, Richie Kendra, young Joe Spivey and the slightly older Karl Dodderidge on the TRS.

The last hill climb out of Hollins Gill put paid to many clean sheets.

Danby`s Ian Hopley lost his only marks of the day, Dodderidge and Russ Rooksby needed one, but 19 year old Geology student Michael Todd was dreadfully unlucky.

Arriving on a clean sheet, he hit it spot on feet up to clean, only to go wrong side of the end flags for a five.

A shorter course for Sunday plus heavy rain added spice to the moor crossings.

Scarborough`s Mark Taylor, after a good ride Saturday, started badly fiving the relatively easy first at Hollin Gill, but on arrival at Ravens Gill the marks soon began to tot up, especially on the muddy climb of the fourth.

Sharp, Hick and Maynard all footed through, but Mick Sharp and Tom Moss had the bragging rights on this one, the only riders with one mark rides.

On punch card change Sharp and Hick led on three, Maynard was next on eight, Todd nine after five in Raven Gill, Rooksby and Shane Monkman just dropping off the pace in double figures.

The four girl entrants were putting some strong rides in, none better than Louise Alford when attacking the awkward tree step exit at Low North Park to escape on one, and a mention for Two Day regular for many years, the affable Geoff Brooker who grabbed the over sixty award.

With the top three all at the back of the field it was who could hold it together.

Hick and Sharp hit trouble with failures at Hellwith Beck, while Maynard fought back to level the scores, hanging on here for a one.

With the final two sections at Caravan Hill eased because of conditions, It came down to the most cleans rule.

`Sharpy` had three more than Matt and proved a worthy winner.

R.T.Keedwell A.C.U.British Trials Championship Scottish Finale, East Ayrshire, Saturday/Sunday

DENBY Dale trials rider Jack Price is the 2017 British Trials Champion.

The twenty year old Team JST Gas Gas member took third place Saturday and was placed second to Kirkbymoorside’s Dan Peace on Sunday.

Those results took him clear of Ipswich contender Jack Sheppard and Scarborough’s former champion Michael Brown.

James Fry’s consistent scoring gained him the experts title from Leyburn joiner Richard Sadler who was pipped at the post by Fry in the final two trials. Birstall instructor Dan Thorpe scored well to take third place .

Scott Trial, Marske, 22-10-2017

THE Scott Trial takes place on 0ctober 21st at Marske The one hundred year old event is the toughest one day cross country trial in Europe.

The trial course will be eighty miles of moorland. The entry list is full with 200 starters.

Four recent winners compete. Silsden’s Dougie Lampkin, former multi world indoor and outdoor champion, heads the list with multi British champion James Dabill as well as the World and British female trials champion Emma Bristow.

Skeeby’s Jonathan Richardson with his sister Chloe who goes head to head with Bristow.

Jonathan competes on the very latest 300cc Gas Gas machine.

Jono will be aiming to win the trial for a second time.

Malton’s Ian Austermuhle finally won the trial after years of trying.

Ian has all the talents to succeed. Add in internationals Jack and Dan Peace, Welsh champion Iwan Roberts and Jack Price and Wallsend enduro ace Billy Bolt and the sparks will fly.

Skeeby also has Will Reynolds up front with four Scott Spoons in five years and third fastest on three occasions.

Scarborough former national champion Michael Brown is back in the fray after a season of recovery after a knee injury.

Watch out for Matt Maynard, Guy Kendrew and Richard Sadler. That trio will be moving fast as will Healaugh’s John Sunter.

Entries are from all parts of the British Isles, the Ulster Province and Southern Ireland, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Programmes will be on sale locally from thirteen outlets in Richmond, Reeth and Darlington from October 8. The programme is essential. It provides all the competitor names, their home town, and their machine.

The course map, time schedule and features on landowners and farmers forms the perfect backdrop to the event.

The price over the counter is just £5.00 and with postage the cost rises to £6.50.

The Scott Trial has raised many thousands of pounds for local charities over the past forty years.

Programmes sales boost those charitable donations.

In view of the major names on the entry list it is possible that ten thousand spectators will arrive in Swaledale on October 21st.



Victoria Garage.


Brookes & Marwoods.

Food Weigh House.

C.J.T..Bikes. Gallowfields.

Cross Lane Stores.



Red Lion Inn.


Bottom Gift Shop.

Reeth Garage Services.




Smith Allan.





Middlesbrough & D.M.C. Trial, (No further details).

Pickering & D.M.C. Easy Trial, Risebrough, 11.00 am.

Ripon Moor Club, Derek Lickers Memorial Trial, Kingstone Farm, Fellbeck, 11.00 am.