HORSFORTH and District Motor Club headed for Greenhow and Dry Gill for the 7th Simon Green Championship trial, where 36 competitors in three different classes sweated their collective routes through eight sections and as a bonus five times.

Seven contended the harder route where Barnoldswick engineer Anthony Ayrton remained cool to foil Menston plumber Sam Cahill by a single penalty.

Class A youth Harry McLoughlin excelled with third place on the had route Phillip Hammond cleaned the Clubman A route where Robin Luscombe put the pressure on until he collected a single penalty in section four on the final lap.

In Clubman B, Graham Sanderson copied Phillip Hammond and kept his feet firmly on the foot pegs to register a penalty free ride.

Otley fielded two winners in the small wheels classes where Ruby Lawrie dominated the yellow route and Edward Abram recorded his first victory on riding his new Oset machine.


Hard course:

Inter: Anthony Ayrton (Montesa) 10.

Novices: Sam Cahill (TRS) 11, Tom Green (TRS) 30, Steven Fowler (Beta) 32.

Over 5O; Rob Hardisty (Sherco) 34.

Youth Class A: Harry McLoughlin (Beta) 24, Ethan Chapman (Scorpa) 60.

Clubman A:

Novices: Phillip Hammond (Sherco) 0, Martin Dagbilan (Sherco) 6, Jake Weatherill (Sherco) 10.

Over 50’s: Chris Johnson (Sherco) 1, Ian Brogden (Beta) 7, Simon Green (Beta) 10.

Pre-65: Robin Luscombe (Triumph) 1.

Youth Class A: Oliver Winstanley (Beta) 8, Youth Class B: Mason Carter (Beta) 4, Lucy Ayrton (TRS) 24.

Clubman B:

Novices: Ashley Gossop (Gas Gas) 2.

Over 50’s: Graham Sanderson (Sherco) 0, Steve Hirst (Ossa) 4, Mike Frizzell (Beta) 22.

Youth Class C: Alfie Carney (Oset) 22, Callum Edmondson (Beta) 41.

Small Wheels:

Red route: Arthur Wright (Oset) 39.

Yellow route: Rubie Lawrie 14, George Wright 35, Alanna Eagleton 57. (All Oset)

White route: Edward Abram 11, Austin Abdale 13, Charly W Jenníngs 17. (All Oset).

* Motorcycle sport returned to the Malhamdale Agricultural Show on Saturday after a lapse of almost three decades.

A few weeks ago the Bradford Motor Club were invited to stage a youth motorcycle trials demonstration based on the lines of the televised Junior Kickstart programme.

On Saturday, the club staged a top class event with 12 girls and boys. The timing was set for 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30 pm. Two sections of different severity were set up.

The entire programme ran with almost precision. Spectators lined the enclosure four and five deeps right round the roped area.

All the riders were presented with a medallion and a tee-shirt. Jacob Reeday won his class then ran the fell race with his brother. Each class was observed as a normal trial.


Hard course: Mason Carter 0, Jacob Reeday 0, Jonnie Fannon 5, Lucy Ayrton 6, Jack Pullen 21, Alfie Carney 21.

50/50 course: Bradley Crabtree 11, Harvey Blacka 17, Isaac Reeday 13 (dnf).

Easy course Harry Dugdale 1, Harry Radcliffe 3, Ruby Lawrie 14, Charley Jennings 22, Edward Kopazs 23.