THE Bradford Motor Club’s Yorkshire Centre Championship at Yarnbury near Grassington was cancelled at the eleventh hour after a top level emergency meeting by the organisers.

The remote former lead mines high on the moors was not the place to be on foot or two wheels due to the extreme weather from Storm Ciara.

Organiser Brian Ayrton said: “Gale force wind could blow a competitor off his machine or topple one of the 14 officials. The rock strewn area is not the place to fall, so the club opted to cancel on those grounds.”

It is likely the the club will apply for another trial date. Hot on the heels of the Yarnbury event news, the cancellation of the annual Chequers Trial at Osmotherly joined the list, which wiped out any bike action in the county.

* However, The north Derbyshire trials venue of Burycliff attracted 53 competitors, mostly youth classes, for the annual Hebo Memorial Winter trial last week.

Barry and Nick Humphreys plotted a ten section ridden four times. The large boulder section suited Jack Dance and his JST Gas Gas and Bradford’s Charlie Smith won the adult class.

Experts: Charlie Smith (Beta) 36, Jo Collins (Montesa) 51, Jake Eley (Beta) 120.

Inters: George Clarke (Sherco) 49, Jason Cartlidge (Gas Gas) 69, Kaytlyn Adshead (TRS) 75

Class A: Jack Dance (JST Gas Gas) 11, Harry Turner (Gas Gas) 44, Tom Shepherd (Gas Gas) 82.

* Bradford Motor Club will be back in action this weekend with the Manywells Novice and Beginners trial at Howden Wood, Silsden, at 1pm on Saturday.

There will be three trials on Sunday, with the Yeadon-Guiseley Motor Club's club championship trial taking place on Addingham Moorside 11am.

Richmond Motor Club will hold the Harold Graham Trophy Trial at Cogden Hall, Grinton 10.30am and Horsforth and District Motor Club will hold its second SGME Championship at the Parkwood Offroad Centre, Tong, at 11am.