THE Horsforth Motor Club staged their annual Basic Memorial Trial at a chilly Kex Gill, and there was nearly an inter-family shock for the famous Lampkin dynasty.

Silsden royalty, and multiple world champion, Dougie almost conceded victory to his 14-year-old nephew Harry Hemingway, and seemingly had done so until a late intervention.

Dougie dropped three penalties during the trial, and that included a two score in the 16th section on lap one.

On a post event count, it seemed nephew had aced uncle, but sharp eyed observer Nick Cahill had logged Harry for a knee dab in section three on lap two, giving him four penalties overall.

Amazingly, Harry managed to clean the first lap completely.

His father Dan, who was second behind Dougie in the expert class himself, said Harry "was line perfect in every section" of that stunning first lap.

Weather conditions for the course plotting team of Nige Pearson, Russ Brodie, Simon Green, Howard Gulley and Barrie Green were horrendous.

An Arctic gale, rain and sleet blasted across the moors, hammering them, the spectators and the 60 or so riders throughout the day.

On the course, Bradford’s Charlie Smith turned in a good ride to snatch the inters class from Keiran Child and Will Tolson, while George Hemingway, now aged 12, finished second behind brother Harry in the youth class.

Meanwhile, Ilkley decorator Graham Tales was on a roll and got away from Andrew Jackson and Paul Kettlewell to win Clubman A.

Phillip Hammond put his Sherco at the top of Clubman B from Tony Holmes and a red bearded Richard Shepherd, who was hustling round on the Kingstone Farm cow bike.

Sadly, the 140cc machine became heated after its seven penalty opening lap

The conditions were slightly less greasy for the third round of West Leeds' Moto Clubs Novice and Beginners trials series, which was held over at Post Hill in Farnley.

Chris Johnson managed to ride a crucial section three cleanly, and together with only two single dabs, that gave him an easy win on the main route.

Mick Kettlewell's near-faultless ride gave him the win on the 50/50 route, while unusually, on the beginner's route, three riders tied for first place, all losing a maximum on one section and no marks anywhere else.

As an interesting aside, four of the five winners were riders over 60.