DOUGIE Lampkin gave one hundred and thirty one competitors a riding lesson at Dob Park on Tuesday by riding fourteen sections and three laps without dropping a boot.

Smooth and easy but those sections were eventually coated with mud, a legacy of the recent snowfall and heavy rain and did not get easier. Notable also that teenager Alfie Lampkin Took third place on the hard course and beat his uncle James by just one penalty.

Teenager Henry Stephenson won the Clubman A class from Ilkley's Daniel Hole and Barnoldswick engineer Anthony Ayrton. Harrogate sawmill owner Robert Hardisty just managed to beat Neil Gaunt and Phillip Hammond for the Clubman B award.

With so many entries, and packed car park, the starting order was that the twenty four hard course contenders rode the first seven sections in Dob Park while the Clubman A and B contenders were directed into Brown's for the other seven sections. The finale was the legendary Crosser's Rocks which were coated with mud.


Hard course.

Experts: 1 Dougie Lampkin (Vertigo) 0, 2 James Lampkin (Beta) 58.

Inters: 1 Thomas Housecroft (Vertigo) 57, 2 Thomas Middleton (Vertigo) 58, 3 Danny Cockshott (Vertigo) 74.

Novices: 1 Charlie Smith (Vertigo) 58, 2 Bevan Blacker (Gas Gas) 64, 3 Elliott Laws (Vertigo) 74.

Youth Class A: 1 Alfie Lampkin (Vertigo) 57, 2 Jasper Fox (Beta) 117, 3 Harison Skelton (Scorpa) 125.

Clubman A course.

Clubman: 1 Anthony Ayrton (Montesa) 37, 2 Daniel Hole (Beta) 49, 3 David Hays (Gas Gas) 53.

Youth Class A: 1 Henry Stephenson (TRS) 31.

Youth Class B: 1 Jamie Rowntree (Beta) 61, 2 Joshua McParland (Scorpa) 64, 3 Charlie Crossland (Beta) 64.

Clubman B course.

Clubmen: 1 Robert Hardisty (Sherco) 22, 2 Neil Gaunt (Beta) 26, 3 Phillip Hammond (Sherco) 37.

Youth Class A: 1 Lucy Ayrton (TRS)

Youth Class B: 1 Fraiser Lampkin (Vertigo) 61, 2 Freddie Stephenson (TRS) 87.

Clubman C course.

Clubmen: 1 James West (Gas Gas) 91; 2 Tom Stephens (Beta) 123.

Youth Class B: Jimmy Crabtree (Vertigo) 36.

Youth Class C: 1 Bobby Crabtree (Beta) 71, 2 Koby Smith (Beta) 125, 3 Max Lampkin (Beta) 149.

Small Wheels: 1 Aiden Richardson (Gas Gas) 26, 2 Tate Croft (Oset) 32, 3 Rocco Watson (Oset) 45.

In other news, The West Leeds Motor Club staged their annual Presidents Trial at a damp and cold Post Hill on Boxing Day as the club has done for many years.

Dense fog and light rain over the Leeds area did not abate and the cloud base hovered over Pudsey for most of the day. John Kershaw and his assistants Plotted the thirteen sections which were ridden three times.

Despite the heavy going only five competitors dropped out of the forty six starters Television ace road race commentator James Whitham dropped out but former sidecar trials star Robin Luscombe got his Bantam home in seventh place on the clubman route where Stuart Oughton won over Chris Johnson and Glynn Boughton. Former road racer Sam Ludgate topped the hard route from expert Liam Walker and Richard Mellon. Brother Ben Ludgate salvaged fourth place. Nigel Crowther just nailed the 50-50 class on a tie-breaker from Paul Kettlewell and Ben Francis. Paul has been notching some strong results lately on his Sherco machine. The Club thank Mick Kettlewell, Simon Cassidy,, Graham Wilson, Paul Whitaker, Bill Francis, Dennis Pitts, John Kershaw, Greg Kershaw, Nigel Greenwood, Andy Turner and Peter Walton for observing in such cold conditions. Results:

Hard course:

Expert: 1 Liam Walker (Gas Gas) 12, 2 Aaron Holmes (Gas Gas) 76.

Novices: 1Sam Ludgate (Jotagas) 7, 2 Richard Mellon (Vertigo) 24, 3 Ben Ludgate (Beta) 32, Youth Class A: Henry Stephenson (TRS) 40.

50-50 course:

Novices: Nigel Crowther (Vertigo) 31mc, 2 Paul Kettlewell (Sherco) 31, 3 Benjamin Francis (Gas Gas) 37.

Clubman course:

Novices: 1 Stuart Ogden (Beta) 10, 2 Chris Johnson (Gas Gas) 12, 3 Glynn Boughton (TRS) 20.

Youth Class B: Freddie Stephenson (TRS) 47.


Best Performance - Frank Fletcher Trophy - Sam Ludgate.

1st Expert - N. H. Crowther Trophy - Liam Walker.

1st Intermediate - T. H. Wortley Salver - N/A.

1st Novice: Spencer Trophy - Richard Mellon.

1st 50-50 route Novice: Bouskill Cup, - Nigel Crowther.

1st Clubman route Novice: Leyburn Cup - Stuart Oughton.

1st Youth hard course: Presidents Trophy - Henry Stephenson.

1st Youth Class B: Large Spark Plug - Freddie Stephenson.

1st Youth Class C: Not awarded.