IT was a case of trophies galore at Post Hill on Boxing Day where the West Leeds Motor Club hosted their annual Boxing Day Trial at the Farnley venue.

As in previous years the trial attracted a strong field with forty starters who rode a tricky thirteen section three lap course. The heavy mid-week rain tested all classes as the ground was on the soft side of being muddy.

Oliver Sharp won the hard course class from Pontefract’s Ben Ludgate. Frizinghall farmer David Petty was a clear winner on the 50-50 course and his son Charlie won Class B Youth class with a fine fourth place overall.

Harrogate chimney sweep Phillip Hammond won the Clubman class from Leeds garage owner Robin Luscombe who rode his fifty year BSA Bantam to a close second place ahead of Matt Chambers. West Leeds Motor Club John Kershaw master minded the course with his assistants. The Club thank all the observers at the thirteen sections

1 Oliver Sharp (Gas Gas) 62, 2 Andrew Smith (DOT) 105.

Novices: 1 Ben Ludgate (Beta) 65, 2 John Lydamore (Vertigo) 81.

Youth Class A: Henry Stephenson (Norton) 116.

50-50 course.

Novices: 1 David Petty (Beta) 68, 2 Thomas Jackson (Sherco) 78, 3 Gavin Houson (Panther) 88.

Youth Class B: 1 Charlie Petty (Beta) 123, 2 Freddie Stephenson (TRS) 143.

Clubman course.

Novices: 1 Phillip Hammond Sherco) 92Robin Luscombe (BSA) 12 mc, 3 Matt Chambers (Triumph) 12.

Youth Class B: Oliver Petty (Beta) 136, 2 Luke Blackley (Beta)| 145.


Best performance –Frank Fletcher Trophy – Oliver Sharp.

1st Expert: - N.H. Crowther Trophy – no qualifier.

1st Intermediate – T.H. Wortley Salver – Andrew Smith.

1st Novice – Spencer Trophy - Ben Ludgate.

50-50 course:

1st Novice Bouskill Cup – David Petty.

Clubman course.

1st Novice - Leyburn Cup - Phillip Hammond.

1st Class A Youth on hard course – Presidents Cup – Henry Stephenson.

1st Class B Youth – Large Sparking Plug – Charlie Petty.