GLASSHOUSES' Danny Gamble lit up the moors above Beamsley on Saturday afternoon to ride his Sherco machine to overall victory in the Ilkley Grand National time trial.

Only Gamble and Barnoldswick's Anthony Ayrton broke the two-hour time covering three laps of moorland without an inch of tarmac.

Ayrton, who is in the over forties age category, won the inter class just four minutes and three seconds behind the winner.

Finghall youngster Robert Weatherill really hit the moors with a vengeance. His descent down the face of Beamsley Beacon was awesome in speed.

Bellerby's Ryan Brown was also rapid but a sliding front wheel saw man and machine cartwheel into the heather.

Brown was up in a flash and motored off into distance at about the same speed.

The actual times have no effect on the results, as both the expert three lap route and the shorter two lap club route are calculated of the average of the fastest ten finishers.

The expert time average was two hours, five minutes and 45 seconds.

The Clubman figures were one hour, 34 minutes and three seconds.

Gamble, Glusburn builder Nathan Wrigglesworth, Robert Weatherill, and Anthony Ayrton did not incur time penalties.

The coveted Freddy Clayton Trophy was won by Richmond Over 40's contender Chris Tett.

The shorter Clubman route was equally difficult as the entire entry rode all 20 sections but only twice.

Consett's Chris Barnett won the class with a best on observation and no time penalties from Coverdale's Sam Lambert who was riding his first Grand National.

Time penalties dropped Howard Gulley and Ian Myers down the results order the third and fourth.

British Ladies Inter class national champion Beth Dunning, of Crossflatts, finished in ninth place beating her father Jason by two penalties.

Only seven retirements were posted from a total of 57 starters.

Despite recent adverse weather conditions, the ten mile lap was moderate underfoot and wheels.

Yeadon-Guiseley Motor Club hosted the Stelvio Trophy trial at the Cockhill Mines on Sunday.

A Siberian low temperature wind swept down the ancient and disused lead mines high above Pateley Bridge from dawn as Shaun Fletcher planted a dozen section flags at 7.30 am on Sunday.

Despite the cool weather, 62 riders dropped in and that included 14 small wheelers, who were stretched by a trial course that ran in the valley taking grassy climbs, rocks and streams, the latter of many yards in length.

The current hard route star Harrison Lightfoot edged Jonnie Fannon and Ellis Barton. Poppy Fletcher was on the scene after a 6am rise with her father Shaun who marked all the sections at a fair pace.

Alanna Richardson was not in her usual form and dropped eleven in the sixth and ten in the last section.

Tiny Isabelle Addy won the easy route. She lost a stack of marks but only stopped once.

In the expert class, Danny Gamble continued with his form and blitzed the experts with a non-stop ride over Dan Hemingway while his son Harry took out Louis Haley in the final.

Barnoldswick's Anthony Ayrton only escaped from Little Hemmo by a dab.

Jamie Stephenson took Clubman A as well acting as team manager for sons Henry and Freddie.

Andrew Jackson lost the most cleans tie-breaker but claimed runner-up when James Noble footed the sixth way up on the moor top.

The Clubman B class went to returnee Chris Beecroft after almost six months out of trial due to wrist problems.

The Leigh Bell Memorial Trial on Saturday at the Parkwood Offroad Centre in Tong was yet another success story for the Batley Classic and Modern Trials Club.

Clerk of course Helen Greaves plotted five options through the ten sections.

Those options ranged from expert to very easy routes. No surprise then that 64 competitors from youths to pensioners homed in on the Parkwood estate on Saturday morning.

The penalties were mild with expert route winner Paul Kettlewell turning a 22 score. Giles Hemsworth got his Beta through the the hard section for a 17 score.

Leeds Suzuki dealer Robin Luscombe, who is from Cullingworth, set the benchmark on the intermediate route riding his Pre-65 Triumph and winning on a mere seven marks.

Scores on the easy route were tight where Ben Ashton lost two marks and just ahead of Steve Gossop.

The pattern continued on the dead easy route where Ged Fallon won with a three score.