SHORTAGE of section observers at Bradford District Motor Club's Manywells Winter trial at Lumb Waterfall in Cowling did not prevent 32 competitors from riding their machines on Saturday.

Clerk of Course Jason Dunning plotted eight sections for the event but only had four observers available so opted for the entire field to ride the first four sections and then start again and ride the second four sections.

On the Manywells Novice course, Cowling’s Robert Berry and Glusburn contender Jonathan Baker managed to ride the entire course without penalty to head Skipton’s Richard Pearson by three marks.

Martyn Pratt was the best Youth competitor in the class. Michael Grayson won Manywells 50/50 course while Lucy Ayrton and Josh Pearson headed the Youth classes.

Only three contested the Easy route which was won by Finn Potter.

Results, Manywells Novice course: 1= Robert Berry (Montesa)/Jonathan Baker (Sherco) 0, 3 Richard Pearson (Beta) 1.

Youth Class:1 Martyn Pratt (Beta) 11, 2 Oliver Winstanley (Beta) 98.

Manywells 50/50 course: 1 Michael Rayson (Beta) 5, 2 Robert Murgatroyd (Montesa) 6, 3 Simon Nutter (Sherco) 27.

Youth Class B: 1 Lucy Ayrton (Beta) 46, 2 Mason Carter (Beta) 61.

Youth Class C: Josh Pearson (Beta) 47.

Manywells easy course, Class A: Frankie Earle (Gas Gas) 94. Class C: Finn Potter (Oset) 60. Class D: Isaac Reeday (Oset) 93.


LITTLE Isabelle Addy made a big impression while competing in Yeadon-Guiseley Motor Club's second closed to club championship trial.

The four-year-old from Silsden rode her electric-powered Oset like a veteran at Dob Park, finishing 11th on the easy course route in what was her first ever trial.

She was one of 22 beginners in the 100-strong entry who took on Browns Wood under the guidance of Paul Whitham here the gradients and the pine covered surface tested all and was also a soft landing for those who stumbled.

The remaining 78 competitors roamed a four-lap course of ten sections in Dob Park.

Results, Experts: Dan Hemingway (Beta) 10, Sam Yeadon (Beta) 14, Joe Jennings (Gas Gas) 18.

Inters: Thomas Housecroft (Beta) 18, Jamie Stephenson (Montesa) 26, Louis Haley (Montesa) 32.

Novices: 1 Harry Lampkin (Vertigo) 9, Keiran Child (Beta) 32, Ben Butterworth (Beta) 33.

Youth Class A: Joe Faunthorpe (Beta) 29, Jacob Snowdon (Beta) 59, Aaron Carter (Beta) 78.

Clubman A: Michael Benn (Gas Gas) 20, Paul Jackson (Montesa) 24, Neil Wright (Gas Gas) 26.

Youth Class B: Harry Hemingway (Beta) 22, Harry Turner (Beta) 27, Sam Lampkin (Beta) 62.

Clubman B: Novices: Karl Greaves (Vertigo) 9, Stephen Arnall (Beta) 28, Tyler Farrow (Beta) 41.

Over-40s: Chris Manby (Vertigo) 29, Craig Mercer (Beta) 50, Chris Maggs (Gas Gas) 67 Over-50s: Tony Holmes (Beta) 21, Mark Chippendale (Vertigo) 23, Stephen Smith (Beta) 26.

Youth Class A: Will Harrison (Sherco) 47, Youth Class B: Kieran Skehan (Beta) 75, Frankie Rhodes (Beta) 79, Youth Class C: George Hemingway (Beta) 47, Mason Carter (Beta) 131. Arran Sherwin (Beta) 150.

Small Wheels, Hard course: William Sagar 42, Joe Drysdale 80 (All Oset).

Middle course: Corey Shepherd (Mecatecno) 30, Ellis Barton (Oset) 35, Oliver Arkwright (Oset) 40.

Easy course: Jimmy Crabtree 9, Bowes 18, Jenson Fox 23(all Oset).