TWO Silsden riders were to the fore at the Bradford Motor Club's novice and beginners trial in Glusburn on Saturday.

The Bradford Motor Club trials organising team of Jason Dunning, Brian and Anthony Ayrton plotted a compact trials course high above Manor House Farm at Glusburn on Saturday morning under a blanket of hill mist but by noon the winter sun broke through to blanket the ten sections and lift the temperature for an entry of 53 competitors.

Event secretary Carina Carter processed entry forms from children to pensioners. The course format was a tried and tested four short laps and eight sections, bearing in mind darkness is arriving just after 3.30pm.

All the sections were tricky rather than severe though the recent rainfall did play a part in the final scores.

The real notables were Silsden's Fraiser Lampkin winning the fifty/fifty course class from Otley adult Ian Bradley while his elder brother Alfie took his Vertigo round the hard course to take an overall fifth, and he was second in youth class B. Ryan Crowder rode the entire course without penalty.

Grassington motor engineer John Maxfield had a clean sheet ride to win the over 40's class at the Wetherby and District Motor Club's annual President's Shield Trial at Kingstone Farm, Fellbeck, on Sunday.

There were threatening clouds, but the weather held off for 48 competitors and ten hardy observers.

The format was four laps and ten sections for all competitors but with a hard and easy course option planned by Richard Shepherd.

Twelve-year-old British and European Youth trials champion Harry Hemingway, turned on the style on the hard course, riding through the sections for just two penalties that won the East Keswick schoolboy the McRae Tray Trophy.

His score was just single point under Huddersfield adult winner Chris Greenwood, who lost his three penalties on the rocky third section.

George Hemingway was on the same score as Greenwood in the third and stopped on lap one then got off line in the fifth which climbed the shallow stream and added another maximum.