BAILDON'S Nigel Scott and his daughter Gracie-Mae, a Guiseley School pupil, took runner-up position in the opening Wessex Plant Hire British Sidecar trials championship at Dunsford, Surrey, on Sunday, scoring 17 championship points riding their Beta sidecar machine.

While Scott owns the bike, the sidecar is owned by Cullingworth's Robin Luscombe and has been won multiple sidecar championship trials.

* Post Hill was no walk in the woods for 37 competitors on Saturday afternoon where the West Leeds Motor Club staged on of their popular novice and beginners trial.

A legacy of torrential rain left the slopes of the venue where Jeff Prior and his stalwarts plotted a mild course for the three classes.

Barnoldswick's Anthony Ayrton rode the hard route on a non-competitive basis to keep an eye on his teenage daughter and got round on eight penalties, but Leeds' Paul Kettlewell was even sharper and turned a two score with dabs on sections seven and ten.

Mr Trials UK, Nige Pearson of Horsforth, did a good job on the 50/50 route, losing 22 marks to take the win and beating Mick Kettlewell by six marks.

The seventh section cost the latter 16 penalties. Ironically only the novice class winner, Gareth Mitchell, managed a clean, on lap two.

On the beginners route, it was Leeds' Ged Fallon who came out on top for a repeat of his last result on New Year's Day. The club will run again on March 14.


Main course


Over 40's: Paul Kettlewell (Sherco) 2, Richard Pearson (Beta) 39, Andy Townson (Gas Gas) 100.

Over 50's: Steven Fowler (Beta) 7, Howard Gulley (TRS) 26.

Over 60's: Dave Lamin (Vertigo) 27.

Youth Class A: Lucy Ayrton (TRS) 127.

Youth Class B: Josh Pearson (Beta) 32.

Pre-65: Mick Grant (BSA) 40, Bryan Bayes (BSA) 66.Non-competitive: Anthony Ayrton (Montesa) 8.

50/50 course

Novice: Gareth Mitchell (Beta) 72.

Over 50's: Nige Pearson (Sherco) 22, Chris Maggs (Montesa) 38, Simon Green (Beta 41.

Over 60's: Mick Kettlewell (TRS) 28.

Twin Shock: Mick Clarke (Bultaco) 31.

Youth Class B: Alex Woodhouse (Vertigo) 55 Beginner's course.

Novices: Andrew Kershaw (Montesa) 46, Jack Wilson (Beta) 53, Lewis Greenwood (Beta) 64.

Over 40's: Simon Cassidy (Montesa) 54.

Over 50's: Ged Fallon (TRS) 28, Mark Grant (Beta) 46, Russ Brodie (Gas Gas) 49.

Over 60's: Nige Barrett (Beta) 34 mc, Steve Wicks (Sherco) 53 mc.

Youth Class B: Joe Thornton (Gas Gas) 86.

Youth Class C: Jack Pullan (Beta) 34.