A Barnoldswick rider shined on motorcycle trials sport return after the three-month lockdown, all be it under strict Auto Cycle Union rules, at the Wetherby & District Motor Club event.

Engineer Anthony Ayrton won the inter class, riding his new TRS machine. Daughter Lucy observed section one, while her grandfather Brian tested a new flashgun on his Nikon camera.

There was a maximum of 40 competitors for all ages and it was pre-event entries only. Individual spacing was not critical as the participants left the start a minute apart.

The venue at Longside Farm tested all three classes. The course was a full 10 section layout on the grassy and wooded steep hillside.

Glasshouses electrician Danny Gamble won the hard route class, beating Kirkby Malzeard precision engineer Dave Mawer and 20-year-old Ramsgill trainee mechanical engineer Jack Harker.

Rob Bratley and Stewart Molloy headed the 50-50 and easy course classes. Braidley brothers Sam and Scott Lambert scored an eighth and ninth in their classes. Sam is a trainee architect while Scott works in the agricultural supplies industry.

The Wetherby club have planned an event to next take place on July 25 at Toft Gate Farm, Greenhow. This would be an invitation only trial.

The results were as follows: Hard course - Experts: Danny Gamble (Sherco) 11. Inter: Anthony Ayrton (TRS) 40. Novices: 1 Dave Mawer (Beta) 21, 3 Jack Harker (Beta) 28, 3 Elliott Laws (Vertigo) 33.

50-50 course - Novices: 1 Rob Bratley (Sherco) 8, 2 Errol Brown (Montesa) 11, 3 Ian Myers (Sherco) 18. Over 40's: 1 Phillip Hammond (Sherco) 29, 2 Andy Townson (Gas Gas) 62. Over 50's: 1 Chris Laws (Vertigo) 14, 2 Michael Platts (Sherco) 19, 3 Robert Hardisty (Sherco) 21.

Easy course: Novices: 1 Thomas Simpson (Beta) 31, 2 John Leng (Beta) 92. Over 40's: John Henfrey (Beta) 69. Over 50's: 1 Stewart Molloy (Beta) 16, 2 Michael Benson (Beta) 47, Mark Ryder (Sherco) 56, Over 60's: 1 Ian Brogden (Beta) 26, 2 Graham Sanderson (Sherco) 64, 3 Mick Bayley (Beta) 65.