Gargrave youngster competes in trials

Francesca Tattersall
Francesca Tattersall

A FUND raising trial was a huge success as Bradford District Motor Club joined the Armed Forces on Saturday at Deepcliffe Farm.

A total of £1,800 was raised for the Armed Forces Appeal Charity as donations from Beta UK, Gas Gas UK, MRS Sherco, Trial Mag, Colin Appleyard and Wulfsport plus others swelled the awards.

Keighley brewers Timothy Taylor also donated a firkin of their championship beer Landlord which has won the Brewing Industry’s Gold Medal in the Keg, Cask and Bottled Ale competitions.

Some 49 competitors rode hard and easy routes through 10 sections and four laps with advice and encouragement from Team Appleyard trials experts Phil Disney, Dan Clark and club captain Nathan Wrigglesworth.

Results – Inter: Anthony Ayrton (Montesa) 14.

Novices: 1, Howard Dixon (Beta) 6; 2, Chris Tolson (Beta) 10; 3, Andrew Tales (Fantic) 14.

Over 40s: 1, Tim Jackson (Beta) 12; 2, John Spensley (Montesa) 17; 3, Gary Rushton (Beta) 29.

Youth A: 1 Nathan Major (Gas Gas) 17, 2 James Bottomley (Gas Gas) 39, 3 Jacob Smith (Beta) 126. Youth B: James Hodkinson (Sherco) 31. Youth C: 1, Joe Faunthorpe 11; 2, William Tolson 14; 3, Charlie Smith 43. (All Beta). Youth D: Edward Earle (Beta) 35.

Clubman course – Novices: 1, Joe Fox (Gas Gas) 17; 2, Phil Seddon (Beta) 19; 3, Harry Foster (Beta) 28.

Over 40s: Hugh Lindsay (Scorpa) 26; 2, John Dixon (Beta) 27; 3 Steven Fielden (Honda) 36.

Youth A: 1, Luke Gore (Sherco) 29; 2, Harriett Hartley (Gas Gas) 90. Youth B: Tom Farrer (Beta) 17; 2, Joe Tales (Gas Gas) 38; 3, Francesca Tattersall (Sherco) 45. Youth C: 1, Will Harrison (Beta) 1; 2, Jack Thompson (Beta) 41;