Trawden biker wins in Skipton trial

Ross Crosby
Ross Crosby

Trawden’s Ross Crosby won the West Leeds Motor Club’s annual West Yorkshire Group NuTexa Trial, at Cawder Hall, at Skipton on Sunday.

A bright and sunny warm day greeted 39 contenders, where a 14-section, three-lap course tested all three classes.

Keeping his cool in the hot conditions, elevator engineer Crosby, a new Colin Appleyard Beta signing, kept Embsay footwear retailer and rival Aran Drachenberg at a distance to win the trial, despite a seven penalty after three laps of the hillside venue.

Experts: Ross Crosby (Appleyard Beta) 5, Aran Drachenberg (Beta) 12.

Inters: Richard Shepherd (Montesa) 45,Ben Robinson (Beta) 47, 3 Nigel Crowther (Gas Gas) 54.