The second round of the Onza sponsored National Cup took place at Addingham Moorside on Sunday 16th May. The sections, which had taken two days to set, were daunting, not least because a very high wind had settled in for the day, threatening to blow riders off the rocks and all the way down the hill to Silsden! British Cycling’s Roger Wilbraham was on hand to present the awards and said that he was impressed by the level of riding and what the Biketrial Federation were doing.
Elite 26” was a closely contested battle, with winner James Hyland finishing just three points ahead of Dave Kerr (14) and Andrew Walker finishing off the podium on 27 points. Ben Savage was away in Scotland with his display team and Atomz riders Ben Slinger and Danny Butler were in Monaco demoing at the Formula 1 Grand Prix for Pussy energy drinks. Elite 20” saw 13 year old Jack Carthy take the win with 17 points on his card, ahead of Rob Poyser (21) and Tom Rankin (33). Never mind the future, Jack is one to watch NOW!
The Elite Podium
There were only two entries in Expert 26” and Steve Rogers took the top spot with just seven points after a great ride, followed by Tom Rigg on 32. Expert 20” saw some of the highest entries, with 16 of the 59 riders battling it out for the podium. Top honours went to Alec Wray, who finished with a mere six points, ahead of Ryan Crisp and Toby Chippet on 13 and 18 respectively.
The Expert Podium
Tom Hooper took the win in Cadet class, finishing on 38 points, almost half as many as 2nd place! Andrew McCabe looked to be struggling on his first lap, but a brilliant effort on his second lap saw him finish in second place on 73. Third place went o John Padley on 77.
The Cadet Podium
Intermediate was the most popular category, with 21 riders in class! Top spot went to Jack Chapman who finished on just five points, ahead of Owen Gawthorpe on 13 and Chris Fairbairn on 15
The Intermediate Podium
Charlie Rolls put in an excellent performance at Addingham, finishing on just one point! He finished ahead of Adam Morewood (10) and his brother Sam Rolls (37). Charlie and Adam look like they’ll be battling it out for the Cup this season, both of them putting in top performances at every comp!
The Novice Podium
Reece Jones (24) finished one point ahead of Harry Francis (25) in Primary class.
The Primary Podium
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The next British Cup round will take place alongside the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William this weekend on the 5th and 6th June, followed by a fourth round at Bracken Rocks on the 18th July and a fifth and final round at the famous Shipley Glen on the 19th September. No licences or affiliations are required to enter and entries can be made online at www.biketrialuk.co.uk. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Photos below by Ben Swales.