Tyke Trial Club Championship - Round 1
Tuesday 23 March 2010
by Ben Swales

JPEG - 17.2 kb Following the cancellation of the first round due to heavy snow last month, the Tyke Trial club championship kicked off on Sunday 21st of March at Shipley Glen. Some 60 riders turned up in the morning to be greeted by glorious sunshine and some interesting sections. Among these 60 riders were a lot of new faces, which was wonderful to see! All categories had a healthy number of riders and there was some close competition for the top spots. The only downside at the start of the day was the lack of willing observers, which meant that one of the sections had to be pulled up in order for the trial to go on. This was disappointing for riders and organisers alike and is something that we would like to see change at future rounds!

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Elite

Elite category was a closely fought competiton, with just four points separating 13 year old winner Jack Carthy (Onza), who finished with just five points on his card, and runner-up Dave Kerr (9). Steve Rogers took third place with 27. Atomz rider Danny Butler had started the trial but unfortunately retired after his first lap – it would have been interesting to see how youngster Jack Carthy compared to the more seasoned competitor! Jack almost managed the perfect trial, with his five points coming from a surprise fall on section 7, spoiling his otherwise immaculate scorecard.

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Elite Results

PositionName20/26Score
1 Jack Carthy 20 5
2 Dave Kerr 26 9
3 Steve Rogers 20 27
4 Ryan Trickett 20 29
5 Alec Wray 20 31
6 Rob Poyser 20 31
7 Andy Ford 26 38
8 Michael Singleton 26 40
9 Will Arnold 20 47
10 Stephen Thompson 20 59
Ret’d Danny Butler 26 -
Ret’d James Hyland 26 -

Expert

Expert category was just as closely fought, with Kyle Livesey finishing with just one dab and second place Chris Rider and third place Paul Wood finishing on 6 points apiece and being separated on most cleans. Danny Brady was unfortunately carted off to hospital after a gust of wind blew over a cliff edge, resulting in a couple of dislocated fingers and a torn ligament in his ankle – get well soon Danny!

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Expert Results

PositionName20/26Score
1 Kyle Livesey 26 1
2 Chris Rider 20 6
3 Paul Wood 26 6
4 Jamie Williams 20 13
5 James Bancroft 20 19
6 Nathan Thompson 26 23
7 Ross Clayton 20 31
8 Shaun Hook 26 36
Ret’d Danny Brady 26 -

Cadet, Intermediate, Novice and Primary

Cadet was very close at the top, with Sam Cahill just beating Sam Ford (24 and 25 respectively) and Jack Chapman close behind on 28. Intermediate was won by Chris Fairbairn (5), followed by John Padley and Jed Hesling (8 & 11). Eight year old Adam Morewood (Tarty Bikes) took the win in novice class, dropping just one point on his first lap and cleaning the rest of the trial! Definitely one to watch for the future! Second and third place went to Craig Patrick (10) and Sam Rolls (11) and Joel Holdsworth took the win in Primary class with 29 points.

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Cadet Results

PositionName20/26Score
1 Sam Cahill 20 24
2 Sam Ford 26 25
3 Jack Chapman 20 28
4 Tom Hooper 20 39
5 James Farrar 20 47
6 Duncan Hague 20 51
7 Ben Swales 26 52
8 Alex Williams 20 55
9 Adam Busfield 26 56
10 Carl Hopps 20 60
11 Ben Walsh 20 63

Intermediate Results

PositionName20/26Score
1 Chris Fairbairn 20 5
2 John Padley 20 8
3 Jed Hesling 20 11
4 Bradley Stead 20 11
5 Sam Day 20 17
6 Charlie Rolls 20 17
7 TJ Reynoldson 20 18
8 Billy Metcalfe 20 18
9 Chris Bland 20 18
10 Andrew Dorritt 20 27
11 Iwan Osborn 20 27
12 Neil Robinson 20 28
13 Hoe Hawkins 20 28
14 Rob Feeley 20 29
15 Russel Dodds 26 37
16 Glen Hanslip 26 42
17 Ryan McGinty 20 52
18 Andy Allen 26 56
19 Adli Rowland 20 58
20 Katy Rankin 20 68
21 Steven Brown 20 70

Novice Results

PositionName20/26Score
1 Adam Morewood 20 1
2 Craig Patrick 20 10
3 Sam Rolls 20 11
4 Connor Riches 20 21
5 Connor Parker 20 29
6 Lewis Harrison 20 37
7 Will Blackburn 20 56
8 Reece Jones 20 -

Primary Results

PositionName20/26Score
1 Joel Holdsworth 20 29

There are seven more rounds in the Tyke Trial Championship and new riders and observers are always welcome!

Round Date Venue
2 11/04/10 Addingham Moorside
3 09/05/10 Penistone Country Park
4 13/06/10 Lee Mill Quarry
5 10/07/10 & 11/07/10 High Wood Farm, Brimham
6 05/09/10 Cockhill Lead Mines
7 03/10/10 Dob Park
8 31/10/10 Harden Moor
Some dates are provisional – check the website for updates

For more information on the Tyke Trial club and how to join go to their website: www.biketrialuk.co.uk and click on clubs, or email them at membership@biketrialuk.co.uk.

Photos

A big thanks to Graham Todd and Russell Hague for the photos. To see the rest of Russell’s photos, head over to his website.

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