HARROGATE motorcycle dealer Joel Sadler won the fourth trial in the Wetherby Motor Club’s Norman Crooks Trophy championship series on Saturday evening at Dacre.

Sadler, a director of the long established Acklams Motorcycles, managed to ride the 10 section course, marked by local farmer and trials rider Michael Benson, for a mere four penalties.

Kirby Malzeard precision engineer Dave Mawer competed with Sadler to grab runner-up spot from Harrogate Gas Gas rider Bevan Blacker.

Braidley’s Sam Lambert rode his Beta to a fine fourth place on the hard route, leaving Bellerby brothers Ryan and Josh Brown to salvage 10th and 11th places.

Sixteen-year-old Josh commenced training last week as an electrical engineer.

East Keswick teenage international Harry Hemingway won the hard route youth class from younger brother George.

The boys took second and 10th places overall on the expert course.

Glasshouses electrician Danny Gamble had a day to forget and slumped to sixth place but still leads the Crooks Trophy class.

Ilkley heating engineer Andy Tales repeated his Bayliss Farm trial result with a clear cut victory on the green course over Lancashire’s Darren Mitchell and Harrogate timber merchant Rob Hardisty.

The easy class route was won by Pontefract’s Ian Brogden, who incurred one penalty.


Hard course:

Experts: 1 Danny Gamble (Sherco) 15.

Inters: Anthony Ayrton (TRS) 13.

Novices: 1 Joel Sadler (Beta) 4, 2 Dave Mawer (Beta) 10, 3 Bevan Blacker (Gas Gas) 11.

Youth Class A: 1 Harry Hemingway (Beta) 9, 2 George Hemingway (Beta) 15, 3 Richard Pulman (Scorpa) 17.

Green course:

Novices: 1 Andy Tales (Fantic) 0, 2 Ben Raynor (TRS) 6, 3 Errol Brown (Montesa) 10.

Over 40s: Phillip Hammond (Sherco) 9.

Over 50s: 1 Darren Mitchell (Beta) 3, 2 Rob Hardisty (Sherco) 3, 3 Neil Gaunt (Vertigo) 6.

Youths: 1 Jack Bennett (Beta) 30, 2 Lucy Ayrton (TRS) 58.

Easy course:

Novices: 1 Thomas Simpson (Beta) 7, 2 Mark Leng (Beta) 46.

Over 40s: 1 Andrew Walters (Honda) 16, 2 Peter Hollingworth (Beta) 38, 3 John Henfrey (Beta) 90.

Over 50s: 1 Stewart Molly (Beta) 4, 2 Mark Ryder (Sherco) 11, 3 In Bradley (Beta) 22.

Over 60s: 1 Ian Brogden (Beta) 1, 2 Graham Parker (Montesa) 7, 3 Mick Bayley (Beta) 9.

Twin Shocks: 1 Kevin Morley (Fantic) 6, Steve Gossop (BSA) 11. 3 John Ellis (Honda) 20.

Youth: 1 Jack Pullan (Beta) 34, 2 Arran Sherwin (Beta) 37.

In terms of some dates for your diary, there is a Wetherby Motor Club trial at Cockhill Mines in Greenhow this Saturday at 5:30pm, while there is a Horsforth & D.M.C trial at Stump Cross in Greenhow at 11.00 am on Sunday.