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TTak­ing the sport of tri­als to an­other level in Great Bri­tain the ‘Su­per­trial’ theme, us­ing the full stop-al­lowed rules which al­lows the rider to be able to tra­verse in a rear­ward di­rec­tion as long as the feet re­main on the footrests, has proved a huge suc­cess. This is not just with the rid­ers but also with the pub­lic, who have at­tended these events in their hun­dreds to watch this Su­perS­port. hree events have been pro­moted this year, with Scar­bor­ough & DMCC host­ing the first of them ear­lier in the sum­mer months. The next stop would be the North Berk’s MCC at its Sey­mour’s Arena venue. This event has been a bench­mark for the ‘Su­per­trial’ theme over the years and this year once again proved as pop­u­lar as ever.

Satur­day was run as the Ladies’ Cham­pi­onship over one day, where Emma Bris­tow suc­cess­fully de­fended her crown in front of Becky Cook. The big­gest cheer went up though for the very brave Nickita Smith, who is lit­er­ally find­ing her feet again af­ter a very se­ri­ous road traf­fic ac­ci­dent looked like it had ended her tri­als ca­reer, and she took the fi­nal step on the podium.

The club also or­gan­ised a side­car demon­stra­tion to keep the en­ter­tain­ment flow­ing.

Race day for their male coun­ter­parts would be on the Sun­day. Un­der some­times over­cast skies, a bat­tle soon emerged in­volv­ing the new breed of young rid­ers with the ex­pe­ri­enced Michael Brown in­ter­rupt­ing them. Welsh cham­pion Iwan Roberts took a well-de­served victory in the fi­nal from Brown, fol­lowed by Jack Shep­pard and an off-form Jack Price.

It was the very un­for­giv­ing and nat­u­ral ter­rain of the Ad­ding­ham Moor­side venue where the Yeadon & Guise­ley MCC in­vited the rid­ers to per­form for round three. The day went very well and the weather was very kind, which at­tracted a good strong sup­port­ive crowd who cheered the brave ef­forts of the rid­ers. It was Jack Price and James Da­bill who locked horns all the way through the qual­i­fy­ing process to the fi­nal where young Price took the victory and the scalp of his friend Da­bill, much to the young rider’s de­light.

What this three-round series has achieved is to take the sport to the spec­ta­tor, and it de­serves to be recog­nised as a full cham­pi­onship with rid­ers scor­ing points in 2017 when we can then have an of­fi­cially crowned Su­per­trial Bri­tish Cham­pion.

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