Jess takes top spot
With a total of eight ACU Ladies’ and Girls’ British Championship classes available for the riders to compete in, riders of all ages and abilities are well catered for. In 2019 this championship race started way back in March with the final round, number seven, run by the Torridge & DMC Ltd at the excellent Keypitts Farm near Ilfracombe providing an excellent finale.
With the championships decided at round six, some riders did not make the long drive to this event. The most demanding and difficult class, the Ladies, is at the very top of the ladder and it was nice to see a new winner in 2019 as the determined Jess Bown (BVM/BMS Scorpa) made her dedication well worth the effort.
In a world of increasing acceptance of females across all sports disciplines, motorcycle trials has never stood still, and we can celebrate a further seven ACU title winners with Chloe Baker (TRS UK), Sarah Bell (Beta), Charlotte Kimber (Gas Gas), Amy Clarke (BVM Sherco), Katlyn Adshead (Station Garage TRS), Matilda Arbon (180° Off Road Beta) and Daisy Craig (Inspire Racing OSET).
With so many classes on offer some are better supported than the others, but as a whole the series continues to attract well-supported entries making for a very competitive championship season.
Jess Bown (BVM-BMS Scorpa)
Chloe Baker (TRS UK)
Charlotte Kimber (Gas Gas)
107 Katlyn Adshead (Station Garage TRS)
Brianna King (Beta)