Jess takes top spot

Trial Magazine - - SPORT - WORDS: TRI­ALS ME­DIA PIC­TURE CREDIT: JUDY CHAM­PION

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)

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