Stan Pitts trial report news

After spending all day Saturday, digging, shifting, plotting, riding and planting flags. 14 sections were waiting for the Stan Pitts trial.
We were rewarded with nearly 40 entries Some say this is a shame for the kind of trial this is. However, just to keep this fantastic piece of land in use keeps us going. Hardly June weather was on the agenda with brief rain showers and small chinks of sunshine. I say brief, hardly any! We were over run with observers and were very thankful that every section was marshalled.
It seemed the sections got a little harder as the day wore on, so, those that got off early probably had the best of the going.
One thing that Halton Gill offers is a good ride around. So, a simple section becomes an arduous task when arm pump has set in on the third lap. Danny Gamble was the top dog with Dave Petty topping the clubman A and riding an immaculate 90's Gas Gas Anthony Ayrton was triumphant on clubman B with Paul Gravlstock keeping him on his toes with another retro ride on the twinshock Fantic. We hope you all enjoyed yourself and tell your friends for next year....

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Calendar

EVENTS CALENDAR

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Next Event

 

Novice & Beginners
24/8/2024

Post Hill

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Stan Pitts Trial Rider Photographs

Don't quite know how he does it, but regular observer Brian Aryton manages to observe and capture rider images as well. The 3 class winners are on this new page click below:

 

Stan Pitts Class Winners

 

Sad News

M A L. White a West Leeds Motor Club member in the1950s & 60s has sadly passed away at the age of 94. He was a committee member and chairman of the club during this time and rode a 500 Triumph in trials with a fair amount of success; the late Geoff Broadbent said Mal was one of the best 500 twin Triumph riders in the North of England at the time.

He was the manager for C Wylde & sons motor cycle dealer in Leeds for a period and later worked for another motor cycle dealer in Leeds, Watson & Cairns, both of which no longer exist today.

The funeral takes place at York Crematorium on Thursday 1st February 2024 at 1.00pm

AGM

The club AGM was held on the evening of the 11th January, some changes to the club officials (see Club Info for details).

 

Novice & Beginners Trial

A nice pleasant afternoon for the final round of this years Novice & Beginners Trial at Post Hill. Thank you to all those riders who have turned out to support the events and helped to close the series with a successful event.

Club treasurer, Ben Ludgate, cleaned up on the main route by going round the 40 section course feet up.

On the 50/50 course Katie Ward "Triumphed" again by going round for the loss of only 8 marks, whilst on the Beginner route Steve Gossop on a BSA lost just 3 marks, both these winners on old bikes and beating all the modern machines!

 

Steve Walker Memorial Trial

A rather disappointing entry of just 34 riders for this event; which after all is one of the premier events in the West Yorkshire centre championship rounds.

A glorious sunny day at Skyrakes with bone dry sections. West Leeds had two winners in the shape of Liam Walker going round the main championship route for the loss of 7 marks and Jeff Prior winning the Clubman B championship route for a miserly loss of just 3 marks. Well done to both these winners.

There were some errors crept into the originally published results. These have now been corrected, you may need to refresh results page to see the amendments.

 

Special Award

In recognition of his 60 year service to the White Rose Trial; long time club member Paul Whitaker was presented with a plaque. Seen here being presented by club president John Kershaw (the tall one). During this 60 years Paul has held various roles which were:

Clerk of the Course
Asst CoC
Event Secretary
Chief Marshall
Asst Event Secretary

Time Keeper
Observer

Award was donated by Gordon Carr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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