Stuart Hampson

Above: 2016 Club Champion Stuart Hampson, caught by photographer Barry Robinson in a rare moment with a foot down.

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As the online facility for entering the White Rose trial has proved to be a popular choice for many competitors, it has been decided to extend that facility to other areas of the club.

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Post Hill

Very greasy conditions for today's club championship round at Post Hill saw the winners of the 3 main routes dropping around the 50 marks lost region. Only veteran rider Keith Normington riding on the green route in the over 60 class managed to keep his score under 20. A nice dry and sunny afternoon meant the sections did dry out a little, but with the event following the previous days downpour it was probably a big ask for the ground to be dry as well! Club Treasurer Ben Ludgate swapped his golf buggy for a Gas Gas today and managed the win on the championship route with a 9 mark advantage over the second placed man.

 

Prize Presentation

Friday the 10th of February was the date for our annual prize presentation, once again organised and administrated by the husband and wife team of John and Jean Kershaw, John also acting as compère for the evening and doing a fine job still not fully recovered from his bad accident of last summer. A buffet type meal was in store this year with plenty of choice. A queue quickly formed as soon as the announcement was made that the servers were ready.

Following the meal the prize presentation began with the West Leeds winners being announced first. Yorkshire Centre President, Carolyne Kenzitt doing the honours of handing over the awards to the lucky recipients.

For the presentation of the Horsforth & DMC awards the new Horsforth president Russ Brodie announced the winners also doing a fine job imitating some of the popular game show hosts from the TV. The Horsforth presentation was a more protracted affair primarily because after the main awards had been presented it was the turn of Nige Pearson to take over and present the awards to the youngsters whom had won awards in the TrialsUK Kids Conducted class.

Shortly after the presentation had ended the sales of the raffle tickets began with sales girls Rachael and Natalyia doing a sterling job running around with the ticket books. It would seem that one table in particular bought most of the tickets as that was the table that won most of the prizes of which there were plenty, thanks to all for donating same. John Kershaw conducted the raffle draw ably assisted by some 'terrorists' as he referred to them! As in past years the star prize of a rear trials tyre, which was once again kindly donated by our new chairman Nigel Crowther was left until the last ticket drawn. With bated breath the audience waited, but again the winner came from the aforementioned table in the shape of Horsforth member Tom Green who proudly carried off his prize.