Novice & Beginners Rnd 3 report news

A bright, warm almost summers morning greeted the cast of thousands to set out the 3rd round of our Novice & Beginners series. After a brief, confusing debate as to who was going where and doing what. Nigel and Howard set out to argue about sections 1 to 3. Dennis and Greg went off to be ripped to shreds by brambles to create 4 to 6. While Steve and Jeff disappeared to create several sensible sections! It was good to see many new faces to Post Hill traveling far and wide just to ride at the infamous venue. The ground had dried quite considerably since the John Bolton a few weeks back meaning the first section wasn't trying to get in the car park! Paul Kettlewell was again victorious on the Novice course. Triple World Champ Yrjo Vesterinen was the winner of the 50/50 course while Steve Gossop topped the easy course. Good luck to those testing out their Pre65 machines for the event in Scotland in few weeks time. We hope to see you all back for the next event in May.


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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


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.


Fifth Round Novice & Beginners Trial

Results from the 5th round of our Novice & Beginners are now available, apologies for the delay. A nice dry course for this one led to a low scoring event. On the main course Jake Walker managed to go round clean, pushed hard though by Paul Kettlewell who dropped just one mark. Slightly higher scores on the 50/50 route with Mick Kettlewell going round for a loss of 11. On the Beginners route Keith Normington also managed to go clean.


Fourth Round Novice & Beginners Trial

After an enforced lay-off, Paul Kettlewell came back to Post Hill and immediately took the top spot on the main route losing just 9 marks. Jeff Prior and Ben Francis pushed him fairly hard and not far behind on 12 and 13. On the 50/50 route Mick Clark a long time club member took the win, coincidentally also on 9 marks lost.

On the Beginners course Ian Exley just got the better of Steve Wicks with a tiebreak for first place.


TrialsUK White Rose Trial

A late addition to this years results. There was a new award donated this year; The Gordon Carr Shield; this was for the best performance by an over 40. It was missed off the original results sheet- apologies for that. In addition to winning a First Class award riding the main route; Darren Brice now has this new award to his credit.


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

Award was donated by Gordon Carr.