Past Winners

1961 B Wilkinson
1962 D Clegg
1963 K Garside
1964 PH Gaunt
1965 JR Sayer
1966 B Holden
1967 CJ Hemingway
1968 B Wilkinson
1969 CJ Hemingway
1970 PH Gaunt
1971 RM Shepherd
1972 PH Gaunt
1973 T Wright
1974 K Lister
1975 J Metcalfe
1976 RM Shepherd
1977 N Jefferies
1978 RM Shepherd
1979 MC Rathmell
1980 P Cartwright
1981 P Cartwright
1982 MC Rathmell
1983 P Cartwright
1984 S Saunders
1985 J Reynolds
1986 I Weatherill
1987 J Lampkin
1988 G Scholey
1989 I Weatherill
1990 P Alderson
1991 P Alderson
1992 R Crawford
1993 D Lampkin
1994 D Lampkin
1995 R Crawford
1996 S Colley
1997 D Lampkin
1998 W Braybrooke
1999 D Thorpe
2000 J Lampkin
2002 G Jarvis
2003 D Thorpe
2004 G Jarvis
2005 G Jarvis
2006 G Jarvis
2007 I Austermuhle
2008 D Thorpe
2009 S Haslam
2010 S Haslam
2011 P Disney
2012 I Austermuhle
2013 I Austermuhle
2014 I Austermuhle
2015 R Sadler
2016 G Kendrew
2017 R Sadler

2018 T Minta

Next White Rose Trial

8th September 2019

White Rose

Tom Minta

Philip Alderson

Neil Gaunt

Tom Minta

Winner 2018

White Rose Ramblings

Leading off the field this year, Richmond clubman rider, Brendan Suffell, headed into the mist to begin his ride in this year's TrialsUK White Rose Trial.
Low cloud with intermittent showers, some heavy, and spells of sunshine with a fairly constant wind blowing was the order of the day.

On the main route, Shropshire visitor, Tom Minta just took the win from last year's winner Richard Sadler by a one mark advantage.

Philip Alderson retained his record breaking run of wins by beating Roger Williams by the slimmest margin, a furthest clean tie break. This now takes his record to 9 consecutive wins on the 50/50 route.
Riding the clubman course without losing a five helped clubman Neil Gaunt take the win with a five mark advantage over runner up Lewis Black.

Riding in the 50/50 class, Katy Sunter was the best female rider and not very far off the top of the leader board on this route.

Despite the weather many competitors enjoyed the ride judging by the positive comments received.


Trial History

Back in 1958 Reg Roberts a West Leeds member became disillusioned with riding small course events and dreamed of running a one lap long distance trial.

After over two years of planning, obtaining permissions, plotting sections etc the first event was run as a West Yorkshire Group trial.

The trial was originally named the Dancaster Trial, named after the first President of the club, Harry Dancaster, in 1947. This name remained until 1976 when the trial was awarded national status and the White Rose Trophy was donated by the Royalty Inn, which was the pub in Pudsey where the club met for their business meetings at the time

Having run two years successfully as a group trial the event was then upgraded to a Yorkshire Centre trial for the next ten events.

The club was keen to run the event as a national trial, but before that could take place the event had to run as a Regional Restricted for 3 years.

These 3 events were vetted by an ACU steward from each of the three invited Centres, who confirmed that the event was of a good enough standard to be run as a national, and so the White Rose was born.

Awarded a National status in 1976.


Images on the right of the three course winners of 2018:


Top: Tom Minta

Middle: Philip Alderson

Bottom: Neil Gaunt


2018 Results Trivia

Total sections ridden 4811

Total cleans scored 2751
Total fives scored 431

Retirements 11


The Results