58 riders take part in Applegarth trial

Paul Astwood. Photo: Chloe Fowler.

Richmond Motor Club was back in action at the weekend where an entry of 58 riders ventured round a small area of the infamous Scott Trial territory.

The trial was held at Applegarth and was marked out by Paul Hayward and his team, who plotted a tricky 12 section, three lap course catered towards easy clubman riders with a separate white course (hard course equivalent of green course) for any riders who wished to push their skills further.

The white course proved tricky with some very tight sections that enforced penalties on all riders.

At the end of the trial, three hard course riders were even on nine marks, however it was local Richmond Motor Club stalwart Paul Astwood who took the lead from Harry Mugridge and Josh McParland.

The main course clubman route had a prosperous entry, varying from lesser experienced riders to more seasoned riders, however the nature of the well-marked out trial meant that the course was well catered for all abilities.

The varied entry from A to C class riders meant a hard fought competition between the young guns, however it was Paul Sadler who took the overall win on the main clubman course, riding round on clean for the whole trial.

Sadler was sharply contested by both Ian Hall and C Class rider Fraser Proudlock both on a single dab each.

The trial’s conducted course saw Isaac Tiplady take the win by two points over Harry Mason.

Well done to all riders involved and a huge thank you to all helpers.

Main Course:

  • White Deviation: 1 Paul Astwood 9. 2 Harry Mugridge (GASGAS) 9. 3 Josh McParland (Beta) 9.
  • Clubman Route: 1 Paul Sadler 0. 2 Fraser Proudlock (Scorpa) 1. 3 Ian Hall (Yamaha) 1.
  • Yellow Deviation: 1 Joseph Larkin (Beta) 61.
  • Conducted Course: 1 Isaac Tiplady (Oset) 21. 2 Harry Mason (Oset) 23. 3 George Rennison (Beta) 54.