Scott Trial organisers hand out £10,000 in donations to good causes

Recipients of donations from the Scott Trial.

Charitable donations of money raised through the Scott Trial have been handed out to local good causes.

The presentation took place on Friday last week at The Buck Hotel in Reeth.

The evening began with Bruce Storr, the vice chairman of Richmond Motor Club, which organises the trial, welcoming everyone and saying how the Scott was renowned as being the hardest one-day trial in the world.

He then went on to praise this year’s winner – 41-year-old trial bike legend Dougie Lampkin, who won the trial for a fifth time.

He then introduced 21-year-old James Stones who was Richmond Motor Club’s top performer in the 2017 trial with a creditable third place.

James was also the best rider on observation on the day.

James then presented the cheques to the various charities, a number of which explained how the money would be spent.

A total of £10,000 was given out on the night this year and a further £1,320 was raised by others for charities at the trial.

This brings the total to over £170,000 since Richmond Motor Club took over running the trial in 1991.

Mr Storr thanked everyone who helped sponsor the trial.

He said thoughts would now turn to this year’s event which is on October 13, a week earlier than normal.

An buffet then followed and general chat among those attending many of whom come each year to the presentation.

The list of recipients are as follows (in no particular order):

Swaledale Scouts, Swaledale Mountain Rescue ,Friends of Reeth and Gunnerside Primary Schools ,Reeth and GunnersideSchools Fund, Ravensworth Primary School ,Arkengarthdale Primary School, Yorkshire Air Ambulance  ,Great North Air Ambulance, Reeth Young Farmers, Swaledale Seedlings, St.Johns Communiy Centre ,RABI  ,Hambleton and  Richmondshire MS  Society,  Richmond Cricket Club youth ,Moorland Assoc, St.Teresa,s Hospice, DELTA, Holmedale Preschool ,Richmond Cricket Club, Wensleydale Rugby Club Development Fund,  Gamekeepers WelfareTrust ,ACU Benevolent Fund, The  Mowbray Suite at the Friarage Hospital,  The Alistair Bullen Memorial Fund,  Homestart, Just The Job ,Robert Dent Memorial Fund,  Marrick Institute, The British Lung Foundation,Ring to Ride Community Transport and Reeth Literary Institute Trust.