Richmond Motor Club holds youth training school

Richmond Motor Club was hosted its annual youth training school at Cogden Hall, Grinton, on Saturday.

A total of 37 riders aged between four and 17 enjoyed a day of riding with ACU accredited trainers Katy Sunter Thorpe, Matthew Maynard, Guy Kendrew, Jack Stones and Richard Sadler.

It was great to see a mixture of riding abilities, from those who had never ridden a trial before to others who were looking to get some further training for this year’s Mintex Youth Trophy Trial in September.

The riders were split into five groups based on ability and enjoyed four riding sessions during the day, each session with a different ACU accredited trainer.

The sessions were based in different areas of Cogden Hall, with some groups heading up into the top wood and others in the middle beck. The younger riders started off in the bottom beck and progressed to the middle beck.

At the end of the day, the riders gathered to receive a photograph certificate each.

The trainers got together to decide on a rider from each group who stood out to them as trying hard and listening well.

Isaac Tiplady, Josh Dent, Bobbie Pulman, Jack Vasey and Harry Blackwell each received a voucher for AG Bikes, presented by Charlotte Brown.

Richmond Motor Club would like to say a huge thank you to sponsors Belle Trailers and AG Bikes, and to Lawrence Allison as landowner, as well as the trainers, riders, secretary and assistants.

Thank you to photographers Rob Blueman, Chloe Fowler, Darren Fowler and Charlotte Brown who took photos on the day for the certificate photographs which were presented to the riders.