The Final trial of the Peterborough Motorcycle club trials championship took place today at Stibbington with 43 riders racing against time to be finished before the scheduled heavy rain came and changed the trial totally, we set out the trial on the easy side just in case the rain came early so the scores came in fairly low but we hope everyone still enjoyed it.
The winner of the trial was Tom Ablewhite who was the only rider to stay clean all day close behind him dropping 1 mark only was Youth A rider Dan Tuley with Sam Gent who made a costly mistake going the wrong side of a marker in a trial where he wouldn’t be able to make the marks back, other class wins on the hard route came from Martin Bone who dropped 18 marks to win the Intermediate Class and Danny Catlin who dropped 12 marks to with the Youth B Class.
It was close at the top of the middle route with three riders all dropping 1 mark only, Over 40 class rider Pete Ablewhite came out top with having the furthest clean followed by fellow Over 40 Class rider Tim Gent behind him with novice rider Guy Bradley third. There was also class wins for Martyn Rushbrook who was best Twinshock on 8 marks with Edward Jones winning the Youth A newcomer class on 14 marks dropped, Adam Duffin was best Clubman on 16 marks dropped and Michael John Lefevre was best B newcomer on 21 marks dropped.
On the white route Mike Sanderson was best on His Triumph Cub dropping just 1 Mark ahead of Michael Smalley who dropped 3 marks. It was also the first trial for two riders with Carl Newbigging finishing 6th on the white route on 21 marks dropped and Jamie Smith finished 9th on 27 marks dropped we hope they both enjoyed it!
We also had two conducted riders today with Alfred Alderman dropping 17 marks finishing ahead of Alfie Ray Turner who dropped 66 marks.
The club would like to thank everyone for turning out today and a very big thank you to the observers… We would also like to congratulate Stewart and Christine Dickinson on their wedding last weekend and wish you both the best for the future.
Report by Martyn Rushbrook