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  1. Triallers Helen Greaves and Paul Hobson are reviving the Batley Motorcycle
    and Car Club after several dormant years.

    They will run a trial catering for all classes, in particular Twin Shock and Pre 65 machines as well as modern,
    at the Parkwood Offroad Centre at Tong on Nov  26 starting at 11 am under Yorkshire Centre ACU permit.

    Batley ran hillclimbs and road races plus trials for many years, but were also particularly involved in providing interesting vehicles to the creators of the popular 'The Last of the Summer Wine' TV series........

    Many will also remember the Cadwell Park races as well as the Baitings Dam hill climbs that were under Batley jurisdiction!


    Helen Greaves.jpg.JPG

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  2. A policeman was patrolling late at night in a well-known lover’s spot, famous for obscene activities. He spots a couple in a car, with the interior light brightly glowing.

    The policeman carefully approaches the car to get a closer look, he finds a young man behind the wheel, watching a video on a computer. In the rear seat is a young girl, knitting. Puzzled by this surprising situation, the cop gently raps on the driver’s window.

    The young guy lowers his window. “Oh, yes, officer?”

    The policeman asks: “What are you doing?”

    The young guy says: “Well Officer, I’m watching something on computer.”

    Pointing towards the young girl in the back seat the cop says: “And her, what is she doing?”

    The young guy shrugs: “Sir, I believe she’s knitting a pullover.”

    This takes the policeman by surprise - a young couple, alone, in a car, at night in a Lover’s lane… and nothing happening!

    The officer asks: “What’s your age, young man?”

    The young guy says “I’m twenty three, sir.”

    The police asks: “And her…what’s her age?”

    The young man looks at his watch and replies:

    “She will be sixteen in nine minutes.........”

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  3. There is concern amongst those involved in the youth championships, by the provisional dates allocated for 2018.  In several instances there appear to be plans to hold one trial for A and B classes on one day of a weekend then another for the C and D classes on the second day.  The problem arises since one needs to consider numbers of potential riders in the various classes, as far as the organisers are concerned, will just two classes competing raise enough riders?  

    Then there is the impact on expense as far as the parents are concerned. For example those with more than one child competing could be facing overnight stay costs for several weekends of the year for the whole family.

    My point in raising this query now is to give adequate warning whilst there may be time to reconsider running all four classes on the same day..............

  4. Arkengarthdale trialler Jack Stones (189) rode the Scott trial on October 21
    aiming to get his 300cc Beta through the eighty sections then park it in his
    garage. Jack's next mount will be a jumbo jet and the long flight to New
    Zealand where he will work for three months as an agricultural engineer with
    his pal Graham Clarkson (79).

    It will be second time round for Jack who works on the family farm for his father Robert. For Graham Clarkson it will be a
    first time antipodean adventure. His father Ted was a talented grass sidecar competitor so motorcycles are steeped in the Scotton family.

    Photos: Barry Robinson

    Jack Stones (1) - Copy.JPG

    Graham Clarkson (2) - Copy.JPG

  5. Dwayne feels really sick and calls to work and says, “Hi, Mr. Harper, I am sorry but I can not come to the work today, I feel really sick. I've got a headache, stomach ache and my back hurts. I will try to come tomorrow.”

    The boss says, “You know Dwayne, I really need you today. When I feel like this I go to my wife and tell her give me sex. Makes everything better and I can go to work. You must try.”

    Two hours later Dwayne calls again: “Mr. Harper, I did what you said and I feel great now. I will be at work soon. By the way, your house is really nice.”

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  6. Fifteen year old Bellerby trials rider Ryan Brown has been tutored by
    Richard Sadler in recent months. The slim quietly spoken Wensleydale School
    pupil has shown all the right signs of being yet another of the Richmond
    Motor Club's rising talents. Top Richmond Beta agents CJT OFF- ROAD supplied
    Ryan with a new 125 Beta last week and will give him a measure of support in
    his 2018 activities in the ACU Youth Championship, The Mintex Trial, and
    British world trial are all being considered.

    Chris Tennant.Ryan Brown.jpg.jpg

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  7. Once again MRS have been targeted by thieves

    Last Friday, 27th October, MRS had seven of their new ISDE model bikes stolen from a truck at Stanstead Airport. There were 5 x 1.25, 1 x 2.5 2T and 1 x 3.0 4T. If you have any information regarding the new model bikes please can you contact MRS on 01423 772885. There will be a reward for any positive information given to them. The frame numbers for these bikes are as follows:


    As usual this will only affect us and our insurance and not the transport company.

    Many thanks for any information you can provide us with as the ISDE is a new model and particularly the 125 which is, as you know, a brand new model.


    Carly Rathmell

    Malcolm Rathmell Sport


    Tel – 01423 772885

    Fax – 01423 772205

    E-mail – info@mrsltd.co.uk

  8. This elderly lady Breanna goes to the doctor for a control.

    Everything check out fine.

    Breanna comes closer to the doctor and says in a low voice, “Doctor, I haven’t had sex for ten years now and I was wondering how I can increase my husband’s sex drive.”

    The doctor smiles and says, “Have you tried to give him Cialis or Viagra?”

    Breanna frowns. “Doctor, I can’t even get him to take an aspirin when he has a headache,” she claimes.

    “Well,I see…” The doctor continues, “I have an idea about it. Crush the pill into a powder. When you are giving him coffee, stir it into the coffee and serve it. He won’t notice a thing.”

    Old lady Breanna is delights.

    She leaves from the doctor’s clinic quickly.

    Weeks later the old lady returns.

    She frowns and the doctor asks to her what is wrong.

    She shakes her head.

    “How did it go?” The doctor asks.

    “Awful, doctor, awful.”

    “Did it not work?”

    “Yes,” Breanna says, “It worked. I did as you said and he got up and ripped his clothes off right then and there and we made mad love on the table. It was the best sex that I’d had in twenty years.”

    “Then what is the problem, Breanna?”

    “Well,” she says. “I can’t ever show my face in Starbucks again.”

  9. The  funeral service former scrambler and motorcycle importer and dealer Nev Mason took place on Tuesday 23 October at the Haltemprice Crematorium at Willerby, Hull.

    Nev Mason was a talented scrambler and took on the likes of Arthur Lampkin and Peter Fletcher in the sixties.

    He joined forces with Alan Voase to create an import business under the name of Neval Motorcycles that specialised in motorcycles from behind the Iron Curtain namely Russia and Poland.

    Nev’s  son John took over the south HumbersIde located business and ran it for several years before emigrating to France with his father. It is understood that the Mason family have returned to the UK in recent years.

  10. Regs are attached for the Bob Owen Memorial Trial to be held on the Saturday of Remembrance Weekend.

    The specific purpose of the trial is to raise money for charities - so on a weekend normally lacking in motorcycle sport why not join in and do your bit to raise money for people less fortunate than yourself - organised, of course, by the ever friendly Horsforth Club.

    R G Owen Trial Regs 2017.pdf

  11. Colonial Trial Date Sunday 22nd October 11.00am start

    Venue Farndale YO62 7LH  

    Open to Adults Youths A B C only this is a round of East Yorks Centre Championship.


    Secretary Mrs Margaret Myers 64 Hambleton Road, Norton, Malton YO17 9DH phone 01653 695954 email eboracumtrials@hotmail.co.uk  




    Please check web site before traveling   

  12. Bradford & District Motor Club Ltd.

    Yorkshire Centre A.C.U.Trial.

    The John Metcalfe Trophy Trial.



    Hard  course: Adults/Inters/Novices + Youth Classes A & B.

    Clubman  A (50/50),  Adult O’45 Experts/Inters/Novices  +  Youth Classes A & B.

    Clubman B (easy): Adults + Youth Classes A & B.  

    Note: Youth classes will ride only Cowilng Cragg.

    Start: 10.30 am, New Bridge Farm, Sutton in Craven, North Yorkshire, BD20 7BD.

    Sat Nav co-ordinates;¨Lat 53,877745/Long -2.0147064.

    Course: Road work between  three section groups. 2 laps of 20 sections.

    Observation TSR 22a; stop permitted. Ties: TSR 23.

    Entries  by 28-10-2017 or up to one hour before the start. Free entry if providing an observer. 

    Secretary of the Meetings: Carina Carter, 9 Nelson Street, Crossroads, BD22 9EA. Phone 07837747365.

  13. The grumpy Navy Master Chief saw a new face and shouted at him, “Come here! What’s your name, sailor?”

    “James,” the new seaman answered.

    “Listen carefully sailor, I don’t know what kind of bleeding-heart pansy crap they’re teaching sailors in boot camp these days, but I don’t call anyone by his first name,” the chief scowled. “It's their last names only; Carter,Davidson,Cooper, Jackson, whatever. And you are to refer to me as ‘Master Chief.’ Do I make myself clear?”

    “Aye, Aye, Master Chief!”

    “Now,what’s your last name?”

    The sailor sighed. “Darling, My name is James Darling, Master Chief.”

    “Okay,James, here’s what I want you to do…

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  14. The Scott Trial. Marske, 21-10-2017

    The Scott Trial takes place on 0ctober 21st at Marske. 

    The one hundred year old event is the toughest one day cross country trial in Europe using a course of eighty miles of moorland.

    The entry list is full with 200 starters.

    Four recent winners compete.  Silsden’s Dougie Lampkin, former multi world indoor and outdoor champion, heads the list with multi British champion  James Dabill as well as the World and British female trials champion Emma Bristow. Skeeby’s Jonathan Richardson with his sister Chloe who goes head to head with Bristow.

    Jonathan competes on the very latest 300cc Gas Gas machine. Jono will be aiming to win the trial for a second time. 

    Malton’s Ian Austermuhle finally won the trial after years of trying. Ian has all the talents to succeed.  

    Add in internationals Jack and Dan Peace, Welsh champIon  Iwan Roberts and Jack Price and Wallsend enduro ace Billy Bolt and the sparks will fly. Skeeby also has Will Reynolds up front with four Scott Spoons in five years and third fastest on three occasions. Scarborough former national champion Michael Brown is back in the fray after a season of recovery after a knee injury.

    Watch out for Matt Maynard, Guy Kendrew and Richard Sadler. That trio will be moving fast as will Healaugh’s John Sunter.

    Entries are from all parts of the British Isles, the Ulster Province and Southern Ireland, Germany and the Czech Republic.

    Programmes will be on sale locally from thirteen outlets in Richmond, Reeth and Darlington from October 8th.

    The programme is essential. It provides all the competitor names, their home town, and their machine. The course map, time schedule and features on landowners and farmers forms the perfect backdrop to the event. The price over the counter is just £5.00 and with postage the cost rises to £6.50

    The Scott Trial has raised many thousands of pounds for local charities over the past forty years. Programmes sales boost those charitable donations.

    In view of the major names on the entry list it is possible that ten thousand spectators will arrive in Swaledale on October 21st.




    Victoria Garage.


    Brookes & Marwoods.

    Food  Weigh House.

    C.J.T..Bikes. Gallowfields.

    Cross Lane Stores.



    Red Lion Inn.


    Bottom  Gift Shop.

    Reeth Garage Services.

    LOW ROW.



    Smith Allan.



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  15. Talented Chesterfield trials rider Chris Milner lost his two year battle with pancreatic cancer last week.

    Former travelling partner Dave Thorpe broke the sad news on Monday (today). Chris and Dave travelled to trials together with their machines in the back of a Hillman Imp van.

    The funeral date is October 10th at 10.00 am the Brimmington Crematorium, Chesterfield.

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