Yorkshire Classic MCC Pre-Unit Round 1

yorkshire classic mccAfter a dry week the 35 riders approached the Nab End quarry venue above Sowerby Bridge to be greeted by a sunny but icy day.

Disappointingly only a handful of riders turned up on pre-unit machinery as several club members had made their way south to the TALMAG trial. Johnny Cooke took advantage on his excellent Ariel and took top spot with a brilliant ride to top the blue riband Pre-Unit springer class, losing only 3 marks. The just for fun non-competitive class saw several experts turn up with Rob Shepherd (Bantam), Tony Calvert (Cub) and Robin Luscombe (Cub) all staying penalty free. As always ties go in favour of the oldest rider giving Rob the win. Steve Thomas, Nick Jefferies and Lee Sagar on their Bantams lost only one apiece and the tie was again used to sort the order.

Thanks to Neil Anderton and Mick Culf for setting the excellent but slightly harder than usual sections and to the Landowner and Observers for whom the weather stayed dry but very cold.

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