After a dry week, 46 riders approached the Nab End quarry venue above Sowerby near Halifax for the first round of the Yorkshire Classic MCC Pre-Unit Championship, to be greeted by the start of the day’s continuous rainfall.
Surprisingly a good turnout of riders were there on pre-unit machinery despite several club members having made their way south to the TALMAG trial. Johnny Cooke on his excellent Ariel completed the double by taking top spot for the second year running with a brilliant ride to win the Pre-Unit springer class without losing a single mark. Close behind also Ariel mounted were Dave Ingram and visitor Mark Smith on a single mark each.
The non-championship class also saw a healthy turnout with Duncan Macdonald (Ariel), Steve Gossop (Bantam), Tony Davison (Cub) and Olly Cooper on his Bantam framed Cub all staying penalty free for the day. As always ties go in favour of the older rider giving Duncan the win. Steve Thomas (Bantam) and Adam McCanna on his Leading link forked Greeves lost one apiece and the tie was again used to sort the order.