Four lads face the Mintex challenge

Four lads face the Mintex challenge

The Scott Trial takes place once again next month (October 15 to be exact), an event that is classed as one of the most arduous days in the life of any trials rider.
But as it uses, if only briefly, the public highway, there’s the requirement for all riders to have a conventional driving licence for a motorcycle. Which leaves the youths of our sport unable to compete.
But in fact it doesn’t as the youths have the Mintex Trophy in which to ride; to all intents and purposes a Scott Trial in all but name, suitably shortened to suit the younger riders, a Richmond Club promotion that uses much of the genuine Scott Trial course
¬†This year’s event took place on September 11 and the Northern Centre had four riders entered, Jack Dixon, Connor Anderson, Lewis Gaskell and Freddie Dixon, all four being first timers. Jack, Connor and Freddie all finished receiving a finishers certificate with Jack having an excellent ride to finish the 46 miles and 60 sections in 12th place.
Unfortunately Lewis ran out of time with puncture issues on his second lap, but will be back next year for another go. This is an excellent, tough event with the sections a real challenge so all credit to the four Cumbrians for giving it a go.
The results, courtesy of the Richmond Club are on the Results page of this website.