New venue for Lamb Howe entry

New venue for Lamb Howe entry

The opportunity to use a new venue for an evening trial is a rare occasion so the first evening trial by Westmorland in 2024 at Lamb Howe Wood in the Lythe Valley was one not to be missed and indeed, 37 riders turned up for four laps of 9 sections on a bright and sunny but insect plagued evening.

A thunderstorm the previous evening made the sections considerably more slippery than they had been when set out a week earlier so the marks were greater than expected but that didn’t deter riders who generally reckoned it to have been a good ride out at a new venue.

Erik Buckley proved to be winner over the standard clubman course from Jonny Clarke with young Daniel Atkinson the winner over the easy clubman course.

Sections five and six proved the two more difficult sections for the easy class riders, for whilst five had a slippery slope towards the end of the hazard, sections six appeared totally innocuous until the passing of wheels revealed a few slippery tree roots.

But it was section nine on the main course that was the real problem, a hazard that has been used many years ago in the Milnthorpe Cup trial. The descent and climb back up over a angled rock face defeated most riders with only Matt Edmondson managing to stay in single figures on this section with a score eight.

Full results from the Home page link. Eric Kitchen’s pictures due soon and Phil Haygarth’s video is linked from