Centenary trial by Cumberland County

Centenary trial by Cumberland County

Newbiggin, between Brampton and Lazonby in the rolling fells of eastern Cumbria was the host location for Cumberland County’s 2 day Centenary Trial which attracted a strong entry of 79 riders for two days of action and five laps of the stunning course.

Two laps of 16 sections on Saturday and three laps of different sections on Sunday was the format with two routes, a standard clubman course and an easier route which attracted riders not only from the Northern Centre but also from Scotland, the north east and even a few southerners who made the trip north.

Callum Williamson on his delightful pit bike engined Cotswold design special was the overall winner with a clean sheet with Jonathan Henderson on a Pre 65 style Triumph second best on ten with one of the Hodgson  twins, Ben on a TLR next on 11. His brother Dan was 6th in the twinshock class on 25 but others lost less, including Anthony Seales and Paul Norman whilst best over the easy course was Dan King aboard a Fantic who lost 17 followed by Lewis Gaskell on a twinshock Yamaha on 17 and John King who won the air0cooled monoshock class  having lost 24.

Starting at 1pm on Saturday, a short but very sharp shower hit the hillside early on which changed the nature of some sections but they soon dried out in the strong winds that followed whilst on Sunday, the forecast rain never materialised and though overcast and dull, the day stayed dry even though the exposed hillsides were a chilly place to observe.

Kitch pics will be in the gallery and the full results can be obtained from the Results link – give the file time to open!