Centenary win for Scott

Centenary win for Scott

With the lowest total score over both days, it was Andrew Scott who proved to be the best overall when he took his 185 Bantam to victory in the Pre 65 standard category at Cumberland County’s 2 day Centenary trial held at Newbiggin.

Scott, who many years ago was a top sidecar trials passenger to his brother Phil in British Championship series, lost just four marks to win his class over the two days of action with David Braithwaite next best on five marks lost to win the Over 40 modern machine standard class. Identical twin brothers Dan and Ben Hodgson, both on 250 Hondas shared the limelight to take first and second places in the Twinshock Standard class with Dan just beating his brother by four marks.

This promotion by the Cumberland Club is a mammoth operation taking in huge tracts of brilliant open land over the east Cumbrian fells and always produces some cracking but very sensible sections and those involved deserve much credit for their operation. Catering for modern bikes ridden by riders over 40, plus twinshocks for any age group and pre 65 machines, the trial is an excellent way of enjoying two days of trialling over some of the best terrain available anywhere. And the club is happy to accept one day entries as well as two day entries, so really the event is open to the bulk of potential riders. Yet the entry totalled just over 60 riders, and whilst it makes the event viable, the question is asked why, when everything is as good as it could be, that there aren’t more competitors.

However, those that did make the effort for either one day or two days, can’t have failed to appreciate the offering and long may the CCMCC continue with their event.

Full results are on the Results page of this site and our  pic is of the rider who posted the lowest score, Andrew Scott. Eric Kitchen’s pictures are in the Gallery.