Lad thrashes dad

Lad thrashes dad

The day was bound to come when the lad thoroughly thrashed the dad; not just by a “lucky” mark or two, but by a hefty 20 marks and that was the situation on Sunday at the Bassenthwaite Club’s Turner Trophy Trial held at Baggra Year near Caldbeck when Cameron Brice won the trial over the Hard Expert route whilst his dad Darren was in fifth place some 20 marks behind his lad’s winning score of 21.

It was a fine win for the young Brice as he was way ahead of the rest who rode the hard course, for the trial runner up was James Postlethwaite, very much an improving rider who took the scalps of the older aces in the north, Steve Dixon and Richard Gaskell.

It was cold, wet, windy and with a fine sprinkling of snow, not the most favourable day to be trials riding, and certainly the observers had a tough time. However 80 riders considered the conditions worth facing, an entry for the north of England that was considerable and very worth while for those who had to face the conditions the previous day to set out the near 8 mile moorland course that was lapped three times.

Philip Alderson and Stuart Blythe had been at the Sheffield DL12 Indoor Trial the previous evening but still managed to drag themselves out of bed early the next morning to travel from Yorkshire into Cumbria for their Green Course ride, a mix of the Hard and Clubman sections. Alderson won the class on his electric start TRS while Blythe was runner up with Andrew Payne third.

A pair of Anthonys took first and second in the Clubman class, Brockbank being the winner and Hayhurst the runner up on 14 and 17  marks respectively. Simon Brice, Darren’s brother and Cameron’s uncle was third on 19.

No pictures this week as Eric Kitchen visited his sister in Chesterfield following his trip to Sheffield’s arena, but no doubt the ace cameraman will be back in action again very soon – once he’s scoffed the birthday cakes he is faced with. Full results are on the Results page from the Home page link.