White rocks mastered by Walker

White rocks mastered by Walker

The white rocks that abound on the banksides of the river that tumbles down the steep hillside of Helvellyn prove to be ideal trials territory and is where the Bassenthwaite Club held their recent evening trial on Wednesday, July 5.

This charity trial proved to be an excellent event, but yet again as appears to be the case in recent weeks, suffered from a poor entry, but of those who did, it was extreme enduro ace Jonny Walker who proved to be the winner on the night, completing the trial without the loss of marks. Back living in the UK after a spell in Andorra, it was Patrick Wardle who took second on 3 and club organiser Stuart Gaskell third on 4 riding a TY 175 Yam from Jack Dixon one mark further adrift.

Gordie Oliver was the best over the Clubman easy course with just one mark to his name.

The venue at Glenridding is undoubtedly one of the very best trials locations in Cumbria and deserves to enjoy better support, it having not only the grippy riverside rocks but also some excellent beck sections on the hillside and even rocky outcrops to test the riders who have various degrees of ability.

Full results are linked from the Home page as are Eric KItchen’s pictures from the Gallery.