Rockshocks Classic Trials Championship Round 8: Yeadon Guisely 02/07/2023
Report and Photographs by John Dickinson
No photos available from round 8 - photos in this report taken taken from Spen Valley round
Following straight on from Saturday's excellent Spen Valley trial at Cockhill Lead Mines, the Yeadon Guiseley club replied with round eight of the 2023 series.
As the second part of a cracking Yorkshire double, the trial was staged at the club's Dob Park venue, near Otley and the Y&G faithful know how to get the best out of it.
The 20 section course, lapped twice as usual, was divided into two loops of 10 sections each, the first down below the start area in the Dob Park woods before the second loop was tackled over the road and back into the trees.
With another fine day conditions were pretty near perfect to tackle the bankings, tight turns and streams which still featured a trickle of water to keep things interesting.
Experts Air-cooled Mono again featured Honda TLM260R two-strokes, this time out Lincolnshire's Roman Kyrnyckyj came out top with Spinksy having to settle for second after his Saturday win. Patrick Edwards waved the Yamaha flag in third place.
Yorkshire's Will Tolson used his Fantic power to again pip Honda TLR mounted
Welsh challenger Miles Jones in Expert Twinshock. Will's laps being just two marks
each for a winning four mark total as Miles also kept in single figures, just nine marks.
Behind these two battlers were the Fantics of Richard Webster and local ace James
Noble - a former Scottish Pre-65 Two Day winner when Ariel mounted.
Final Experts class saw Paul Dennis again take a convincing maximum points from a
fading Robin Luscombe, a hard week eventually catching up with Lusky who was only
three marks adrift after the first lap. Kevin Ellis and Nick Jefferies completed the Experts
Clubman A-c Mono saw Fantic mounted Devonian Martin Gilbert continue his Championship charge with another convincing victory while behind, Scot Steven Mycock moved his Yamaha TY up from third on Saturday to the runner-up berth in Dob Park.
Cumbrian Pete Blowers nailed third on his very smart Montesa 309 ahead of Saturday's runner-up Paul 'Wobbler' Norman.
There was a new Rockshocks winner in Clubman Twinshocks and that was West Leeds stalwart Howard Gulley who managed a rare victory over series regular Derrick Edmondson, both Honda mounted. Derrick led on just a single mark after the first lap but nine on the second gave him a 10 mark total but Howard's five and two trumped that for a seven mark winning total.
Fantic powered Ian Haigh and Chris Tolson finished
right behind on 11 and 12 marks respectively.
Wetherby's Ian Myers completed a weekend winning double on his Cub to post a
strong Championship challenge in Clubman Britshock although Darren Walker ran him
close, the scores 11 against 12 with Chris Myers' first lap of 14 costing him dear and
having to settle for third on the day.
Top marks to both the Spen Valley and Yeadon Guiseley for a belting weekend