Not long now! … On Saturday morning, 18th October 2014 at 09:00, Councillor John Blackie, Chairman of Richmondshire District Council will flag away rider number 1 – Roger Tushingham on a 1920 Scott 604cc motorcycle and the Centenary Scott Trial will be underway. Councillor Blackie is a strong supporter of the event which has special permission to be run in the North Yorkshire National Park. It is not expected that Tushingham will complete the course as his machine is a celebration of a unique event that dates back to 1914 and has been a test of man and machine against the course and the clock for 100 years! Also starting early will be three times FIM World Trials Champion, Yrjo Vesterinen who leads a 5 strong charity team raising money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance service. The very capable Clerk of the Course, Bruce Storr has no doubt put in some surprises to keep riders on their toes. Riders leave at 20 second intervals from the start field near Marske, part of Park Top farm. The paddock is expected to be filled with knowledgeable spectators, trials enthusiasts and past competitors. There are 201 competitors taking part including past winners including last years’ winner, Dougie Lampkin and former winners of the event: Philip Alderson; Michael Philipson; James Dabill and Michael Brown. So if you haven’t already made plans, get yourself over to Marske near Richmond, North Yorks this coming Saturday to watch the greatest one-day trial on the planet!