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Farewell to David ‘Tubby’ Allinson

David ‘Tubby’ Allinson (left) with good friend Keith Blythe captured at the SSDT – Photo: Heather Mead Photography

David ‘Tubby’ Allinson 1935 – 2016

A true enthusiast of trials passed away on 25th March, David Allinson from Reeth, affectionately known in the sport as ‘Tubby’ was a prime mover for many years in the Richmond Motor Club, having been a rider and event organiser.

Tubby was also a great supporter of not only the Scott Trial, but also was an observer at the Scottish Six Days when teamed up with Ripon members, Keith & Judy Blythe.

Allinson was instrumental in the Richmond club taking over the running of the Scott Trial on behalf of the Yorkshire Centre ACU in 1991. A weighty decision for the club at that time, but Tubby was insistent and the Scott Trial has been run by the Richmond club ever since. He was a past Scott Trial secretary and treasurer,

David, as well as being a committee member, was also a regular master of ceremonies at the Scott Trial presentation of awards evening, post trial.

Having celebrated his eightieth Birthday in August 2015, David was the Richmond club’s longest serving member.

The club presented Tubby with an Honorary Lifetime Membership and a specially commissioned gold Scott spoon in recognition of his dedicated service and positive contribution to Richmond Motor Club and the sport since 1958.

David had held most of the club’s roles during his long membership, including that of Chairman, President and also President, Yorkshire Centre ACU.

Tubby played an active role in the Richmond club, being one of the prime movers behind the creation of the Reeth Two Day Trial, which was dreamed up over a pint in Fort William. Over the years, this has evolved into the very successful three day event it is now.

The funeral arrangements are as follows: Funeral service at St. Andrew’s Church, Grinton, Richmondshire at 1.00 pm on Monday 4th April.

May we convey our sincere condolences to his family, son Robert and daughters Andrea and Tracey.

On October 22nd 2016, the Scott Trial will be missing an important component and the void created by the passing of David ‘Tubby’ Allinson will be noticeable.

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Scott Trial 2015 – Charity Auction gathers pace

For those who don’t know, The Scott Trial 2015 Charity Auction, to be held on the evening of the trial on Saturday 17th October at Richmondshire Cricket Club prior to the results and awards presentation.

Scott Trial Logo


Adam Raga’s one piece riding suit from John Hulme – Trial Magazine UK  http://www.trialmaguk.com

Albert Cabestany’s one piece riding suit from John Hulme – Trial Magazine UK  http://www.trialmaguk.com

Airoh Helmet signed by World Champion Emma Bristow – Malcolm Rathmell Sport, Bishop Thornton, Harrogate   http://www.mrsltd.co.uk

Pair of Gaerne Trials Boots – AG Bikes, Low Row   http://www.agbikes.co.uk

Signed Photo of James Dabill – Neil Sturgeon Photography

Handlebars, grips and glue from Apico   http://www.apico.co.uk

Coving for one room from Bruce Storr, NMC-Copley, Leyburn   http://www.copleydecor.co.uk

Meal for two from The Buck Hotel, Reeth   http://www.buckhotel.co.uk

Galvanised Sign Hanger from Nigel Cummins – MC Products Ironcraft http://www.mcproductsironcraft.co.uk

Roberts Classis DAB digital portable radio – Jon Gamble, Thompsons Electrical, Leyburn

Putoline Pit Mat – Putoline Motorcycle Oils   http://www.putoline.co.uk

Meal for two – The Farmers Arms, Muker     http://www.farmersarmsmuker.co.uk

Oils – Smith & Allan, Darlington      http://www.smithandallan.com

We have other items to follow kindly pledged by:

John Lampkin Beta UK, Silsden  http://www.beta-uk.com

John Shirt – Trial Enduro Direct/Gas Gas Motos Ltd, Buxton   http://www.trialendurodirect.com    http://www.gasgasuk.com

Andy Greig – Trials Central   http://www.trialscentral.com

Nigel Birkett – Birkett Motosport, Broughton-in-Furness     http://www.birkettmotosportukltd.co.uk

Nige Pearson – Trials UK, Horsforth, Leeds    http://www.trialsuk.co.uk

Paul Sadler – Acklams Beta, Harrogate    http://www.acklamsbeta.co.uk

Jewsons of Richmond, N Yorks      http://www.jewson.co.uk

Tennants of  Leyburn       http://www.tennantsgardenrooms.com     http://www.tennants.co.uk

The Scott Trial committee would like to thank the generous sponsors and supporters of the trial for their donations.

If you would like to donate to the charity auction, please contact Ros or Andrew G. Brown

tel: 01748 886356 OR EMAIL secretary@richmondmotorclub.com

The ‘Scott Trial’ logo is only to be used with permission of Richmond Motor Club (Yorks) Ltd and is a trade mark of the club.

Scott Trial 2015 – Programme

Scott 2015 Front cover
The 2015 Scott Trial Programme features James Dabill who won the Centenary Scott in 2014 – Photo credit Joe Burn.

Here is a very special preview of the much awaited 2015 Scott Trial Programme, which this year, is again a full colour edition.

Programme Editor, Julia Robinson would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped in any way over the last five years, as she retires from the Scott Trial Programme Editor Role.

Programmes will be available from the usual outlets from the 3rd of October – Richmond Petrol Stations; Richmond Garage Services; The Food Weighhouse; Cross Lanes Stores; Smith and Allan in Darlington; Piercebridge Farm Shop and the usual Reeth outlets for £5.

You can also order now by emailing Julia at: scotttrial100@gmail.com (£6.50 including postage).

Profits, as usual will go to The Scott Charities.

Cover Photo Credit: Joe Burn

Scott Trial 2015 – 17 October

Emma Bristow - Guru
Trials Guru will be at the Scott again. Here John Moffat has a quick chat with Emma Bristow at the 2014 event at the start field at Marske, near Richmond, North Yorks. Firts man away at 09:00 riders leave at 20 second intervals. – Photo: Trial Magazine.

Remember that the famous Scott Trial takes place on Saturday, 17th October.

Scott Trial Souvenir Programmes will be available at all the usual outlets from the 3rd of October onwards:

Richmond Petrol Station, Richmond Garage Services, The Food Weigh-house, Cross Lanes Stores, Smith and Allan in Darlington, Piercebridge Farm Shop, AG Bikes at Low Row, priced at £5. You can also order now by emailing Julia Robinson, programme co-ordinator at scotttrial100@gmail.com (£6.50 including postage).

All surpluses as usual will go to The Scott Charities.

cllr John Blackie - Westmoreland Gazette
Councillor John Blackie, leader of Richmondshire District Council is an enthusiastic supporter of the Scott Trial. Photo copyright: The Westmorland Gazette.

Last year the Scott Trial celebrated its’ centenary and the event was started by local councillor and leader of Richmondshire District Council, Mr John Blackie from Hawes. Cllr. Blackie is a very enthusiastic supporter of the Scott Trial and has been official start flag man for some years now. Cllr Blackie is always made welcome to the Scott Trial start field, which is just off the Reeth to Marske road.

The Scott is a fantastic event, where fastest rider sets standard time, so if you have little to do on Saturday 17th October, the Scott Trial is the event to be at!

See you there!

Information provided by Julia Robinson, Scott Trial Programme Co-Ordinator/Editor.