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Scott Trial Page on Trials Guru

Dedicated to the hardest motorcycle trial riders can take part in, the Scott is regarded as an annual classic. One route for all, fastest rider sets standard time. All in the Swaledale, North Yorkshire.

So, This is Yorkshire!

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Scott Trial 2015 – Trial Guru’s view!

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Early morning shot of Trials Guru’s John Moffat interviewing Richmondshire District Council’s leader, John Blackie, an enthusiastic supporter of the Scott at the start line. Photo credit: John Hulme, Trial Magazine UK

Well what can I say? The Richmond Motor Club (Yorkshire) Ltd have excelled themselves once again by promoting what has got to be the best and most popular trials event in the UK calendar, the Scott Trial.

Finish line chat with Alexz Wigg who was second overall, a fine result. Photo credit: John Hulme, Trial Magazine UK

Trials Guru was there in the form of John Moffat who acted as start and finish field commentator, keeping the spectators and supporters informed, rider comments both at the start and finish and of course acted as auctioneer for the Scott Charity Auction on the Saturday night at the Richmondshire Cricket Club pavilion in the town. Over two thousand pounds was raised on the evening alone.

Moffat on the microphone, auctions off Adam Raga’s one piece trials suit – Photo credit: John Hulme, Trial Magazine UK

Ian Austermuhle was a popular winner and at the presentation he spoke highly of the club and John Lampkin of Beta UK for all the support he has had from the Silsden based importer.

Moffat had a pre-trial dinner on the Friday night, in the company of Trial Magazine’s John Hulme, Gas Gas UK importer, John Shirt and Scott winner (2012), Michael Brown at a local restaurant and it was a very informative evening indeed. It is quite different to have access to people at the centre of the sport in an informal manner and much was learned about the intricate workings of the sport from the in-depth conversations that took place that evening.

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Top men! Alexz Wigg, (Gas Gas) on the left, was runner up to Scott Trial winner 2015, Ian Austermuhle (Beta). Photo credit: John Hulme, Trial Magazine UK.

The trial itself was run in near to perfect conditions the course being covered very quickly by the top riders and it came as no surprise that local rider, Jonathan Richardson was first home to set standard time, the bench-mark from which all other riders lost marks accordingly.

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Seventh place man, Sam Haslam (Gas Gas) shares a joke with Runner-up, Alexz Wigg (Gas Gas) before they head off for a well-deserved pint after finishing the Scott. Photo credit: John Hulme, Trial Magazine UK.

The Scott committee ensure that strictly no-one is aware who sets standard time and who has lost what, on observation until the results are read out in reverse order at the presentation.

It was Austermuhle that looked confident at the finish. Richardson doubted that he had saved sufficient marks for a repeat of his 2011 victory.

Local rider, Jonathan Richardson (Beta) from Skeeby set fastest time, but had to settle for a fourth place overall. Photo credit: John Hulme, Trial Magazine UK.

Doug Lampkin, always the 100% professional blamed himself for the mistakes made when interviewed by Moffat at the finish line.

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Doug Lampkin (Vertigo) seen here at Whaw Bridge, came home in a fine third place, the lowest scorer on observation. Photo credit: John Hulme, Trial Magazine UK

John Sunter was well up on time, but knew he wasn’t fastest man as he was in the previous year.

James Dabill rode straight through the finish enclosure, spoke to no-one and promptly put the factory Vertigo straight in the van, walking briskly back to the Secretary, Diane Horner’s office, to hand back his riding bib without a word. It was a disappointing day at the office for Dabill finishing a lack-luster thirteen place overall. James would not be happy at that.

But it was a smiling Austermuhle that hoisted the Alfred A. Scott memorial trophy aloft on the Saturday night to much applause and cheering by the knowledgeable crowd who filled the Cricket Club in Richmond, victory after nineteen years of trying was finally his.

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A happy winner, Ian Austermuhle gives Trials Guru the low down on his Scott Trial day. Photo credit: John Hulme, Trial Magazine UK

All we can say is, roll on Scott Trial 2016.

Scott Trial 2015 Top Ten results –

Winner: Ian Austermuhle – Time: 3 Observation: 39 Total: 42

Runner-Up: Alexz Wigg – Time: 6 Observation: 40 Total: 46

Third: Dougie Lampkin – Time: 24 Observation: 25 Total: 49

4th – Jonathan Richardson – Time: 0 Observation: 61 Total: 61

5th – Ross Danby – Time: 19 Observation: 43 Total: 62

6th – Richard Sadler – Time: 20 Observation: 45 Total: 65

7th – Sam Haslam – Time: 7 Observation: 62 Total: 69

8th – Jack Price – Time: 23 Observation: 47 Total: 70

9th – Iwan Roberts – Time: 26 Observation: 58 Total: 84

10th – Guy Kendrew – Time: 20 Observation: 64 Total: 84

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.

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AUCTION ITEMS INCLUDE:

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 – Rider list issued

Rider Number Time Name Surname ACU Club U21 1st Machine Town
1 09:00:00 ROBERT HUNTER THIRSK & DIST * SHERCO THIRSK
2 09:00:20 CARL HORNE MANCHESTER  17 # * GAS GAS CHORLTON
3 09:00:40 STEVE PLUMPTON RICHMOND SHERCO NORTHALLERTON
4 09:01:00 EVAN ALLAN EDINBURGH ST GEORGE * BETA BONNYRIGG
5 09:01:20 VICTORIA PEEL BRADFORD & DISTRICT # * BETA GISBURN
6 09:01:40 MARTIN JACKSON BRADFORD * SHERCO ROCHDALE
7 09:02:00 ALISTAIR STEPHEN DALTON WEARDALE * BETA  EVO BISHOP AUCKLAND
8 09:02:20 ANDY ACTON MANCHESTER  17 * GAS GAS STOCKPORT
9 09:02:40 MICHAEL TODD SCARBOROUGH & DMC # * FEETUP GSA GAS SCARBOROUGH
10 09:03:00 CHRIS BROWN MIDDLESBROUGH * TT SCORPA MIDDLESBROUGH
11 09:03:20 DANIEL CARNE GUISBOROUGH AMC BETA EVO TEESVILLE
12 09:03:40 CHRIS PRIESTMAN WEARDALE * SHERCO DARLINGTON
13 09:04:00 ANDREW ALLUM RICHMOND BETA RICHMOND
14 09:04:20 ANDREW WOODWARD RAMSEY * GAS GAS RAMSEY I.O.M
15 09:04:40 CARL TENNANT RICHMOND CJT BETA RICHMOND
16 09:05:00 STEPHEN BENNET CONSETT * BETA SHILDON
17 09:05:20 ASHLEY PLUMPTON RICHMOND SHERCO NORTHALLERTON
18 09:05:40 ANDREW WALKER CHEADLE AUTO CLUB GAS GAS STOKE ON TRENT
19 09:06:00 JAMES MCGARRELL RICHMOND # MONTESA 4RT DARLINGTON
20 09:06:20 SAMUEL SHARP BRADFORD GAS GAS BARNOLDSWICK
21 09:06:40 RICHARD FRASER RICHMOND SHERCO RICHMOND
22 09:07:00 ANDY HALPIN RICHMOND GAS GAS GAINFORD
23 09:07:20 SEAN CLENNEL RICHMOND MONTESA RAVENSWORTH
24 09:07:40 CHRIS HENDERSON RICHMOND SHERCO MARRICK
25 09:08:00 BEN KING KENTON & KINGSBURY GAS GAS AYLESBURY
26 09:08:20 ZAC HUBERY CONSETT * SHERCO BISHOP AUCKLAND
27 09:08:40 ANDREW WASHINGTON HUDDERSFIELD FALCONS BETA EVO HUDDERSFIELD
28 09:09:00 PATRICK PALMER PERTH & DISTRICT * GAS GAS ABERFELDY
29 09:09:20 THOMAS LOWES RICHMOND BETA BARNINGHAM RICHMOND
30 09:09:40 JOHN BENNET CONSETT * GAS GAS SHILDON
31 09:10:00 GEOFF FIELDING RICHMOND GAS GAS HUNWICK
32 09:10:20 ERNIE BYRNE WEARDALE * BETA SPENNYMOOR
33 09:10:40 DEAN ROSS WEARDALE * GAS GAS WEARHEAD
34 09:11:00 TOM BENNETT STAFFS MOORLANDS * SHERCO NEWCASTLE UNDER LYME
35 09:11:20 JOE FORREST RICHMOND BETA BEDALE
36 09:11:40 RICHARD MIDGLEY BRADFORD * BETA EVO SILSDEN
37 09:12:00 GARETH PALMER PERTH & DISTRICT * GAS GAS ABERFELDY
38 09:12:20 ROGER SUMMERS DUNFERMLINE & DISTRICT * SHERCO KIRKALDY
39 09:12:40 BEN WHITEHEAD BRADFORD GAS GAS COWLING
40 09:13:00 BRENDAN SUFFELL RICHMOND BETA SCORTON
41 09:13:20 NICK ROYLE RICHMOND BETA RICHMOND
42 09:13:40 JIM HUDSON RICHMOND BETA KENDAL
43 09:14:00 RAY HASLAM BERKHAMPSTED MCC BETA AMERSHAM
44 09:14:20 MARK WRAY SCUNTHORPE GAS GAS RACING SCOTTER
45 09:14:40 JOE HASLAM BERKHAMPSTED MCC # * BETA AMERSHAM
46 09:15:00 DANIEL JOHNSON BARROW & DISTRICT GAS GAS BROUGHTON IN FURNESS
47 09:15:20 MATT BOWN MANSFIELD MAUN # * TRED-SHOP GAS GAS CHESTERFIELD
48 09:15:40 GARETH MARTIN WEARDALE * GAS GAS ST JOHNS CHAPEL
49 09:16:00 DANIEL HERRIOTT GUISBOROUGH BETA NORTON ON TEES
50 09:16:20 DUNCAN WRIGHT BON ACCORD MCC * MONTESA ABERDEENSHIRE
51 09:16:40 IAN RUTTER RICHMOND GAS GAS HUNWICK
52 09:17:00 THOMAS COATES RICHMOND # * SHERCO RICHMOND
53 09:17:20 ALDIS BLACKER RIPON # * BETA BOROUGHBRIDGE
54 09:17:40 GEORGE MOORE NENE VALLEY * SCORPA NORTHAMPTON
55 09:18:00 HARRY HOUGHTON LLANGOLLEN # * MONTESA FLINTSHIRE
56 09:18:20 RYAN JAMES DALTON WEARDALE # * BETA EVO BISHOP AUCKLAND
57 09:18:40 MICHAEL MCNIVEN DUNFERMLINE & DISTRICT MONTESA NAIRN
58 09:19:00 LUKE STANDRING BRADFORD GAS GAS FENCE BRADFORD
59 09:19:20 JEREMY CROSS WELLS & DIST MC * GAS GAS BRISTOL
60 09:19:40 MARTIN CARTER ALTON MILL * GAS GAS CHICHESTER
61 09:20:00 ANDY RIDLEY ZONA 1 MC SHERCO MALVERN
62 09:20:20 LOUIS HALEY YEADON AND GUISELEY * DIRTY BOYZ MONTESA
63 09:20:40 LAWRENCE WRIGHT MANSFIELD MAUN GAS GAS MATLOCK
64 09:21:00 BEVAN BLACKER RIPON * BETA BOROUGHBRIDGE
65 09:21:20 CHARLEY LEE NENE VALLEY * BETA
66 09:21:40 PATRICK JUKES RICHMOND # * OSSA RICHMOND
67 09:22:00 EDWARD BERRY BRADFORD & DISTRICT MONTESA SKIPTON
68 09:22:20 RYAN MARTIN WEARDALE * GAS GAS ST JOHNS CHAPEL
69 09:22:40 BEN FRANCIS HUDDRESFIELD FALCONS # GAS GAS DIGGLE
70 09:23:00 JONATHON HILLARY RICHMOND SHERCO BEDALE
71 09:23:20 CHLOE RICHARDSON RICHMOND # BETA UK SKEEBY  RICHMOND
72 09:23:40 JAKE GOWAN BOOTLE SCRAMBLE # * GAS GAS MILLOM
73 09:24:00 JAMES JOHNSON BARROW & DISTRICT BETA EVO CONISTON
74 09:24:20 SCOTT TURPIN CONSETT AND DMC # GAS GAS CONSETT
75 09:24:40 BEN GODDARD WETHERBY # * SHERCO HARROGATE
76 09:25:00 THOMAS FRASER RICHMOND SHERCO RICHMOND
77 09:25:20 VINCENT MACKINTOSH ARMY MOTORCRYCLE ASSOCIATION MONTESA INVERNESS
78 09:25:40 DAVID WOOD BARROW & DISTRICT * GAS GAS ULVERSTON
79 09:26:00 ROBBIE WEIR MELVILLE # * GAS GAS LH HADDINGTON
80 09:26:20 JAMES WAINWRIGHT EBORACUM * BETA HOVINGHAM
81 09:26:40 RUSSELL DODDS DERBY PHOENIX GAS GAS NORTHALLERTON
82 09:27:00 JASON AYRE RICHMOND BETA RICHMOND
83 09:27:20 CONNOR ATKINSON LYN DMC # * RCM SHERCO ILFRACOMBE
84 09:27:40 NATHAN PARKER RICHMOND # MONTESA LOTHERSDALE
85 09:28:00 STUART MACK LOCHABER # * ACKLAMS BETA ABERLADY
86 09:28:20 SIMON WILLIAMSON RICHMOND & DMC GAS GAS BARTON
87 09:28:40 TOM HUDSON RICHMOND * BETA KENDAL
88 09:29:00 RICHARD ARMSTRONG BRADFORD BETA SILSDEN
89 09:29:20 TOM MADDRELL SOUTHERN MCC * KNIGHT GAS GAS DALBY  I.O.M
90 09:29:40 ANDY DOWNHAM MACCLESFIELD BETA CREWE
91 09:30:00 SCOTT GORDON EDINBURGH ST GEORGE MONTESA EDINBURGH
92 09:30:20 CRISTIAN NARANJO RUANO LAS PALMAS ROGUE NUBLO * GRAN CANARIA
93 09:30:40 MARTIN BAYLES RICHMOND BETA BARNARD CASTLE
94 09:31:00 HUGO JERVIS HAFREN # * BETA LLANIDLOGS
95 09:31:20 DREW HOWIE INVERNESS BETA INVERNESS
96 09:31:40 SIMON PICKARD SCARBOROUGH & DMC MONTESA YORK
97 09:32:00 MILES CARRUTHERS HOOKWOOD SHERCO WATERLOOVILLE
98 09:32:20 JOE SPIVEY SHEFFIELD & HALLAMSHIRE # SPLAT SHERCO DRONFIELD
99 09:32:40 ROBERT CARR RICHMOND MC BETA 300 SKIPTON
100 09:33:00 CALUM MURPHY LOCHABER * GAS GAS LH GLENCOE
101 09:33:20 TOM HASLAM BERKHAMPSTED MCC GAS GAS AMERSHAM
102 09:33:40 MARK HARTLEY BRADFORD GAS GAS NELSON
103 09:34:00 PETER REW WEST OF ENGLAND MC BETA EXETER
104 09:34:20 CHRIS SHOREY DEVONPORT & DISTRICT BETA PLYMOUTH
105 09:34:40 SIMON SHARP BRADFORD GAS GAS FLASBY
106 09:35:00 ROBERT JAMES BON ACCORD MCC SHERCO ABERDEENSHIRE
107 09:35:20 THOMAS HOUSECROFT YEADON AND GUISELEY # * BETA WAKEFIELD
108 09:35:40 JOE JENNINGS YEADON AND GUISELEY DIRTY BOYZ GAS GAS GUISELEY
109 09:36:00 BARRIE DARRELL PICKERING BETA GILLAMOOR YORK
110 09:36:20 TIM WOODHEAD BRADFORD SHERCO SILSDEN
111 09:36:40 GEORGE POLLARD MOREHAMPSTEAD & DIST BETA EVO NORTH BOVEY DEVON
112 09:37:00 PAUL JEPSON SUTTON FALCONS BETA DUFFIELD DERBYSHIRE
113 09:37:20 ANDREW ANDERSON PERTH SCORPA KILLIN
114 09:37:40 LISTON BELL SACU MONTESA NEWLANDRIG
115 09:38:00 ANDREW TALES BRADFORD BETA ILKLEY
116 09:38:20 RICHARD FAWCETT NORTHALLERTON GAS GAS NORTHALLERTON
117 09:38:40 BILLY CRAIG CSMA INSPIRE HONDA DERBY
118 09:39:00 DAVID HEYS ROCHDALE BETA EVO ROSSENDALE
119 09:39:20 JIMMY MCCANNA BOLTON HONTA 4RT LEIGH
120 09:39:40 PAUL TURNER YEADON AND GUISELEY GAS GAS BUXTON
121 09:40:00 SAM DU-VIVIER EBORACUM # MONTESA YORK
122 09:40:20 PAUL DIXON BARROW DMC TBC HAWKSHEAD
123 09:40:40 LEWIS BYRON LOCHABER & DISTRICT # BETA MILTON OF CAMPSIE
124 09:41:00 JASON GALVIN MERTHYR MC MONTESA CAERPHILLY
125 09:41:20 PAUL MARWOOD BANOVALLUM SHERCO ALFORD
126 09:41:40 GARY COLLINSON SCARBOROUGH & DMC GAS GAS SCARBOROUGH
127 09:42:00 NATHAN CANNELL RICHMOND GAS GAS LEYBURN
128 09:42:20 PATRICK WARDLE EARL SHILTON TRIALS CLUB MONTESA 4RT THURLASTON
129 09:42:40 GRAHAM MARFLEET WEST ESSEX MCC GAS GAS HARLOW
130 09:43:00 CHRIS STELLING BRADFORD HONDA BINGLEY
131 09:43:20 JOEL GOWAN BOOTLE SCRAMBLE * SHERCO BOOTLE CUMBRIA
132 09:43:40 SIMON WEARMOUTH WYE VALLEY AUTO CLUB MONTESA CALDICOT
133 09:44:00 KATY SUNTER RICHMOND JST GAS GAS UK SHEFFIELD
134 09:44:20 KYLE DUFFUS HAYES LLDMCC BETA HOLYWELL
135 09:44:40 ADAM MCCANNA BOLTON HONDA 4RT LEIGH
136 09:45:00 RICHARD RIDLEY RICHMOND MONTESA 4RT HURST RICHMOND
137 09:45:20 IAIN ROBINSON MACCLESFIELD GAS GAS BUXTON
138 09:45:40 TOM MIDDLETON BRADFORD & DISTRICT BETA EVO LONG PRESTON
139 09:46:00 ROGER WILLIAMS RICHMOND & DMC BETA EVO NORTON ON TEES
140 09:46:20 OLIVER SHARP SPEN VALLEY GAS GAS HARTSHEAD
141 09:46:40 BEN KIRKMAN CYTC MONTESA ST HELENS
142 09:47:00 ANTHONY AYRTON BRADFORD SHERCO BARNOLDSWICK
143 09:47:20 GRAHAM TALES BRADFORD MONTESA ILKLEY
144 09:47:40 MARK SUNTER RICHMOND GAS GAS HINKLEY
145 09:48:00 CRAIG HOUSTON STEVENSTON SCORPA DALRY
146 09:48:20 TOM HOOPER LYN * SHERCO MRS PORLOCK SOMERSET
147 09:48:40 BRAD BULLOCK MACCLESFIELD # BETA CHESTER
148 09:49:00 SAM BEECROFT-PENNY YEADON AND GUISELEY # SHERCO YEADON
149 09:49:20 STEPHEN DIXON BASSENTHWAITE BIRKETT SCORPA GRASMERE
150 09:49:40 MICHELE BOSI FMI ITALY TBA ITALY
151 09:50:00 JOEL EDWARDS MERTHYR BETA PONTYPOOL
152 09:50:20 LIAM WALKER YEADON AND GUISELEY GAS GAS LEEDS
153 09:50:40 JOHN JAMES BATTENSBY BEDLINGTON SHERCO CRAMLINGTON
154 09:51:00 SAM LUDGATE TBC GAS GAS WAKEFIELD
155 09:51:20 DEC BULLOCK MACCLESFIELD # BETA UK 300 CHESTER
156 09:51:40 ANDY CRIPPS TBC SHERCO MANCHESTER
157 09:52:00 TIM PEARSON SHEFFIELD AND HALLAM SPLAT SHERCO DRONFIELD
158 09:52:20 SAM CAHILL YEADON AND GUISELEY TRIALS UK BETA MENSTON
159 09:52:40
160 09:53:00 MATTHEW MAYNARD RICHMOND SHERCO SWAINBY
161 09:53:20 SAM YEADON YEADON AND GUISELEY ACKLAMS BETA BOSTON SPA
162 09:53:40 ARAN DRACHENBERG BRADFORD BETA EMBSAY
163 09:54:00 WILLIAM BROCKBANK WESTMOORLAND AB SHERCO KENDAL
164 09:54:20 NATHAN WRIGGLESWORTH BRADFORD APPLEYARD SHERCO COWLING
165 09:54:40 BEN ROBINSON HUDDERSFIELD FALCONS JOTA GAS HUDDERSFIELD
166 09:55:00 RUSS ROOKSBY NORTHALLERTON MONTESA 4RT YARM
167 09:55:20 JACK SPENCER ROCHDALE BETA UK.COM BACUP
168 09:55:40 BEN HEMINGWAY YEADON AND GUISELEY UK BETA LEEDS
169 09:56:00 DANNY COCKSHOTT YEADON AND GUISELEY JOHN LEE GAS GAS LEEDS
170 09:56:20 CHRIS PEARSON SHEFFIELD AND HALLAM MRS SPLAT SHERCO DRONFIELD
171 09:56:40 EMMA BRISTOW SCARBOROUGH & DMC MRS SHERCO ALFORD LINCS
172 09:57:00 TOM AFFLECK GUISBOROUGH AMC AM MRS SHERCO SKELTON CLEVELAND
173 09:57:20 THOMAS HICK EBORACUM ACKLAM BETA YORK
174 09:57:40 DAN THORPE RICHMOND JST GAS GAS UK SHEFFIELD
175 09:58:00 LUKE WALKER E.S.T.C. #  MRS SHERCO ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH
176 09:58:20 DANNY GAMBLE RIPON SHERCO HARROGATE
177 09:58:40 ANDREW LISHMAN RICHMOND GAS GAS NORTHALLERTON
178 09:59:00 JAMES LAMPKIN YEADON AND GUISELEY BETA UK BRADLEY BRADFORD
179 09:59:20 WILLIAM REYNOLDS RICHMOND BETA SKEEBY
180 09:59:40 ROB WAITE RICHMOND ACKLAMS BETA HURWORTH
181 10:00:00 DAN HEMINGWAY YEADON AND GUISELEY BETA UK 300 LEEDS
182 10:00:20 JACK STONES RICHMOND # ACKLAMS BETA RICHMOND
183 10:00:40 SAM HASLAM BERKHAMPSTED MCC GAS GAS CHALFONT ST PETER
184 10:01:00 BILLY BOLT BEDLINGTON MC # SCORPA WALLSEND
185 10:01:20 IWAN ROBERTS LLANGOLLEN # BETA FFESTINIOG
186 10:01:40 ALEXZ WIGG BERKHAMSTED GAS GAS WINSLOW
187 10:02:00 JAMES FRY HOOKWOODS TRIALS CLUB MRS SHERCO ALFORD LINCS
188 10:02:20 JACK PRICE YEADON AND GUISELEY GAS GAS HUDDERSFIELD
189 10:02:40 RICHARD SADLER RICHMOND ACKLAMS BETA LEYBURN
190 10:03:00 IAN AUSTERMUHLE EBORACUM MC BETA UK 300 MALTON
191 10:03:20 JAMES STONES RICHMOND # MRS SHERCO RICHMOND
192 10:03:40 JONATHAN RICHARDSON RICHMOND BETA UK SKEEBY  RICHMOND
193 10:04:00 DOUGIE LAMPKIN BRADFORD VERTIGO SKIPTON
194 10:04:20 JAMES DABILL YEADON AND GUISELEY VERTIGO FACTORY BARNSLEY
195 10:04:40 JOHN SUNTER RICHMOND MONTESA SKIPTON
196 10:05:00 ROSS DANBY REDDITCH SXS UK BEWDLEY
197 10:05:20 GUY KENDREW NORTHALLERTON BETA UK NORTHALLERTON

Please note the entry list is subject to amendment/alteration without notice. The entry list & Scott Trial logo may not be reproduced without the permission of the Scott Trial committee of the Richmond Motor Club (Yorkshire) Limited. Programmes for the event are available pre-event at local outlets or posted at the cost of £6.50 from Julia Robinson : scotttrial100@gmail.com – proceeds from the programme will be donated to the Scott Charities

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

Five minutes with Julia – Scott Trial 2015

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Julia Robinson enjoys a nice glass of wine after completing her fifth Scott Trial programme. Photo: Laura Robinson, Richmond.

Trials Guru met up with Julia Robinson, the editor of the Scott Trial programme for the past five years.

Trials Guru: OK Julia, how did you first get involved with the Scott Trial, who asked you and how did you find the time to do it?

“My husband Paul, a trials rider joined the Scott Trial Committee in 2010 and duly went to his first meeting, when he came home he looked a little sheepish “what have you volunteered for?” I asked. “Nothing” comes his reply “I have volunteered YOU to do the programme, don’t worry, you can still observe and really there’s nothing to it!”

I didn’t think that after my first two full days of trying to make the all the wording fit round Eric Kitchen’s perfect photograph of James Dabill, that front cover was definitely the hardest of all.

That first year in 2011 was definitely tough work, Bernadette Tennant and Barbara Walker, my predecessors, helped me stay afloat with advice and encouragement, it’s always good to have the experience of others, they give you the confidence and knowledge to succeed.

I’ve said many times in my five programmes that it was and remains an honour to be involved in the Scott Trial, with its huge band of volunteers and the Scott trial Committee who work tirelessly to put on the event. As a family it fills us with pride as my late father-in-law would have been so proud of us all, The Scott is like a good glass of ‘prosecco’, you always want a bit more!

I have been honoured to share some great stories with our bright future riders, world champions and Past stalwarts of the sport of trials, its such a buzz when your Inbox has names like Sammy Miller and Dougie Lampkin popping up. Letting everyone read their experiences, pain and endurance is the icing on the cake. Also working with some of the best photographers, not just the traditional names  but others who have just shown a natural talent for taking trial photographs like John and Sylvia at Digital Swaledale and Joe Burn whose fantastic photograph is on the front cover.

Working with all these riders, photographers and also those that advertise is just so rewarding, you are always thinking about those who have collected the Scott programme from the year dot, you want each years to be fresh but still traditional, it is a hard but fulfilling task.

The time I have spent has always been fun (except the last two weeks to deadline). But when you see that final proof and share it with those who are Scott specialists, it just fills you with pride.

Unfortunately though it is now just a time thing, I have a new day job that is very busy and is mainly thanks to The Scott as it is in charity work, which is also rewarding but demanding. It is just the right time to hand over the reins and give someone else the chance to taste and share Scott History!

Julia Robinson - Scott Trial
Julia Robinson at the Scott Trial – Photo copyright: Sylvia Slavin ARPS http://www.digitalswaledale.com

Trials Guru: Many thanks to you Julia for taking time out to talk to us and we all wish you all the best in your new day job and thanks for the effort you have put in over the last five years to the famous Scott Trial programme, a publication that is always sold out and highly sought after by trials enthusiasts the world over.

Scott Trial 2015 – 17 October

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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.

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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.

The Lampkin they call ‘Sid’

Words: John Hulme with Alan Lampkin, with full co-operation from an article which first appeared in Classic Trial Magazine – Issue 11.

A.R.C. 'Sid' Lampkin seen here with John Moffat (Trials Guru) in November 2014.
A.R.C. ‘Sid’ Lampkin seen here with John Moffat (Trials Guru) in November 2014.

The three Lampkin brothers are Arthur, Alan and Martin, the youngest, have been part of the motorcycle trials scene for such a long period of time that they are etched in the history of the sport forever. Alan – or ‘Sid’ as he is better known – was the one in the middle; imagine having Arthur as your older brother and Martin as the youngest? He was a very successful Scrambler during the ‘Golden Years’ of British domination and won both the Scottish Six Days and Scott Trials in 1966 for BSA; throw in some ISDT Gold medals and in 1974 winning the first ever American ‘World’ trials round. A very popular character, he received factory support along the way from BSA, Cotton Suzuki and Bultaco. He can still be found on the Trials scene today though, as a spectator on his annual holiday to the ‘Scottish’ or at the Scott, or many of the Classic events. The years may have passed by but one thing that has never gone away over the years is the warm welcome and the smile whenever you come into contact with Sid.

Alan Raymond Charles Lampkin entered the world on April 7th 1944 in Silsden, Yorkshire, as the younger brother to Arthur John who was born in 1938. Harold Martin Lampkin would come along later, at Christmas in 1950. The Lampkins had moved from Woolwich Arsenal, London, in 1940 to get away from the London Blitz. Their father, Arthur Alan, was a Foreman machine turner and he opened his precision engineering business shortly after his arrival in Yorkshire. He used an old side-valve BSA as his transport and so the boys were soon around motorcycles when they were born.

TV Time

Arthur had quickly shown a keen interest and at the age of seventeen became the youngest ever member of the mighty ‘Works’ BSA off-road team after some inspiring results. Alan soon wanted to watch his elder brother in action and remembers watching him at the 1959 Ilkley Grand National where he was allowed to ride without competing, and he loved it. They had no television in the early days at the Lampkin household and they often went around to the next-but-one neighbour to watch Arthur on it in the TV scrambles.

Alan's older brother, Arthur J. Lampkin, seen here in the Pre'65 Scottish on his Gold Star BSA in 1984 was a guiding influence on his younger brothers. Photo: Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven.
Alan’s older brother, Arthur J. Lampkin, seen here in the Pre’65 Scottish on his Gold Star BSA in 1984 was a guiding influence and mentor to his younger brothers, Martin and ‘Sid’. Photo: Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven.

The Lampkin entertainment got even better when Alan started to compete. It was trials riding which first attracted him though and he could not wait to compete in the tough Scott Time and Observation Trial. He joined Arthur in the entry in 1960 for his first event. It was a tough day and one he did not finish, but when elder brother Arthur was announced the winner he set his sights on emulating his brother with a win of his own, after finishing the event! After finding his feet in 1960 with tastes of both trials and scrambling on BSA machinery he started to enjoy the rigors of the off-road action. He picked up a finisher’s certificate at the 1961 Scott and soon began to get noticed by the factory teams and, most importantly, the competition team managers.

He was drafted into the factory BSA team alongside such great names as Bill Nicholson, Fred Rist, David Tye, Brian Martin, Jeff Smith and John Harris – and, of course, his big brother Arthur. He acknowledged the support and delivered the results when in 1963 he won his first National trial, the Travers. Then he was picked by the team selectors to represent his country in the International Six Days Trial to be held in Czechoslovakia. In those days the event covered near-on 1,000 miles during the six days of competition and Alan did himself proud before disaster struck on the fifth day, Friday.

Alan 'Sid' Lampkin with the Comerfords - Bultaco Ford Transit van in 1975. Rob was a frequent travelling companion even although he rode for rivals, Montesa. Photo: Rob Edwards Private collection
Alan ‘Sid’ Lampkin with the Comerfords – Bultaco Ford Transit van in 1976. Photo courtesy: Rob Edwards’ private photo collection

He was still ‘clean’ and on course for his first Gold Medal when he crashed and, suffering from heavy concussion, was forced to retire much to his disappointment. BSA though had much faith in him and after recovering he was moved into the number two BSA team for the Scott, where he collected a Scott ‘Spoon’ after finishing in the top twenty-five. By the mid-sixties he was acknowledged as one of the new young riders making headlines in the sport. Riding for BSA he mixed both trials and scrambling with much success. It was a fantastic season scrambling as he took in many of the established events with some impressive results, including some top-five finishes in the BBC Trophy races at Ripon and Durham on the BSA 440 cc, second in the Lancashire Grand National and a third in the Cleveland Grand National. On the trials scene he was a regular winner and top-five finisher in the British championship events, but 1966 was going to be his year.

All Rounder

It all started with a win at the opening scramble on January 1st at a frozen Hatherton Hall in Cheshire in the 500 BBC Trophy race. It was sheet ice everywhere and his trials skills certainly helped and he felt very confident; he can still remember the look on Jeff Smith’s face as he passed him on the start/finish straight, it was great day and one he remembers like it was yesterday! Jeff Smith had been 500cc World Motocross Champion in 1964 and 1965 and is a very good friend of the Lampkins even to the present day. He then won the prestigious Bemrose Trophy Trial before preparing his 250cc BSA C15 for the Scottish Six Days Trial in the May. At the last minute he was moved into the BSA works team as Dave Rowlands was asked to stand down in case he was called home to attend a court hearing as a witness to a murder. On the first day Alan parted with no marks along with Mick Andrews (Bultaco) – Paul England (Triumph) – Peter Fletcher (Royal Enfield) – Sammy Miller (Bultaco) & Stan Cordingley (Bultaco). Tuesday was a long, tough day taking in 15 sections including Loch Eild Path above Kinlochleven.

Delay built up at the Caillich group of six sections and many riders lost marks on time. Wednesday took in eight sections at Laggan Locks, taking two marks from trials leader Alan Lampkin. Lampkin still held the lead on Thursday. Lampkin nearly lost the trial on the steep rocky hazards at Caolasnacoan when the crowd thought he had stopped, but the official observer recorded a three-mark penalty, giving the trials lead to Sammy Miller. It was on the sections at Leiter Bo Fionn though that Miller went to pieces and parted with a dozen marks whilst Lampkin kept his score down to four to move back into the lead. The final scores were Lampkin on 23 with Miller second on 27.

The 1967 SSDT programme cover featured the 1966 winner, Alan Lampkin on his factory BSA 748MOE
The 1967 SSDT programme cover featured the 1966 winner, Alan Lampkin on his factory BSA (748MOE)

This would be the last win for a British manufactured motorcycle using a four-stroke engine until James Dabill on the Montesa in 2007. Later in the year he would take his first ISDT Gold on the BSA in effect a TriBSA 504cc in Sweden when he was Great Britain’s best performer with a clean sheet, with the team finishing third overall.

Arthur had won the Scott Trial again in 1965, setting the quickest time as well, and both brothers went to the 1966 event as members of the BSA team along with Scott Ellis, with both wanting to win – the outcome would be very memorable. Alan would win, with Arthur setting the quickest time in 4 hours, 18 minutes and 55 seconds which was a similar time from 1965, but the secret to Alan’s win was his observation score which put him in front of Sammy Miller who was desperate to give Spanish Brand Bultaco their first win in the event. The weather was beautiful, with massive crowds. Alan had shown good form early on with one of the few cleans at Hell Holes up the big step. At Washfold the Green Dragon Public House was hard to find due to the large number of spectators who had all turned out to see the dramatic battle unfold. The day after the event he was part of the winning Yorkshire team in the Inter Centre Team Trial.

Foreign Machines

The demise of the once mighty motorcycle industry in Great Britain has been well documented but it also forced the top riders of the time to move to foreign manufacturers. Alan had remained loyal to BSA but had not continued to enjoy his earlier success. 1967 was a bleak results year. At the ‘Scottish’ and riding the BSA C15T the week had started very cold and wet, and on the Tuesday the rear wheel collapsed. He changed the wheel but was removed from the results when he was found to have swopped the marked part by the organisers, forcing him to retire from the event. He was also hugely disappointed at the Scott when a split rear tyre forced his retirement. On the scrambling front he was still riding well and getting some good results. 1968 was pretty much the same as the BSA support in trials was not the same, although in scrambles they still had a winning machine. Many riders including Alan began to took to other machinery for trials and it was the ‘boom time’ of the micro-light machines.

He was offered the opportunity to ride the new 118cc Suzuki powered machine along with Arthur and Martin for the 1969 season. These were fun times in trials and in 1969 and 1970 he finished in fourteenth position on the Suzuki at the SSDT despite struggling at the event with many problems including a broken frame.

He was still contesting scrambles on the BSA and had some good results including top-five placings in the BBC Grandstand Trophy races before moving to a Husqvarna. The Spanish Armada of trials machines was now in full flow and along with many riders the Lampkins left the cottage industry of small-capacity trials machinery in the UK and went on to Bultaco, Montesa and Ossa, in Alan’s case Bultaco.

Scott Trial action from Sid in 1974. Photo Alan Lampkin Archive.
Scott Trial action from Sid in 1974. Photo Alan Lampkin Archive.

At the 1970 Scott he set the quickest time on his way to a top-ten finish on the Bultaco as Sammy Miller took the last of his seven wins. The Bultaco was a breath of fresh air and in 1971 he would finish tenth in the European Championship, once again set the quickest time at the Scott Trial in a team with Martin and Jim Sandiford and finish fifth in the British Trials Championship.

At the year’s ISDT he would also take another Gold medal, this time on a Bultaco. He quickly became a member of the Spanish works Bultaco trials team and with it the added support.

Justifying his works status he finished a fine second in the 1972 SSDT.

In 1973 he made his final appearance in the ISDT mounted on a Triumph, taking yet another Gold medal, with the trophy team taking second place.

Sid, fourth from the left at the ISDT in the USA in 1973, Triumph mounted that year.
Sid, fifth from the left at the ISDT in the USA in 1973, Triumph mounted that year. From left: Ken Heanes, team manager, Lofty Lucas asst manager; Jim Sandiford; John Pease; Sid Lampkin; Arthur Browning; Malcolm Rathmell and Ernie Page.

The development of the Sherpa T range had moved on after Sammy Miller had moved to Honda, with more responsibility on the shoulders of UK based Bultaco riders, including Alan and Martin Lampkin. The sport was also moving from European status to be named the World Championship. Before the move, and with the sport expanding, a ‘World’ round would be held in America. After many problems, including the press thinking it was Martin who had won, a happy Alan was named the winner!

World Championship

With the move to the FIM World Championship in 1975 the factories were very keen to take the first title, including Bultaco. Along with Alan his younger brother Martin would contest the whole 14 round series, but with only the best 8 scores counting the championship would turn into a three-way fight with Finland’s Yrjo Vesterinen and Malcom Rathmell.

Alan abandons ship in the 1978 SSDFt on Grey Mares Ridge on his 3250 Bultaco, a machine that bore Barcelona registration numbers! (Photo: copyright Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven)
Alan abandons ship in the 1978 SSDT on ‘Grey Mare’s Ridge’ on his 325cc Bultaco, a machine that carried a Barcelona registration number! (Photo: copyright Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven)

Alan supported his brother as much as he could, finishing the year in ninth with his best result a third at his home round, as ‘Mart’ won the title by one mark from Vesterinen. The Bultaco team and the Lampkin brothers remained at the cutting edge of the championship right up until 1980, when Sweden’s Ulf Karlson on the Montesa stopped the trend, but by this
time Alan had retired from the World Championship.

Alan Lampkin on Blackwater sections in the 1978 Scottish, note the Barcelona registration on his 325 Bultaco. Photo copyright: Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven.
Alan Lampkin on Blackwater sections in the 1978 Scottish, note the Barcelona registration on his 325 Bultaco. Photo copyright: Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven.

With the glory years of the Bultaco brand over he would ride his last Scott Trial in 1980 and his last Scottish Six Days Trial in 1982 on an SWM. With a young family to provide for he continued to work in the engineering business started by his father many years before but, as with all motorcyclists, if it’s in your blood it’s hard to get rid of!

The Lampkin brothers still had some of their old works BSA machines and these were brought out of retirement for the new Pre-65 SSDT introduced in 1984. These were fantastic times not just for the brothers but also for the spectators, as they came out to witness them in action once again on the world famous ‘Scottish’ hazards such as Pipeline. Good friend Jeff Smith came over from Canada and it was a very happy reunion.

Sid's younger brother, Martin enjoys a gallop on eldest brother Arthur's BSA C15T (XON688 in 1984 on Blackwater. Photo: Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven.
Sid’s younger brother, Martin enjoys a gallop on eldest brother Arthur’s BSA C15T (XON688) in 1985 on Blackwater. Photo: Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven.

Alan would ride in the event on a few more occasions over the years. Son James is the youngest of his three children, he also has two girls Sarah and Nina, who is the eldest, and James soon became interested in trials riding giving Alan a new interest along with his Golf.

Alan's son James Lampkin seen here at Inversanda in the 2006 SSDT. Photo copyright ~ Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven.
Alan’s son James Lampkin seen here at Inversanda in the 2006 SSDT. Photo copyright ~ Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven.

James went on to have his own successful trials career which included an Expert British Championship title and a third position in the 2004 SSDT.

Sid on Coalasnacoan in 2000 on Arthur's BSA (XON688) Photo: Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven.
Sid on Caolasnacoan in 2000 on Arthur’s BSA (XON688) Photo: Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven.

James put his own career ambitions as a trials rider on hold as he supported Cousin Dougie Lampkin to his seven world championship titles. Alan is now semi-retired, working just three days a week at Lampkin Engineering, and still enjoys his motorcycling days and his annual holiday in the Highlands, accompanied by his wife Eileen and usually a gang of grandchildren who will no doubt carry on the Lampkin legend.

Copyright:

Words: John Hulme with Alan Lampkin

Pictures:

Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven

Rob Edwards, Middlesborough, Cleveland.

Trials Media/ John Hulme

With many thanks to Classic Trial Magazine for their kind permission to reproduce this article from Issue 11 – Classic Trial.

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Emma Picks up her WWTC award 2014!

Emma Bristow 2014 Womens Worls Trial Champion
Emma Bristow seen here with her boyfriend and fellow trials rider, James Fry at Jerez, Spain. (Photo FIM Press)

 

 

Emma Bristow, Lincolnshire, England was presented with the 2014 FIM Womens’ World Trials Championship during the FIM Gala at Jerez, Spain. Emma is also ACU British Ladies Champion 2014. Well done Emma what a year you have had!

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Trials Guru, John Moffat has a quick word with FIM Womens World Trial Champion, Emma Bristow at the start of the 2014 Scott Centenary Trial in October. (Photo courtesy: Penny Hutchinson, Leeds)
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Sammy Miller; Emma Bristow & World Trials Champion Tony Bou at the FIM Gala in Jerez – Photo Copyright: Mark Walters Photography. Lochgilphead.