IW Motorcycle Club Trials have fun in the sandpit

Tristan Osborne (pics: Viki Taylor)

Round three of the IW Motor Cycle Club’s winter series, on February 4, saw a return to Knighton sandpit.

Six riders took on the challenge of the Expert route, with the welcome return of Jim West, rejoining brother, Will, in the top class.

Current champion, Tom Richards, scored 34 after tackling the sometimes tricky sections. Adam just got the better of Darryl, coming in second on 60.

Top spot in the Intermediates was a closely-fought battle with just one mark separating Freddie Death in first, on 68, from runner-up, Ajay Shaw. Harrison Crickmore also rode well to take third with 77.

Simon Strickland returned from an injury break to take the win in the Open C class with 26. Geoff Taylor had to settle for second place on 64, with Stewart West coming in third on 114.

Andy Scott-Jackson was the sole finisher in the over-50s, whilst Connor Shaw took maximum championship points in the Novice class.

In Adult Easy class, Guy Beeson had an impressive ride taking the win with 24, the lowest score of the day. Ten points separated Dave Elford, in second, from Damien Rajasingam in third.

Alan Gosden was the only Clubman competing, whilst Tristan Osborne was the lone Sportsman.

In the Youth Novice class, Riley Baker earned himself another 10 championship points, whilst Leo Death, who is gaining confidence, dropped only 45 in the Youth Easy.

The next round is the Jeffries Cup, which takes place at Shorwell Chalkpit on Sunday, February 18.