Mon. May 16th, 2022

Isle of Wight Observer News

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Longer lap gives challenging rides

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IW Motor Cycle Club chairman Andy Ryall, used all of his experience to plot out a challenging course which proved to be spot on. With helpers Richard and Harrison Crickmore a longer lap than usual was set out, enjoyed by all riders at the Medina Cup trial.

In the Experts, Tom Richards extended his winning run and his lead at the front of the championship. Ross Hayden managed to edge out a six-mark advantage over Jos Wright.

Intermediates were headed up by Daryl Biles getting used to a new machine. He finished four marks in front of Ben Read with Johnathon Death not far behind.

John Coombes came out on top in the Over-50 class, with Stuart Gummer next and Andy Scott Jackson settling for third with some close finishes

Jason Elford was the sole rider in the Clubman class and earned himself 10 championship points.

A new Open-C class had its maiden battles for all riders who attempt to clean the C route. Alan Gosden managed to beat Nick Symes, with Geoff Taylor just losing out on the tie break for second place.

Keith Thomas was the only rider in the Twin Shock class, with S Jacobs the only one in the Adult Beginners.

In the Novices, James Rogers was clear of everyone by at least 20 marks and Paul Kent managed to get the better of Ben Ashcroft in a tie break.

Alfie Haydon in the Youth Experts led over Alfie Gaskin who snatched second place from Harrison Crickmore.

Freddie Death gained valuable experience in his first outing in this class. Ollie Elford won in the Youth Novices, after a shaky start to the championship. Kaiden Cutts was second. Riley Baker took the Youth Easy win from Blake Buggy.

The club will meet for the annual awards evening tomorrow (Saturday) to celebrate another year of successful trials.