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2011 Sandiford Offroad Championship 23rd Jan Harry Robinson Trial Rd 1 of 5

The first trial of the year for the Rochdale club took place at Back Cowm Quarry Whitworth this was a charity event as the Boxing day trial was cancelled, the money raised will be donated to the Rossendale first responders who are looking to buy a 4 x 4 so they can reach the more remote locations of the Rossendale valley. With a entry of 83 riders and ten observers all in place the trial got under way, the sections turned out to be very slippy on the day and there where large scores recorded by the majority of the field. Having said this there where only ten retirements one of these was expert rider Julian Ingham who suffered a knee injury on section seven and had to be lifted out on the section by his fellow riders. In the Expert class it was Josh Law once again who took the win he lost 10 in total, but was one of the last riders to finish the trial as he stopped and helped Julian Ingham back to the start area, second place was Jack Spencer who was favourite to take the win as his national results have been so good of late he lost 12 in total. In the youth expert class Jack Price had another very impressive ride and lost a total of 34 this put him in third place overall, a young man to watch in the future, second place went to Richard Anderton who lost 126 in total. In the Intermediate class Jimmy Bentley made a rare appearance and gave the rest of the inters a lesson in trials riding he rode the green route for a loss of 33, second place went to Ross Law who doubled Bentleys score losing 73 in total. In the youth A class Tom Minta got the win on 60 in total second place went to Danielle Whitham who dropped 72, youth B class went to Jamie Proctor and the youth C winner was Joe Hiley who lost 85 in total, his younger brother Henry was the best in the conducted class he lost 24 in total followed in by Max Johnson who dropped 54 in total. Ben Wright opted to ride in the Novice class and got the win on 65 marks just beating Mathew Hopkinson by one mark, in the over 40 classes Stephen Robinson was very steady dropping 33 and second place went to Scardon Coupe on 40 in total. A new class has been created for 2011 for over 50 year olds and the top over 50 rider was Stephen Collinson on 96 and second place was John Lawrence on 133. Last but not least the beginner classes in the adults David Allcock  had a convincing win on a total loss of 28 marks, second went to Peter Andrews who helped set out the trial he lost 43 in total, in the youth beginners Jacob Snowdon was top boy on 18 and second was Gabby Whitham on 45 in total.

Report by Alan Lord

Results rochdalemc230111 

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