The Bewdley Motor Cycle Club organised the second round of their Clubmans and Beginners Trial series at Shatterford and almost fifty riders showed they had a liking for the series and the venue. The course plotters had decided to make the sections slightly more testing for this round, but again, the marks were low on all three routes.
The hard route was a trial long battle between Mick Flanagan and Jolyon Walters, with both riders losing just a single mark. But it was the latter who gained top spot by the furthest clean tie break. Elizabeth Tett continued her fine form but single dabs on sections two and five, the former being on the final lap, demoted her to third position. Mick Parkes and Paul Munsloe, both riding in the Pre-65 class made up the top five finishers. But for an uncharacteristic stop on section three, Parkes a former Midland Centre Champion would have headed the leader board.
Kinver’s Dave Taylor kept his nerve over the four laps of the Medium route and finished on zero, as did Craig Parkes and Dave Thomas. The latter being voted the rider of the night. Forcing his 350cc Ariel through some tight, dry and twisty sections it was a delight to watch the Bewdley Club member. Schoolgirl Jess Basford and schoolboy Harley Lewis did battle over the four laps, but it was Jess who gained more cleans, to finish in front of Harley, behind Bewdley Cub member Ken Edwards.
One again, the C Route became Jack Pearson property, after conceding a single mark lost, but Bewdley’s Myles Greenwood was close on Jacks tail, losing just three marks, with Kayleigh Rich gaining the third podium position. An ever improving Charlie Anderson finished just outside the podium with youngsters Joe Bailey and Jack Rich in close contention.
Thursday 5th July 2018 will see the third and final round to the series, same venue and time and the junior competitors will be awarded prizes generously donated by former Dalesman manufacturer, Pete Edmondson.