A fine autumn day greeted 55 riders for the final round of the club championship at Keighley Gate. Following a wet week, water levels in Bradup Beck remained high. This added to the challenge of the trial with all of its 10 sections set in the beck through a steep sided valley.
Colin and Tim Pawson laid the sections out at the lower end of the valley to make good use of these great natural stream sections. This meant that as well as all the sections being in the beck, access to and from sections was also along the shared path on the banks of the beck. This produced a hectic first lap with lots of wet action both in and between sections.
The sections were well judged taking marks from every rider. George Emmott on his Triumph Twin, had an exceptionally good ride to lead the Premier riders, losing the least marks of anyone on the day, almost keeping his feet dry with just two dabs in the stream.
Also on the Premier route, Ben Butterworth lost only three marks on his Ariel closely followed by Andrew Scott who had a good ride on his Bantam.