The Norman Pickles Memorial Rosebowl Trial

yorkshire classic mccYorkshire Classic Club’s first trial of 2020 brought out 36 riders to compete for the annual Norman Pickles Memorial Rose Bowl trial at the picturesque venue of Lord Lane in Haworth.

A somewhat cool, dry, sunny day greeted the entrants at the start, but that was only the beginning of things to come, as the firm looking surface cut up and yielded a sea of mud on some of the later sections. As the trial progressed, this made some of these incredibly difficult.

A noteworthy entrant and eventual winner, Tony Calvert rode the ex- Norman Pickles Tiger Cub as a fitting tribute to its previous owner for this prestigious event, a lovely gesture from a very talented rider!

A cracking trial for the start of 2020 where over £120 was collected in the Charity box, everyone’s thanks go to the Clerk of the Course Graham Wilkinson for some excellent sections and to the small army of loyal observers, without who these trials would just not happen.

Dave White

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