BRADFORD rider Bethanie Dunning was one of the stars of the British Ladies & Girls Trial Championship in Belford, Northumberland last weekend.

The Saturday trial started at 10:30am, with 34 riders taking on three laps of 12 sections. The weather was fine with a cool wind up on the hillside overlooking Lindisfarne with great views all round.

Sections one and two were just behind the start area, quite steady to get them going. then in a clockwise direction round the hillside where the harder sections started.

Sections seven, eight and nine were the harder ones, with the eighth sorting the riders out.

Special mention to Hannah Richardson claiming top spot in the Intermediate Championship class only one mark in front of Bradford’s Dunning.

On Sunday, it was the same route, with sections being altered to give riders something to get their teeth into.

Again in the Intermediate Championship class, Amelia Mayhew won it with a better day than Saturday as Lucy Ayrton and Dunning ending the day on the same scores.

Second place went to Dunning, with Ayrton taking third.

On the whole, it was a good two good days trialling, with the Consett club putting a great effort into running the event.

Elsewhere, the Horsforth & District Motor Club headed north to Galloway Pastures at Greenhow, where 33 competitors dealt with the cratered course of eight sections.

Five laps sufficed to find the winners.

The history of Galloway Pastures could be a legacy of the last war.

Bombs were exploded on Pockstones Moor and someone who tampered with a bomb paid the price, meaning the terrain is ideal for trials.

On the hard course, Josh Maude dabbed on lap one in section eight and that was enough to win.

On the Clubman course the Sherco twins, Phillip Hammond and Robert Hardisty, got round cleanly, leaving Neil Gaunt to salvage third place. That dab in the last section costing him.

Charlie Petty and Bobby Crabtree are the bright boys in Classes B and C, both coming out on top. Those youngsters are going places –fast as is small wheeler William Blackwell and his Beta, who won his section.