After a break to take in the Scottish Six Days it was back last Sunday to the domestic British Championships’ the R T Keedwell sponsored series decamped to South Wales where the St David’s trial was run by the Neath Club at Aberdulais.
As usual it consisted of 3 laps of 12 sections at Llety Rafel Farm with its mixture of rocks, streams and climbs.
In the Expert Class series leader James Fry had to settle for third on the day when he finished on 16 marks lost just two behind winner Joe Baker and Richard Sadler who was runner up. Sadler just missed out on the win but after a dodgy start by Baker the Devon rider posted two more cleans than his Yorkshire rival. Luke Walker carried on his good 2017 form with a very solid fourth place.
A new star is rapidly emerging in the Youth A class. Billy Green has come up this year from the B class and promptly won all three rounds to date. He was never headed all day and on his last lap he posted a perfect zero score. Josh Hanlon and Duncan MacColl had their own battle for runner up position which was settled in favour of Josh when Duncan suffered a couple of fives towards the end of the event.
Michael Brown came down to Wales with the red leader board plate in the main Championship but last Sunday was not to be his day.
The winner was Jack Price who had less than the perfect start to the event when he took time to get his bike going as he wished. Last man through the hazards on lap1 did not affect him however he still managed to make best score with only the late subs causing him any problems. Right behind Jack was Iwan Roberts looking very solid and the Michael Brown. Brownie had a bad second lap however allowing Price and Roberts to pull clear.
The final circuit saw Price lose 8 marks on the final 2 subs of the Trial and although Roberts posted the best lap of the day it was not quite enough to catch Jack. Brown finally got third but only by the tie break rule on the most amount of cleans.