Wulfsport ACU Trial GB heads
to Rock & Hop.
The title chase reaches a
critical point this weekend, especially in the main Trial GB class with just
two points separating Jack Peace (Sherco) and Toby Martyn (TRRS).
New to the Championship, Rock
& Hop, near Harrogate is the venue for the penultimate round which will
take place over the standard three lap, twelve section course. Members of the
Ripon Club have been working hard setting out the course over the three parcels
of land, locally known as Rock & Hop A, B and C.
However, the Trial is not just
about the two riders battling for the GB title. Jack’s brother Dan, Billy Green
and Jack Dance will compete over a course which ex British Champion James
Dabill has advised the club on.
Iwan Roberts, Harry Hemingway,
Harry Turner, George Hemingway, Jamie Galloway, Alfie Lampkin, Dan Thorpe, Emma
Bristow and George Gosden will all be
wanting the keep their championship hopes alive in their respective classes.
The Paddock will open at 1pm
on Saturday, one hour ahead of the Sections opening for riders to inspect them.
The first seven sections are located across the road from the start area and
feature rocks, which after the opening zone in the lower area amongst the young
trees, move onto the steep banks for numbers two to seven, all within easy
walking distance from the start.
Sections eight and nine are
located amongst the more established trees to the furthest point from the
paddock, before the riders return to the start area for the final three
sections which could decide the outcome in all four classes. For spectators who
like to keep up with the action, it is possible to visit all twelve sections on
the first lap, but when the action speeds up (which it will) on laps two and
three, the first seven and the final group in the start area is a good bet.
Trials fans are asked to take
extra care when crossing the public road, which will be marshalled.
For spectators who wish to
make a weekend of it, the Ripon Club are organising a Youth Superstars Trial on
Saturday afternoon on a compact course in the wooded part of the start
area. Weekend spectator admission is £5
for adults with accompanied children free, whilst overnight camping will be charged
at £10 per person.
Full event details can be
found on the series website www.acutrialgb.co.uk