The Scott Charity Presentation Evening was held on Friday 1st March at the Buck Hotel Reeth. This year a total of £12,600 was being given out to local charities, making a total of over £127,600 donated in the time that Richmond Motor Club have run the trial. £10,000 was given out on the night which included the proceeds from the Grand Bike Raffle at the Reeth Three Day Trial. The additional £2600 on the cheque was raised by Tom and Robert Lowes for Brain Tumor UK in memory of their father Colin Lowes, a previous Scott rider and Richmond Motor Club stalwart. John Fraser, the Scott Chairman said a few words about how the money is raised with programme sales, entry fees, an auction on the night and very generous sponsorship of the event and awards. He then introduced Mr Stuart Lowther, who is currently the President of the Yorkshire Centre of the ACU and a member of the Richmond Motor Club Committee. Stuart commented on the amount of people involved in running the Scott Trial (approx. 200 plus on the day!) and thanked the committee on behalf of the charities. A list of recipients are as follows (in no particular order)
Swaledale Scouts, Swaledale Mountain Rescue, Reeth Primary School, Gunnerside Primary School, Ravensworth Primary School, Arkengarthdale Primary School, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Great North Air Ambulance, Macmillan Cancer Relief, Leyburn Primary School, Reeth Young Farmers, Swaledale Seedlings, St John’s Centre Wednesday Club, RABI, Friends of the 2 Dales Nursery, Hambleton & Richmond Multiple Sclerosis Society, Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Luncheon Clubs Association, Richmond Cricket Club – Youth & General, Moorland Association, St Teresa’s Hospice, DELTA, Holmedale Pre-School, Hipswell Primary School, Wensleydale Rugby Club Development Fund, Gamekeepers Welfare Trust, ACU Benevolent Fund, The Mowbray Suite at the Friarage Hospital and the Alistair Bullen Aromatherapy Fund.
Alan Thompson has asked me to say that this year’s Scott trial DVD is now available at a cost of £10 per disc.
Contact Alan on: 07871930272
Here is a message from Robyn Alderson who had one of the two trips in the air ambulance on Saturday!
“I just wanted to write and thank everyone for their amazing help on Saturday. Everone was so helpful and have been so kind telephoning and sending cards. The marshalls, mountain rescue and yorkshire air ambulance were brilliant. Spoke to Matthew Maynard yesterday who is now out of hospital and doing well, we both wondered if you’d kindly put a big thank you on the website from us”.
We send our best wishes to Robyn and Matt for speedy recoveries now they are out of hospital.
As things start to slowly settle down after the excitement of the weekend, we have a plea for a few lost items.
A pair of Lime Green Hunter Wellies were left in the spectator field at the start – reward of £20 (or donation to the Scott Charities) offered for their safe return!!
A grey ruc sac full of tools was left at group 3 sections – Shaw Gutter. As you all know tools are very personal to the owners so once again we would be really grateful if anyone has picked these up and could let me know.
A Gas Gas filler cap was left at Petrol 2 if anyone happened to pick that up.
Handed in to the start field were a pair of rider gloves – if you lost a pair drop me an email with the make, colour and size and I will let you know if they are the ones.
If you can help with any of the above, please drop me an email.
Chris Wallis – Scott Trial Secretary
Many Congratulation to this years Scott Trial Winner –
Also well done to all those riders who took part and special best wishes for a speedy recovery to Jason Ayre, Matt Maynard, Robyn Alderson and Simon Williamson (quite an eventful day!)
The full set of results are available to download here:
Scott Trial 2012 – overall results Special Awards 2012
Section by Section Analysis 2012 Times 2012
Many, many thanks also to all those involved with the running of the trial, far too many to name and the landowners, without whom we would not be able to hold the best one day trial in the world!