Gerald Simpson, Blue Bar & Mintex Regs Launched – 3 Day Entries Closed.

The Reeth 3 Day entries have now closed and the response has been very high again with over 345 entries received for the 250 places.  We will hold the ballot next weekend and will have details of the lucky riders hopefully by early the following week.

To keep the postman busy we opening entries for the following trials: First come first served so don’t delay!

The Gerald Simpson Centre Trial will be held on Sunday May 13th and entries are now open.  A great run out with one big lap of approx. 30 miles and 40 sections.   This is a pre-entry trial limited to 150 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, but riders providing an observer (please give details on entry form) will be given preference. Numbers will be allocated in reverse order of receipt.  Closing date 5th May.  Regs & Entry Forms can be downloaded here:     Gerald Simpson 2018 Entry Form                 Gerald Simpson 2018 Supplemtary Regs


The Blue Bar Trophy 2 Day Trial will be held on Saturday and Sunday 26th & 27th May and entries are now open.  Always a great, sociable weekend in the heart of Coverdale with basic camping facilities and catering available all weekend. This is a pre-entry trial for the older machine with any age rider or over 40 rider on any machine and entries are limited to 150 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Closing Date 5th May.  Regs & Entry Forms can be downloaded here:  Blue Bar 2018 – Entry Form            Blue Bar 2018 – Supplementary Regs

The Mintex Trophy Trial will be held on Sunday 17th June and entries are now open.  This is a pre-entry Youth time and Observation National Trial for A and B class riders (NO C Class) and has been nicknamed as the ‘Mini Scott’!  The trial is becoming more and more popular each year and entries are limited to 150 and close on the 6th June 2018. Regs & Entry Forms can be downloaded here: Mintex Entry Form 2018               Mintex Regs 2018


Following on from a course inspection today the Clerk of the Course has sadly had to CANCEL this Easter Mondays Trial at Iron Banks, due to the course being waterlogged and the weather forcast for the rest of the weekend is not looking much better.

Please could you pass the message on to everyone.

We will try and re run Iron Banks at a later date if we can.

Many thanks.


Sid Morton Memorial Trial – Provisional Results – UPDATED

A grey day with snow on the hills!

Provisional Results (Updated for classes and rider number mix up) for today’s trial are available to download here:  Sid Morton Memorial Trial 2018 – Provisional Results

Congratulations to Guy Kendrew for winning the Sid Morton Memorial Trophy for the best ride on the Hard Course and Ryan Brown for winning the Betty Morton Memorial Trophy for the best A Hard rider.

Thank You’s

Richmond Motor Club would like to thank the Landowner, Observers, Clerk of the Course and helpers, Secretaries and anyone else involved in the running of today’s trial. Also thank you to all the riders for entering and taking part today, especially in difficult conditions.

Future Events


CANCELLED Easter Monday Trial (Iron Banks, Richmond) – Monday 2nd April 2018

Kidstones Trial (Bishopdale DL8 3TG)- Sunday  22nd April 2018 (10.30 am start)- Hard/Green/Clubman/Youth A,B,C (not suitable for C Beginners)

Carpley Green Trial (Raydaleside DL8 3DN) – Sunday 29th April 2018 (10.30 am start) – Hard/Green/Clubman/Youth A,B,C (not suitable for C Beginners) 

Regs available soon on the website for:

13th May 2018 – Gerald Simpson Centre Trial – Wensley – Adults and Clubman only – Pre Entry (closing date 5th May)

26/27th May 2018 – Blue Bar Pre65 Trophy Trial – Horsehouse – Pre65/040/050/TS – Pre Entry (closing date 5th May)

17th June 2018 – Mintex Youth Time & Observation Trial – Hurst – A & B Class only – Pre Entry (closing date 8th June)



Scott Trial Charity Presentation Evening and Easter Weekend Trials

On Friday 23rd March at The Buck Hotel Reeth, the Scott trial charity donations were given out to many local recipients.

The evening began with vice chairman Bruce Storr welcoming everyone and saying how the Scott is renowned as being the hardest one day trial in the world.   He then went on to say this year’s winner was the 41 year old legend Dougie Lampkin winning the trial for a 5th time, and then he introduced 21 year old James Stones who was Richmond Motor Clubs top performer in the 2017 trial with a very creditable 3rd place.  James was also the best rider on observation on the day, a very difficult feat and one to be proud of.  James, then presented the cheques to the various charities, a number of which explained how the money would be spent.

A total of £10,000.00 was  given out on the night  this year, and a further £1320  was raised by others for charities at the trial. This brings the total to over £170,000 since Richmond Motor Club took over running the trial in 1991.

Many thanks to all who help and sponsor the  trial, far too numerous to mention, and thoughts now turn to this year’s event which is on 13th  October 2018, a week earlier than normal.

An excellent buffet then followed and general chat among those attending many of whom come each year to the presentation.

The list of recipients are as follows (in no particular order)

Swaledale Scouts, Swaledale Mountain Rescue ,Friends of Reeth and Gunnerside Primary Schools ,Reeth and GunnersideSchools Fund, Ravensworth Primary School ,Arkengarthdale Primary School, Yorkshire Air Ambulance  ,Great North Air Ambulance, Reeth Young Farmers, Swaledale Seedlings, St.Johns Communiy Centre ,RABI  ,Hambleton and  Richmondshire MS  Society,  Richmond Cricket Club youth ,Moorland Assoc, St.Teresa,s Hospice, DELTA, Holmedale Preschool ,Richmond Cricket Club, Wensleydale Rugby Club Development Fund,  Gamekeepers WelfareTrust ,ACU Benevolent Fund, The  Mowbray Suite at the Friarage Hospital,  The Alistair Bullen Memorial Fund,  Homestart, Just The Job ,Robert Dent Memorial Fund,  Marrick Institute, The British Lung Foundation,Ring to Ride Community Transport and Reeth Literary Institute Trust

As always Easter Weekend is a busy time for RMC, with 2  trials being held in Swaledale & Richmond.  Information below

* Good Friday (30th March 2018) – Sid Morton Memorial Trial – Fremington Edge, Nr Reeth, DL11 6AU.  Classes for Adults/Green/Clubman, A Class and competent B Class only.  10.30 am start, Catering available at the start.    Entry is on the day but you can get ahead and fill an Entry Form by downloading it here:    Entry Form – Sid Morton 2018

* Easter Monday (2nd April 2018) – Easy Clubman and Youth Trial – Iron Banks, Richmond, DL10 4SJ.  Classes for Clubman/All Youth and Small Course (No hard course Non Competitive as competent B can ride on Good Friday).  10.30 am start.   Catering available at the start field.  Entry is on the day but you can get ahead and fill an Entry Form by downloading it here:  Entry Form – Iron Banks Easter Monday Trial 2018