Trials UK Oset Cup 2012-Round 2 Stump Cross Caverns
A TRIO OF TREATS AT STUMPS CROSS CAVERNS
18 June 2012 - OSET riders at the second round of the Trials UK OSET Cup enjoyed a trio of treats this weekend - a trial, a trip round the caves and a trophy presentation.
Stumps Cross Caverns in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales proved a stunning venue for the six section course. Course plotter, Nige Pearson from Trials UK, said: "Stumps Cross is an ideal location for the OSET Cup. The ground is grassy, soft and undulating. We made sections that required concentration and technical ability for those E and D class riders on the hard course but for those riding the easy route there was plenty to have a go at without being too daunted.
"A post-trial visit round the underground caverns proved to be a great distraction for the excited kids while we sorted the results. Luckily we had a dry day – unusual I know – but we made use of the indoor theatre for the trophy presentations to give an extra-special feel to the awards."
The top three riders across the five different categories each received winners' trophies courtesy of William Dunn from property specialists, Dunrig. He said; "There's a strong sense of community and camaraderie among OSET riders and their families. We cheer all of the riders on equally and to be able to contribute to a sport that my own son loves and ensure the kids leave the OSET Cup with a real sense of achievement is something, that as a dad, I was delighted to be able to support."
Dominic Horne, enjoyed another great ride to take the top spot dropping just 12 marks. He was followed closely by Harry Hemingway on 14. This was Harry's first visit to the OSET Cup and he's definitely one to watch – like father like son. With Dylan Carr, third on 18 and Lewis Hurdsman AWOL in Turkey, as the riders look forward to the third round, the championship is hotting up.
Topping the D-Class was Harry McLoughlin on 10. Preston-lad Ryan Shepherd had a costly missed flag to take second on 15 marks dropped. Lewis Carr emulated his brother, also going home with a third place trophy.
There were smiles all round for Jak Heaney who stepped up to the E-Class intermediate course for the first time and took the win. Charlie Crossland looked like an altogether different rider on his 16" OSET, with the jump in wheel size clearly suiting him to take second. Myles Hutchinson took third from Morgan Shepherd, with just one dab separating the two youngsters.
It was a real show of girl power on the D-Class intermediate course as Libby Cook from the Wirral took the win while Taylor Crossland took third on 22 - ensuring she was able to match her brother in the trophy stakes. Just a whisker away from the win, and splitting the girls on 13 marks dropped was Owen Barnes.
And finally four year old Alexander Horne took his first win on the easy route. The youngster, who has been desperate to ride trials bikes and copy his big brother Dominic, couldn't keep the smile off his face as he stepped up to take his trophy. Conrad Andrew took second and it was a great feet-up ride from Flynn Collings to take third.
Calvin Kelly, the youngest rider showed great courage throughout the trial and overcame his shyness to stand up in front of all the parents and riders to accept his rider of the day trophy.
Barry Huskinson from OSET Bikes, said: "To see that many OSET bikes at an event is fantastic. The OSET Cups are great fun and are designed to encourage and support riders as they develop their ability. It's clear to see that the riders are coming on leaps and bounds as the need for an easy, intermediate and hard route testify. Some of the difficulty on the hard route is of a level ridden by adult beginners which is pretty incredible given the age of these riders!"
Results of the trial can be found HERE
The next round of the Northern Series Trials UK OSET Cup is 22 July at Deer Park, Lady Lane, Bingley at 11am – contact Nige Pearson at Trials UK on 0113 281 8242.
The 5th round of the Southern Series OSET Cup is July 7th – contact Andy Hogg at No Limits Trials Academy on 07984 806 788.
All images supplied by Nige Pearson, Trials UK Media.
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