THERE is currently quite a crop of promising young trials motorcyclists on the Isle of Wight, with many starting to make a name for themselves in championship competition.

In the second round of the Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club’s 2019 Pat Death Summer Series Trials Championship, held at Limerstone Farm, near Shorwell, the club’s youngest rider, Bertie Grieve, earned the maximum ten championship points in the youth beginner class.

Alfie Haydon the only youth intermediate rider at the club this year, dropped just 31 marks, while Dan Locke comfortably beat Alfie Gaskin when they went head-to-head in the youth novice class.

The club supports a different charity each year, raising funds at its annual awards evening and at the popular Wight Two-Day Trial, and have adopted Island children’s charity, Home-Start Isle of Wight.

Prior to the start of the trial, some of the club’s youngest riders presented a cheque for £500 to Home-Start Isle of Wight’s specialist support worker, Rachael Brodie.

In the expert class, Rob Howard fought off James Stay’s determined effort, dropping just 11 marks, to win by three.

The intermediate class proved to be another closely-fought contest, with only six marks separating the first three — Tom Richards winning with the loss of 29 from Jos Wright (30).

Rory Stephens was on his own in the over-50 class, completing the trial with 35 marks dropped, while two clubman riders were in action — winner Colin Brodie 14 marks clear of Phil Chase.

Meanwhile, in the novice class, Joe Taylor won with an eight-mark cushion over Paul West.

Nick Symes took his ten points in style, completing the trial with the day’s lowest score, a miserly seven dropped.

John Townsend won the British bike class having dropped 37, with Mike True taking the spoils in the adult beginners section, finishing on 11 and Geoff Taylor, the pick of the bunch in the sportsman class.

Round three of the Summer Series is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 21.