British Bike Trial Championship 2017 Dudwood Farm

The 16th July saw the running of the 2017 British BikeTrial championship at the popular venue of Dudwood Farm, near Bakewell in Derbyshire.
It was a beautiful  sunny day for the riders to tackle the 3 laps of 5 sections at the venue used the 2016 for the BIU European Cup.
This single event organised annually is run fully to the BIU technical rules and is the only UK event where the riders compete in their age categories.

In the youngest, Poussion (7-9 year old) category it was 8 year old local rider Eddie Weightman who took his second British Biketrial championship by a healthy margin loosing just 1 mark with Oliver Cooper on 15 and Charlie Crabtree rounding off the podium.
Next up was the Benjamin (10-12 year old) category. This was a real tight affair with Josh McParland taking the win on the tie decider from Eddies older brother Oliver Weightman with Bailey Dacker making the long trip from the Isle of Skye in 3rd place.
The final youth category is the Minime (13-15 year old) class. Adam Morewood was faultless keeping his feet firmly on the pedals all day to finish on clean with Sam Shepherd on 9 and Reece Seymour in 3rd place on 14.
Charlie Rolls was the only Junior (16-18 year old) competitor thus taking the title on 10 marks. He was riding the same sections as the Senior riders (19 years +) and he showed them how to go on with Andy Ford taking the senior title on 53 marks with Tom Astbury on 65.
The top, Elite, class saw the current Elite 26” World Champion stamp his authority on the course loosing just 1 mark compared to Owen Gawthorpe on 20 and Scotlands Aaron Duke on 63 marks lost.

Thanks to all the helpers, observers and riders for making it a great day.

Robin Morewood.

(You can find more pictures for this event in the gallery)

BIU Dudwood 2017 Results