The traditional Scott time and observation trial welcomed a full house of 200 riders to the event held near Richmond in North Yorkshire. Overcast conditions cleared as the event witnessed a huge turnout of motorcycle trials fans who watched the action unfold.
Emma Bristow “I have come so close to fulfilling one of my ambitions in my trials career of winning a Scott Silver Spoon which is awarded to the top 26 finishers as I came home in 28th position and just 3 marks away from my goal”
“The event is a very tough one and classed by so many as the ultimate test of the rider and machine and in one way I am happy with my result but also disappointed at being so close after a long day on the machine”
“Everything went to plan and I felt very confident despite the tough conditions. I rode my new 2016 model Sherco 300 which was in its element on the wide open moorland and in the predominantly rock and river hazards, it never missed a beat all day so it’s a massive thank you to the Sherco factory”
“The only problem that slowed me down was a rear wheel puncture in the closing stages of the competition but with the speed element of the event it’s just one of those things that can happen to anyone and you have to expect this type of problem”
“My support team have been invaluable today and kept me at my best during the long day. In particular I would like to thank Malcolm Rathmell, my mother and every one at MRS – Malcolm Rathmell Sport – and also my valued sponsors for providing the best equipment for the event”
“To come so close to this monumental moment of becoming the first lady rider to take a Scott Silver Spoon will only make me push harder next year. Thank you to everyone who cheered me on at the event”