HORSFORTH hit the sweet spot on Sunday at Deer Park where more than 70 competitors contested the second Simon Green Club Championship trial of the year.

The mist cleared and the sun shone as the competitors rode a 10-section four-lap course taking in the grassy slopes, and for a change, dry rocks and boulders.

Despite some talented rivals, mostly adults, Bradford's Frankie Rhodes excelled, winning the class overall on a tie-breaker from Barnoldswick engineer Anthony Ayrton and Paul Kettlewell.

East Keswick youngster Harry Hemingway won Class B and placed sixth in the class.

TT Ian Hutchinson took Class A and was the top novice competitor beating Trials UK dealer Nige Pearson by riding all but one section without penalty.

Nige was the top over-50 competitor beating 11 other old timers in the age battle.

Another veteran rider was the slim shape of Steve Gossop, who really hit the jackpot by winning Clubman B incurring a single penalty in section on lap two.

Results: Hard course; Inters: Anthony Ayrton (Montesa) 9.

Novices: 1 Paul Kettlewell (Sherco) 10, 2 Steven Fowler (Beta) 1, 3 Sam Cahill (TRS) 11.

Youth Class A: Frankie Rhodes (Beta) 9, 2 Harvey Taglione (Gas Gas) 19, 3 Harry McLoughlin (Beta) 50. Youth Class B: Harry Hemingway (Beta) 12.

Clubman A: 1 Ian Hutchinson (Vertigo) 5, Richard Crabtree (Vertigo) 9, 3 Ivor Rhodes (Beta) 9.

Over 50s: 1 Nige Pearson (TRS) 5, 2 Paul Ingleby (TRS) 7, 3 Chris Johnson (Sherco) 10.

Youth Class A: 1 Max Marston (Gas Gas) 30. Youth Class B: 1 Lucy Ayrton (TRS) 42, 2 Logan Codner (Beta) 48. Youth Class C: William Sagar (Beta) 28.

Clubman B: Novice: Gareth Mitchell (Beta) 9.

Over 50s: 1 Mark Grant (Sherco) 6, 2 Mike Frizzell (Beta) 13, 3 Paul Woodhouse (Vertigo) 15.

Pre-65: 1 Steve Gossop (BSA|) 1, 2 David Brogden (BSA) 8. Youth Class B: Alex Woodhouse (Vertigo) 7.

Youth Class C: 1 Jonnie Fannon (Beta) 21, 2 Alfie Carney (Oset) 24.

Small Wheels: Red Route: 1 Jimmy Crabtree 28, 2 Bobby Crabtree 36, 3 Arthur Wright 39. (All Oset). Yellow Route: 1 Alfie Drachenberg 0, 2 Alanna Eagleton 1, 3 Ruby Lawrie 6. (All Oset).

White Route: 1 Charley W Jennings 10, Evie-Rae Edmundson 30, 3 Edward Abram 31. (All Oset).