A TOTAL of 188 competitors will battle round miles of unforgiving moors on Saturday in the annual Scott Trial.

The entry features the cream of British trialling, from all parts of the British Isles; the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Scotland, Northern Ireland and also Ireland and Germany.

One rider who will not start will be 2018 winner, Silsden's Dougie Lampkin, who has sustained a training injury. Newport's Chris Stay heads the top echelon.

James Dabill, British champion Jack Price, Three-Day winner Jack Sheppard and Jack and Dan Peace are the big guns along with Richard Sadler and Guy Kendrew but John Sunter turns on the speed.

The real dark horse will be Skeeby's Jonathan Richardson who has won the trial and is a top flight enduro competitor, watch out for the ladies.

Emma Bristow, Chloe Richardson and Hannah Styles, as eight riders start under numbers 201 and upwards. They are the charity contingent and are seeking cash for good causes.

Watch out also for Braidley brothers, Sam and Scott Lambert, because they are creating a record not likely to be beaten.

Their great grandfather, Bill Lambert, competed in the Scott Trial in the 1920s, their grandfather Geoff in the 70s and their father Steve won 12 coveted Scott Trial Spoons in 15 starts.

No other family has spanned four generations competing the trial.

The action starts on Feldom Moor at 9am when Isle of Wight rider Max Coombes kicks his Beta machine into life. All proceeds from the trial are donated to Scott Charities.

Meanwhile, the Ripon Motor Club trials organisers battled with heavy rain and rising stream levels at Fir Tree Farm, Grewelthorpe on Sunday to stage the annual Derek Lickers Memorial Trial.

The plotted 10-section course, requisite for a West Yorkshire Championship trial, was virtually rerouted minutes before the 58 competitors assemble in the start area.

Five marked sections south of the ravine and stream were washed away in the overnight rainfall and the normally ankle deep stream was a three-foot deep raging torrent.

The area near the duck pond provided steep climbs which claim many penalties in all five classes.

Busfield Arms landlord Martin Crosswaite left his East Morton hostelry to win the championship class, riding his Montesa 4rt machine, heading Dan Hemingway by six penalties.

The ride of the day was out in by Class A boy Harry Hemingway, who was third and just two penalties behind his father in the final count.

Paul Jacakson just beat Paul Gravestock in Clubman A.

The latter incurred 13 penalties in the last section compared with Jackson's tally of eight.

If one Hemingway youth wins his class the other, this time George, just has to match his elder sibling - he did.

Clubman was a tight call with Stuart Oughton winning his class for the second week in succession.

Richard Crabtree and Michael Platts were just one penalty too much and finished in that order after observer Rob Shepherd logged the section scores..

Championship class: Experts: Martin Crosswaite (Montesa) 13, Dan Hemingway (Beta) 23, Sam Yeadon (Beta) 26. Inter: Thomas Housecroft (Vertigo) 50.

Novices: Will Tolson (Beta) 49, Charlie Smith (Beta) 55, Aldis Blacker (Gas Gas) 56.

Youth Class A: Harry Hemingway (Beta) 25, Elliott Laws (Vertigo) 86, Richard Pulman (Scorpa) 106.

Clubman A: Paul Jackson (Montesa) 44, Paul Gravestock (Scorpa) 47, Steven Johnson (Beta) 52.

Youth Class B: George Hemingway 33, Martyn Pratt 56, Callum Fowler 70 (All Beta).

Clubman B: Stuart Oughton (Beta) 18, Richard Crabtree (Vertigo) 19, Michael Platts (Sherco) 20. Non-competitive: Josh Pearson (55, Arron Sherwin 77. (All Beta).

Meanwhile, Baildon trials sidecar championship contender Nigel Scott and his teenage daughter Gracie-Mae Scott were placed second and third in the Expert class at Ashburton, Devon.

After winning the Intermediate class championship, the Scotts climbed the ranks to the really hard expert class and consistently challenged class champions Jon Tuck and Josh Golding.

Tuck clinched the title on Saturday and the Scotts claimed second place in the trial.

On Sunday former champion Josh Golding competed with a stand-in passenger and took second place. The Scotts missed runner-up position overall by a mere two points. An excellent year for the family team.