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Motocross Bluestones Cup

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 09, 2014

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STAFFORDSHIRE Moorlands Motorcycle Club held their annual Bluestones charity trial at Blackshaw Moor Farm on Sunday.

The club welcome over 90 riders to the sponsored event which raised more than £2,500 for the Rossendale Trust and Blackshaw Moor First School.

Stuart Day kindly allowed the use of his land and ACU waived insurance charges for the event.

The course was set over three laps of 15 sections, most of which were sponsored by companies and individuals.

Riders had to tackle a wide variety of terrain including rocky streams, open moorland, steep banks with tree roots and a number of artificial sections to add to the interest.

Due to recent rain the terrain was very slippery and was a worthy challenge to the competitors.

The route is set with two degrees of difficulty, the more skilful riders tackling the Expert route while the others follow the Clubmans route, with a number of 'in betweenies' following the 50/50 route.

The Expert route contest for the Bluestones Cup was won by Corey Dubik, who won on a tie breaker after finishing level on points with Sam Yeomans . Third was Mark Reynolds and fourth Billy Craig. The sections on 'Bluestones' hill proved difficult for the Experts where a steep gully on section three and big loose boulders on section five were especially tricky.

The mark stealer, however, was section nine in the wooded area where Billy Craig was the best performer.

Sam Clarke and Mark Timperley travelled from the Sheffield area to scoop the honours in the 50/50 class, followed home by local riders Phil Hulme, Matt Burrows and Rob Bowyer, pictured.

The Clubmans competition was a walkover for Buxton rider Andy Hipwell on his twin-shock Yamaha, followed by Ken Roberts from Mow Cop and Nick Stott from Whaley Bridge.

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