Billy overcomes difficult trials for trophy win

Billy Bolt in action at the Scott Trial.
Billy Bolt in action at the Scott Trial.

Wallsend rider Billy Bolt continues to impress in the world of trials motor sport.

Having just entered his toughest competition by far, Billy is still trying to recover from the 100th anniversary Scott trial which took place last month – more than 200 riders competing against the clock, over 80 miles totally off road in what is one of the biggest observed speed trials in the world.

Riders are faced with up to six hours of mental and physical torture across 76 tough sections on moorland, bogs and rough terrain in the Yorkshire Dales.

Billy said: “The event was harder than I could have ever imagined and to this day I still haven’t managed to put into words just quite how tough it is, but I dug deep and was delighted even to have finished my first ever Scott trial an achievement that very few riders do.”

Overcoming six punctures and an exploded back wheel during the day, 17-year-old Billy was thrilled to take the best newcomer trophy – one of the biggest awards in British trials and delighted to take 12th position overall amongst the top trials bike riders in the world, such as James Dabill, Michael Brown and Dougie Lampkin.