The FH Timperley Trophy - Best Performance at the Trial (Cup Missing)


Engraving on trophy

The F.H. Timperley Trophy
Presented to the
Bradford & District Motor Club
For the Yorkshire Solo Championship Trial

The Timperley Cup was first run in 1938 and was then called the Yorkshire Solo Championship. J.Howard Wood won it, a Triumph sponsored rider, who beat the legendry Allan Jefferies, Triumph's No 1 rider.  Charlie helm was 3rd. The trial was runin the Hebden Bridge area, Clerk of the Course Ralph Baron devised a two lap route of 60miles.

Over the ensuring years, most of the victors have been or became World Champions, British Champions etc. and most enjoyed factory/dealership backing, During the riding seasons, Bradford aces did not appear at many Centre events as these often clashed with major national trials. By December the only remaining major event was the Northern Experts, but Allan Jefferies considered this a let down to the British Experts and advocated the stars instead support the Centre events.

 Run in the Hebden Bridge area, Clerk of the Course Ralph Baron devised a two lap route of 60miles. It was won by Triumph 'works' rider J Howard Wood, whose loss of 22 marks saw him comfortably ahead of Allan Jefferies (Triumph) on 32. Charlie Helm was on 42.

Other 1st place awards

MCN Intermediate Trophy - Best Performance Intermediate

MCN Novice Trophy - Best Performance Novice