Zona 1: ACU British Ladies & Luscombe Suzuki Leeds Youth C&D Championship Trials

Entry List: ACU Luscombe Suzuki Leeds Youth C&D Championship

Entry List: ACU Womens and Girls Championship

Preview: Ben Falconer

BRITAIN'S top female and junior motorcycle trials talents are coming to Gloucestershire to compete for national honours.

Zona 1 MCC are staging the second rounds of the ACU Womens and Girls, and Luscombe Suzuki Leeds C&D Youth championships on June 22 and 23 at Nettleton Quarry, Birdlip.

Reigning British champion Becky Cook (Beta) will go head-to-head with last year's runner up Emma Bristow (Sherco) at the Listers Toyota trial and it promises to be a close battle. Bristow won the first round in Berkshire, and convincingly beat Cook on the way to a special first class award in the Scottish Six Days Trial last month.

They will face tough, challenging sections plotted by Steve Saunders and his team, along with Katy Sunter (Gas Gas), plus support class riders including ACU Western Centre Youth Development Squad member Victoria Payne.

The female-only event takes place on the Sunday, and it's preceded by the best of the youngest riders in the country competing in the Luscombe Suzuki Leeds ACU British C and D Trials Championship.

D class riders aged between six and nine, and C class riders between nine and 12 will attempt sections according to their age, ability and the machines they ride. The sections will be plotted by Andy Colbourne who wants to ensure all riders enjoy their taste of national trials action.

Electric-powered bikes will feature strongly. The first round of the youth series in Cumbria was beset by heavy rain and high scores but the D class for small-wheeled bikes saw the top four packed out by electric bike riders including the winner, Henry Stephenson.

Daniel Slack (Beta) leads the standard wheel C class after edging Billy Green (Beta) in a tie break. Medium wheel classes are currently led by Edward Earle (C) and Jack Dance (D) (both Beta).

Spectators are welcome to the event, where there will be refreshments and toilets laid on. There is no charge for entry and the action starts at 10.30am on both days. The venue is on the A417 Gloucester to Cirencester Road, postcode GL6 8LA. To find out more about the event, visit www.zona1mcc.blogspot.com. Entries close on Friday, June 14. Regulations and entry forms are on the calendar