THE Lakes Motorcycle Trials Association (LMTA) - who run the annual Lakes Two Day motorcycle trial which starts and finishes in Broughton in Furness - made a donation to the Broughton in Furness C of E Primary School recently.

The money will be spent on improving the play ground at the school.

A spokesman from the LMTA said they always try to support the local community.

The Lakes Two Day Trial was started back in 1975 by the Barrow and District Motorcycle club, the Bootle Scrambles Club and the now defunct Formula Furness Mcc. The Bootle club organised Saturday’s competition on and around the Corney Fell areas. Meanwhile the Barrow club took care of Sunday’s routes around Duddon Valley, Torver and Woodland. The Formula Furness organised the Saturday evening entertainment in the Victory Hall and provided hot soup at the halfway refuelling point on Sunday. When the Formula Furness club disbanded, the remaining two clubs formed the LMTA who now organise it.

The trial has gone from strength to strength and is now in its 45th year still attracting riders and spectators from all over the UK boosting the local economy enormously. With the event being a two day affair, overnight accommodation is always at a premium. Guesthouses, pubs and businesses always report a massive increase in trade that weekend. Organisers are still hoping it can take place on October 10 and 11.