Awards Dinner

Due to various circumstances, the usual summer awards dinner has been rescheduled. So in 2018 there will be an awards dinner for both the 2016 and 2017 championships. This will take place on Saturday 17th March, at the Padbrook Park Hotel, Cullompton, Devon.

This is the night before the Torbay Trial, it is only a 25 minute drive from Cullompton to the start of the trial, there are rooms and plenty of trailer parking at Padbrook Park so hopefully people will make a weekend of it.

More details/menus etc. to follow, for any additional information please contact Alan Selwood – 07890 962191 or [email protected]

Could anyone with a current trophy please contact Alan to arrange collection (ideally from the start of a trial).

Rooms can be booked at Padbrook Park, just mention the ACTC to get the group rate.

Padbrook Park Hotel
EX15 1RU
01884 836100

2017 Championship Tables (to Yorkshire Dales)

2017 car championship tables up to and including the Yorkshire Dales Trial.

2017 Wheelspin League (to Yorkshire Dales)
2017 Crackington League (to Yorkshire Dales)

2017 North Regional League (to Yorkshire Dales)
2017 South Regional League (to Yorkshire Dales)
2017 Midland Regional League (to Yorkshire Dales)
2017 West Regional League (to Yorkshire Dales)

The North regional championship will be decided on next weeks Durham Dales trial, as it is the last round for that region. Very tight between the top 3 currently :

1st : John Charles [21.9]
2nd : David Golightly [20.5]
3rd : Sam Holmes [20.3]

The other regions have most of their events in the second half of the year. The top 3 in the Wheelspin and Crackington leagues are excluded from the regional awards (these are marked in orange). Please note – this can affect the championships later in the year, as if someone drops down below 3rd in the Wheelspin or Crackington later in the year, they will re-appear in the regional championships.

Could competitors check their scores are correct, especially their MCC event scores. Please include your competition number for that event if querying a score.

Bike and navigators tables to follow.

[ACTC Championship Secretary]

2017 Yorkshire Dales Trial Results

Here are the final results for the 2017 Yorkshire Dales Trial.

Overall winners were Dean Partington (Class 8) and John Kenny (Class B2).

2017 Yorkshire Dales Trial Results

Class winners :

A : Steve Kingstone [5]
B1 : Colin Halliday [16]
B2 : John Kenny [3]
C : John Boothroyd [25]
D : Richard Clay [47]
X : Tim Pitt [12]

1 : David Child [124]
2 : Bill Bennett [6]
3 : Nigel Hilling [40]
4 : Sam Holmes [19]
5 : David Golightly [2]
6 : Mark Smith [7]
7 : Peter Hart [5]
8 : Dean Partington [2]
V : Fred Waite [17]
O : Barry Redmayne [14]

Event Report on Classical Gas

Youtube Video :

MCC Testing Trial 2017

The Motor Cycling ClubEntries are now open for the MCC Testing Trial which is being held on Sunday 2nd July in Somerset.  This year it is being run as a “taster” event and therefore MCC Membership is not a requirement.

Great value at £25 for approx 50+ tests. It is a great sociable yet competitive day out, last year saw some great class battles going on all day long amongst the 70+ entrants, catering and toilets are present as usual and awards are presented shortly after the event has finished.

Plenty of marshals required as usual, any volunteers would be welcome to call Nick Farmer on 07973 986803 or email [email protected]

If you are an MCC member then you can enter the MCC Testing Trial online, otherwise download the entry forms here :

2017 Testing Trial Entrypack (Cars)
2017 Testing Trial Entrypack (Bikes)

Changes to Pouncey League for 2018

From 2018, based on feedback from motorcycle competitors – the ACTC Championship for Solo Motorcycles (the Pouncey League) will be scored based on overall motorcycle results rather than class results.

15 points will be awarded for 1st overall, 14 points for 2nd overall down to 1 point for 15th overall.

Tarka Trial 2017 Date Change

This years Tarka Trial will now run on Sunday 19th November – this was the date of the Hardy Trial which is not running this year.

The Tarka will also become a round of the ACTC Car Championships (for 2017 only), to replace the Hardy.

ACU Become Full Members of LARA

The problems surrounding Land Access is an issue that everyone associated with motorsport could do without, whether that be Organisers of two wheel or four wheeled sport.

LARA is the motoring organisations’ Land Access and Recreation Association and acts as a national forum for the principal groups in countryside motor sport and recreation.

The ACU is the internationally recognised National Governing Body for motorcycle sport in the British Isles (less Northern Ireland). Formed in 1903, the ACU has a long tradition in the world of motorcycle sport being a founder member of the World Governing Body, the Federation Internationale Motocyclisme (FIM).

The ACU have now upgraded their Membership of LARA to Full Members which means that LARA now have representation over all four User Groups – motorsport / recreation 2 /3 wheels and 4 wheels.

John Collins, Chairman ACU Ltd said “Until recently, the ACU were Associate Members of LARA, however, we have been working very closely with Alan Kind and LARA on a couple of issues which could have had and still may have a wide effect on motorsport in general. Land Access is vital to our Off Road activities and as such we need to put our support where it is required in order to protect Off Road Sport. LARA is an important vehicle to deliver this”.

Andrew Knightly-Brown, Chairman of LARA commented “This is excellent news and I am delighted to have the ACU back on board as a full member. This really adds teeth to the LARA machine and enhances our position across the range of motorsport and recreational activity”.

For further information on LARA and its activities please go to

For further information on The ACU please go to

2017 Championship Tables (to Torbay)

2017 Championship tables up to and including the Torbay Trial.

2017 Wheelspin League (to Torbay)
2017 Crackington League (to Torbay)
2017 Navigators League (to Torbay)
2017 Pouncy & Red Rose Leagues (to Torbay)

Could competitors check their scores are correct, especially their MCC scores. Please include your competition number for that event if querying a score.

[ACTC Championship Secretary]

Durham Dales Trial 2017 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2017 Durham Dales Trial.

2017 Durham Dales Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2017 Durham Dales Trial Entry Pack (Bikes)

Durham Dales Classic Trial May 28th 2017 (Organised by Middle England CVC)

Durham Dales Classic trial welcomes all competitors, from seasoned experts to total beginners and anyone in between. This will be the 4th year of running a successful trial, and our goal is still to give all competitors a low cost, well run and fun trial.

All the usual classes of car and bike PLUS class X are invited to compete!


Durham Dales Classic Trial was the brain child of Bernie ‘MADDOG’ Pugh. It first ran in 2014. It was only supposed to be a ‘one off’ but was so well received by competitors that with the help of dedicated individuals, we have decided to keep running it.

We have seen competitors from Dorset to the Highlands of Scotland, who have shown us that there is a dedication to Classic Trial that we simply can’t forget.

The history of the Trial may be short but every year we add some more.

Each trial we run adds to our reputation and moves us forward to produce an epic Classic Trial year after year.


2017 March Hare Trial Cancelled

Late news (as the event was meant to run last Sunday) – 

“It is with regret and sadness that Falcon M.C, announces the cancellation of the 2017 March Hare Classic Trial. Disappointingly, we have received a a low number of entries for this event. In addition, following storm Doris and despite sterling efforts by individual club members, there is still much work to do to prepare the route for the event. The effort needed we feel is disproportionate to the number of cars taking part and in essence makes the event non viable.

We appreciate your entry, support and your commitment to the March Hare Classic Trial and pledge to offer you an attractive and challenging event in 2018. In the meantime, please do consider entering our Ivinghoe Spring Trial and do look out for our regular events throughout the Competition Year.

Again, our apologies for the late cancellation and we look forward to welcoming you again on an event in the near future.”


2017 Cotswold Clouds Trial Results

Here are the final results for the 2017 Cotswold Clouds Trial.

Overall winner was Dean Partington (Class 8).

2017 Cotswold Clouds Trial Results

Report from the organising team below.

Congratulations to Dean Partington on winning the Cotswold Clouds 2017

Fortunately for us the weather cleared up on Saturday and we had a rare fine day to finish off setting out the Trial. More rain overnight, but Sunday turned out moistly dry, if a bit foggy in areas. This meant that the ground conditions on the day were about as slippery as I have experienced on a Cotswold Clouds. This caused some considerable head scratching on my part, as it meant it was always going to be a tough event for everyone, and with my mind set on trying to give as many Classes as possible a decent crack at the Overall trophy, it was going to be a particularly challenging day for Class 8.

Not withstanding the unstoppable force that was Dean Partington, and Matt Facey’s big clanger on Jerry’s, the results vindicate the effort that was put in by the Team on preparing a Trial that gave every Class a good chance of the Silver Jubilee Cup for the overall win. A big thank you to all the marshals who turned out for the day and helped us run the trial. Last, but by no means least, I apologise for the very badly set out Pheasant’s Run Test, there are reasons for this oversight, but they do not excuse the fact that it should not have happened.

We hope you enjoyed your day’s sport , and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Carl Talbot [Clerk of the Course] and the organising Team”

Class winners :

1 : Alex Wheeler [80]
2 : Bill Bennett [26]
3 : Matt Facey [37]
4 : Craig Allen [24]
5 : Aaron Haizelden [19]
6 : Mike Hobbs [31]
7 : Duncan Stephens [24]
8 : Dean Partington [11]

Event Report on Classical Gas

Youtube Videos :

2017 Clee Hills Trial Results

Midland Automobile Club LogoHere are the final results for the 2017 Clee Hills Trial. Notes from the organisers :

“You will find that the scores do not add across, because we operate a system called ‘score relieving’. On three of the toughest hills tackled by all (Priors Holt 1, Flounders Folly, Easthope), the score for the highest climber in Class is considered to be the ‘End’ and all other scores in the class are reduced. Thus Dean Partington was the highest climber on Flounders Folly so his 2 is reduced to zero and all the others in his class have 2 marks deducted from their score. Dave Jackson’s 7 gets reduced to 5.

Hence, if you total across the columns these three hills appear twice – once with the actual score, and one with the relieved score which is the one included in the total.

We hope you all had a good days sport, and will be back next year. We operate a system of continuous improvement, and would therefore appreciate any feedback you have.”

Overall winners were Adrian Marfell (Class 6) and Roger Ashby (Class A).

2017 Clee Hills Trial Results

Class winners :

A : Roger Ashby [9]
B1 : Carl Kiddle [37]
B2 : Glenn Morgan [10]
D : Al Lidgate [29]
0 : Tim Barrington [6]
1 : Nigel Whiten [47]
2 : Simon Price [11]
4 : Sam Holmes [5]
5 : Nick Deacon [7]
6 : Adrian Marfell [5]
7 : Dudley Sterry [20]
8 : Mike Chatwin [5]

Photos By Peter McFayden

Event Report on Classical Gas

Youtube Video :

Hardy Trial to be “Rested”

“As Secretary of Woolbridge Motor Club Ltd I am writing to inform you of the decision by the Woolbridge committee to ‘rest’ the Hardy Trial in 2017, we will review the situation in 2018 but I have to say that there will need to be some big changes for it to reappear.

We have not taken this decision lightly but due to the permanent loss of one of our main venues, the ongoing difficulties with running classic trials in Dorset, the very small number of club members actually competing in classic trials, the ‘reaction’ of a minority of some experienced competitors on the 2016 event and the lack of organisers we believe this to be the only appropriate way forward.

As the present CofC and many of us on the committee have put a lot of effort into this event since the late 70’s we are sad to see it go but prefer to take this decision rather than put on a second rate event, I personally went through hell to get the event accepted into the ACTC championship so am particularly saddened but recognise when decisions have to be made no matter how difficult. We have discussed making the Hardy a joint event with a neighbouring club but they are not interested in this suggestion so we think it best ‘rested’.

Entry levels have not improved and the Hardy was propped up by the large Bike entry this year (mainly local club riders not many ACTC competitors), this has been exacerbated by the compression and infilling of the calendar in the November / December period not helped by the moving of the Kyrle to sit next to our event (as supported by ACTC) and the working around Remembrance Sunday each year, Dorset and the club could never support a trial at any other time of year, we need the rain! I hope other events do not follow in our footsteps.

Woolbridge has well over 500 members, is financially very stable and organises some 30 + events every year but like many clubs the main work is done by the few. Unfortunately this doesn’t necessarily mean we can find people to do everything, especially when they receive adverse comments for their efforts when the event had to overcome the major loss of the one big venue which had developed into the star of the show in 2015.

Best Regards, Andy Webb

Woolbridge Motor Club Ltd Club Secretary”

2017 Exmoor Trial Results

Here are the final results for the 2017 Exmoor Trial.

Overall winners were Keith Sanders (Class 5) and Jon Hustwayte (Class B2).

2017 Exmoor Trial Results

Class winners :

A : Andrew Petherick [13]
B1 : Kathryn Martin [10]
B2 : Jon Hustwayte [10]
D : Steve Urell [10]
2 : Bill Bennett [18]
3 : Francis Thomas [22]
4 : Craig Allen [7]
5 : Keith Sanders [0]
7 : Peter Hart [7]
8 : Paul Merson [11]

Event Report on Classical Gas

Youtube Videos :

2016 Championship Tables – FINAL

ACTCHere are the final updated tables for last years Championships.

Unfortunately due to certain errors in the spreadsheet formatting, incorrect data entry and then finally a few erroneous details passed on from clubs relating to who was and wasn’t entered as Clubman entries, they have changed quite significantly.

They have now been checked multiple times and recalculated with the final positions as shown on the site. Apologies again to all those affected in a negative sense and I am sure some will be disappointed whereas others pleasantly surprised with their final positions.

2016 Championship Tables :

2016 Wheelspin League
2016 Crackington League
2016 Crackington League (inc. Wheelspin winners)
2016 Navigators League
2016 Pouncy & Red Rose Leagues

2016 Championsip Winners :

Wheelspin League : Dean Partington
Crackington League : David Haizelden
Navigators League : Liz Bennett
Pouncy League : Geoff Walker
Red Rose League : Geoff Westcott


Regional Championships in 2017

New for 2017  – Regional Championships.

Joining the ACTC automatically registers you as a competitor in all the Championships, National and Regional – no additional paperwork is required.

Regional Championships will be scored as per Crackington on Class results.

All your 2017 results will be retrospectively added when you join the ACTC – up to the summer break.


North – Clee Hills, Northern, Yorkshire Dales, Durham Dales
Midland – Clee Hills, Cotswold Clouds, Exmoor Clouds, Kyrle
West – Exmoor, Taw & Torridge, Tamar, Camel
South – Torbay, Exmoor Clouds, Hardy, Allen


North – Clee Hills, Northern, Yorkshire Dales, Durham Dales
West – Exmoor, Tarka, Exmoor Clouds, Neil Westcott
South West – Chairmans, Taw & Torridge, Tamar, Camel
South – Torbay, Exmoor Clouds, Hardy, Neil Westcott

2016 Camel Classic Trial Results

Camel Vale Motor ClubHere are the results from the Camel Classic Trial 2016. Overall winner (on Camel Vale Index) was Keith Sanders (Class 5).

2016 Camel Classic Trial Results

Class winners (ACTC scoring) :

B1 : Tristan Barnicoat [11]
D : Alan Keat [9]
1 : James Shallcross [44]
2 : Bill Bennett [41]
3 : Matt Facey [21]
4 : Emma Robilliard [19]
5 : Keith Sanders [21]
6 : Mike Ellis [13]
7 : Duncan Stephens [28]
8 : Simon Groves [15]

Overall top 10 (ACTC scoring) :

1 : Mike Ellis [13]
2 : Simon Groves [15]
3 : Dean Partington [17]
4 : Emma Robilliard [19]
5 : Keith Sanders [21 / 29.60]
6 : Matt Facey [21 / 31.86]
7 : Dan Keat [24]
8 : Tris White [25]
9 : Gary Browning [26 / 39.56]
10 : Sticker Martin [26 / 44.22]

Update on “Engine Change” rule

It was MSA Trials Committee meeting on Tuesday. The much debated “Engine Change” rule was debated further and at great length. In the end, the committee was split and the MSA has asked ACTC to go back and review the rule further, possibly to include a review of the Class Structure and possibly to include the wording from the Road Rally regulations where similar swaps are permitted but restrictions are placed on tuning those engines. This may be just a postponement of at least a couple of years, or it may be the end of the matter.