MCC Testing Trial 2016

The Motor Cycling ClubThis years Testing Trial is on he 3rd July. Entries are now open and will close at the end of June and offer great value at £22 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 and last year I was more than impressed with the turnout, any volunteers would be welcome to call me on 07973 986803 or email [email protected]

Enter the MCC Testing Trial online, or download the regs and entry form.

ACTC Awards Dinner and Dance

The Annual ACTC awards and dinner evening will take place on Saturday the 18th June.

The evening is not just for Championship contenders or even just ACTC members, but it is a celebration of another year of trialling and all are welcome, whether driver, rider, navigator, marshal, organiser or spectator.

Invites have been sent to all registered members – for further information please click the link below.

2016 ACTC Dinner & Dance

Thanks,
Giles

Torbay Trial 2016 Results

Torbay Motor Club LogoHere are the provisional results for the 2016 Torbay Trial. Overall winners were Geoff Walker (Class B1), Richard Maddern (Class D) and Craig Allen (Class 4).

2016 Torbay Trial Results (Provisional)

Class winners :

A : Rick Lees [19]
B1 : Kathryn Martin [11]
B2 : Geoff Walker [1]
C : Matt Hawkins [51]
D : Richard Maddern [4]
1 : James Shallcross [28]
2 : Bill Bennett [22]
3 : Colin Jeffery [41]
4 : Craig Allen [19]
5 : Aaron Haizelden [26]
6 : Andrew Rippon [34]
7 : Peter Hart [46]
8 : Dean Partington [30]

“Congratulations to Greg Walker, Richard Maddern and Craig Allen who have taken the Best Overall Awards for 2 wheels, 3 wheels and 4 wheels respectively.

Hopefully there are no errors in the Results, if however you wish to protest please ensure you do this by phoning Dave on the number provided in the Result sheet by 6pm Monday 21st March 2016.

Please remember that the Marshalls are judges of fact and are always right (even when they’re wrong!), however administrative errors can sometimes occur when transferring this to the Results spreadsheet.

Thank you all for supporting our event which many found to be quite tough but thoroughly enjoyable. Hopefully you will be able to make it back again next year and experience another couple of new sections that we’re already working on!

Keith Sanders & Dave Haizelden (for Torbay Motor Club)”

Calendar Updates

Good news regarding dates later this year. Ross & District Motor Clubs Kyrle Trial will now run on Sunday 30th October which will avoid the clash with Camel Vale’s Bodmin Trial running the following weekend on Sunday 6th November.

Yorkshire Dales Trial 2016 Regs Available

Airdale & Pennine Motor Car ClubHere are the regs and entry forms for the 2016 Yorkshire Dales Trial.

2016 Yorkshire Dales Entry Pack

“Sunday 8th May 2016, ROUND 9 OF THE ACTC CHAMPIONSHIP FOR CARS & MOTORCYCLES.

Following the very successful inaugural running of this trial by APMCC in 2015, we are delighted to invite back all CLUBMAN, ACTC, ACU and VSCC competitors for a second time. Our experienced organising team headed by John Bell and Stan Peel, leading a team of APMCC members can promise you another excellent variety of sections, and maybe a couple of new ones introduced to keep you on your toes. Pateley Bridge cattle market is again playing host, ensuring a compact route plus, this year, ample parking for competing vehicles, plus trailers and tenders. The adjoining café will be open for food and drink for the duration of the event, whilst fuel is available nearby.

The Trial will be a multi-permit trial – Clubmans, National B and ACU, with the normal classes for cars & motorcycles. Plus as last year there will be additional separate classes with awards :-

Class 0 :- to cater for those preferring not to tackle the more difficult sections. This is an ideal trial and class for anyone who has not competed in a Classic Trial before .There will be open car & closed car classes.

Class V :- Long & Short wheelbase classes  for VSCC eligible cars. (VSCC members may alternatively enter either class 2 or 5)

Class X :- Road legal motorcycles that do not comply with classes A to D.

As last year we are also giving an award to the best Japanese production car entered in class 5, so come along and enter your X90’s & MX5’s (This award will not affect the normal class positions in class 5).

We are also giving an award to the best Historic non production Trials Car build prior to 1970, under 1200cc, complying with and entered in Class 8.

I hope you can enter for a really good days trialling.

John Rhodes
Chairman of Airedale and Pennine Motor Car Club Ltd.”

Chairmans Trial 2016 Results

Holsworthy Motor ClubHere are the provisional results for the 2016 Chairmans Trial. Overall winners were John Luckett (Class B1) and Aaron Haizelden (Class 5).

2016 Chairmans Trial Results (Provisional)

Class winners :

A : Andy Petherick [25]
B1 : John Luckett [2]
B2 : Geoff Walker [5]
D : Richard Maddern [14]
1 : David Carter [68]
3 : Matt Facey [32]
4 : Craig Allen [33]
5 : Aaron Haizelden [11]
6 : Andrew Rippon [25]
7 : Duncan Stephens [19]
8 : Tristan White [16]

Northern Trial 2016 Results

Fell Side Auto Club LogoHere are the results for the 2016 Northern Trial. Overall winners were Lee Abbott (Class B2) and Dean Partington (Class 8).

2016 Northern Trial Results

Class Winners :

A : Odgie Danaan [15]
B1 : Craig Asbridge [6]
B2 : Lee Abbott [2]
C : Mick Clarke [11]
1 : Martin Breen [63]
2 : Bill Bennett [12]
3 : Sticker Martin [15]
4 : Nicola Butcher [13]
5 : David Golightly [8]
7 : Julian Lack [9]
8 : Dean Partington [5]

Launceston Trial 2016 Results

Launceston & North Cornwall Motor ClubHere are the provisional results for the 2016 Launceston Trial. Overall winners were Rom Dobbs (Class B1) and Roger Teagle (Class 6)

2016 Launceston Trial Results

Class winners :

A : Martyn Harry [62]
B1 : John Luckett [8]
B2 : Rom Dobbs [7]
D : Steve Urell [18]
D1 : Michael Curnow [13]
1 : James Shallcross [53]
3 : Matt Facey [42]
4 : Craig Allen [23]
5 : Simon Hamer [47]
6 : Roger Teagle [20]
7 : Stephen Ball [34]
8 : Alan Black [46]

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Exmoor Trial 2016 Results

North Devon Motor ClubHere are the results for the 2016 Exmoor Trial. Overall winners were Mick Whitehouse (Class B1) and Dan Keat (Class 8).

2016 Exmoor Trial Results

Class winners :

A : Andy Petherick [6]
B1 : Mick Whitehouse [0]
B2 : Jon Hurstwayte [3]
C : Hugh Marshall-Sims [29]
D : Steve Urell & June Williams [0]
1 : Dave Haizelden [14]
2 : Bill Bennett [18]
3 : Colin Jeffery [1]
4 : Gary Price [24]
5 : Aaron Haizelden [1]
6 : Andrew Rippon [1]
7 : Stuart Highwood [7]
8 : Dan Keat [0]

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What is the ACTC and who writes the rules ?

ACTCThere has been considerable debate on Facebook over the past week regarding suggested rule changes within the trialling world. What is clear from a lot of the comments is that there is a complete misunderstanding of how the ACTC operates and who creates the rules by which competitors should abide. I shall attempt therefore to clarify a few points.

First, who or what is the ACTC? The clue should be in its very name, “The Association of Classic Trials Clubs”. In other words, the organisation is an amalgamation of numerous motorsport clubs who have chosen to combine and create a single entity to provide support and governance to the classic trials world. A list of these clubs can be found on the ACTC website and I suspect most who are reading this information will be a member of at least one of them.

The ACTC then has a number of volunteers who sit on the council in order to ensure certain required functions are carried out and these are not limited to, but include:

• Overall governance of the classic trials sport
• Ensuring the classic trials community has a voice with the MSA
• Fighting for Rights of Way issues
• Running a national trials championship
• Providing a quarterly publication with up-to-date details on the events and championship
• Maintaining a website to give instant access to information and details on events
• Ensuring members receive regulations on events the member clubs are running
• Putting on an annual awards and dinner evening
• Monitoring championship events and providing guidance back to the clubs
• Ensuring there are twice yearly meeting of the clubs in order to air and discuss all current topics affecting the trialling world
• Accounting for the finances and costs associated with running the organisation
• Maintaining various documentation essential to the sport, such as the rules and regulations for clubs and competitors

What the council don’t do which seems to be the most common perception, is to create new technical rules. Yes there is a sub committee, which looks at the technical aspects of the cars and consider any suggested changes, or matters raised by a club or competitor who is unsure if what they are hoping to do is within the rules (or who feel someone else has overstepped the mark), but changes to rules aren’t unilaterally made by those who make-up this committee.

So if the council aren’t making the rules and the technical committee are only making proposals, who ultimately decides what is and isn’t allowable?

That answer is simple, it is the members of the clubs. In other words, providing you are a member of a club, it is you who makes the rules. But, and theres is a big but, YOU, only make the rules if you get involved and let your club know what your thoughts are on the issue.

There are of course numerous requirements that we all have to abide by which are determined by the MSA, but anything outside of this, such as what tyres can be used, what engines are suitable, what modifications to the cars allowed in Class 7 etc. etc. get proposed by the clubs (after consultation with its members) and then debated in an open forum.

As the club delegate is representing the club, they should therefore be representing the members of which you should be one.

Once debated, all the clubs have a vote and as in any democracy, the majority decision is final.

Now, there is one big flaw in this methodology and I shall be blunt in stating it. It only works if the club members voice their views through their delegates at the meetings!

Too many club members and competitors are happy to bemoan changes they don’t like and get on forums claiming they are hard done by, or that the “ACTC “ hadn’t consulted with them directly and life just isn’t fair! Whilst all the while not talking to their club, or delegate, or making any effort to get involved and engage themselves.

If your club delegate is not passing on the information to you as a club member have you raised this with them? Do you even know who your club delegate is? Do you know if they attended the last meeting? Does your club even have a current delegate?

At two of the last three meeting I have chaired there have been less that 12 clubs represented. If the members of those clubs are not communicating to their delegates their feelings how are they supposed to know how to vote on the issues and more to the point, what about the clubs who haven’t even sent a delegate!

If you haven’t seen the agenda or minutes of the meetings have you asked your club why?

I have been complaining about apathy within the sport for a number of years and while I am pleased to see so many get involved on Facebook and to have received numerous e-mails both for and against the current proposals, they will all count for nothing if you don’t make the effort to follow the democratic process that has been set-up and allowed the ACTC to run successfully for 36 years.

Just to re-enforce the point again, you should understand that unless a council member is also representing a club, then they don’t even get a vote on any of the issues debated. So please understand, the ACTC is here to govern the sport and carry out the vital roles that are needed to ensure its continuance, but it is you who has the opportunity to decide on how its future is shaped.

Finally, are you a member of the ACTC yourself? Are you aware of the fight for the rights of way we are undertaking, or the concern over the licensing of marshals when using forestry land? Or any of the other on-going issues that are dealt with on your behalf?

If not, why not click on this link and join and become more involved and a part of the organisation?