Just incase you were not already aware, this years Edinburgh Trial will now run on Saturday 30th September. This is to avoid a clash with the VSCC’s Welsh Trial.
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 http://www.laragb.org/
For further information on The ACU please go to https://www.acu.org.uk/
2017 Championship tables up to and including the Torbay Trial.
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]
Here is the agenda for the forthcoming ACTC Meeting, which will be held on Sunday 14th May 2017.
Also here are the minutes from the last ACTC AGM in September 2016.
Agendas and minutes of previous meetings are available here.
Please let your clubs ACTC representative know your opinions on any of the issues to be discussed – this is the time for your voice to be heard!
Entries are now open for the 2017 Durham Dales Trial.
“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.
COME AND BE PART OF OUR HISTORY!”
Entries are now open for the 2017 Yorkshire Dales Trial.
“Sunday 7th May starting from Pateley Bridge Auction Centre, Bridgehousegate, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5HN map ref. 99/157653
A ROUND OF THE ACTC CHAMPIONSHIP AND ACTC NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR CARS & MOTORCYCLES.
We are delighted to invite back all CLUBMEN, ACTC, ACU and VSCC competitors for the third running of this popular event. You are promised another excellent variety of sections and two new ones introduced to keep you on your toes. We have also increased the off road mileage between sections as requested by some of our regular motorcycle competitors. Pateley Bridge cattle market is again playing host, ensuring a compact route plus 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.
As in previous years we will be running a raffle in aid of the Air Ambulance and Prostate Cancer, these charities are very dear to the hearts of our landowners and by making donations to these charities greatly helps us to obtain permissions to use our sections and farm tracks.
The Trial will be a dual permit trial, Clubmans and Nat. B, 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 there will be an 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 motorcyles 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 built prior to 1970, under 1200cc, complying with and entered in Class 8.
We hope you can enter for a really good days trialling. If you are unable to compete and would like to marshal please contact Rupert North on 07887 376739 or [email protected]
Details of last year’s event can be found here.”
Entries are now open for the 2017 Bovey Down Trial.
“Regulations are now available for this year’s Bovey Down Single Venue Clubman Classic Trial. The event takes place this year on Sunday 30th April which is the Bank Holiday weekend and 2 weeks after the Lands End trial. There will be approx 25 sections and 2 timed tests for £30. We had a very good record entry in 2016 of 41, and with a few tweaks and a possible new section look forward to seeing you at this year’s event. We also require marshals for the Trial and our chief marshal Anna Robinson would be very pleased to receive offers of assistance either by email…. [email protected] or by phone on 07780787529. Thanks in advance, Nick Farmer”
Entries are now open for the 2017 Presidents Trial, running on Sunday 2nd April.
“We invite you to this years Presidents Trial, held in Bonyalva Woods near Hessenford, just off the A38 near Castle Motors.
The event will be held on Sunday 2nd April, in a nice gap in the calendar, 3 weeks after the Torbay and 2 weeks before the Lands End. Please come and support.
We are planning to run between 17 and 20 different sections, some old classics and between 2 and 4 “new” sections uncovered from beneath the brambles!
Lots of work has been done in the woods and we have sorted some extra space in a clearing in the woods for off-road parking of trailers. Also we have permission to park trailers at Castle Motors, so for anyone with a road-legal trials car please park your trailer there and then drive 1.5 miles down to the woods.
As last year, results will be announced immediately after the event at The Copley Arms, Hessenford, which is just half a mile away. Good food so please consider staying on after the event. We hope to see you all there!”
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.”
Here are the final results for the 2017 Cotswold Clouds Trial.
Overall winner was Dean Partington (Class 8).
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 
2 : Bill Bennett 
3 : Matt Facey 
4 : Craig Allen 
5 : Aaron Haizelden 
6 : Mike Hobbs 
7 : Duncan Stephens 
8 : Dean Partington 
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