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In light of recent developments in the COVID-19 crisis, and following the address to the nation by the Prime Minister on the evening of 23rd March, Motorsport UK has today extended its suspension of all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption for motorsport events until at least 30th June.
This move provides clear guidance to event organisers, venues, competitors, officials and volunteer marshals of the role that Motorsport UK must play in supporting the broader UK public health agenda.
In recent days the feedback from our members and the community was a need for increased clarity to allow them to plan appropriately and, should the need arise, put in place necessary contingency measures.
Motorsport UK Chairman, David Richards explained, “Motorsport UK has a vital role to play with its community in re-inforcing that, at this time of national emergency, we must all stay at home to play our part in protecting the NHS and ultimately saving lives. Today, the government have required that we effectively lock-down for a period of three weeks, however given that the most vulnerable in our society are required to isolate for three months, it is evident that the most responsible course of action was to propose a longer suspension of our sport. When we reflect back on this time, it will be a brief, but vital, hiatus from our everyday motorsport life and we must put this in perspective. This is a time of national unity and we need to come together with the broader public community to do all we can to support this battle and ultimately save lives.”
Motorsport UK will continue to monitor the prevailing advice from the UK Government in respect of the COVID-19 international pandemic and will update the motorsport community accordingly.
Fell Side Auto Club Northern Classic Trial 22nd February.
It is with regret that we have taken the decision to cancel the trial. Of the 15 sections, 12 and two Observed Tests take place within the North Lakes forests. Forest Enterprise have a policy of closing the forests and associated facilities when the wind gust speed reaches or exceeds 47mph. At present it is predicted to be at 50 or over for the areas we use. We cannot take a chance that it may drop by the weekend and our FE contact reports that the Met Office are warning of another named storm in our area so that looks highly unlikely. We needed to take the decision now to get the message out to all concerned.
This year has seen the most intense pressure on our organisation team ever and to have developed and instigated extensive Safety procedures and all the associated procedures we are absolutely gutted not only for all our entrants but the many marshals and officials that have made the trial such a success.
Thank you to all who entered and to all who offered to assist. We will be back.
Chairman, Fell Side Auto Club
An update from North Devon Motor Club regarding the Exmoor Trial.
“Good Morning all, regrettably we have come to a sad but wise decision to postpone this Sundays Exmoor Trial. With the rain forecast between now and then as well as a yellow weather warning for the weekend itself we have to bear in mind everyone’s safety. During yesterday’s route marking we discovered many areas were only just negotiable in a 4×4! We also have to bear in mind the kind landowners who give us permissions to use their grounds, we really wouldn’t want to leave a mess behind, especially the new areas we obtained for this event. Please share with anyone who may not have access to social media to avoid any wasted journeys. Hopefully we can find a future date for the event.
Chris, John, Mick, Becey, Howard and North Devon Motor Club.”
Entries are now open for the 2020 Torbay Trial, this year running on Sunday 29th March. You can download the regs and entry form below but it’s much easier to use the Torbay Motor Club’s online entry system here.
2020 Torbay Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2020 Torbay Trial Entry Pack (Bikes)
“The Torbay Trial will run as qualifying rounds of the 2020 ACTC and the ASWMC Classic Reliability Championships on Sunday 29th March 2020, and will again cater for Car and Motorcycle Classes.
The Trial will start and finish at the Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UX. This is easily accessible from all directions and immediately off the A38, approximately 1 mile from the end of the M5.
The road route will be similar to previous years and we plan to include the popular classic hills such as John Grants Lane, Simms and Tipley as well as a couple of new Sections we’ve found if the conditions permit. This event has grown in popularity and has often reached full capacity, therefore to avoid disappointment it is recommended that you submit your entry early.
If you are not planning to compete but can help to Marshal then please contact Dave Haizelden Clerk of Course – 07841 860121
The online entry system has been simplified this year so we encourage you to enter on-line where you can submit your entry and pay on-line. (If logging on for the first time you will need to follow the “Register” link in top right corner).
Keith Sanders & Dave Haizelden”
Start Venue : Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7UX
The January newsletter is out now.
ACTC Newsletter – January 2020
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ACTC Newsletter Archive
Entries are now open for the 2020 Chairmans Trial, being held on Sunday 8th March.
2020 Chairmans Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2020 Chairmans Trial Entry Pack (Bikes)
“We are grateful to Kivells Auctioneers for allowing their car park and facilities at the Holsworthy Cattle Market to be used for the start again this year.
We should have at least 17 sections and 2 special tests in a route of 55 miles. Please come and have fun with us“
Start Venue : Holsworthy Livestock New Market, Holsworthy, EX22 7FA
We would like to invite you to the ACTC Dinner and Awards Presentation, celebrating the 2019 trialling season at 7pm for a 7.30pm start on Saturday the 28th of March 2020 at the Exeter Court Hotel, Exeter, Devon.
Accommodation is available at Exeter Court, and can be booked directly with the hotel. This is the evening preceding the Torbay Trial, therefore trailer parking has been arranged to accommodate competitors. The hotel is also the start and finish venue for the Torbay Trial.
The required dress code for the evening is smart (No jeans please).
Ticket prices are £29.95. If you wish to attend, please complete the online form below, or if you prefer you can download, print and post the form. Return by Friday the 13th of March 2020. For any additional information please contact Alan Selwood – 07890 962191 or [email protected]
2020 ACTC Awards Dinner – Online Entry
2020 ACTC Awards Dinner – PDF Download
If you would like to book accommodation, please contact:
Exeter Court Hotel
Tel: 01392 832121
Please mention the ACTC Room Discount & evening function when booking.
We look forward to seeing you on the evening.
Entries are now open for the 2020 Camel Heights Trial, running on Sunday 1st March.
2020 Camel Heights Trial Entry Pack
(the cover page says 2019, but it is regs for the 2020 event)
“Here are the regs for the Camel Heights Trial to be held on 1st March in Dunmere Wood near Bodmin. This is an excellent single venue event with challenging, slippery forest sections. The event is again open to solo motorcycles and sidecars this year.”
Venue : Dunmere Wood, near Bodmin, PL30 3AA
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Entries are now being taken for the 2020 Exmoor Trial, to be held on Sunday 16th of February.
2020 Exmoor Trial Entry Pack
“Welcome to the 2020 Exmoor Trial, which is a round of the 2020 ASWMC/ACTC Car and ACTC Motorcycle Classic Trial Championships, ASWMC Classic Reliability Trial Championship.
This year Chris Barham has designed the Exmoor route for the first time so expect to see something different. The route is approximately 75 miles on OS Map 180 in the Barnstaple area of north Devon with a real mixture of sections which are non-car/motorcycle breaking including the now well known High Bray which can be quite a challenge at this time of year.
The route will include stops for fuel near the start and during the route. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the McDonalds Restaurant which is the start and finish venue.
We hope you will enter this event and find the day both interesting and challenging, we are working hard to make it as competitive as possible.“
Start Venue : McDonalds, Roundswell Retail Park, John Penrose Rd, Barnstaple EX31 3RY
Entries are now open for the 2020 Launceston Trial, running on Sunday 9th February.
Online Entry : https://www.lncmc.co.uk/online-entry/
2020 Launceston Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2020 Launceston Trial Entry Pack (Bikes)
“Launceston & North Cornwall Motor Club invite you to start our 100th year by competing in the 2020 Launceston Trial.
The trial will again run in its popular format as a single venue trial held in Eastcott & Lew Woods. As always we hope to introduce some new sections and of course sections from the Tamar Trial will be included.
The catering van has been booked and will be in attendance throughout the day providing hot rolls and baps etc. and hot & cold drinks.
Membership to Launceston & North Cornwall Motor Club for the year will as usual be offered anyone who enters the trial. Therefore competitors from any club, or indeed if you have yet to renew your club membership, all are very much welcome to enter the trial as you will automatically become a member of the organising club upon entry.
We hope you can join us on Sunday 9th February and look forward to providing you with a good day’s sport.“
Venue : Lew Woods, Lewdown, Devon, EX20 4NY