Here are the minutes from the ACTC Annual General Meeting, held on Monday 24th August 2020.
2020 August ACTC AGM Minutes
Agendas and minutes of all meetings can be viewed here.
With the cancellation of almost all trial events recently – some good news!! Entries are now open for the rescheduled 2020 Presidents Trial, running on Sunday 18th October.
2020 Presidents Trial Regulations
2020 Presidents Trial Entry Form (PDF)
2020 Presidents Trial Entry Form (DOC)
“Camel Vale Motor Club invite you to this years rescheduled Presidents Trial, held in Bonyalva Woods near Hessenford, just off the A38 near Castle Motors.
We are planning to run a full event, with sections chosen to minimise the potential need for recovery. Entries will be limited to allow for adequate distancing. You can compete with or without a passenger (masks are compulsory if your passenger is not from the same household).
Please forward this onto anyone else you think would like to come and compete – or marshal. We hope to see you all on what we are expecting to be a warm and sunny autumn day!! ;)”
Venue : Bonyalva Woods, Hessenford (PL14 3PX – OS Map Ref: 201/306582)
Here is the agenda and additional documents for the 2020 ACTC Annual General Meeting, which will be held via Zoom on Monday 24th August 2020.
2020 August ACTC AGM Agenda
Also for reference here are the draft minutes from the last ACTC meeting in May 2020.
2020 May ACTC Meeting Minutes
Agendas and minutes of all previous meetings will be added over time here.
Please let your clubs ACTC representative know your opinions on any of the issues to be discussed or voted on – this is the time for your voice to be heard!
As per the latest MSUK and government guidelines, passengers from different households are permitted, but both driver and passenger must wear a face mask at ALL times when in the vehicle. Events may choose to allow drivers to run without a passenger. Further guidance should be provided in event regulations and final instructions.
As per the latest ACU guidelines, sidecars are permitted but must have crew members from the same household.
The regs for the upcoming Exmoor Clouds have been updated, allowing passengers from different households and drivers to run with or without a passenger, and accepting entries for sidecars with crew members from the same household.
Entries are now open for the 2020 Exmoor Clouds Trial, to be held on Sunday 6th September.
(the regs have been updated, allowing passengers from different households and drivers to run with or without a passenger. Also the bike regs have been removed as unfortunately the event is now not able to cater for bikes and sidecars.)
2020 Exmoor Clouds Entry Pack – CARS (DOC)
2020 Exmoor Clouds Entry Pack – CARS (PDF)
“Welcome to the 49th Exmoor Clouds Classic Trial, this year with a twist! Once again we are grateful to Derek Merson for his continued support of this event. In these uncertain times, we have decided to run the Exmoor Clouds as a single venue event based at Headon Woods, an ideal Classic Trials location, and hope to deliver at least 14 sections plus 2 timed tests for you all, with the possibility of some brand new sections mixed in!
Last year’s event was very well received by competitors, and we hope to continue that momentum this year and provide a challenging day’s trialling in the September sunshine.
Every precaution is being taken to ensure a safe day of sport for everybody, so why not join us for another epic on Exmoor on the 6th of September!”
Start Venue : Headon Woods, Minehead, TA24 8SR
Here are the draft minutes from the ACTC Meeting held on Monday 18th May 2020.
2020 May ACTC Meeting Minutes (Draft)
Agendas and minutes of previous meetings are available here.
Latest from Motorsport UK.
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