New competition licence requirement for 2020

Motorsport UK recently announced a revamp of their competition licences, the main change being that from 1st Jan 2020, all competitors of events running under a Motorsport UK permit (so all car competitors) must have a competition licence. They have introduced a new free licence for Clubman events called RS Clubman. Below are some key points for all competitors :

For 2020, all ACTC championship events are classified as Clubmans.

If you are entering on a bike, bike with chair or three-wheeler – there is no change – you need a relevant ACU or AMCA licence (dependent on which permit the event is using).

If your are entering in a car – you must get the new free RS Clubman licence issued by Motorsport UK.

If you are a passenger in a car and aged 18 or over –  you must get the new free RS Clubman licence issued by Motorsport UK.

If you are a passenger in a car and aged less than 18, then a letter of parental consent is required, you do not need a licence.

All event entrants (driver and passengers) must also be a member of either the organising club, or an invited club.

Online application for the free RS Clubman license is recommended. This can be done easily on the Motorsport UK website.

Drivers and passengers will be also able to apply for the free RS Clubman licence at event sign on. A photo is NOT required. Please do not rely on their being application forms available to fill in, print and complete your own application, which can be handed in at sign on.

Two medical questions are asked on the form/on-line application. They are : 1. Do you have any serious medical condition that affects your ability to drive and control a car? 2. Are you epileptic or do you suffer from any fits, fainting spells or blackouts or take any medication to control this? Medical information will be confidential to Motorsport UK and not passed on to any third party.

Competitors with Motorsport UK licenses higher than RS Clubman can use that license for a trial.

Further information is available on the Motorsport UK website here.

RS Clubman licence holders will benefit in the following ways :

MSUK are extending existing member benefits to include reduced cost fuel, reduced cost tyres, free eye tests, discounts at Halfords, reduced insurance premiums and many more money saving deals.

Your personal accident insurance cover has improved substantially to offer you peace of mind, and everyone in the sport is now covered by a £100m public liability provision.

 

2020 ACTC Championships Entry Form

ACTCCar competitors – Special ACTC Membership Benefits for 2020

By arrangement between ACTC, ASWMC and Motorsport UK you can compete in the 2020 Car Championships with the free RS Clubman MSUK Competition Licence – saving yourself £29 for 2020 and ACTC membership is frozen at just £11.

As announced by Motorsport UK in November 2019, you WILL need a FREE MSUK “RS Clubman” Competition Licence to compete in ANY motorsport event in 2020. You can apply for this from 18th November 2019 at https://www.motorsportuk.org/

As an ACTC Championship Contender you’ll get an automatic invite to the Club events as well as the normal 15 invited Clubs.

There are 10 Car Championship Awards on offer across the Wheelspin and Crackington Leagues. There is also a Navigator League as well as other discretionary awards based on up-coming talent and for those overcoming adversity!

Bike Competitors – FREE ACTC Membership for 2020

Yes that’s right, free membership for 2020. All that we ask is that you come out and compete as much as you can to build your Championship points and hopefully continue your membership in future years.

This initiative is being offered in an attempt to kick-start the Bike Championships by attracting enough contenders to make it a truly competitive season.

There is the Pouncy League for solo motorcycles and the Red Rose Bowl for sidecars and three wheelers with multiple awards in each depending on the number of entries.

Never has there been a better time to join ACTC so why not have a crack at the Championships in 2020?

Not only will you be a Championship contender and receive a quarterly e-copy of Restart Magazine, but your valued membership will help to support the protection and future of our Sport by supporting the ACTC having a voice with important issues such as Rights of Way and fighting against higher fees which are starting to be imposed by Local Authorities for the use of lanes designated as Byways and Footpaths.

Place an Advert in Restart and get FREE ACTC Membership

Purchase a minimum of a half-page advert for the 4x editions of Restart (£35) and get free entry to the ACTC Championships.

ACTC – Become a member, get involved and help support and shape the future of our sport!

ACTC Entry Form 2020 (PDF)

ACTC Entry Form 2020 (DOC)

Please email or post your entry form to John Bell – [email protected], postal address is on the form. You can pay by online transfer, or cheque.

Clee Hills Trial 2020 Regs Available

Midland Automobile Club LogoEntries are now open for the 2020 Clee Hills Trial, taking place on Sunday 19th January.

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2020 Clee Hills Trial Entrypack (Cars)
2020 Clee Hills Trial Entrypack (Bikes)

“WELCOME TO THE CLEE HILLS TRIAL IN SOUTH SHROPSHIRE

2020 sees a return to what appeared to be a very popular start venue last year – The Squirrel just of the A49 at Ludlow with its Travelodge next door, and petrol available at the Co-op supermarket also next door.

2020 sees the 40th anniversary of the launch of the modern Clee Hills Trial organised by Simon Woodall and Barbara Selkirk, with both still involved in the organisation, Simon as Clerk of the Course, although he has not done all 40, he has done a lot of them. The hills remain much the same as last year, with a few tweeks to reflect criticisms of last time, plus the return of Strefford Wood for the upper classes. A few extra changes are included to make life in Class O a little easier.

Once again we welcome those on Two, Three or Four wheels with a few changes to the classes to reflect the use of more trials derived machines.

We continue with our unique twin loop system, which should ensure that all competitors can get round the course in the short January daylight. There will be a few more challenges for the expert drivers and riders, but also new incentives to welcome the trialling novice to our wonderful motorsport. So for those of you who know of a prospective trialler, perhaps we can entice them out on a road based Classic Trial. About 75 miles around Wenlock Edge and the delightful Long Mynd, some old lanes and some woodland.

Classic!

Start Venue : The Squirrel, Foldgate Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1LP

Camel Classic Trial 2019 Regs Available

Camel Vale Motor ClubEntries are now open for the 2019 Camel Classic Trial, to be held on Sunday 1st December.

2019 Camel Classic Trial Entry Pack

“The Camel Classic Road Trial first ran in 1983 (called the Octo for the first two years) thanks to two new trialers Hans Viertel and Pete Allen. The event flourished every year and soon became a round of the Chester Motor Club Trials Championship and later ACTC and ASWMC Championship rounds. The original organising team of Hans and Pete were still running the event 31 years later in 2014.

Sadly Hans suddenly passed away in 2015 which was a huge loss to Camel Vale Motor Club and the trialling community. Hans was described by many as a true gentlemen and he is greatly missed by all. He really was totally immersed in trials; be it as a competitor, marshall or organising the Camel Classic in December every year. We hope his memory can live on in this event for many years to come.

Again this year the Camel Classic will be run as a dual permit event so that non-championship competitors may enter under the Clubmans permit and will not be required to produce a Competition Licence.

For the first time ever in 2015 we invited motocycle solo’s and outfits to enter the trial. This was a success and all the riders enjoyed the event so we will continue this for future years.

Hope you enjoy the event!

Start Venue : The Borough Arms, Dunmere, Bodmin, PL31 2RD

Allen Trial 2019 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2019 Allen Trial, taking place on Sunday 24th November.

Online Entries : Enter Online Here

Paper/Post Entries : 2019 Allen Trial Entry Pack

“The 2019 Allen Trial will once again start and finish at The Bull Inn at Hinton, just off the A46 approximately 2 miles south of Junction 18 on the M4. The event will include all the old favourites (Guys Hill, Travers & John Walker). We have retained Fry’s Bottom with the through route and hopefully a new section.

Once again we are running the trial under a Dual-Permit (National B & Clubman). The Clubman Event (open to invited clubs) allows non-championship contender to participate in the trial without the need for a competition licence We have an award for the first overall in the clubman event. This year we are also accepting online entries payment to be made by online transfer or posting a cheque.

We will be using the same trailer parking as last year.. Follow feedback towing assistance will be available both before and after the event if required.

In recent years the trial has been well subscribed so to avoid disappointment don’t delay with your entry. If you are unable to enter but could come and marshal we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Mark Tooth 01454 329231 or Pete Hart 0117 9372611 07811 241553

We look forward to seeing you and offering you an enjoyable day’s trialing on the 24th November.”

Start Venue : The Bull Inn, Hinton, SN14 8HQ

Hardy Trial 2019 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2019 Hardy Trial, to be held on Sunday 17th November.

Online Entries : Enter Online Here

Manual/Postal Entries2019 Hardy Trial Entry Pack

“Welcome to the 2019 Woolbridge Hardy Classic Trial. The event is a round of the ACTC car and motorcycle championships and also counts for the ASWMC Classic Trials Championship, and we look forward to receiving your entries. The Bridport & Weymouth Motorcycle Club is again running the motorcycle classes under a separate ACU permit. We are also again running a Clubmans event for club members and others without a competition licence, including a 4 wheel drive class; these will run strictly behind the main event and are not permitted to overtake main event competitors.

We are using the Lockton insurance scheme for cars, whereby the entry fee includes £15.12 for all competitors. There is no opt-out for anyone who has their own insurance, but this small extra cost for those competitors is outweighed by the benefit to competitors who previously paid more per event, and the certainty that everyone competing is covered for road use. Motorcycles are covered by a similar arrangement as part of the ACU permit process.

The start and finish will again be at the Clay Pigeon kart track at Warden Hill on the A37 between Dorchester and Yeovil. There is parking for trailers. Results for the ACTC championship classes will be displayed at the finish on a provisional basis only. They will be then be e-mailed or posted to competitors who will be given seven days to raise any queries in accordance with Blue Book D26.1.3. Hot food and drinks will be available at the start and finish in the New Club House/Restaurant.

Start Venue : Clay Pigeon Kart Track, off A37 between Yeovil and Dorchester, DT2 9PW

Bodmin Trial 2019 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2019 Bodmin Trial, to be held on Sunday 3rd November. This is an excellent single venue trial set in Cardinham Woods, a great days trialing, spectacular views, with some challenging and very enjoyable hills. This event is becoming harder and harder to run each year so please come along and support it.

2019 Bodmin Trial Entry Pack

Venue : Cardinham Woods, near Bodmin
OS Map Ref: 200/100667