New Rule r.e. Rearward Vision

Motorsport UK have a proposed new rule out for consultation, coming as a result of a fairly nasty accident on an AWD trial.   The exact wording of the rule has yet to be formalised, but unless something else happens it will be on the statute book from January – in essence it will say that any car without a clear line of vision over the drivers shoulder inside the car must be fitted with two external mirrors.  The rule will apply to ALL trials, Classic; Sporting; (Production) Car; and All Wheel Drive.

New Rule out for Consultation:

Rearward vision whilst properly seated within the confines of the vehicle’s bodywork or ROPS must be possible. Vehicles with solid rear bulkheads or an obstructed view along the centreline of the longitudinal access must be fitted with either external rear view mirrors or a reversing camera. Mirrors and/or cameras must be operational during competition.

Implementation date: 1st January 2020

Reason: Trials events often require reversing manoeuvres in confined and/or undulating circumstances. For the crew’s safety they must be able to attempt such manoeuvres from within the confines of the vehicle.

The rule comes from the Cross Country fraternity where a driver looked out and behind his vehicle whilst he reversed off a section as he had neither mirrors not a rear window.   As he did so his head became trapped between the vehicle and a tree and he was very badly injured.

More details on the consultation can be found here : https://www.motorsportuk.org/assets/actionsheetforconsultation-2.pdf

Yorkshire Dales Trial 2019 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2019 Yorkshire Dales Trial, to be held on Sunday 19th May.

2019 Yorkshire Dales Trial Entry Info

2019 Yorkshire Dales Trial Online Entry (Cars)
2019 Yorkshire Dales Trial Online Entry (Bikes)

2019 Yorkshire Dales Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2019 Yorkshire Dales Trial Entry Pack (Bikes)

We are delighted to invite back all CLUBMEN, ACTC, ACU and VSCC competitors for the fourth running of this popular event. You are promised another excellent variety of sections and a new one 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. This charity is very dear to the hearts of our landowners and making a donation to this charity greatly helps us to obtain permissions to use our sections and farm tracks.

The Trial will have Clubmans and Nat. B permits, 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 & a closed car class.

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.

Also this year we have applied for and obtained an ACU Special Events Permit which allows motorcycles and motorcycle sidecar outfits fitted with road legal tyres that do not comply with ACU tyre regulations TSR8 to enter the event in this class. 

 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]

Russ Coppin, Airedale and Pennine MCC Ltd.”

Start Venue : Pateley Bridge Auction Centre, Bridgehousegate, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5HN

2019 April ACTC Meeting Agenda

Here is the agenda for the forthcoming ACTC Meeting, which will be held on Sunday 14th April 2019.

2019 April ACTC Meeting Agenda

Also for reference here are the minutes from the last ACTC AGM in September 2018.

2018 September ACTC AGM Minutes (Draft)

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!

As you can see it’s a full agenda and it’s important we have a good turnout so that the view of as many clubs as possible can be considered.

Presidents Trial 2019 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2019 Presidents Trial, running on Sunday 28th April.

2019 Presidents Trial Entry Pack

“We invite you to this years Presidents Trial, held in Bonyalva Woods near Hessenford, just off the A38 near Castle Motors.

There have been extensive thinning and felling works in the woods recently, this has opened up some new areas to us. The layout of the woods allows us to offer double drives – so perhaps this is a chance for your navigators to experience a trial from the drivers seat, or the chance for someone you know to be able to give our sport a try.

Please forward this onto anyone else you think would like to come and compete. We hope to see you all on a warm and sunny spring day!”

Venue : Bonyalva Woods, Hessenford (PL14 3PX – OS Map Ref: 201/306582)

ACTC Awards Dinner 2019

We would like to invite you to the ACTC Dinner and Awards Presentation, celebrating the 2018 trialling season at 7pm for a 7.30pm start on Saturday the 6th of April 2019 at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Exeter, Devon.

Accommodation is available at Buckerell Lodge, and can be booked direct with the hotel. This is the evening preceding the Torbay Trial, therefore trailer parking has been arranged to accommodate competitors. The hotel is approximately five miles from the Torbay start.

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 form linked below and return by Friday the 22nd of March 2019.

2019 ACTC Awards Dinner

Could anyone with a current trophy please contact Alan to arrange collection (ideally from the start of a trial). For any additional information please contact Alan Selwood – 07890 962191 or [email protected]

If you would like to book accommodation, please contact:

Buckerell Lodge Hotel
Topsham Road
Exeter
EX2 4SQ
01392 222625

Please mention the ACTC when booking.

We look forward to seeing you on the evening.

Alan Selwood