Here are the current 2019 championship tables up to and including the Taw & Torridge Trial, with both the car and bike regional championships.
2019 Championship Tables (up to Taw & Torridge)
Could all competitors check that their scores are correct. Please quote your competition number for that event if querying a score.
John Bell e-mail: [email protected]
Entries are now open for the 2019 Tarka Trial, to be held on Sunday 3rd November. This event is now running for motorcycle classes only.
2019 Tarka Trial Entry Pack
New Start Venue : McDonalds, Roundswell Retail Park, John Penrose Rd, Barnstaple EX31 3RY
The September newsletter is out now.
If you have not yet signed up you can subscribe here. Your subscription will start from the next newsletter, but you can view the September and August newsletters from the link below.
ACTC Newsletter – September 2019
ACTC Newsletter – August 2019
Entries are now open for the 2019 Kyrle Trial, to be held on Sunday 27th October.
2019 Kyrle Trial Entry Pack
“Ross & District Motor Sports Club have pleasure in welcoming you to the 42nd running of The Kyrle Trial. Yes, 42 years ago the first Kyrle Trial was organised in April 1977. A single venue event by Richard Andrews up on May Hill and it was won by Eric Wall in his Canhi. I am pleased to say that some of those original organisers are still involved today.
As in the previous two years we will have a Clubman trial running alongside the main trial. You DO NOT require a Competition Licence for the Clubman trial. We offer Reis Motorsport Road Traffic Act insurance for those that require it at £15.00. We are stopping with our autumn date to avoid the nesting Goshawks and we will be starting early to make the most of the daylight. Don’t forget, the clocks change the night before the trial. This year a new Clerk of the Course, Owen Jones assisted by lots of ‘old hands’. We have a good selection of hills to chose from, most in very good condition. Be prepared for all sorts of weather.
Our hills are suitable for all classes and driver skills, our hills are not rough, but they are tough and steep. Unfortunately we have had to increase our entry fee as Forestry England has increased the charges they make for the use of their land. Another new start venue this year and we hope it will be successful. The finish of the trial remains at our Club House in Ross-on-Wye where tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available and the bar will be open to help quench honest thirst! Please note the date, Sunday 27th October and come along to marshal if you cannot enter. Ollie Jenkins will be pleased to hear from you at any time on 07880 354533 or [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you for another good day’s trialing with around 14 competitive hills and two observed tests.
Owen Jones, Ollie Jenkins, Nigel Green, Stuart Harrold, John Tatlow, Neil Forrest, Alan & Hilary Baker, and the Organising Team.“
New Start Venue : Molly’s Café, Symonds Leisure Park, Symonds Yat
West, HR9 6BZ
Entries are now open for the 2019 Tamar Trial, to be held on Sunday 20th October.
2019 Tamar Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2019 Tamar Trial Entry Pack (Motorcycles)
“Launceston & North Cornwall Motor Club and MG Car Club Devon & Cornwall Centre welcome you to the 73rd Tamar Trial, to be held on Sunday 20th October 2019, catering for motorcycles, combinations and cars.
As always we try and keep the route fresh and varied and this year will see us visit a variety of different, both old and new, true classic sections which we hope will appeal to all classes and competitor. With a morning route covering parts of Bodmin Moor, then through the Tamar Valley and on to sections in West Devon, the trial will still include the favourite hills from previous years.
The start venue will be as last year from Tresmeer Village Hall, PL15 8QT and the finish returns to the re-named and re-furbished Frog & Bucket Pub, PL15 7LP in South Petherwin, just outside of Launceston. Both the start and finish are only a few miles from the A30 dual carriageway.
We are pleased to be able to offer the easy to use online entry system again available at www.lncmc.co.uk/online-entry/, alternatively postal entries are still welcomed.
We are once again running the car side of the trial under a dual-permit, both National B and Clubman. This allows non-championship contenders or those who perhaps only enter a few events over a year the chance to participate in the trial without the need for a competition license.
We hope you will join us on the 20th October and we look forward to offering you a good day’s trialling in a beautiful part of Devon and Cornwall.”
Start Venue : Tresmeer Village Hall, PL15 8QT
Here are the minutes from the ACTC Annual General Meeting, held on Sunday 1st September 2019.
2019 September ACTC AGM Minutes
Agendas and minutes of all meetings can be viewed here.
Here is the agenda and additional documents for the 2019 ACTC Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Sunday 1st September 2019.
2019 ACTC AGM Agenda
Also for reference here are the draft minutes from the last ACTC meeting in April 2019.
2019 April ACTC Meeting Minutes (Draft)
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 – this is the time for your voice to be heard!
Entries are now open for the 2019 Taw & Torridge Trial, to be held on Sunday 15th September.
2019 Taw & Torridge Entry Pack (CARS)
2019 Taw & Torridge Entry Pack (BIKES)
“We are grateful to the Clovelly Estates Trust for allowing their car park and facilities at the visitors centre to be used for the start and finish again this year. We do not promise mud for a trial in September but we do have an abundance of sections in the spectacular North Devon countryside. We should have at least 17 sections and 2 special tests in a route of 55 miles. Please come and have fun with us.
Brian Andrew (Clerk of the Course)”
Start Venue : Car Park of The Clovelly Visitors Centre, Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5TL
Entries are now open for the 2019 Exmoor Clouds Trial, to be held on a new earlier date of Sunday 8th September.
2019 Exmoor Clouds Entry Pack (CARS)
2019 Exmoor Clouds Entry Pack (BIKES)
“Welcome to the 48th Exmoor Clouds, and once again we are grateful to Derek Merson for his continued assistance of the event. We are pleased to once again be a round of both the ACTC Trials Championship and also the ASWMC Classic Car Trial Championship.
The start/finish venue is the excellent Rest and be Thankful Inn, Wheddon Cross, which has proved to be a very popular venue. Right in the heart of the Exmoor National Park, one of the smaller of the National Parks.
Last year’s event was well received and we hope we have improved the event once again, and are sure that we can offer you a superb day’s motorsport in some of the best locations you will find. As you may be aware we have moved from our traditional October date and moved forward into early September and hopefully this will prove popular
We would like to thank the Exmoor National Park and Somerset County Council for their help and assistance and we also extend a special thanks to each and every marshal. We look forward to seeing old friends and new for another epic on Exmoor on the 8th September.”
Start Venue : Rest & Be Thankful Inn, Wheddon Cross, Minehead, TA24 7DR
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