Presidents Trial 2018 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2018 Presidents Trial, running on Sunday 29th April.

2018 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.

This years event is almost a month later than previous years – so hopefully the ground is a bit drier – and is a full 4 weeks after the Lands End – so plenty of time to get your car ready.

We are hoping to get permission to use the woods on the other side of the road (this land was sold by the Duchy last year) – so if all goes well this will allow the return of the “Lydcott Long” hill, always a favourite in the past.

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!

We have some ambitious plans for this event in future years, but we need your support to keep the event viable. Please forward this onto anyone else you think would like to come and compete, or if you would like to marshal please contact Claire Rippon – [email protected]

We hope to see you all on a warm and sunny spring day!”

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

2018 April ACTC Meeting Agenda

Here is the agenda for the forthcoming ACTC Meeting, which will be held on Sunday 8th April 2018.

2018 April ACTC Meeting Agenda

Also for reference here are the minutes from the last ACTC AGM in September 2017.

2017 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!

Bovey Down Trial 2018 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2018 Bovey Down Trial.

2018 Bovey Down Trial Entry Pack

“Regulations are now available for this year’s Bovey Down Single Venue Clubman Classic Trial. In 2018 this will be 3 weeks after the Lands End trial. Please enter early as we can only accommodate around 40 entries in the restricted space available to us. Windwhistle Motor Club Ltd. is pleased to be able to run this non-championship event again this year. The club continues to develop this event and are looking to alter sections again this year. The event is as competitive or friendly as you like to make it, however with sections run in 3 groups, coffee breaks with onsite catering and toilet facilities it serves well as a great social event and a great season finale for the West country events. We offer you the opportunity for at least 3 daylight attempts at Norman’s Hump and Clinton as used for many years in the MCC Exeter Trial and other sections which the landowner has kindly allowed us to create are included. No competition licence is required. In an attempt to encourage younger club members entries may be accepted from drivers aged 16 and over who do not hold a full RTA licence provided they are accompanied by someone that does, who is over 17 and is also an experienced trials driver and must produce a valid club membership card. A membership application form to the Windwhistle Motor Club will be available by email on request to the event secretary, or from the club website, to encourage entrants to join us on a more regular basis. There will be a local charitable catering facility on site all day. Bacon rolls, pasties and homemade cakes etc. and a toilet facility. The flint surface at the venue can be aggressive on your tyres – perhaps use this opportunity to use up old tyres. If you still have some KL78s or Kingpins K4S we will allow you to use them.”

Venue : Bovey Down Woods, Stafford Cross, Southleigh (no reliable postcode, sorry!)

Torbay Trial 2018 Regs Now Available

Torbay Motor Club LogoEntries are now open for the 2018 Torbay Trial. You can download the regs and entry form below but it’s much easier to use the Torbay Motor Club’s online entry system – click here.

2018 Torbay Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2018 Torbay Entry Pack (Bikes)

“The year marks the 10th Torbay Trial being organized by the current team of Dave Haizelden and Keith Sanders and as always we will go to great efforts to set-out the Sections such that the Overall winner could be from any Class.

The Torbay Trial will run as qualifying rounds of the 2018 ACTC and the ASWMC Classic Reliability Championships on Sunday 18th March 2018, 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.

For cars we are again running an additional Clubmans Permit for members of the 15 listed Motor Clubs. This is intended to allow “occasional” competitors to bring out their vehicles and enter this event without the need to purchase additional club membership or MSA Competition Licence.

As instigators of the of the “best performing Japanese Production Car” award we will again be offering this along with an award for the best performing Torbay car member.

The road route will be slightly shorter than 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 at www.torbaymotorclub.co.uk 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)”

Start Venue : Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7UX

Launceston Trial 2018 Regs Now Available

Launceston & North Cornwall Motor ClubEntries are now open for the 2018 Launceston Trial, running on Sunday 11th February.

2018 Launceston Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2018 Launceston Trial Entry Pack (Bikes)

“Launceston & North Cornwall Motor Club invite you to the 2018 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. This year the Start area will be in the old wood yard so there should be more space for parking along the track to it. We again plan to have a catering van 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. And of course as the event is run under a Clubman permit there is the added bonus that you don’t need a competition licence to enter.

We hope you can join us on Sunday 11th February and look forward to providing you with a good day’s sport.”

Venue : Lew Woods, Lewdown, Devon, EX20 4NY

Chairmans Trial 2018 Regs Available

Holsworthy Motor ClubEntries are now open for the 2018 Chairmans Trial, being held on Sunday 18th February.

2018 Chairmans Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2018 Chairmans Trial Entry Pack (Bikes)

“Although not an ACTC Championship round we offer a fantastic days sport with the lowest entry fees in the calendar so come and join in. The event will be run under a dual National B and Clubman’s permit.

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

Northern Trial 2018 Regs Available

Fell Side Auto Club LogoEntries are now open for the 2018 Northern Trial, running on Saturday 17th February.  Separate regs and entry forms for cars and bikes are below.

2018 Northern Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2018 Northern Trial Entry Pack (Bikes)

“The 2018 Northern Classic Trial has a compact route of 58 road and 20 forestry miles around the Northern Lake District visiting many of the sections from previous years including the infamous Sandale, Black Hole and, once again, Big Cockup. We will use variable tyre pressures, diversions and a few restarts to make the trial more enjoyable for all competitors. The start venue is at the Hope’s Auction Mart in Wigton, they are geared up for farmers and we fit in well. Very good hot food and drinks will be available before the start and after the finish.

This year’s event is Round 5 of the ACTC National Championship and Round One of the ACTC North Regional Championship for cars. It is a great opportunity to score some points in very spectacular scenery.

The Clubmans event, which doesn’t require a MSA Competition Licence, is open to members of FSAC and members of invited clubs: – MCC, VSCC, Wigton MC, Preston & District VCC, Durham AC, Middle-England CVC, Ilkley DMC, Airedale & Pennine MCC and other ACTC Affiliated Clubs. Except for class 0 the Clubmans event will follow the same route and sections as the National B.

Should you be unable to enter this year perhaps you would be willing to marshal. We can promise you an enjoyable day in the country, interesting cars and bikes, good company and great atmosphere. Contact Myke Pocock at [email protected] or phone 01228 530555.

Up to date details of the trial can be found on our website www.fellsideac.co.uk

Whatever you drive, we are looking forward to seeing you on the 2018 Northern Classic Trial”

Start Venue : Hopes Auction Mart, Syke Road, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 9NS

Cotswold Clouds Trial 2018 Regs Available

Stroud & District Motor ClubEntries are now open for the 2018 Cotswold Clouds Trial.

2018 Cotswold Clouds Trial Entry Pack

“On Sunday 4th February 2018 we welcome you to join us, as we have done since 1963, for our annual Cotswold Clouds Classic Trial. Over the years many competitors and spectators have enjoyed the Cotswold Hills, and this year will hopefully be no exception. Some sections have been eased to suit all classes but still present a challenge, and of course, we still have the old favourites to be climbed such as Crooked Mustard, Nailsworth Ladder and Wicked Juniper. A couple of new sections in Badgers Wood will finish the event.

The Clouds, winner of the ACTC Trial of the Year award in 2016, remains a successful and popular trial attracting a full entry for many years. The organising team of Carl Talbot, Mark Hobbs, Nigel Scotford, Ben Giles and Suzanne Burns look forward to receiving your entries, so please complete and return the enclosed entry form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We will keep you updated with entries via our website and the Clubs Facebook page.

This year we are moving our scrutineering venue to Fromebridge Mill, where signing on and the start of the event will also take place as per previous years. Tea, coffee and hot food will be available as usual. No trailers should be taken to the start but they can be left at SKF as previously.

The trial will finish at the Minchinhampton Common Golf Club where good food and drinks will be available at very reasonable prices, so please support them.

If you’re not planning to compete this year, please consider offering your services as a Marshal. These offers are so very much appreciated and we literally couldn’t do it without you. Our Chief Marshal is Nigel Scotford, so please give him a ring on 01453 884691 or 01453 873787 if you are able to help in any way.

We look forward to seeing you on the hills.”

Start Venue : Fromebridge Mill, Fromebridge Lane, Gloucester, GL2 7PD

No Clee Hills Trial in 2018

CLEE HILLS TRIAL 2018

The Midland Automobile Club much regrets that it will be unable to organise the Clee Hills Trial in January 2018.

After the success of this year’s trial, especially, perhaps, for the motorcyclists who were able to compete on the trial for the first time in the event’s 70-year history, it is a huge disappointment that the club is unable to put on the trial next year.

The club thanks and expresses its considerable appreciation of considerable work undertaken by the team, notably Simon Woodall, Adrian Tucker-Peake, Graham Austin, Richard Houlgate and Jonathan Toulmin, all of whom have been instrumental in organising the Clee Hills Trial for the Midland Automobile Club over the last 24 years – the only classic trial run in the Midlands.

MAC intend to run the event in January 2019.

Camel Classic Trial 2017 Regs Available

Camel Vale Motor ClubEntries are now open for the 2017 Camel Classic Trial, to be held on Sunday 3rd December.

2017 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