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)
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
Please mention the ACTC when booking.
We look forward to seeing you on the evening.
Entries are now open for the 2019 Torbay Trial, this year running on Sunday 7th April. You can download the regs and entry form below but it’s much easier to use the Torbay Motor Club’s online entry system at torbaymotorclub.co.uk/forms-torbay-trial
2019 Torbay Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2019 Torbay Trial Entry Pack (Bikes)
“The Torbay Trial will run as qualifying rounds of the 2019 ACTC and the ASWMC Classic Reliability Championships on Sunday 7th April 2019, and will again cater for Car and Motorcycle Classes.
We are not sure we can promise the same snowy winter wonderland conditions as last year but you can be assured we shall make all efforts to make this an enjoyable and challenging days sport.
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.
For cars we are again running an additional Clubmans Permit for members of the 15 invited Motor Clubs which will include a relaxation of the rules in terms of wheel size and allow tyres from the ACTC 2017 Tyre List. 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.
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)
Keith Sanders & Dave Haizelden”
Start Venue : Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7UX
Entries are now open for the 2019 Bovey Down Trial, now running on Sunday 12th May.
2019 Bovey Down Trial Entry Pack
“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 groups, coffee breaks with onsite catering and toilet facilities it serves well as a great social event.
We offer you the opportunity for at least 3 daylight attempts at Norman’s Hump and Clinton as used 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.
In 2019 this will be almost 4 weeks before the Lands End trial. Please enter early as we can only accommodate around 40 entries in the restricted space available to us.”
Venue : Bovey Down Woods, Stafford Cross, Southleigh, EX24 6JJ (don’t use this postcode for sat navs though! The map shows the correct location).
Entries are now open for the 2019 March Hare Trial, to be held on Sunday 24th March.
2019 March Hare Trial Entry Pack
“You are invited to take part in the 19th running of Falcon Motor Club’s March Hare Trial, the only Classic Reliability Trial to be held in the Chilterns. The history of the March Hare goes back to when the event was first run in 1958 and the modern March Hare still uses some of the sections used in that first event. This year we will offer the competitor at least 15 competitive sections and two special tests, all set in the picturesque Chiltern countryside. The route is approximately 84 road miles.
This is a Clubman event and is open to Falcon Club members and members of Stroud & District M.C., MGCC, VSCC, West Suffolk MC, Eastern Counties MC, Farnborough District MC, Anglia Motor Sports Club, 750 MC and the Motor Cycling Club. Drivers do not need to have a competition licence. We can invite more clubs, which we will do on request, on a first come first served basis.
The start will be at the Watling Street Truck Stop, Old Watling St, Flamstead, AL3 8HA which is on the A5, by junction 9 of the M1. Map reference 166/085151
The finish will be at the Chequers Inn, Watling Street, Redbourn, Herts. AL3 7AD (a Chef & Brewer Pub Restaurant).”
Start Venue : Watling Street Truck Stop, Old Watling St, Flamstead, AL3 8HA
Entries are now open for the 2019 Syde Classic Trial, to be held on Saturday 2nd March.
2019 Syde Classic Trial Entry Pack
“Stroud and District Motor Club would like to invite you to the Syde Classic trial at Harcombe Farm, Syde, GL53 9PN.
Trials have been held at Harcombe Farm since 1946. The event will feature at least 8 sections, attempted on 3 or more rounds & 1 special test. We will be running the classes in classic 1-8 format.
The sections will be a combination of field and woodland, classic type sections in the woods and of the PCT type in the field. Competitors will run in class order. This offers competitors in each class similar conditions on sections.
What better way to spend a Saturday in March than join us, either as a competitor or as a marshal. We look forward to seeing you for what should be an enjoyable event.
The Organising Team,
Gary Browning, Joe Browning, Paul Eamer & Nicola Gladwyn“
Start Venue : Harcombe Farm, Syde, GL53 9PN
Entries are now open for the 2019 Camel Heights Trial, running on Sunday 3rd March.
2019 Camel Heights Trial Entry Pack
“Here are the regs for the Camel Heights Trial to be held on 3rd March in Dunmere Wood near Bodmin. This is an excellent single venue event with challenging, slippery forest sections. The event is again open to solo motorcycles and sidecars this year.”
Here are some notes from the ACTC on Tour meeting held by the Stroud Motor Club on 13th January.
2019 January ACTC on Tour Meeting Report
A reminder that Launceston & North Cornwall Motor Club are having a meeting on 28th February at Trethorne Leisure Park, to which the ACTC and other motor clubs and members have been invited.
Further details on the upcoming Launceston meeting are below.
28th February OPEN MEETING at Trethorne update
This is a reminder that the purpose of setting up this meeting was, and still is, to provide an opportunity for members of our club, neighbouring clubs, and representatives of the organisations we are involved with, to come together and start a conversation about “The Direction of our Grass Roots Sport” and ways to come together to make its existing or new forms more attractive to both competitors and organisers.
Sorry that may sound a bit pompous, but it is clear from conversational comments and reports that there are problems with what we do now and we need to look at the future.
In early January I sent email invitations to as many local clubs, as I thought might be interested, whose emails were listed on the ASMC website, as well as to ACTC, BTRDA, MCC. I may have missed some people but I know word has also got around, and I hope as many of you as can will come to the meeting.
The Agenda is not yet fixed but will include:
Cooperation between clubs
Management of the calendar
Age profiles of both competitors and organisers
The costs of competing
New types of events
Trethorne (https://www.trethorneleisure.com) is easy to find (Map Ref 201/ 284833). 3 miles west of Launceston turn off the A30 onto the A395 and in 100yds R into Trethorne. Keep R along drive to the Leisure Centre where there is some parking. There is also more parking to the left of the Drive.
If you will be coming please ring me Warin Kelly on 01822 870393, or Pat Gomm on 01566 784348, so that we can get an idea of numbers, and make sure we have a big enough room.
If you are unable to attend but have any comments on this matter please feel free to post them on our club face book page. Or send them to John Turner at [email protected] who will be happy to include them in our newsletter.
Warin Kelly, Chairman, Launceston & North Cornwall Motor Club
Entries are now open for the 2019 Chairmans Trial, being held on Sunday 17th February.
2019 Chairmans Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2019 Chairmans Trial Entry Pack (Bikes)
“A Dual National B and Clubman’s event For Cars
A Round of the 2018 REIS Insurance ASWMC Classic Reliability Championship
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
Entries are now open for the 2019 Launceston Trial, running on Sunday 10th February.
2019 Launceston Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2019 Launceston Trial Entry Pack (Bikes)
“Launceston & North Cornwall Motor Club invite you to the 2019 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 again be in the old wood yard so there should be sufficient space for parking there.
The catering van has been booked and will be 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 10th February and look forward to providing you with a good day’s sport.“
Venue : Lew Woods, Lewdown, Devon, EX20 4NY