Entries are now open for the 2018 Tamar Trial, to be held on Sunday 21st October.
2018 Tamar Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2018 Tamar Trial Entry Pack (Motorcycles)
“Launceston & North Cornwall Motor Club and MG Car Club Devon & Cornwall Centre welcome you to the 72nd Tamar Trial to be held on Sunday 21st October 2018. This year’s Tamar will see a few changes. Notably we have both a new start and finish this year. The start will be at Tresmeer Village Hall, PL15 8QT, M.R. 190/235875 just a short distance from our new finish at Wilsey Down Hotel, Hallworthy, PL32 9SH, M.R. 190/182878.
The route will see competitors return to the Tamar Valley this year for some sections which have not been accessible for a few years as well as some new additions. The trial will of course include the favourite hills of recent years with the popular lunch stop at Marystow Church Hall. Last year we were pleased to be able to complete the trial in daylight and we hope to do so again.
This year we are also giving competitors the option to enter and pay online at www.lncmc.co.uk/online-entry/
We are once again running the car side of the trial under a dual-permit. 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.and offering an award for the Best Japanese Production Car for the second year. For the Cars, on event insurance cover, as is now common place, is included within the entry fee.
We look forward to offering you a good day’s trialling in a beautiful part of Devon and Cornwall.
New Start Venue : Tresmeer Village Hall, PL15 8QT
Entries are now open for the 2018 Mechanics Trial, to be held on Sunday 14th October.
2018 Mechanics Trial Entry Pack
“THE MECHANICS TRIAL originates from the late 1970’s when the clubs Headquaters were located at the Mechanics Arms PH in Chalford. The Landlord and landlady, Jim & Liz Polly, presented the Mechanics Trophy to the Club giving us an opportunity to run an event in the pub’s name. The first Mechanics Trial ran in 1979 and was organized by Nigel Moss, Eric and Diana Wall, The single venue Classic Trial was held within a few miles of the pub in Badgers Wood, Cowcombe, Chalford. The event continued to run at various single venues including Catswood and at Sallywood Farm from 1984 to 2001. In 2002 the event ventured out onto the road with Gill and Edwin Hayward doing a great deal of work to create a brand new road trial for the club. Various organizing teams have since kept the event on the road. This year’s event is organised by a similar team to last year with, it will feature old favourite hills such as Wood Lane and Viaduct and will follow a similar format to recent successful years. The trial will include a couple of old sections used on the Cotswold Clouds in the early 80’s, Hobbs Choice, a gentle rocky climb and a tricky old favourite Bulls Cross. The event offers what we hope is a good day’s motorsport visiting some different parts of the Cotswold’s to our Cotswold Clouds Trial in February. The organising team make every effort to give all competitors a chance to climb some sections during the day but also making some a great challenge. The Mechanics Trial will run on a Clubman’s permit which means you do not need a competition licence.“
Start Venue : SKF, Oldends Lane, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3RH
Entries are now open for the 2018 Exmoor Clouds Trial, to be held on Sunday 14th October.
2018 Exmoor Clouds Trial Entry Pack
“Welcome to the 47th 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. Exmoor in the autumn is still a wonderful place to be. 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 14th.”
Start Venue : Rest & Be Thankful Inn, Wheddon Cross, Minehead, TA24 7DR
Here is the agenda and additional documents for the 2018 ACTC Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Sunday 2nd September 2018.
2018 ACTC AGM Agenda
Also for reference here are the draft minutes from the last ACTC meeting in April 2018.
2018 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 2018 Tarka Trial, to be held on Sunday 23rd September. Please note the new start and finish venue at Tapeley Park, which is approx 8 miles west of Barnstaple.
2018 Tarka Trial Entry Pack
New Start Venue : Tapeley Park, Westleigh, Bideford, EX39 4NT
Entries are now open for the 2018 Taw & Torridge Trial, to be held on Sunday 16th September.
2018 Taw & Torridge Entry Pack (Cars)
2018 Taw & Torridge Entry Pack (Motorcycles)
“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
Here are the current championship tables, including both the car and bike regional championships. They are now all listed in a single document instead of what would now be 12 separate ones.
2018 Championship Tables (up to Yorkshire Dales)
Could all competitors check that their scores are correct. Please quote your competition number for that event if querying a score.
John Bell (Championship Secretary) e-mail: [email protected]
Here are links to info on a couple of trial events coming up soon that you may not have heard of before. Both in deepest Cornwall – both well worth a visit!
The Flora Trial, on Sunday 6th May 2018
Run by Pendennis Motorcycle and Light Car Club.
Starts from near Redruth.
More info here : http://pendennismcc.co.uk/regs/
The Peninsula Trial, on Sunday 27th May 2018
Run by West Cornwall Motor Club.
Starts from near Penzance.
More info here : http://westcornwallmotorclub.com/category/events/
Please support both events if you can.
Here are the draft minutes from the ACTC Meeting held on Sunday 8th April 2018.
2018 April ACTC Meeting Minutes
Agendas and minutes of previous meetings are available here.
Below is a newsletter from the ACU. Clubs with Bike entries please take particular note of the items : ‘Risk Assessment’ and ‘Signing On and checking of ACU Licences/Trials Registration’
ACU Newsletter March 2018