Newsletter / Class Reps

We are planning to launch regular ACTC newsletters. Please sign up via the link below if you want to be kept up to date with all things classic trials :

https://www.actc.org.uk/newsletter

(If you are an ACTC championship contender then you have already been added, you will also continue to receive notifications of event regs etc.).

Also we are actively seeking class representatives, please contact Dave Haizelden ([email protected] or 07841 860121) if you would be willing to represent your class.

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

Torbay Trial 2019 Regs Now Available

Torbay Motor Club LogoEntries 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

Bovey Down Trial 2019 – New Date

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).

March Hare Trial 2019 Regs Available

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