Exmoor Clouds Trial 2021 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2021 Exmoor Clouds Trial, to be held on Sunday 5th September.

2021 Exmoor Clouds Entry Pack – CARS (DOC)
2021 Exmoor Clouds Entry Pack – CARS (PDF)

2021 Exmoor Clouds Entry Pack – BIKES (DOC)
2021 Exmoor Clouds Entry Pack – BIKES (PDF)

“Welcome to the 50th running of the Derek Merson Exmoor Clouds Trial! Once again, we are grateful to Derek Merson for his continued support. After the successful running of a single venue trial in 2020, we are returning to a full road trial for this landmark year for the Exmoor Clouds and Minehead Motor Club! We are also delighted to announce that we can once again accept motorcycle entries for 2021, after unfortunately losing them for the 2020 event.

The event will once again be based from Headon Woods, where competitors will head out on a slightly shortened road loop, taking in some old favourites and a couple of hills not seen for a few years. Returning to Headon, we will then use the best of our hills from last year’s trial, with the possibility of a couple of new sections in a previously unused piece of woodland! All in, we aim to provide at least 14 sections and 2 special tests for you to enjoy, all in the beautiful setting of Exmoor!

With the easing of Covid restrictions, we are also pleased to allow the return of paper, meaning you can fill out your entry and return it in the post if you wish! Alternatively, they can be completed and returned to [email protected]

Last year’s event was very well received by competitors, and we intend to build on that momentum and provide a challenging day’s sport in the September sunshine!”

Start Venue : Headon Woods, Minehead, TA24 8SR

Launceston Trial 2021 Entries Open

Launceston & North Cornwall Motor ClubEntries are now open for the 2021 Launceston Trial, running on Sunday 30th May.

Online Entry : https://www.lncmc.co.uk/online-entry/

2021 Launceston Trial Regulations (CARS)
2021 Launceston Trial Regulations (BIKES)

“Welcome to the 35th running of the Launceston Trial, we invite you to join us on Sunday 30th May. 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 variations of previous sections. There will be a port-a-loo on site but unfortunately this year we are unable to offer catering.

Due to the pandemic, there are several alterations to the format of entry, signing on and scrutineering, reverting to all being online.

To minimise paperwork handling, club membership cards will be forwarded after the event.

We hope you can join us on Sunday 30th May and look forward to providing you with a good day’s sport.

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

Bovey Down Trial 2021 Entries Open

Entries are now open for the 2021 Bovey Down Trial, running on Sunday 9th May.

2021 Bovey Down Trial Entry Pack

“Windwhistle MC single venue Classic trial at Bovey Down near Seaton will return this year after a 2 year break.

We look forward to seeing you for a great day out with at least 2 attempts at Normans Hump and Clinton with other testing sections set by C of C Nick Farmer and his team. No road miles so junior drivers are welcome. This year, for the first time, we are a round of the ASWMC championship.

Maximum of 40 entries so please enter early.”

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

Exmoor Trial 2021 Regs Available

Regs are now available for the 2021 Exmoor Trial, to be held on Sunday 25th of April.

2021 Exmoor Trial Regs (CARS)
2021 Exmoor Trial Regs (BIKES)

Entries open at midday on 4th April and must be done online at www.ndmc.org.uk.

“Exmoor Trial Feb. 2020 – cancelled due to storm Dennis.
 Exmoor Trial Feb. 2021 – postponed due to Covid-19.
 Exmoor Trial 25th April 2021 – “Lets Go”.

The organisers were quick to grab the 25th April with the backing of all concerned to avoid another disappointment. This will also be the first Exmoor with all online administration so please bear with us if we experience any ‘hiccups’ – we are learning all the time.

We hope you will enter this event and find the day both interesting and challenging, we are working hard to make it as competitive as possible.”

Start Venue : Porte Farm, Kentisbury, Barnstaple, EX31 4NL

2021 April ACTC Meeting Agenda

Here is the agenda for the forthcoming ACTC Meeting, which will be held on Sunday 12th April 2021, via Zoom.

2021 April ACTC Meeting Agenda

Also for reference here are the minutes from the last ACTC AGM in August 2020 and an extra meeting in November 2020.

2020 November ACTC Extraordinary COVID-19 Meeting Minutes

2020 August ACTC AGM Minutes

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!

Presidents Trial 2021 Entries Open

Entries are now open for the 2021 Presidents Trial, running on Sunday 18th April. All entries must be made using the new online entry system here. Payment by bank transfer, Paypal or debit/credit card.

2021 Presidents Trial Regulations

“Camel Vale Motor Club invite you to this years Presidents Trial, a single venue trial held in Bonyalva Woods near Hessenford, just off the A38 near Castle Motors.

We are planning to run a full event, with sections chosen to minimise the potential need for recovery. The layout will be similar to our previous event last October, but with some different and new hills swapped in as a few trees have fallen in recent storms.

There have been issues recently with an increase in the illegal usage of Bonyalva Woods by both bikes and 4×4’s, we would very much like to thank the Duchy of Cornwall for their continued support of our event.

You can compete with or without a passenger.

We look forward to seeing you all for a friendly and relaxed day of trialling.

James, Ryan, Ben and Claire”

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

Torbay Trial 2021 Entries Open

Torbay Motor Club LogoEntries are now open for the 2021 Torbay Trial, this year running on Sunday 11th April. You can download the regs below and all entries must be done via the online entry system here (this link will take you to a login page on the Torbay Motor Club website, if you do not have an account already, you will need to create one in order to be able to enter the event).

2021 Torbay Trial Regs (Cars)
2020 Torbay Trial Regs (Bikes)

“We are accepting entries for Solo Bikes, Sidecars (with passenger) and Cars (driver only – no passengers due to Motorsport UK Covid restrictions).

The start/finish venue will be at Ashcombe Woods which is just off the A380 dual carriageway approx 5 miles south of Exeter. Ashcombe will also be where the first three and last three Sections are run, only those signed-on as Competitors, Marshals or Officials, or Media will be allowed access. Toilets and a Catering Wagon will be at the start, please patronise if you can as they have lost a lot of business through the Covid period.

Entries can only be carried out Online, paper forms will not be accepted. To save coming back again later you can also SIGN-ON at the same time as entering. Please note that your entry request is NOT confirmed until the information and uploaded photos of Club Membership and ACU (bikes) or MSUK Clubman (car) licences etc have been validated.

First Bike will depart at 09:00 and last Car approx. 10:30 – 11:00. Overnight stays are not currently permitted under Covid Rules however those travelling a long distance may request a late start in the “I’d like to run with” box.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you all again.

Keith & Dave, Torbay Motor Club”

Start Venue : Grammacombe Woods, Ashcombe, Nr Exeter, EX7 0QE

Forestry England re-opens to motorsport from Easter 2021

After comprehensive stakeholder consultation and an independent review, Forestry England today announces that motorsport will continue to benefit from access to the nation’s forests.

The review highlighted a number of areas of mutual interest between Forestry England and motorsports and all parties agreed to collaborate closely, evolve working practices and sustain motorsport in the forest.

Forestry England will, coronavirus-permitting, consider licences for individual events from Easter 2021 and will review them every year as the plan develops and any changes happen.

More info on the links below :




Clee Hills Trial 2021 Regs Available

Midland Automobile Club LogoEntries are now open for the 2021 Clee Hills Trial, taking place on Sunday 24th January.

Enter Online

2021 Clee Hills Trial Entrypack (Cars)
2021 Clee Hills Trial Entrypack (Bikes)

“The event is open to competitors on two, three and four wheels in Classes A,B1, B2,B3, C, D, E, X 1-8, 90 and Class O.

Bikes must have lights please, all cars will be required to carry a passenger but so long as the driver is happy that the person alongside them is in their bubble there will be not further restrictions (subject to any change in Government/Motorsport UK/ACU recommendations). Details of our Covid rules will be published with the final instructions as things may well change.

The event is starting and finishing at The Squirrel (just off the A49 at Foldgate Lane, Ludlow SY8 1LP [email protected])

Accommodation will be available at the Travelodge next door. travelodge.co.uk – Search for LUDLOW, NOT Wooferton (that one is not far away, just not next door)

The 74 mile route through sunny Shropshire includes (currently) ten of our favourite hills, including the Jenny-Wind and Meadowley Wood plus a couple of new ones. There is no figure-of-eight this year, and although we welcome Class O entrants, their route is the same as the others, but just dropping some of the less suitable sections.

Signing On, and Scrutineering will be carried out electronically as per the current regulations, but we WILL have an official wandering around the carpark making random checks. Once again we will be offering the option of Shared Drives, this is NOT double-running, the car gets one score regardless of which person drives the section, rather like the drivers in long-distance sports car racing. Both drivers must be in the car throughout the event. Full regs can be seen at www.cleehillstrial.info and “paper” copies of the entry forms can be down loaded for those of your friend who do not do Internet. Updates to the entry list and news items will also be posted here as time progresses.”

As this will be the first ACTC event since the reclassification of Dellows, it is worth recapping where they fit. Side-Valve cars on crossplies – Class 2; Side-Valve cars on Radials – Class 5; OHV engined Cars – Class 7.

Start Venue : The Squirrel, Foldgate Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1LP