Exmoor Trial 2020 Regs Available

Entries are now being taken for the 2020 Exmoor Trial, to be held on Sunday 16th of February.

2020 Exmoor Trial Entry Pack

“Welcome to the 2020 Exmoor Trial, which is a round of the 2020 ASWMC/ACTC Car and ACTC Motorcycle Classic Trial Championships, ASWMC Classic Reliability Trial Championship.

This year Chris Barham has designed the Exmoor route for the first time so expect to see something different. The route is approximately 75 miles on OS Map 180 in the Barnstaple area of north Devon with a real mixture of sections which are non-car/motorcycle breaking including the now well known High Bray which can be quite a challenge at this time of year.

The route will include stops for fuel near the start and during the route. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the McDonalds Restaurant which is the start and finish venue.

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 : McDonalds, Roundswell Retail Park, John Penrose Rd, Barnstaple EX31 3RY

Launceston Trial 2020 Regs Now Available

Launceston & North Cornwall Motor ClubEntries are now open for the 2020 Launceston Trial, running on Sunday 9th February.

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

2020 Launceston Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2020 Launceston Trial Entry Pack (Bikes)

“Launceston & North Cornwall Motor Club invite you to start our 100th year by competing in the 2020 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.

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.

We hope you can join us on Sunday 9th February and look forward to providing you with a good day’s sport.

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

Northern Trial 2020 Regs Available

Fell Side Auto Club LogoEntries are now open for the 2020 Northern Trial, running on Saturday 22nd February.  Separate regs and entry forms for cars and bikes are below – but the easiest way to enter is online here.

2020 Northern Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2020 Northern Trial Entry Pack (Bikes)

“The 2020 Northern Classic Trial has a compact route of 57 road and 20 forestry miles around the Northern Lake District visiting many of the sections from previous years including the infamous Sandale, Ladyside and 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.

All drivers and their passengers will require a Motorsport UK RS Clubmans Licence to compete in the Trial. The licence is free of charge and can be obtained by completing the application form on the Motorsport UK site. It will be possible for passengers without a licence to complete an application form at the signing-on, however they will still need to be members of an invited club. One year passenger only membership of FSAC will be on offer at signing-on.

The Clubmans event, which requires a Motorsport UK Clubman Licence for both the driver and passenger, 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 MC, MCC, Stroud & District MC, Eastwood DMC, Holsworthy MC, Falcon MC, Midland AC and Bristol MC.

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 on [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 2020 Northern Classic Trial.”

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

Cotswold Clouds Trial 2020 Regs Available

Stroud & District Motor ClubEntries are now open for the 2020 Cotswold Clouds Trial, to be held on Sunday 2nd February.

2020 Cotswold Clouds Trial Entry Pack

“On Sunday 2nd February 2020 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 including Crooked Mustard, Nailsworth Ladder and Wicked Juniper. Also we are keeping the option for non-championship registered pre 1960 front engine cars in
Class 2.

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 Nigel Moss, Gill Hayward, 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.

The excellent facilities at Fromebridge Mill will again be the start venue, where signing on and scrutineering 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 Gill Hayward, so please give her a call 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

2019 Final Championship Tables

Here are the final championship tables for 2019. Congratulations to all the winners.

2019 Championship Tables

CARS – National Championship Winners
2019 Wheelspin League : Matt Facey
2019 Crackington League : Stuart Bartlett
2019 Navigators League : Nick Sherrin

CARS – Regional Championship Winners
2019 North Regional League : Dean Partington
2019 Midlands Regional League : Paul Merson
2019 South Regional League : Paul Merson
2019 West Regional League : Craig Allen

MOTORCYCLE – National Championship Winners
2019 Pouncy League : Kathy Martin
2019 Red Rose League : Geoff Westcott

Due to lack of competitors scoring in the Motorcycle Regional Championships there will be no awards for these in 2019, but with the increased motorcycle membership for 2020 it is expected to be able to award them in 2020.

Could competitors check that their scores are correct. Please quote your competition number for that event if querying a score.

John Bell [email protected]

New competition licence requirement for 2020

Motorsport UK recently announced a revamp of their competition licences, the main change being that from 1st Jan 2020, all competitors of events running under a Motorsport UK permit (so all car competitors) must have a competition licence. They have introduced a new free licence for Clubman events called RS Clubman. Below are some key points for all competitors :

For 2020, all ACTC championship events are classified as Clubmans.

If you are entering on a bike, bike with chair or three-wheeler – there is no change – you need a relevant ACU or AMCA licence (dependent on which permit the event is using).

If your are entering in a car – you must get the new free RS Clubman licence issued by Motorsport UK.

If you are a passenger in a car and aged 18 or over –  you must get the new free RS Clubman licence issued by Motorsport UK.

If you are a passenger in a car and aged less than 18, then a letter of parental consent is required, you do not need a licence.

All event entrants (driver and passengers) must also be a member of either the organising club, or an invited club.

Online application for the free RS Clubman license is recommended. This can be done easily on the Motorsport UK website.

Drivers and passengers will be also able to apply for the free RS Clubman licence at event sign on. A photo is NOT required. Please do not rely on their being application forms available to fill in, print and complete your own application, which can be handed in at sign on.

Two medical questions are asked on the form/on-line application. They are : 1. Do you have any serious medical condition that affects your ability to drive and control a car? 2. Are you epileptic or do you suffer from any fits, fainting spells or blackouts or take any medication to control this? Medical information will be confidential to Motorsport UK and not passed on to any third party.

Competitors with Motorsport UK licenses higher than RS Clubman can use that license for a trial.

Further information is available on the Motorsport UK website here.

RS Clubman licence holders will benefit in the following ways :

MSUK are extending existing member benefits to include reduced cost fuel, reduced cost tyres, free eye tests, discounts at Halfords, reduced insurance premiums and many more money saving deals.

Your personal accident insurance cover has improved substantially to offer you peace of mind, and everyone in the sport is now covered by a £100m public liability provision.

 

2020 ACTC Championships Entry Form

ACTC

Click here to use our online entry system.

Car competitors – Special ACTC Membership Benefits for 2020

By arrangement between ACTC, ASWMC and Motorsport UK you can compete in the 2020 Car Championships with the free RS Clubman MSUK Competition Licence – saving yourself £29 for 2020 and ACTC membership is frozen at just £11.

As announced by Motorsport UK in November 2019, you WILL need a FREE MSUK “RS Clubman” Competition Licence to compete in ANY motorsport event in 2020. You can apply for this from 18th November 2019 at https://www.motorsportuk.org/

As an ACTC Championship Contender you’ll get an automatic invite to the Club events as well as the normal 15 invited Clubs.

There are 10 Car Championship Awards on offer across the Wheelspin and Crackington Leagues. There is also a Navigator League as well as other discretionary awards based on up-coming talent and for those overcoming adversity!

Bike Competitors – FREE ACTC Membership for 2020

Yes that’s right, free membership for 2020. All that we ask is that you come out and compete as much as you can to build your Championship points and hopefully continue your membership in future years.

This initiative is being offered in an attempt to kick-start the Bike Championships by attracting enough contenders to make it a truly competitive season.

There is the Pouncy League for solo motorcycles and the Red Rose Bowl for sidecars and three wheelers with multiple awards in each depending on the number of entries.

Never has there been a better time to join ACTC so why not have a crack at the Championships in 2020?

Not only will you be a Championship contender and receive a quarterly e-copy of Restart Magazine, but your valued membership will help to support the protection and future of our Sport by supporting the ACTC having a voice with important issues such as Rights of Way and fighting against higher fees which are starting to be imposed by Local Authorities for the use of lanes designated as Byways and Footpaths.

Place an Advert in Restart and get FREE ACTC Membership

Purchase a minimum of a half-page advert for the 4x editions of Restart (£35) and get free entry to the ACTC Championships.

ACTC – Become a member, get involved and help support and shape the future of our sport!

Enter online here, or if you would rather send your entry in by post then use the form below.

ACTC Entry Form 2020 (PDF)

ACTC Entry Form 2020 (DOC)

Please email or post your entry form to John Bell – [email protected], postal address is on the form. You can pay by online transfer, or cheque.