Cotswold Clouds Trial 2019 Regs Available

Stroud & District Motor ClubEntries are now open for the 2019 Cotswold Clouds Trial, to be held on Sunday 3rd February.

2019 Cotswold Clouds Trial Entry Pack

“On Sunday 3rd February 2019 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. Having seemingly managed to reduce the annual queue for Mustard, we are introducing a slight change of format to see if we can manage the same for Axe. Also introducing a Clubmans Class for pre 1960 front engine cars.

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 Carl Talbot, Mark Hobbs, Nigel Scotford, 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 Nigel Scotford, so please give him a ring 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

2018 Final Championship Tables

Here are the final championship tables for 2018. Congratulations to all the winners.

2018 Championship Tables

CARS – National Championship Winners
2018 Wheelspin League : David Haizelden
2018 Crackington League : Matt Facey
2018 Navigators League : Nick Sherrin

CARS – Regional Championship Winners
2018 North Regional League : John Charles
2018 South Regional League : Stuart Highwood
2018 Midlands Regional League : Sam Holmes
2018 West Regional League : Aaron Haizelden

MOTORCYCLE – National Championship Winners
2018 Pouncy League : Kathy Martin
2018 Red Rose League : Martin Keswick

MOTORCYCLE – Regional Championship Winner
2018 North Regional Pouncy League : Andrew Hesketh

Due to lack of competitors scoring in the South, South West and West Motorcycle Regional
Championships there will be no awards this year in these regions.

The rule that the top three from each of the National Championships are not eligible for
Regional awards also reduced the number of competitors eligible for awards in these
regions.

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

John Bell [email protected]

Exmoor Trial 2019 Regs Available

Entries are now being taken for the 2019 Exmoor Trial, to be held on Sunday 27th of January.

2019 Exmoor Trial Entry Pack

“Welcome to the 2019 Exmoor Trial, which is a round of the 2019 ACTC Car and Motorcycle Classic Trial Championships, ASWMC Classic Reliability Trial Championship. There is a new organising team this year, as many of you will know, John Barthram and Rodney Murch have stepped back from their organising roles which they have carried out for 32 years. Therefore this year sees some big changes to the route. As of last year we have moved away from the long haul from Exmoor back to Barnstaple to collect your tow vehicle. We will be finishing at the Muddiford Inn again which was appreciated by many last year. The trip across the high ground of Exmoor will not be included this year as this added many miles to the route for just a few sections.

This year’s route is approximately 70 miles on OS Map 180 in the very north of Devon with a real mixture of sections which are non-car/motorcycle breaking including High Bray which can be quite a challenge at this time of year, we are also pleased to include Hurscott, another favourite which was totally washed out a week before last year’s event after a lot of repair work by NDMC members. Fortunately a local farmer took it onto himself to repair the lane for which we are very grateful. The route will include stops for fuel near the start and during the route. The event will have a Motorsport UK dual permit, Clubmans & National B. Those who enter the Clubmans event do not require a Motorsport UK Competition Licence, if you want to contend the Championships then you will have to enter the National B event. Motorcyclists who do not have an ACU Trial Affiliation can purchase a One Event Trial Registration, ideal for beginners to have ago. Breakfast will be available for purchase at the McDonalds Restaurant, further refreshment and meals will be available at The Muddiford Inn finish venue. 

For those who do not wish to travel on the morning of the trial can find accommodation at either the Cedars Inn (near start venue), tel: 01271 371784, or Travelodge Barnstaple Roundswell Services, (even nearer the start venue) tel: 0870 191 1845.

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

2018 Championship Tables (up to Allen)

Here are the current championship tables up to and including the Allen, with 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 (to Allen)

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]

2018 Championship Tables (up to Kyrle)

Here are the current championship tables up to and including the Kyrle, with 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 (to Kyrle)

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]

Clee Hills Trial 2019 Regs Available

Midland Automobile Club LogoEntries are now open for the 2019 Clee Hills Trial, taking place on Sunday 20th January.

2019 Clee Hills Trial Entrypack (Cars)
2019 Clee Hills Trial Entrypack (Bikes)

“WELCOME TO THE CLEE HILLS TRIAL IN SOUTH SHROPSHIRE

After the 2018 layoff, 2019 sees our return to the fray. Original (1980) organiser Simon Woodall continues in the role of Clerk of the Course, now with both car and bike hats on.

We have a new start this year, slightly further south than before and hopefully more convenient. Being situated at “The Squirrel” pub, next door to the Ludlow Travelodge and on the same site as the Co-op Petrol Station.

We continue with our unique twin loop system that sees us all done in the mid-winter daylight. This time there is more common use of sections, meaning extra sporting enjoyment for the marshals and a consistent flow of competitors.

There will be a few more challenges for the expert drivers and riders, but also new incentives to welcome the trialling novice to our wonderful motorsport. So for those of you who know of a prospective trialler, perhaps we can entice them out onto a road based Classic Trial. About 80 miles around Wenlock Edge and the delightful Long Mynd, some old lanes and some woodland, and relatively non-damaging in our class 0 option.

For cars, the event will also run as a dual permit, with Clubmans accommodating those without a competition licence, for example MCC entrants. VSCC entrants continue to be especially welcome, giving delight to other drivers in their ‘moderns’, the marshals and spectators alike. We are a part of both ACTC and ASWMC championships.

For bikes, we are running on an ACU permit, and welcome any Midland Centre riders, all MCC Members, and any ACTC Club members who care to foray out into Shropshire. Trials tyres only please.”

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

ACTC on Tour

As part of the ACTC restructuring and revitalising efforts, and with a view to the future of Classic Trials, we have launched an ‘ACTC on Tour’ initiative.

The ACTC, represented by Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary are looking to meet with members of the Trialing community in their local area, to listen and hear what they have to contribute to this vital and ongoing process, and to hopefully get some input from individual competitors as to how they would like the sport to move forward into the future.

We are looking to the Clubs and their Trials members to arrange their local venue, and together we can arrange a mutually agreeable date and time to have an informal discussion and exchange of ideas.

This is an initiative to hopefully bridge the perceived ‘communication gap’ between the ACTC and the individuals of the Trialing community.

If you feel that your voice hasn’t or isn’t being heard, you could strongly lobby your Club to organise a meeting in your local area, or join in one of the meetings arranged by another Club .

Currently we have :

Stroud and District Motor Club are meeting on Sunday 13th January, 7.30pm, at Fromebridge Mill, GL2 7PD [J13, M5, start venue of Cotswold Clouds]
Hopefully this venue will also be convenient for people from the Bristol clubs and Ross and District etc.

Launceston and North Cornwall Motor Club on Thursday 28th February, with a venue in the Launceston area to be confirmed, and they are inviting other local clubs to participate.

Other Club meetings, dates and venues to be added as arranged.

Cheers

Carl

Camel Classic Trial 2018 Regs Available

Camel Vale Motor ClubEntries are now open for the 2018 Camel Classic Trial, to be held on Sunday 2nd December.

2018 Camel Classic Trial Entry Pack

“The Camel Classic Road Trial first ran in 1983 (called the Octo for the first two years) thanks to two new trialers Hans Viertel and Pete Allen. The event flourished every year and soon became a round of the Chester Motor Club Trials Championship and later ACTC and ASWMC Championship rounds. The original organising team of Hans and Pete were still running the event 31 years later in 2014.

Sadly Hans suddenly passed away in 2015 which was a huge loss to Camel Vale Motor Club and the trialling community. Hans was described by many as a true gentlemen and he is greatly missed by all. He really was totally immersed in trials; be it as a competitor, marshall or organising the Camel Classic in December every year. We hope his memory can live on in this event for many years to come.

Again this year the Camel Classic will be run as a dual permit event so that non-championship competitors may enter under the Clubmans permit and will not be required to produce a Competition Licence.

For the first time ever in 2015 we invited motocycle solo’s and outfits to enter the trial. This was a success and all the riders enjoyed the event so we will continue this for future years.

Hope you enjoy the event!

Start Venue : The Borough Arms, Dunmere, Bodmin, PL31 2RD

Allen Trial 2018 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2018 Allen Trial, taking place on 25th November.

2018 Allen Trial Entry Pack

Enter Online Here

“The 2018 Allen Trial will once again start and finish at The Bull Inn at Hinton, just off the A46 approximately 2 miles south of Junction 18 on the M4. The event will include all the old favourites (Guys Hill, Travers & John Walker). We have retained Fry’s Bottom with the through route and hopefully a new section.

Once again we are running the trial under a Dual-Permit (National B & Clubman). The Clubman Event (open to invited clubs) allows non-championship contender to participate in the trial without the need for a competition licence We have an award for the first overall in the clubman event. This year we are also accepting online entries payment to be made by online transfer or posting a cheque.

We will be using the same trailer parking as last year.. Follow feedback towing assistance will be available both before and after the event if required.

In recent years the trial has been well subscribed so to avoid disappointment don’t delay with your entry. If you are unable to enter but could come and marshal we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Mark Tooth 01454 329231 or Pete Hart 0117 9372611 07811241553

We look forward to seeing you and offering you an enjoyable day’s trialing on the 25th November.”

Start Venue : The Bull Inn, Hinton, SN14 8HQ