Entries are now being taken for the 2018 Exmoor Trial, to be held on Sunday 28th of January.
“Welcome to the 2018 Exmoor Trial, which is a round of the 2018 ACTC Car and Motorcycle Classic Trial Championships, ASWMC Classic Reliability Trial Championship. This year sees some big changes to the route. We have heard on several occasions how some participants dislike the long haul back to Barnstaple to collect their tow vehicle. As we are celebrating 70 years from when the first Exmoor Trial ran we have moved the finish to the Muddiford Inn which is where this event started and finished through the 1950’s and early 1960’s (this was known as the New Inn, Muddiford during those years). This is only approximately 3 1⁄2 miles from the van and trailer park. We will still visit Exmoor on route but return over new ground which will open up some fresh sections which we hope will provide you with some interesting challenges.
Also, as Class 1 will now be able to use LSD, we have decided to split this class into 1A & 1B which will cover those with non-LSD and those which have. There will be an award for both sub-classes.
The route is approximately 75 miles on OS Map 180 in the very north of Devon with a real mixture of sections which are non-car/motorcycle breaking including the infamous Beggars Roost, High Bray and others enjoyed by competitors in previous years. The route will include stops for fuel near the start and during the route. The event will have a MSA dual permit, Clubmans & National B. Those who enter the Clubmans event do not require a MSA Competition Licence, if you want to contend the Championships then you will have to enter the National B event. Motorcyclist 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 Cedars should you need refreshment and meals will be available at the finish venue. You can select how you want to receive your Final Regs, Route Instructions and Results on the entry form – via post or via e-mail.
For those who do not wish to travel on the morning of the trial can find accommodation at either the Cedars Inn (start venue), tel: 01271 371784, or Travelodge Barnstaple Roundswell Services, tel: 0870 191 1845. If you want to book, phone them direct and mention the North Devon Motor Club’s trial.
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 : Cedars Inn, Bickington Road, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, EX31 2HE