The Tenterden 75th year commemorative book

The club has produced a commemorative book, compiled by Roy Francis, the book displays the 75 years of the club and is titled ‘From World War II to Beyond Lockdown’, the book is over 200 pages and consists of pictures and stories of the events and members over the years. This book will be available to purchase now by contacting Roy, Dave, Mike or Keith and shortly available to order via this website using the contact option, or email or via phone to 07912 512994. 

The cost of the book with complete with post and packaging is £13.50 

All proceeds will go fund future club activities.

75th Anniversary Trial – Results

Thanks to all the riders that took place in our special one route traditional anniversary trial.  The weather couldn’t have been worse but the true spirit of trialing prevailed. Our huge debt of gratitude is given to our selfless observers who stood out in those horrific conditions and to the Millen Family for the continued use of their land, in fact our first ever trial was on this ground so it was fitting that we celebrated our 75th year using the same piece. I hope you all enjoyed your book, anyone that would like a copy please contact Dave Luck and arrangements can be made to you a copy. 

Please find attached the results. 

75th Anniversary Trial

Man of Kent Results

Please find below the link to the results from last Sundays trial.  We’re sorry that we reduced the trial to 3 laps but considering the heat we think it was the sensible decision, it must have been as no one complained ! 

Naturally I want to thank the whole team and when I read such negative posts from other clubs we feel blessed to have such a strong team that make our club thrive.

Our enormous thanks go to the Santer family for their continued support by letting us use their land. Mick (Clerk) & Mark Baldock, Dave Garner & Kev Collins for setting out the trial, Rodger and Jack Beck for all their Secretarial duties including doing the results after work yesterday and lastly to all the observers, some of which I press ganged on Sunday morning but you are all very kind and selfless. 

Don’t forget our anniversary trial on Sunday 8th August at the Clay Hill venue opposite Tenterden Golf Club, the day before we will be having an open day at the museum where the clubs will be displaying bikes, trophies and memorabilia from the past 75 years our club has been formed. We would dearly love to see you all there including all past members. 

man of kent results 2021

75th Anniversary Trial – Clay Hill on 08.08.21

We are really proud to celebrate our 75th year in August with a “one route” traditional trial at our Clay Hill venue in Tenterden.  We are still going to provide a seperate “yellow” route that will be suitable for the beginner, sportsman and youth riders. We would also dearly love to see as many bikes from throughout the ages so if you have a Pre 67, twinshock etc please bring them along.

From the initial concept back in 1946, Karl Pugh led the formation of the club set up to cater for the social and recreational needs of motorcycle minded people mainly returning from the war and the armed services. Off road riding was encouraged, many utilising converted road machines used for commuting to work. Members at the time were in the 18-50 age group.

75 years on and the club is still providing this forum and we are pleased that the age group has expanded to now include these amazing younger riders on the incredible oset machines as well as the guys progressing onto conventional bikes. 

Many of you will remember similar successful anniversary events that celebrated our 40th, 50th and 60th years. We are also holding a celebration social event the Saturday afternoon before the trial at the Tenterden Museum in the High Street, where thanks to Roys efforts we still have an excellent club display of images, trophies and other club items. Please feel free to come along, refreshments will be provided and we will be displaying a number of bikes from throughout the years. 

Entry form for the trial below

Entry form – 75th Anniversary Trial


Man of Kent Trial 18.07.21 – Change of Venue

Unfortunately our usual venue for this trial is out of action this year due to some essential Forestry works being undertaken so we have been lucky to switch venues to our land at Rakins at Gills Green near Hawkhurst.  This venue is very close to the original land so the the travel time would be the same.

Please find attached the entry form for the event and we ask that for those interested to ride can you please complete and send the appropriate entry monies ahead of the event and in accordance with the current ACU guidelines on Covid management.  

As the event has only just been advertised we will hold open the entries until a couple of days before the trial to give you as much chance as possible to enter. However we are still limiting entries so please don’t hesitate and send your entries off asap to the secretary of the meeting – Rodger Beck 

The trial is open to all adult and youth riders and we will be setting out 4 routes to include an expert, Intermediate, Novice and a yellow route suitable for all beginners and sportsman riders. 

Entry form Rakins 13.07.21


Results from the Trial 13th June 2021

Thank you to everyone that took part on Sunday, we hope you enjoyed the day and it wasn’t too hot for you.

Our next trial is on Sunday 18th July at Crabtree Farm in Cranbrook, the details for this will be issued soon and we hope to se you all there.

Thanks go to all the everyone that helped clear up afterwards, Mike Nutbrown as selfless as ever, all our observers and our wonderful Landowners the Pilcher Family. 

Please click the link below for the results 

EKTC Trial 13.06.21

Instructions and start list for the Trial on Sunday 13th June

Please have a quick look at the instructions for Sunday, we really need to be mindful of the request from the landowner to protect his hay crop so we will have to be strict about sticking to the very outside of any fields when riding between sections.

Please also make and secure to your bike your riding number for the observers. 

We would love to have all sections observed so if anyone could help out that would be great. 

Thanks and see you all Sunday.

Start List – EKTC Trial 13 06 21

Cover sheet – EKTC Trial 13 06 21 Maywood Farm