Trial Announcement – Sunday 18th of April – Restricted to Tenterden and East Kent Trials Club Members – Entry restricted number of riders – Pre-Entry Only

After the success of the clubs ‘Return to Trials Trial series’ last year, the club is aiming to run a Trial after lockdown ends on Sunday the 18th of April at 1030am. 

This event will be restricted to members of the Tenterden & District MCC and the other East Kent Combine Trials clubs and held at Rakins Wood, Gills Green Hawkhurst. This trial will be run as per the ACU restart of motorsport guidance and in line with Covid 19 advice issued by the UK Government with the aim of safely and responsibly continuing the restart of participation in trials in our area.

The guidelines/restrictions mean that this trial is restricted to a maximum number per section of  pre-registered and pre- paid riders who are members of East Kent Trials Combine Clubs, full details below. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis with completed entry and payment, priority will be given if necessary to Tenterden members.

The trial will be open to adult and youth classes.

The entry is restricted to East Kent Trials Combine riders resident within 40 miles of the club HQ. This will be indicated from the address given on the ACU Licence/Registration system. (Please note:  The East Kent Trials Combine Clubs EKTC, in 2021 are Tenterden, Ashford, Folkestone, Sittingbourne & Barham).

Only one rider is permitted to attend in a vehicle unless accompanied by another rider from the same household. Social distancing to be exercised at ALL times.

No SpectatorsUntil otherwise notified, no spectators should be permitted to an ACU permitted Trials event.  

Entries to be received by the 4th of April (or before if entries are full) via completion of the entry form below, this must be photographed,  or scanned and sent to the secretary,  the rider entry will be confirmed by return,  pre-payment must then be made via BACS/Paypal (details sent on confirmation of entry) to allow your riding number to be issued. Closing date 4th of April – Absolutely no entries on the day, anybody arriving on the day will be refused entry to the venue.

Entry Fees: £15 adult pre-entry only. Youth £10 pre-entry only.

Signing On : Riders will enter via the entry form electronically via email or photo and receive their riding number after confirmation of payment of the entry fee.. Riders are to pre-prepare a card/number plate with their number to be shown on the front of their bike. This card is to be held up to the Secretary who in a vehicle will tick off against the rider check-list to confirm attendance. No one day licences to be issued. ACU Licence/Registration system will be active before events as normal. 

Signage: Signage will be in place to emphasise the need for social distancing at all times. Road signage will be minimal as it is recommended to discourage onlookers/spectator attendance.

Parking : Vehicles must be parked with a minimum 3m width space left vacant at each side. ie. three metres apart from any other vehicle. Riders will be reminded / advised of social distance requirement when entering the venue and at socially distanced signing on/check in. Please have your riding number visible in your vehicle as you arrive at the venue. Please arrive in plenty of time as the gate will be closed prior to the start to discourage spectators etc. 

Start instructions : tbc

Observation : Will be via self observation/group of 3 observing with riders keeping their own/or another riders score on their own card they have brought with them or on their phones. Group Observing: Groups of riders can travel the Course – respecting social distance at all times and especially when parking machines and walking sections. One person can be designated the task of the other riders score and recording it on his own paper or phone. Only this person is to use that equipment. Scores on completion of the trial will be told or text to the secretary to collate ‘results’ – details will be available at the start/finish area. When that rider attempts the section, others observe and verbally indicate the score he must record. It is likely at most times there will be a consensus from riders in the group as to other scores. If group observing is used, no observing group must enter the section until any previous group has departed. 

Inspecting section – Only three riders allowed in section at any time to inspect it. If possible, a one way route will be established to walk the section but always social distancing to be strictly adhered to by riders passing other riders in section. On arrival at a section all riders must observe social distancing and MUST not park or queue within two metres of another rider. If riders/group arrive before the previous group has left – that group must remain seated on machines a safe distance away and only proceed when the group in front has all left. 

Each section will have an Expert , Intermediate , Novice, Yellow  route . All sections will be straight forward with natural gullies, tree roots and banks. All riders should only attempt to ride well within their own capabilities.

First aid kit and PPE set will be located at every section/start.

RIDERS NOT OBEYING SOCIAL DISTANCE REQUIREMENTS IN ALL CASES WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED AND MAY FACE FURTHER ACU DISCIPLINARY ACTION WITH SUSPENSION RECOMMENDED.

Number of Officials. As per ACU, the number of Officials will be kept to a minimum. Until notified otherwise, Officials will be restricted to: Clerk of the Course (also acts as Starter), Secretary – instructions / advice at start. Starter – only needed for first lap. Club officials depending on venue.

If you have symptoms of COVID 19, or have been in contact with anybody who has in the last 14 days, please do not enter or attend this event.

Clerk of the Course will strictly impose these requirements. Non compliance will result in being asked to leave the event.

Should the Government or the ACU governing body advice change then the event will obviously be reviewed, with updates provided here and in the final instructions.

Secretary details are below for photo or scanned copy of the completed entry forms to be sent to, on acknowledgement of receipt of the entry form payment details to pay the entry fee will be given and a rider number issued subsequently.

Reminder this will be pre-entry only, with entries closing on the 4th of April. Strictly no late entries or entries on the day will be accepted. A reminder of the guidelines will be updated to every rider prior to the event.

Clerk of the course – Mick Baldock

Secretary – Dave Luck  Email – david@ducron.co.uk and phone 07912 512994

Permit no. ACU tbc

Entry form here Entry Form Rakins 18.04.21

Rasher Moore EKTC Trial – Pilchers 9/8/20 Results & pics

A huge thank you to the Pilcher family for the use of their excellent land once again and how lovely to see so many of the family participating.

A great well laid out trial today courtesy of  Clerk of the Course Mike Hollyer and Dave Luck ably assisted my Pete S, Mike Nutbrown and Dunc, all well run under the ACU and Government Covid guidelines. Over 30 Tenterden and East Kent riders enjoyed the sunshine over 4 routes in and out of the gullies, across the tricky cambers, with a decent ride around  and across the land that possibly has never been drier. Some of the familiar sections were interspersed with some tricky new variations where marks were possible to lose easily, but a clean was more than achievable. Thankyou also to Mike for acting as secretary and to all those who helped tidy up after the event. We hope to have another Tenterden event in September- details to follow.

White Route (results were available at the end of the trial) -B Smith & R Nutbrown tied 15ml, M Nutbrown 25ml, K Francis 59 ml

Blue Route – J Allen 12ml, O Wilson 17ml, D Luck 32ml, P Hurry 48ml, M Wildman 57ml, A Saxton 53ml

Red Route – A King 10ml, N Hales 17ml, C Woods 53ml, T Nutbrown 67ml

Not all results were returned

A few images 

 

Trial announcement – Rasher Moore East Kent Combine Trial – 9th of August – Pre-entry only – Entries now open. Maximum 30 riders – restricted to Tenterden and East Kent Trials Club Members Only

After the success of the clubs ‘Return to Trials Trial’ last weekend, the club is aiming to run our next event the Rasher Moore EKTC Combine Trial on Sunday the 9th of August at 1030am. 

This event will be restricted to members of the Tenterden & District MCC and the other East Kent Combine Trials clubs and held at Maywood Farm, Redbrook Street, Woodchurch. This trial will be run as per the ACU restart of motorsport guidance and in line with Covid 19 advice issued by the UK Government with the aim of safely and responsibly continuing the restart of participation in trials in our area.

The guidelines/restrictions mean that this trial is restricted to a maximum number of 30 pre-registered and pre- paid riders who are members of East Kent Trials Combine Clubs, full details below. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis with completed entry and payment, priority will be given if necessary to Tenterden members.

The trial will be open to adult and youth classes.

The entry is restricted to East Kent Trials Combine riders resident within 40 miles of the club HQ. This will be indicated from the address given on the ACU Licence/Registration system. (Please note:  The East Kent Trials Combine Clubs EKTC, in 2020 are Tenterden, Ashford, Folkestone, Sittingbourne & Barham).

Only one rider is permitted to attend in a vehicle unless accompanied by another rider from the same household. Social distancing to be exercised at ALL times.

No SpectatorsUntil otherwise notified, no spectators should be permitted to an ACU permitted Trials event.  

Entries to be received by the 2nd of August via completion of the entry form below, this must be photographed,  or scanned and sent to the secretary,  the rider entry will be confirmed by return,  pre-payment must then be made via BACS/Paypal (details sent on confirmation of entry) to allow your riding number to be issued. Closing date 2nd of August – Absolutely no entries on the day, anybody arriving on the day will be refused entry to the venue.

Entry Fees: £15 adult pre-entry only. Youth £10 pre-entry only.

Signing On : Riders will enter via the entry form electronically via email or photo and receive their riding number after confirmation of payment of the entry fee.. Riders are to pre-prepare a card/number plate with their number to be shown on the front of their bike. This card is to be held up to the Secretary who in a vehicle will tick off against the rider check-list to confirm attendance. No one day licences to be issued. ACU Licence/Registration system will be active before events as normal. 

Signage: Signage will be in place to emphasise the need for social distancing at all times. Road signage will be minimal as it is recommended to discourage onlookers/spectator attendance.

Parking : Vehicles must be parked with a minimum 3m width space left vacant at each side. ie. three metres apart from any other vehicle. Riders will be reminded / advised of social distance requirement when entering the venue and at socially distanced signing on/check in. Please have your riding number visible in your vehicle as you arrive at the venue. Please arrive in plenty of time as the gate will be closed prior to the start to discourage spectators etc. 

Start instructions : tbc

Observation : Will be via self observation/group of 3 observing with riders keeping their own/or another riders score on their own card they have brought with them or on their phones. Group Observing: Groups of riders can travel the Course – respecting social distance at all times and especially when parking machines and walking sections. One person can be designated the task of the other riders score and recording it on his own paper or phone. Only this person is to use that equipment. Scores on completion of the trial will be told or text to the secretary to collate ‘results’ – details will be available at the start/finish area. When that rider attempts the section, others observe and verbally indicate the score he must record. It is likely at most times there will be a consensus from riders in the group as to other scores. If group observing is used, no observing group must enter the section until any previous group has departed. 

Inspecting section – Only three riders allowed in section at any time to inspect it. If possible, a one way route will be established to walk the section but always social distancing to be strictly adhered to by riders passing other riders in section. On arrival at a section all riders must observe social distancing and MUST not park or queue within two metres of another rider. If riders/group arrive before the previous group has left – that group must remain seated on machines a safe distance away and only proceed when the group in front has all left. 

Each section will have an Expert , Intermediate , Novice, Yellow  route . All sections will be straight forward with natural gullies, tree roots and banks. All riders should only attempt to ride well within their own capabilities.

First aid kit and PPE set will be located at every section/start.

RIDERS NOT OBEYING SOCIAL DISTANCE REQUIREMENTS IN ALL CASES WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED AND MAY FACE FURTHER ACU DISCIPLINARY ACTION WITH SUSPENSION RECOMMENDED.

Number of Officials. As per ACU, the number of Officials will be kept to a minimum. Until notified otherwise, Officials will be restricted to: Clerk of the Course (also acts as Starter), Secretary – instructions / advice at start. Starter – only needed for first lap. Club officials depending on venue.

If you have symptoms of COVID 19, or have been in contact with anybody who has in the last 14 days, please do not enter or attend this event.

Clerk of the Course will strictly impose these requirements. Non compliance will result in being asked to leave the event.

Should the Government or the ACU governing body advice change then the event will obviously be reviewed, with updates provided here and in the final instructions.

Secretary details are below for photo or scanned copy of the completed entry forms to be sent to, on acknowledgement of receipt of the entry form payment details to pay the entry fee will be given and a rider number issued subsequently.

Reminder this will be pre-entry only, with entries closing on the 2nd of August. Strictly no late entries or entries on the day will be accepted. A reminder of the guidelines will be updated to every rider prior to the event.

Clerk of the course – Mike Hollyer

Secretary – Mike Nutbrown  Email – Michael.nutbrown@balfourbeatty.com and phone 07802 311080

Permit no. ACU 59268

Entry form here 0401_001

‘Return to Trials Trial’ Rakins – 5th July – ‘Results’ & pics

An excellent trial today, well done to Clerk of the Course Dave, ably assisted by Keith, Kev and Mike, for setting out 10 excellent and varied sections that allowed everyone to have a great day and return to trials action safely. All a little different, but made easy with everybody following the guidelines which was great to see. It was very good to see so many out getting back into action, including a few who have been away from the sport for several years  who today made a welcome comeback – well done all. A few pictures below of some of the Tenterden riders.

‘Results’ as we said are more for info than actual awards, some riders just rode without scoring and enjoyed the day.

White

B Smith 32, R Nutbrown, 35 M Smith 36, M Nutbrown 50, K Francis 71, (A Brush)

Blue

M Mealham 28, J Allen 29, O Wilson 30, M Taylor 45, A King 55, A Saxton 58,  M Wildman 60, J Taylor 65, (M Hollyer )

Red

M Baldock 1, J Beck 8, D Moore 10, N Sinden 10, B Wilkinson 11, P Hurry 15, T Piles 25, J Lloyd 30, D Griffiths 37, T Lloyd 47, R Beck 59, (M Neale, K Collins, D Garner)

News to follow shortly with regards to the club running a similar restricted entry trial on Sunday the 9th of August.

Well done Team Tenterden on a great trial.

ACU Update – Covid 19 – Events off until 31/5 currently

ACU Update – COVID-19 – 6/4

Last week the ACU LTD Board of Directors met virtually for over six hours to discuss the way forward for British motorcycle sport.

These are unprecedented times and the ACU stands fully behind the NHS and essential workers in the national fightback against COVID-19. 

With the current suspension of motorcycle events until 31st May, backed by MCRCB and MSUK the ACU continue to work hard to ensure once the Government’s social distancing advice is lifted members can get back on their motorcycles. We would ask all members to be patient during this period, and respect that our ACU staff are trying to continue providing a high-level of service to Clubs, Centres and Promoters in an increasingly challenging environment. 

We would ask members to continue being responsible and not ride their motorcycles and risk an unnecessary burden on the NHS. 

Thank you

ACU Directors

Non Expert / Youth Trial

Just a reminder for your diaries to say we have our Presentation evening coming up on Saturday 14th April at Bethersden Village Hall

We also on Sunday 15th April have our first Youth Trial which is being held as part of the Non Expert trial At Clay Hill Tenterden .

Venue: Clay Hill Land , oppersite Tenterden Golf Club , Woodchurch Road , Tenterden , Kent , TN30 7DR

All youth Bikes must be fitted with a lanyard Kill Switch

ALL youth Riders must have an ACU Licence

Start Time 9.45am

EKTC 12th March RESULTS LINK – Folkestone MCC

Sunday saw a brilliant East Kent Combine Trial run by our friends at the Folkestone club at Harbledown,  a good mix of manufactured man made sections with logs and rocks and a collection of stream and camber sections. The trial was rewarded with good weather and a decent entry of over 50 riders. A link to the results HERE on the Folkestone site. Well done to the Folkestone Team who had clearly put in a lot of effort in setting out the trial.

Over the next few weeks there are several East Kent trials taking place including our own Weald Non Expert Trial on the 16th of April. Entries available via Sporting Motorcyclist or online for those linked below.

26th  March – Barham Nailbourne Non Expert Trial – Barham MCC

2nd April  – Heel Farm Trial  – Sittingbourne MCC

9th April – East Kent Trials Phil Hughes Combine – Barham MCC

16th April – Weald Non Expert Trial , Clay Hill –  Tenterden & District MCC

2017 Club Horse Race & Presentation Eve

Over 150 people attended the 2017 club horse race and presentation evening last night at Bethersden Village Hall in what was once again a fun night for all ages who attended.

The club aggregate awards and 2016 trial winners trophies were presented by the clubs President Roy Francis, along with 18 youth trophies from the successful youth series that was run last year (2017 youth dates in article below)

A huge thankyou to the sponsors who kindly supplied prizes for the evening and those who supplied prizes for the raffle which included Inta Motorcycles, Freestyle, Acklams Beta, Splatshop, Inch Perfect Trials, Malcolm Rathmell Sport (MRS), Oset Bikes, CIS Sport, Chapel Down vineyards, Trial Mag, Putoline, Gas Gas UK, Beta UK, Vertigo Motors  and many of the committee and club members. 

Thank you for supporting the club and we look forward to another great year in 2017.

A few photos from the evening below.

Youth Trials 2017

Please find below confirmed dates and venues for this years youth trials events. Many thanks to all that participated and supported the 2016 events. Unfortunately I have had to change the date of the first event, apologies for any inconvenience caused. I look forward to seeing you all again on 25th March.

Mike

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8
25/03/2017 16/04/2017 20/05/2017 10/06/2017 22/07/2017 12/08/2017 16/09/2017 07/10/2017
Iwade Clay Hill Bigbury Rakins Checksfield Farm Redmayne Street Crundale St Michaels