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

EKTC Trial – Sunday June 13th 2021

Our next trial is now scheduled for Sunday June 13th at the Maywood Farm venue in Woodchurch starting at 10.30am. Please see below to see the full details of the event and to download the entry form and send off to the meeting secretary as per the usual covid guidelines.
This event is restricted to any members of an EKTC club and we would dearly love to be able to have all 10 sections observed.
EKTC Clubs as follows:- Tenterden, Ashford, Barham, Sittingbourne & Folkestone

Results from the EKTC trial held on 18.04.21

Thank you to everyone that took part on Sunday, hope you had a great day. 

click this link to see the results from the trial EKTC Trial 18.04.21

Huge thanks go to the Santer family for the generous use of their land and to the few observers that we had. Lets just hope that when life gets back to normal we can encourage a few more volunteers to help out with that task.

It was a herculean task to get the event set up and packed away so big thanks also to Mick Baldock and his team including Dave Garner, Dave Little, Sylvia, Florence, Edie and Mark for giving up their time to set out a great trial. 

See you all at our next event in June, details to follow shortly.

Don’t forget our main event for this year is our 75th Anniversary Trial in August at Clay Hill. 


Rakins Return to Trials Trial – 18.4.21

Lovely weather for what for many was their first trials action for several months. There will certainly be a few aches and pains on Monday morning. An excellent well run trial by Mick Baldock, Dave Luck and helpers – well done all and a massive thanks to those who observed and to the landowners for the use of the land. Lovely to see so many faces out enjoying riding again.  A few pictures from todays event are below. Results will follow as soon as completed.

Revised Start List and Instructions for the Sunday 18.04.21 Trial

Good afternoon

Please find attached the revised start list and final instructions for this Sundays trial.

There has been acouple of last minute alterations to the entries and groups so please double check your group before Sunday. 

Could make your own numbers please and fit them to the bike in readiness for the start on Sunday.


Rakins 18.04.21 Rev 1

Cover sheet and Instructions – Rakins 18.04.21


UPDATE – Sunday 18th of April Return to Trials Trial – Rakins – Entries Closed to non members. Open for entry to Club Members but please be quick.

Due to the unprecedented demand and to ensure we run the event well within the current Government and ACU guidelines, we have had to close the entry for this trial to all non members. We are keeping a reserve list should riders drop out or guidelines change. Entries from Tenterden Club Members from 2019 and 2020 and those renewing for this year will still be accepted, (subject to numbers) so please contact Dave Luck immediately if you wish to rejoin and ride.

We do plan to run events in June, July, August and October. Entries for these events will be reviewed in line with the updated guidelines, but as always priority will be given to club members.

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.


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 – and phone 07912 512994

Permit no. ACU tbc

Entry form here Entry Form Rakins 18.04.21

ACU Announcement – News soon of the upcoming Tenterden trials events to be held in 2021 – Our 75th Anniversary Year!

So, for motorcycle sport; from 29th March formally organised outdoor sports – for adults and under 18s – can also restart and will not be subject to the gatherings limits but should be compliant with guidance issued by national governing bodies.   No spectators at sporting events to be allowed until after 17th May. Roy Humphrey commented, ‘I think we were all aware of the main points the Prime Minister was going to announce given the media coverage and speculation over the weekend.  It is really pleasing that organised outdoor sports can commence from 29th March, albeit without spectators until 17th May.   We are not out of the woods by a long way and I ask that everyone continues to abide by the UK Government advice and guidance.  With the outstanding commitment and work of the NHS and everyone who has volunteered to assist with the vaccine programme, there is light at the end of the tunnel’.

Return To Grassroots Trials after Dec 2nd from ACU – more news on local events soon

Organised grassroots sport is allowed to resume from 2nd December across all levels, providing social distancing remains in place, although there will be some restrictions on highest-risk activity in tier three areas. Spectators at non-elite sports will be able to attend events in line with Covid-secure guidance for each tier.

ACU Chairman, Roy Humphrey commented, “Bringing grassroot sport back is a big plus, not only for the sport itself but for the wellbeing and mental health of our members. We need to be mindful though that although the Prime Minister has announced an easing of the lockdown measures, this does not mean that the Coronavirus has disappeared or dissipated. The risk is still out there, the virus still exists and although we want the sport to restart again, I urge Organisers to be mindful that their venues need to be Covid secure. In some cases, we have seen other Organisations turn a blind eye to advice / guidance issued by the UK Government or that issued by devolved administrations, but as the recognised Governing Body for the sport, I ask that we do what is expected of us and follow the advice / guidance issued by our respective governments and the advice/guidance issued by the ACU.”

Final Instructions for this Sundays trial 06.09.20 at Crabtree Farm

Please see attached final instructions for this Sundays Trial at Crabtree Farm, Cranbrook. For anyone that rode in our previous Covid compliant trias the format will be the same, for those that didn’t please read the attached and get familiarized with the new format. 

Please note that unless you have already entered no entries on the day will be permitted. 

Thanks and see you Sunday 


Final Instructions – Crabtree Farm

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