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Meeting every first Thursday of the month, 8pm
The Town Street Tavern, (upstairs)
Horsforth Town Street
LS18 4RJ

 

ACU statement as at 13/5/20

ACU and AMCA plan return to motorcycle sport
 
 
The ACU Board of Directors met virtually yesterday (12th May 2020) to discuss the phased return to motorcycle sport following Monday’s publication of the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy.
 
 
The ACU, in partnership with the ACMA, have decided that a phased return to sporting events will commence in parallel with the Government’s Step Three. This coincides with the reopening of remaining business, public places and leisure facilities which have been required to close. As of 12th May, Step Three is due to begin from 4th July but this is under constant review. We will assess the situation again when the Government implements Step Two, envisaged to be the 1st June.
 
 
In the coming weeks, the ACU and AMCA will publish guidance documents for organisers looking to run restricted events after this time. This will give organisers time to consider the implications of continued social distancing and prepare future events safely.
 
 
In order to reflect the differences in devolved administrations, no British Championship Enduro, Motocross, Trials or Speedway will take place until travel restrictions between England/ Scotland/ Wales/ Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man have been lifted and other factors considered, in line with Government guidance.
 
The ACU and AMCA would like to thank all our members for their patience during this difficult time, and we appreciate the steps taken by many individuals, clubs and organisations to support local communities during these unprecedented events.
 
 
For further information, please see the ACU’s Coronavirus Operational Plan – https://www.acu.org.uk/Uploaded/1/Documents/2020%20Event%20Paperwork/Coronavirus-Operational-Plan.pdf
 
We would remind all members that these plans are subject to change, and will be taken in line with the latest UK Government guidance.


As well as our trials being 
cancelled 
so
 our practice ground at Swaine Woods is also closed
and our monthly meetings cancelled

Not used What3Words yet? try it to find our venues; click  ‘Locations’ within the ‘Info’ tab, choose a venue and make a note of the 3 words which identify its location, then Click here 
Get the app on your mobi for the routes

There’s an updated Events List in the ‘Events’ tab

To ride in our 2020 trials you will need to renew both your
Horsforth Club membership and ACU registration.
You can do them both at the same time by clicking here  then ‘Riders/Members’ then ‘Online Licensing’. Doing it this way means you don’t need to get an Affiliation Number from us first.
(Alternatively join the club first to get an Affiliation Number from us then use that to renew your ACU registration online).

NB, ACU registration cards will definitely be checked at our trials

For 2020 Junior age ranges click here
for more info go to ‘Links’ then ‘ACU’ then ‘Riders/members’ then ‘handbook’

The answer to 99% of questions about our trials can be found on this website
so please take the time to look before asking the question.
Quick answers to some favourites are;-
what’s the start time? 11
can I enter on day? yes

can I join Horsforth club on the day? yes
can I get a Horsforth club day licence? yes
can I get an ACU day registration on the day? yes
How do I get there? look in Info/Locations or the Event
can I ride round with my son? only if you enter (insurance!)
which flags do I follow and how hard are the sections? click here
is it Stop Allowed rules? yes, except the 2 Yorks Centre & West Yorks trials 
what rider classes/club members are entitled to ride? look on entry form for that Event
When is Swaine Woods open for practice? any time for current members, rules are here
nothing is more than 2 clicks away from this home page

Click on the ‘Posts’ tab for 2020 Yorkshire Centre Events list, Regs and Entry Forms, World Rounds
(& other stuff)

Remember that BUMPY applied for ‘People’s Projects’ Lottery Funding? well the good news is they won – thanks to all who supported the cause, for more info Click here

Bob Owen Charity Trial; We raised £1476.65 on the day, total raised to date since it’s first running in 1987, £61370 – Thanks to all who contributed. Just for info, the ACU Benevolent Fund paid out a total of £64,025 in 2017, £95,500 in 2018 and is on target to pay out £100,000 in 2019 – hence we need to keep supporting this valuable charity that looks after ACU members who are in difficulties or have fallen on hard times.

Bit of info for parents of riders under 18 here

Rebbecca Hoare Trophy

The simplest way to get 2020 ACU registration and Club Membership sorted is to click here hover over ‘Riders/Members’ and choose ‘Online Licences‘, when prompted choose Option A which enables you to renew Club Membership at the same time as ACU Registration. The ACU pass the info and Club Membership payment on to us. Keeps it nice and simple, all done in one go, no faffing about with Affiliation codes and you just need to bring your ACU card to a trial to prove you have both ACU registration and Club Membership for 2020. Call them on 01788 566417 if there’s a problem.

ACU Online Renewal Notes

Full details of Horsforth Club Series Entry requirements here and here
note the additional parental requirements where riders are under 18.

When accidents occur, everything comes under microscopic scrutiny particularly from a Health and Safety perspective.
Fortunately for the trials community, the sport has to date enjoyed a ‘light touch’ attitude largely due to the absence of speed as a component in competition so serious accidents are thankfully rare. Nonetheless rules do apply and the Horsforth Club (and hopefully all clubs) will be doing our best to comply with our obligations and ensure the safety of riders, officials and the public. You might therefore experience some changes to signage, procedures etc and we respectfully suggest that everyone who attends a trial abides by the rules, signage, requests or instructions from officials and listens to the pre event briefings.

NOTICE
WARNING TO THE PUBLIC
MOTORSPORT CAN BE DANGEROUS
Despite the organisers taking all reasonable precautions, accidents can happen
Please comply with all instructions from officials and notices 
and remain in permitted areas only


Bringing along an observer is like getting a free entry; £15 (£20 in winter if the weather is bad) is given to each observer to go towards their expenses of getting to the event etc
If you know anyone who wants to try it, click here for more info.

Quickest way to get to the most recent trial results (the last 3) is to click where it says the result over on the right (down below if you are on a phone) in the ‘Recent Events’ panel

Thanks to Simon Green we still have the same title sponsor for the Club Series in 2020; the trials are now named SGME (Simon Green Motor Engineers – Click on the ‘Sponsors’ tab in ‘Info’ for the place to go for your servicing).

Confused by the flags? – click here

For all Club Membership enquiries, (including ACU Affiliation numbers), please contact Graham Wilson directly either by email (gericwilson@ntlworld.com) or phone (0113 217 6509) but NOT via Facebook or the Contact Form on here.

All being well the Club Points Positions spreadsheet should be updated not too long after each trial so you can follow your progress throughout the year, courtesy of Graham Spreadsheet Wilson; click on ‘Posts’ on the menu bar above. 

Where are our Trials? Just about everything you need to know about a trial (including the results afterwards) can be found by clicking on that specific ‘Event’ including a map of the location. There’s a bit more info on the locations (and maybe even the nearest postcode and/or What3Words) in ‘Locations’ which is revealed when you mouse over the ‘Info’ tab.

RESULTS:- we always try to get the results up on the relevant ‘Event‘ page on here and there is a shortcut to them by clicking on the results message in the ‘recent events’ section just on the right (or below if you are reading this on a phone).
They arealso on
www.facebook.com/horsforthtrials as soon as they are available (usually on the night of the trial unless something prevents it) so remember to have a look there – or if you are on facebook, ‘like’ our page and the results will come to you!
We also like to support TrialsCentral so the events and results can usually be found on there too.
Quickest way for recent events is to click on the result line on the right here (or below if you are reading this on a phone) in Recent Events. For historical results just go the the relevant ‘Event’.

Just a reminder of our Club Trial changes (that go back to the start of 2016) here 

Costs held for 2020
Membership £10, (£5 16 & under), includes Swaine Woods access, Day membership £2
Club Series Trials, £15 adults, £10 16 & under
Other Trials might be dearer (usually Yorkshire Group Trials) as specified on the Regs.
Day ACU Registration £3.

Remember, if you ‘like’ our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/horsforthtrials) you’ll get a notification reminding you of our next trial in the week before and also when the results are posted.Update; seems that, coincident with now receiving lots of unsolicited (paid for!) notifications, no longer is everyone receiving all FB/Horsforth posts on their FB page. Can only suggest that more frequent ‘liking’ might help improve the latter problem; I guess we are stuck with the former.
If anyone can throw any light on this please let us know.

Youth bikes
Please note that ALL YOUTH PETROL and ELECTRIC BIKES must have a cut off lanyard fitted and used.
Contact Trials UK on 01132 81 82 42 for the correct lanyard (electric are different from the petrol versions).
Please also remember that Youths must wear long sleeved shirts when riding as per the ACU rules.

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