Meeting every first Thursday of the month, 8pm
Usually at the venue below but not at present due to Covid
The Town Street Tavern, (upstairs)
Horsforth Town Street
The Yorkshire Classic Motorcycle Club has reported that Mick Driffield, long time friend of the Horsforth Club and well known to our members, has succumbed to his illness and passed away on New Year’s Eve.
Our condolences and thoughts are with his wife Sue and all their family.
Further details here
Update 5/1/21; As a result of the new lockdown measures announced 4/1/21 our trials are cancelled and Swaine Woods practice land closed until further notice.
Well that’s our final trial of 2020 over, somewhat miserable circumstances but at least we ran it as best we could and the riders made the best of it (and hopefully enjoyed it) – a metaphor for much of 2020 really. We managed to run 7 Club series trials and our annual Centre trial but did have to cancel some others. Thanks to the committee who battled through the changing Covid regulations, the riders for adhering to them and the new way of working and, as always, to the observers, without whom there would be no trials.
Happy New Year from all of us at Horsforth and let us all hope that normality is resumed as soon as possible in 2021.
Kids age ranges and related info for 2021 (extract from ACU Handbook) here
Full 2021 Trials TSR’s here
Click on the ‘Posts’ tab to get to the 2020 Points spreadsheet now updated to include the final round and also now including a second spreadsheet showing the ‘best 5 scores to count’ total
2019 Annual Award Winners – can you let us have the trophies back so we can engrave them for the 2020 winners please. Drop off at TrialsUK or at KUDU in Stanningley.
2021 ACU & Club Membership renewal is now needed for entry into 2021 events and is available now using the Members Login on the ACU website. This is a very efficient way of renewing both Horsforth Club membership and ACU registration at the same time and is useful when entering trials online via the ACU website which needs to be done under covid rules (and will probably continue into the future). It’s also open for new members too. Don’t leave it until the last minute, do it now
Swaine woods;- Closed until further notice due to covid restrictions. When it re-opens, anyone using the woods for practice, Please remember not to block the footpath or start or ride bikes outside the woods. The verge is in poor condition – please try not to make it any worse.
Costs held for 2021 (even though there are increases in our insurance costs)
Membership £10, (£5 16 & under), includes Swaine Woods access, Day membership £2 (But subject to covid, none with online entry at the moment)
Club Series Trials, £15 adults, £10 16 & under
Other Trials – Open and Centre Restricted £20; Youth £15; Conducted course £10; these will be specified on the Regs.
Day ACU Registration £3 available automatically to those without a current registration via ACU Online Trial Entry system.
2021 Provisional Horsforth Events list is available, Click on the ‘Events’ tab. Yorks Centre & National and World trials lists are also in there.
Following the cancellation of our Bob Owen Memorial Charity Trial, an update, including funds raised for charity, can be found here
New Members (and old!) – the Horsforth Club does not send out a ‘membership pack’ nor do we do newsletters or membership-wide communications via post or email; all relevant information can be found here on the website which is updated when anything changes so please keep visiting back here to keep up with what is new.
(We may use Facebook as a reminder from time to time but don’t rely on that).
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 simplicity & getting directions
(try ///bits.basket.ties for Swaine Woods)
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;-
These ones are suspended under Covid19 rules
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
what’s the start time? 11
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
Bit of info for parents of riders under 18 here
The simplest way to get 2021 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 and also bear in mind things have changed since Covid rules apply
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.
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 2021; 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).
For specific Club Membership enquiries, (e.g. ACU Affiliation numbers), please contact Graham Wilson directly either by email (email@example.com) or phone (0113 217 6509) but NOT via Facebook
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 are also 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
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.
Also please remember the primary source of up to date info is here on the website so don’t just rely on Facebook, keep checking back here.
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 and gloves when riding as per the ACU rules.