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Next meeting Old Kings Arms, Horsforth Town Street, upstairs 7pm Thursday March 7th


Results up – click on the event

update 26/2, Second Club Series points list now produced courtesy of our new spreadsheet maestro Chris Bancroft – click on ‘posts’ tab above

There is a glitch on the membership recording on Sport 80 which does not always record your club in the entry system. I have hopefully resolved this, but should anyone not find the club on the list when entering an event please get in touch so we can rectify – Graham Wilson, hdmcltd@virginmedia.com 07772 724078

For 2024 Horsforth printable events list (plus some national & local lists) click on ‘Events’ tab
NB we are now on version 3 updated 2nd Feb so check you have the latest one (NB our recent second trial had a venue change from Deer Park (waterlogged) to Addingham Moorside (almost as boggy) – keep an eye out for the latest news on the Basic Yorkshire Centre Trial in March which is problematic due to the ongoing roadworks and A59 
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Horsforth Trials branded Leisurewear is now available
Click here for info

Horsforth Membership 2024 via ACU Sport80

Guide to your profile on Sport80   Guide to entering an event  Guide to Membership renewal

Click here for the latest Club Points and 2023 Awards lists (provisional) 

Pleased to report that we had a letter of gratitude from Margaret Carter on behalf of the Ben Fund for the donation of £2531.90 from the recent Charity Trial. We extend our thanks to all who gave up their time freely to mark out and observe etc and also to the riders for supporting the event, along with the ACU and Parkwood for the reduction in fees. If you want to know more about the Ben Fund go to ACU Ben Fund

Important note for competitors riding electric machines.
T
he ACU event insurers have imposed some additional risk prevention measures on electric machines therefore we have had to impose some restrictions and requirements on the entrants as follows:

  • Batteries must be changed 2m away from other vehicles/awnings or other flammable items.
  • Competitors on electric machines must provide an ABC (powder or CO2)type fire extinguisher.
  • Batteries must be OEM parts or CE marked approved alternatives.  
  • Batteries cannot be charged at the event.
  • Batteries and machines could be subject to inspection for obvious signs of damage.
  • Owners, parents or guardians should familiarise themselves with the type of battery fitted to the machine and should familiarise themselves with battery care.

Click on the specific Event (right on a laptop, down on a phone)
for more info before and results after

ACU Sport80 Vimeo Guide – Purchasing your ACU licence for the first time

Which Route should I ride at the next trial? What colour flags do I follow?
Click on the Event in ‘Next Events’ to find out

A copy of the Yorkshire Centre Handbook is here

If you know anyone who has never observed but fancies having a go, let Graham W know on 07772 724078
For observing info click here  

Cost
Membership £10, (£5 Juniors 16 & under), plus £20 for Swaine Woods access,
Club Series Trials, £20 adults, £15 for juniors 16 & under, £10 conducted course
Other Trials – Open and Centre Restricted £25, Youth £20; Conducted course £10;
these will be specified on the Regs/Entry

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 use Facebook to notify of events, results etc but remember that info is transient!

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 since ACU Sport80 Online Entry
can I enter on day?

can I join Horsforth club on the day?
can I get a Horsforth club day licence?
can I get an ACU day registration on the day?

  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 system for that Event
When is Swaine Woods open for practice? any time, rules are here
nothing is more than 2 clicks away from this home page

 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 2023; 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 or check the observing rules here 

For specific Club Membership enquiries, please contact Graham Wilson directly either by email (hdmcltd@virginmedia.com) or phone (07772 724078) 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 either on, or there is a link to them at
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!
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’.


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.

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 and gloves when riding as per the ACU rules.

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