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Southern Area


December 2017



Unfortunately we have recently been informed that we no longer have the use of Bourne Bridge as it is being redeveloped as a wild flower meadow and nature reserve.  Quite a loss as this was a popular venue with good parking, easy access and a good variety of sections.  At least we won’t have to worry about the bridge over the river again!!  I have managed to negotiate with Stephen Franklin and he has agreed that we can run at Ley Rectory Farm, Lt. Abington.  You may recall we used to run here in January but did run into problems with flooded parking area and one year snow, I believe.  He seems to think things should be OK unless we get particularly bad weather, so we must keep our fingers crossed.  Regs will be on the ACU on-line entry system shortly and possibly in the January TSM if we were not too late applying.


It was good to see Matchless riders doing well recently with Aaron Wakefield taking best Inter in the K & K Trial and Gareth Price best Clubman at the Redditch Clubs Christmas Pudding Terry Cup Trial last weekend.  This turned out to be a very good on road trial with a lot of support from the South Midland boys.  It was great to see Bob Twigg hobbling around at the K&K trial following his recent hip replacement.  Hope things are still going well Bob.


Membership is due from 1st January renewal form attached also the SM Calendar for 2018. Membership fees held at £10.00.  If you need a unique number for your trials registration please contact Margaret.  Contrary to what was said last month we will accept membership via the ACU as it has been pointed out that some of our younger members do not have cheque books!!!


Best Wishes to you ALL for a Very Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you on 21st January.


Colin & Margaret