How To's
Southern Area


December 2017

Just to confirm that the Valentine Trial this Sunday is all systems go.  I had some concern regarding the state of the track and car park at Ley Rectory Farm but Edgar and I had a look yesterday and consider it to be OK if people park as instructed.  We now have 41 online entries but there is plenty of space at Ley Rectory Farm, so if you intend to ride get your entries in now.  You can enter on the day but it will cost you £25.00.  Observers would be appreciated please.


We have now set up the On-line entry for the Stonebridge Trial scheduled for 25th February and this will open on Monday 22nd January.  Entries are limited and last year reached the maximum 2 weeks before the closing date, so if you wish to ride in this our premiere event enter in good time to avoid disappointment.  Please be aware that because of the length and nature of the course there is no 3rd route.  Event incorporates a round of the ACU South Midland Intermediate and Novice Championships.  Because this championship does not segregate between 50/50 and intermediate all riders wishing to ride a 50/50 route should enter as intermediate.


I will be pleased to hear from anyone who is willing to observe at this event as I need to recruit over 20 observers.  Give me a ring on 01223 860829 or email.


You may be aware that the Club donates to MAGPAS and BEARS the accident response teams for Cambs. and Essex.  This is in recognition of the generosity of our farmers in allowing us the use of their land for our events.  You will note from the attached poster that over the years we have donated £3,000 to MAGPAS and as we donated equal amounts to BEARS our total must be over £6,000.


Last Saturday Edgar, Pete Rank, Gareth Price and myself attended a Clerk of the Course Seminar, this is required every 3 years to be accredited which is necessary to run any ACU trials event.  Hopefully we all passed the test which is marked at Rugby.


Next week we have a committee meeting when the annual prize giving dinner/buffet will be discussed.  Any views would be appreciated. Thanks to Sally last year we felt the buffet went very well but the Old Crown is under new management so not sure what the score is.


Colin & Margaret