NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2020

Hi everybody it is now time to renew your membership for 2021.


The fees remain the same as last year ie: £8 membership, £31 pass, and £11 for a new key, £6 to renew a key. Don`t forget to return your old key.

This has not been a good year for you all to enjoy your riding so with this in mind for those who renewed their membership etc in 2020 the committee has decided that your fees will be £20 ie: membership £4, Pass £11, exchange key £5, if you are returning your old key. The colour of the 2021 pass will be Blue and those not displaying a Blue pass by the end of February will be asked to leave the area.

The gate lock will be off during January (Government rules allowing)to allow you to renew your key. It will be changed to the new lock on 1st February.

Also please make sure that you put enough postage on your envelope and you use a strong envelope. Some of the return envelopes this year did not make it to their destination owing to them being wrecked by the Post office machinery.

When renewing your membership if you are going to ride in any trials do not forget to ask for a unique number to renew your ACU affiliation.

If you are a first time rider you will need to send a passport size photo along with your affiliation form to ACU Rugby. The price is £12 per year. The application form can be down loaded from the ACU web site.

The club membership remains strong and some of the riders who don`t usually ride trials had a go at the sections at Charltons put on by Richard and Clive. To those who did ride these sections keep it up and try Richards Thursday night series or our Saturday Night trials. Remember you only have to finish in three of the four Thursday night or Saturday night trials to get an award.

There is a very easy route (white route) in ALL our trials so come on and have a go. You will enjoy it.

There is a one event licence form available at all our trials.

Clive our resident warden does a great job of looking after the practice area and you can help also by not dropping rubbish about the site but taking it home with you.

There is no Boxing Day trial this year.

As always here is the usual moan. Do not leave the gate open. Make sure it is locked after you have entered or left the area and do not allow any one in who is not a member.
Our new web site is up and running and any announcements, changes etc will be communicated there. So keep looking. The site domain name is guisboroughdmc.com

This year has not been a great year for any of us with all the government restrictions but hopefully we can get back to something like NORMAL very soon. We hope to run a full calendar of events but that will depend on the Government and ACU guidelines.

Enjoy yourselves and Merry Christmas.
Bill and all the committee.

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Illegal Riding.

It has been brought to our attention that some people are riding in areas they are not allowed to. Namely Fyling dales Moor. If any one knows any one that is trespassing on this land please let me know so I can pass the information on to the Court Leet administrator. To the riders I say this, that if you are caught you will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Bill chairman G&DMCC Ltd.

Chairman’s and Secretary’s reports

This year has not been a good year for the club or our sport because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. We started the year running as normal but if February the Covid-19 virus struck and in March we were in lockdown.

This meant that All our trials were cancelled and we had to close down our practice area at Charltons. However we carried on with the business of the club though we were not taking anymore memberships because of the closure. At first we operated without any committee meetings because of the numbers rule then we were allowed more so we started having meetings in the open at Charltons, weather permitting of course. These had to be curtailed when the six rule came into force, and we may have to close down Charltons again.

We started to accept memberships again on 1st August 2020 and our membership is good mainly due to the practice area. Our annual prize award night has had to be cancelled because of not running all our trials. We did however run three trials including Boxing Day 2019. So those who have awards to come will be contacted and arrangements made for trophies etc to be handed out/collected.

The new website is now fully up and running.

Some of us have still being working behind the scenes for the club and we have arranged to have the road down to the car park where it is always getting washed away, concreted. Hopefully this will be a great improvement especially for the lowered van brigade. We have also arranged for more fencing along the beck side to make it safer.

Our AGM has had to be cancelled so here are some of my proposals for 2021.

1, The fees stay the same as last year for 2021,

2, The members who joined for 2020 should be allowed to rejoin for 2021 at the fee £20 for membership, pass and key.

3, The reigning committee members carry on enbloc if they are willing to do so.

4, All our dates should once again be booked for 2021 including a Ladies and Girls Championship round.

5, We carry on with our Farmers and Landowners supper in March if restrictions allow. Although it has been a bad year and we have spent a bit of money we are still in a good position both financially and member wise and I hope we can get back to some sort of normality soon and able to resume our sport in 2021. I thank Hannah and Sheila for their help and support especially over this crisis. We are still without a trials secretary but I must say a big THANK YOU to those who have stepped up and deputised for trials secretary and Richard for publishing the results on the web site.

Until we can resume keep safe

Bill chairman.

Secretarys Report 2020
This year has seen unprecedented times for our sport, club and members. The club planned to run our usual calendar of trials and social events with the addition of a Thursday Night Easy trial series and a ladies & Girls BTC. Due to the imposed national lockdown the club only managed to run a few events, one of which was the land owners dinner, this year seeing fewer attend. However the event was enjoyed by all. Unfortunately due to running a small number of events we are not in a position to hold our annual prize presentation. The practice area was closed for a period of time, the controlled reopening was managed via an email booking in process which allowed for a safe and controlled reopening and provided the data which the committee used to decide when it was no longer required. The lockdown restrictions have resulted in the committee only managing to hold two meetings since March. Looking forward we may look at what options/technology is available to aid us to have our monthly meetings as current restrictions could be in place for 6 months or more. Its great to see the club investing in a new modern website and the practice area with the new road and additional fencing. We should look to continue this as time and funds allow as this is appreciated by our practice pass members. The club is still without a trials secretary which is an essential role we need filling to run our trials. This is currently being covered on a trial by trial basis. I remain very optimistic about the clubs future and look forward to what the future holds. I would like to thank all who have helped me this year for which I am very grateful. kind regards Hannah Arbon general Secretary.

CHARLTONS PRACTICE AREA. It has been brought to our notice that some members are allowing non members to ride at the practice ground. This must stop. There will be extra patrols of the area and those not showing proper passes will be escorted from the area.

PRIZE PRESENTATION As we have not being able to run our trials due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are not hosting our annual prize presentation this year. However the riders who did ride the three trials that we did run have donated their award money to the BEN FUND. This amounted to £322. Thank you to ALL those riders.

Charltons.

THE PRACTICE AREA WILL REOPEN ON SATURDAY 5TH DECEMBER AT 09.30.

Please observe the Social Distancing and Group rules at ALL times. Also Please check the web site, facebook and other news outlets for local government rules that apply to the Guisborough area. We have members who reside outside of the Tier three area so those members should not attempt to use the area until the Government rules permit travel to different areas. We will be carrying out Practice Pass checks and anyone found to be breaking the restrictions or allowing anyone in who is not a member risk losing their membership. There is a ban on anyone coming to watch. Youths can be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the grounds of safety.

Please obey the rules and enjoy the sport.

keep safe

Bill, and the committee.

HULL AUTO LTD TRIALS

The committee of Hull Auto Club have decided not to hold any Trials until further notice, thereby safeguarding our members, observers, and landowners until the Covid infection threat is severely reduced and the Government/ACU restrictions are eased considerably.

We also feel that organising an event at our venues under present circumstances would show a lack of awareness of the concerns of local communities, which could damage the good will that we have nurtured for years and affect future land use.

Therefore, Hull Auto Club will not run any events until September at the earliest and memberships will be carried over to include 2021. When conditions allow us to safely resume events this will be publicised on our Facebook page, Trials Central, TMX News, Scarborough & DMC and Guisborough & DMC websites. Thank you for your understanding. Jim Austermuhle secretary Hull Auto Club.

Illegal Riding

This is from the ACU. We will cooperate as much as possible to stamp this out. This also applies to the National Parks and any Private Land where you do not have permission.

Despite the current lockdown, some people are choosing to flout the rules and risk the future of our sport by illegally utilising Forestry Commission land and private venues. Illegal activity on Forestry commission land is a criminal offence and puts legitimate events at risk. The ACU take a zero tolerance approach to this in partnership with the Forestry Commission, and local police. Anyone caught illegally riding on Forestry commission land can expect:

-Your bike WILL be impounded under section 59 by the Forestry Commission and Police,

-You WILL be prosecuted for a criminal act by the Police,

-You WILL be reported to the ACU/AMCA head office for a termination of your competition licence. This WILL be shared with ALL authorising bodies.

If you have any information you are encouraged to contact the Police through 101

MEMBERSHIPS

WE WILL NOT BE TAKING ANYMORE MEMBERSHIPS THIS YEAR.

EXISTING MEMBERS WILL GET THEIR RENEWAL FORM IN DECEMBER.

AGM

The club will hold it’s AGM on the first Thursday of October every year starting at 8pm.

Easy Trial Series

This Year Guisborough and District Motorcycle club will be running an Easy Trial Series. It will consist of 5 Rounds to be held on Thursday Evenings 6pm at Charltons. Entry will Be: £10 (adults) and £5 (youths). The Trials will consist of 3 laps of 7 sections.

Routes will be:

• Easy (Equivalent to the kids conducted)

• Medium (Equivalent to White Route)

• Hard (Equivalent to Clubman B)

This series is open to everyone and is an ideal starting point for anyone looking to start competing, youths currently riding Conducted Trials and looking to ride main trials or riders currently riding white route may want to try the Hard Route. One Event ACU competition licences will be available at the trial for £3.

Event Dates:

For further information call Richard 07917105274 or richardarbon@hotmail.com

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Ilegal riding

We have a very good working relationship with our Farmers, Land Owners and the National Parks Authority.

Unfortunately there are some people out there who do not adhere to the rules and ride on land where they are not supposed to be.

We have assured the Farmers, Land Owners & National Parks Authority’s that we will cooperate fully with them to bring to justice anyone found to be riding illegally.