Corona Virus Event Cancellations.

On behalf of ACU

It is with regret that the ACU are suspending all competition and social activity until 30th April 2020, but this will be constantly reviewed. This is in response to the emerging guidance issued by HM UK Government in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.

All permits for events during this time will be cancelled and reimbursed in full to the organising club/ promoter.    As the National Governing Body would ask all ACU Members to act responsibly and follow the Government’s guidance during this difficult time. We have a responsibility and duty of care to our staff who will be working from home, so please be patient with any queries you may have.

As of writing (17th March 2020) HM Government have advised:

  • – Persons to work from home where possible
  • – People over the age of 70 to minimise social contact
  • – Emergency services will not support mass gatherings
  • – Stop non-essential travel
  • – Avoid pubs, clubs, restaurants and cinemas

This statement is supported in its entirety by AMCA

 

 

2020 22nd March Sid Humphries Trial(CANCELLED)

CANCELLED

Venue now at Cliviger

All Classes

10:30 start

Secretary Margaret Whitlow 01706 633 977

2020 16th February Novice & Beginner Round 1(CANCELLED)

TRIAL CANCELLED DUE TO LOSS OF THE LAND, TO BE RESCHEDULED LATER IN YEAR..

 

Venue  TEG ENVIRONMENTAL LIMITED BACUP ROAD, TODMORDEN, WEST YORKSHIRE, OL14 7AF off Sharnyford road

Start time 10:30

 

Secretary Margaret Whitlow  01706 633977

2020 26th January Harry Robinson Trial

Results rochdalemc2020.01.26

It was a cold wet day at Back Cowm Quarry for this years trial, which saw 50 odd riders tackle some wet and greasy sections in full view of the lads in their 4 wheel drives who were also using the quarry for their monthly day out.

We were short of a few observers  but the first 4 were manned, Steve Ellis on number 1, a difficult one for the experts with the grip level so low, 2 was watched by Stephen Hoyland sat in the comfort of his pickup, again this looked hard for the experts, but Charlie Cripps is beginning to really progress at this level and should be the one to beat in the not too distant future.
3 was a shale hill climb, very slippy on the turn before you went up , and 4 was opposite the brick crusher, observed by Bill Francis, again sat in the comfort of his vehicle, this had a tricky turn on the main route that needed a good line to get a clean, 6 and 7 were in the very back of the quarry, both had no observers with  riders having to judge each other, section 8 had no observer for a while but later Paul Heyes wife walked up to take over, Margaret and Lauren were on 9, and again the riders had to mark each other on 10.
       The weather turned out to be a bit miserable on the day and this may have had an effect on the entry which was a bit down on previous years, but the trial itself was about right for the conditions . Thanks to everyone who observed, John at Cowm for the use of the land, and all the riders for your support.

2019 Boxing Day Trial Charity Trial

Results rochdalemc2019.12.26

The Boxing Day Trial Charity Trial was run once again at Back Cowm, this raises money in conjunction with John at Cowm Leisure, last years worthy causes were, Men in Sheds, and Cancer Research. This years charities have not yet been chosen, we have a meeting early next year, but if anyone has any ideas, please get in touch.

        We tried something a bit different for this years trial, 10 sections instead of 8, and a wheelie section, just as a bit of fun, Keith Goodwin surprised me on this especially as he is a beginner rider on my old Fantic 240, he showed up many others as he carried on towards the national gulley on his back wheel….
        I had help on christmas eve setting out, Andy Cripps, Charlie and Harry, along with Colin Blunt, much appreciated and always welcome, we were short of observers on the day, but a big thanks to those who did pick up a board, especially Bill Francis who made the trip from Diggle to help out.
         Thanks to Charlie Cripps, Harry and Harry Bayman for putting out route markers and bringing in those sections which had no observer, John at Cowm Leisure for the use of his land, and  the riders, for your support throughout the year.
        Our next trial is the 26th Jan, The Harry Robinson Trial, @back cowm, until then, have a happy new year and all the best for 2020….