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Membership for 2020 available now

Club membership forms for the 2020 season are available now as a download on our ‘Forms’ Page.

Your 2019 membership has now expired and you must be a member for 2020 to take part in any further club activities, especially trials events.

Follow the link below which will take you to the ‘Forms’ page, download the form, complete it fully and post it to the Club secretary with the appropriate fee without delay. You will receive by return e-mail your 2020 SACU Trials Registration Card application form in pdf format and confirmation of your 2020 membership.

Please note the membership fees for 2020 season are: Adult riding member: £20; Youth riding member: £10 and Social Non-Riding member: £10.

Form download:

https://www.idmcc.co.uk/forms/

Intro To Trials 2019

Annually the IDMCC organise in conjunction with Highland Leisure Sport (Invergordon) the INTRO TO TRIALS event at Tain.

This year the event which is run under an SACU Practise Day Permit will take place on Sunday, 29th December and the total proceeds will be donated to CANCER RESEARCH in memory of Margaret Smith, the wife of our President, Malcolm Smith who passed away recently after fighting cancer for six years.

This is an excellent opportunity to encourage anyone who would like to know more of our sport to sample trials.

On hand will be our Club Coachs for advice and encouragement. They will even guide you on how to observe at a trial if you don’t fancy active competition.

The fees payable on the day will be: Adults £16 and Youths £10, which includes a day licence. If you wish to make a donation to Cancer Research, you can do so as well.

It promises to be a fun day out, remember it is an easy day out on the bike between Christmas and the New Year, not a competition, but designed to get you interested and informed about trials.

2018 Intro to Trials Day was well attended, raised funds for charity and was voted a great success

Tain venue can be found HERE

Notice of 2019 Annual general meeting

Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Limited

Annual General Meeting – 2019

Monday, 9th December 2019

8.00pm – Fairways Leisure, Inverness

AGENDA

1. Apologies for Absence.

2. Chairman’s Report.

3. Secretary / Treasurer’s Report – including the Accounts for the year ended 30th November 2018.

4. Election of Office Bearers for 2020.

Note: It was agreed at the 2007 AGM, that the Chairman be elected for a period of 2 years and the Secretary for a period of 3 years, to allow continuity of service. The 3 Directors* are to be elected every 2 years, alternating with the Chairman.

Secretary (Elected 2016) – Elected until the AGM 2019 – To be elected.  Chairman (Elected 2017) – Elected until the AGM 2019 – To be elected. 3 Directors* (Elected 2018) – No Action required until AGM 2020. Club Committee – Elected Annually (Including Event Secretary position).

– Break for Tea, Coffee and Sandwiches.

5. Membership Fees for 2020.

6. Club Trial Entry Fees.

7. A.O.C.B – Proposals taken by the Chairman from the meeting.

8. Closure of Annual General Meeting 2019.

* IDMCC Ltd Directors: Gordon Murray; Stewart Anderson; Thomas McBride. (No Election required)    Company Secretary: John Moffat – Election required    Company Chairman: Grant Coward – Election required.

Tommy Loynes

We have just been informed that Tommy Loynes, a founder member of the Inverness & District MCC has died suddenly on Tuesday this week, he was 78 years of age.

Tommy competed in the 1980s and 90s, his last trials machine was a 250 Gas Gas and he lived in Boat of Garten.

The club sends its sincere condolences to is family at this sad time.

A celebration of Tommy’s life will take place at Inverness Crematorium, Kilvean Road, Inverness, on Thursday, 5th December, 2019, commencing at 2pm. Family Flowers only please, donations in lieu of floral tributes are welcomed, with the chosen beneficiary being Chest, Heart and Stroke (Scotland).

Margaret Smith

It is with sadness that we announce that Margaret Smith, wife of our President Malcolm, has passed away at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on Wednesday, 20th November 2019, aged 76 years.

Margaret who was from Surrey, but had lived in Scotland for most of her life, her death followed a long illness. Her funeral will take place at 2.30 pm at William T. Fraser & Son, Funeral Undertakers, Culduthel Road, Inverness, IV2 6AB on Friday 29th November, thereafter at the Beaufort Hotel, 11 Culduthel Road, Inverness IV2 4AG.

The heartfelt sympathies of the Directors, committee and members of the Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd are conveyed to Malcolm, Daska and Tracy at this very difficult time.

2020 IDMCC Dates

The 2020 draft calendar of events has now been prepared and deliberated upon by the club committee and directors at our meeting on 6th November.

These dates have been submitted to the SACU for their information and the IDMCC Club Secretary will attend the SACU Trials Dates meeting on Saturday 7th December.

Shortly after the SACU meeting, the club trials calendar will be made available to all members and will appear on this website.

Club Champions 2019

Adult Championships 2019

Club Champion 2019: Mikey Durdle

  • Joint Runner Up 2019: Ricky Mair
  • Joint Runner Up 2019: Daniel T. Lamont

Masters Champion 2019: Danny Sutherland

  • Runner Up Masters 2019: Darren Kennedy
  • Third place 2019: John Garth

Non-Expert A Champion 2019: Mikey Durdle

  • Runner up 2019: Ricky Mair
  • Third Place 2019: Daniel T. Lamont

Non-Expert B Champion 2019: Steven Jamieson

  • Runner Up 2019: Gavin Milne
  • Third Place 2019: Brian MacKay

Novice B Champion 2019: Alick Murray

  • Runner Up 2019: Chris Trafford
  • Third Place: David Alexander

Novice C Champion 2019: James Simpson

Over 40 Champion 2019: James McDougall

Over 50 Champion 2019: Jimmy Jenkins

  • Runner Up 2019: Alastair McArthur

Pre’65 Champion 2019: Alan ‘Chips’ Crayk

Twinshock Champion 2019: David Craig

  • Runner Up 2019: Stuart Crayk

Twinshock Yellow Route Champion 2019: Derek Ashcroft

John Younie Memorial Trophy 2019: Ross Murray (Best IDMCC rider in the SSDT 2019)

IDMCC re-certify

The club officials are re-certified for next season as holders of SACU Officials Licences for the next three years.

This is a requirement for insurance purposes and a special seminar was hosted at the Drumossie Hotel on Saturday 9th November by SACU Trials Committee chairman, Allister Stewart, who also rides trials.

Twelve IDMCC members took the test which included Chairman Grant Coward, Secretary, John Moffat and committee members and members, Mieke De Vos; Jim Reid; Geoff Davison; Chief Marshall, Jimmy Jenkins; Garry Coward; Vice Chairman, Gordon Murray; Leigh Bremner; Competitions Secretary, Stewart Anderson; Rick Lound and Alick Murray.

What this means is the club can continue to promote events at all levels, from Closed to Club, Open To Scotland and Scottish Nationals which include the annual Paul Kilbauskas Memorial and Highland Classic Two Day trials.

BNO 2019 – book now

The club’s annual award presentation and dinner is on Friday 6th December, 2019 and is open to all members and their guests.

The Big Night Out Tickets are priced at £25 which includes your meal, available now from the Club secretary (idmcc@outlook.com) so get booking!

Venue is the popular Fairways Leisure, Castleheather, Inverness IV2 6AA.