All posts by John Moffat

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.

Action Required Please

Message from the Club Chairman, Grant Coward:

The Inverness & District MCC Ltd is a successful club with over 200 members, something we are proud of and our aim is to promote two national trials per year and give you, the club member, club events throughout the season, along with a Club Championship.

The club is now looking for two additional members to assist setting out Tomchrasky as some have had to drop out due to personal reasons, this is unfortunate. If two out of the remaining 203 members who have not helped set out an event this year don’t come forward, the event will be cancelled and the 2019 championship will be decided on four rounds and runs the risk of inevitably being ‘scrapped’ as not all who have ridden the championship will have observed. Please, the choice is your’s guys, after all it is YOUR club.

Training is on the way

With the certification of four new club coaches, the IDMCC is now well placed to add value to your club membership in 2019 and beyond.

Recently four of our members have been trained by SACU Head Coach, Neil Dawson, the 1991 & 1993 Scottish Trials Champion and seasoned SSDT rider at a seminar held at the Fairburn Activity and Conference Centre, near Muir of Ord.

Watch out for details of forthcoming Training and Coaching days for both adult and youth club members.

Our Club Coaches are: committee men, Rick Lound; Grant Coward and John Garth with club member Ashleigh Davison.

2020 Highland Classic news

Highland Classic 2020 – The FANTIC Edition:

The Inverness & District MCC are already planning next years’ event; it has been decided that we will commemorate the Italian Fantic marque. We wish to give competitors prior notice of some of our plans for 2020. Due to the continued popularity of the Highland Classic, the committee have decided on the following method to invite entries from competitors.

2020 – Entries open:

Regulations and Entry forms will be available, as a download on the Inverness & District website www.idmcc.co.uk and social media – on 00:01 Saturday 1st February, 2020. No paper entries will be sent out and all entries must be sent to the entry secretary by post, courier or hand delivery.

2020 – Entries close:

Entries will close on Tuesday 14th April, 2020 or when the maximum of 160 entrants has been reached if sooner. Successful entrants and reserve entrants will be notified by e-mail and a reserve list will be drawn up accordingly.

We will be retaining the ‘first come, first served’ method of allocation and no priority can be given to any class or brand of motorcycle when accepting the entries. Now an established feature of the event, the IDMCC will retain the right to set aside and allocate or reserve spaces, where appropriate, to our Guests of Honour with a Fantic connection; ‘Signature Riders’ or competitors entered by our Trial Partners. This will be at the discretion of the Inverness club committee and will be kept to a minimum. Guests of Honour; Special Guests and Trial Partner entries will be above the 160 maxima, so that this does not preclude bona fide entries.

We can only suggest that competitors download and print off the regulations immediately on release and return the entry form promptly to avoid disappointment, given that the 2019 entry closed within twenty-four hours. We hope that this will be seen as a fair and equitable solution, albeit it cannot prevent over-subscription.

2019 Inter-Club Team Trial

The annual SACU Inter-Club Team Trial is being run on Sunday, 20th October 2019 at Balmuick, Comrie by the Perth Club on behalf of the SACU. If you want to ride a trial on one route, no splits in a team with three of your mates, now is your chance. Contact our chairman, Grant Coward for details and entry form. The club pays the entry fee for a bona fide IDMCC team!