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Club Trial Scores

Any rider taking part in our monthly Club trials who would like their score recorded/tabulated, please make sure that you count up your own score and write it on your card when you hand it in at the end of the event.

This applies only to club trials and not the championship rounds which are of course properly observed.

Stewart Anderson will then compile a spreadsheet of the scores after the trial and it will be put on this website as soon as possible after the event.


SACU Festive Season Closure

Members and prospective members please note that the Scottish ACU offices at Uphall which issues all the competition licences and trials registration cards will close at 4.30 pm on Friday 21st December 2018 and will not re-open until Monday 7th January 2019.

Trials Registration Cards are valid until 31st January annually, if you do not possess a current 2018 card and wish to ride at the ‘Intro To Trials’ practice day at Tain on 30th December, you must complete and obtain a One Event Licence from the secretary of the meeting. This is necessary for insurance purposes.

The fee for the ‘Intro To Trials’ day is £15.00 inclusive of entry fee and if necessary the OEL which is £6.00. This is a good deal for new members.

Club membership forms can be obtained from this website prior to the event and can be handed over with the 2019 membership fee on the day. This will start your 2019 membership.

In the meantime, the committee and directors of Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd wish all members new and existing, the compliments of the season, have a safe and fun 2019 season with IDMCC, Scotland’s Trials driving force in the North of Scotland.

2019 Dates announced!

The IDMCC have now released their programme of events for 2019.

Following a successful SACU dates meeting at Crieff Hydro Hotel on 8th December, the club are now able to publish the approved dates of events for the 2019 season.

The main events are the Highland Classic on 8/9 June, (Adult only, twinshock/Pre’65)

The Durness Two Day on 17/18th August (Open to Scotland)

12th Paul Kilbauskas Memorial Trial on 8th September (Scottish Championship all classes)

There are a couple of new style events for club riders and with only one exception all our club events will be Open To Scotland* permits in 2019. This means that members of other clubs may enter our ‘club’ events in 2019 where permitted. The Lochaber and Bon Accord clubs have also provided this facility in 2019.

(*) At Open To Scotland events, please be aware that only ‘bona fide’ IDMCC club members can score IDMCC Championship points. Members must have a current year membership and have their valid SACU Trials Registration Card issued through the IDMCC.

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25 years ago!

From a set of minutes recently discovered!

On 12th December 1993, the IDMCC held it’s Annual General Meeting at Cawdor Tavern, following on from a very icy trial at Drynachan. which attracted 14 of the 34 members we had at that time. This year we have 194 members!

The club membership fees for 199 were held at £12 and £5 for youth and social members (2018 was £15 and £5).

During the year, club trials attracted around 17 riders per event of which there were 13 that season.

The secretary pointed out that we needed 19 riders at Alvie to break even as we paid £1.25 per rider to the Estate!

The bank account in 1993 stood at £800.00 (the 2018 figure is much more than that!)

Ewan MacPherson was appointed Chairman, but declined in favour of Johnny Macintosh. John MacLennan was again voted in as Secretary, but wanted a break so Willie MacMillan stepped up to take the job.

Dave MacKay became Treasurer and Ian Grant was Press Officer. Malcolm Smith became Trials Convenor.

The committee consisted of: Ewan MacPherson. Gavin Johnston, Alan Gordon, Keith MacIntosh, Gary Kennedy and Dave Kennedy.

Malcolm Smith suggested the creation of a Pre’65 National Trial to be held at Alvie (this is now our Paul Kilbauskas Memorial national trial).

John MacLennan clarified that SACU permit A & B routes in Scottish Championship rounds. If the club were to implement split routes, then riders will require A & B plates fixed to the front of their bikes for the benefit of observers. The committee were to consider the implications more fully.

Our final event of 2018 – Intro To Trials

Our final event of the 2018 season will be at the Tain venue on Sunday 30th December. It is not a competition, it is being held under a practice permit. We are running this in association with local trials dealers, Highland Leisure Sport, Invergordon.

This is the one event in the year that is aimed at the beginner and anyone new to trials sport.

Entry fee will be £15.00 which includes day membership only and insurance provided by a one event licence if you don’t have a valid 2018 SACU Trials Registration Card.

You can also join the club for 2019 at this event.

Bring a friend along to see what trials is all about. This is certainly not a championship type event, this is true grass roots trials at club level to get you interested and started in the sport.

The event is run under an SACU permit (Practice).

We hold this event every year and is enjoyed by everyone who comes along.

Directions to the Tain venue HERE

2018 Championship standings out soon!

The Club 2018 Championship final standings should be available later this week.

The annual presentation of awards will take place during the club ‘Big Night Out’ on Friday 7th December 7.30 for 8.00pm at Fairways Leisure, tickets priced at £25 are available until next week from the Club secretary, book your place now…

AGM is coming!

Monday 10th December is only a month distant, when the club holds its Annual General Meeting at the Fairways Leisure Centre, function suite in Inverness at 8.00 pm. (Post code: IV2 6AA)

All members are very welcome to attend and join us for tea/coffee and sandwiches, free of charge and discuss the matters of the day and to elect the office bearers for the 2019 season.

This AGM will see the retiral of director and former club secretary, Dave MacKay who is an honorary life member of the IDMCC. His successor will be elected that evening.

Remember, we have 194 members, it is YOUR club, you can have YOUR say, but only if you come along to the AGM!

We have now held our last committee meeting of 2018 and have in place our planned calendar of events which will be released shortly. We are in the process of applying for all the necessary permits from the SACU.

Our main events of the year 2019 are: Highland Classic – June 8/9, 2019 and the Paul Kilbauskas Memorial – September 15, 2019.

Don’t forget the IDMCC ‘BIG NIGHT OUT’ on Friday 7th December at the same venue, tickets are £25.00 per head which includes an evening meal, available from the secretary by e-mail: – don’t wait as it is filling up very quickly, limited numbers.

AGM Info:

Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Limited

Notice of Annual General Meeting – 2018

Monday, 10th December 2018 at 8.00pm – Fairways Leisure, Inverness (IV2 6AA)


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 2019.

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 – No action required.
    • Chairman (Elected 2017) – Elected until the AGM 2019– No action required.
  • 3 Directors* (Elected 2016) – To Be Elected.
  • Club Committee – Elected Annually (Including Event Secretary position).

– Break for Tea, Coffee and Sandwiches.

5. Membership Fees for 2019.

6. Club Trial Entry Fees.

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

8. Closure of Annual General Meeting 2018.

* IDMCC Ltd Directors: Gordon Murray; David MacKay; Thomas McBride.

   Company Secretary: John Moffat – No election required

   Company Chairman: Grant Coward – No election required.