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Club Update – August 2020

As of 1st August 2020, following a concentrated approach, we have been unable to secure permission from Police Scotland, the Highland Council and NHS Highland to satisfy the requirements of the Scottish ACU, to allow the club to apply for permits to allow recommencement of promoting trials events, albeit on a small, restricted scale.

The committee, like our members, feel a sense of frustration at this time, as we have already secured the express permission of our landowners to safely recommence trials with the necessary social distancing and precautions to twart the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) by introducing spaced parking, staggered starts and the usual PPE and hand sanitising methods etc.

In light of the hurdles the committee are facing currently, we are now actively discussing alternatives that are open to the club committee and we will be informing members of our decision, backed by the directors of the company that operates the club, in due course.

Rest assured, the club committee are committed to recommence our sport, sooner rather than later.

Our decisions will be based on giving our members what they want, to ride their bikes in our events, fully insured, to protect our very supportive landowners and keep them suitably indemnified so that we may continue to promote events, in a safe manner, as we have done for over 35 years.

The club committee will be meeting virtually on Monday, 3rd August 2020 at 8pm to discuss these alternatives, and will be reporting to every member whom we hold e-mail addresses for during the week commencing 3rd August.

Statement issued on behalf of Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd directors on Saturday 1st August, 2020.

The Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club is a trading style of Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd, a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland – SC294182.

Return to Club Events

The Scottish ACU, which is our sport’s governing body has been working with Scottish Government to arrange a return to sporting events and practice for trials.

In 10th July 2020 the SACU issued a statement detailing a return to motorcycle organised and insured events durinbg the second half of 2020 following the Covid-19 pandemic.

A copy of the statement has been sent by e-mail to all paid up 2020 club members.

Please note that the trials we will be organising for the forseeable future will be Closed To Club members only, not national or restricted type events and not Open To Scotland.

The numbers allowed at events will be restricted by location and facilities and payment for entry fees will be taken in a contactless debit or credit card payment when arriving at the venue.

Covid-19

May 2020:

Due to the worldwide pandemic caused by Covid-19, the Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd has suspended all events, activities and meetings until further notice.

Please also note that the SACU offices are also closed at this time. All motorcycle events are suspended until at least 31st May 2020 or further notice.

Notification of start-up will be given on this website, the club official facebook page and e-mails to current club members for the 2020 season.

SportsInsure launch insurance portal

The Scottish ACU arranges event insurance through SportsInsure, an Aon company who specialise in motorsport insurance cover.

Inverness & District are a responsible club who promote motorcycle trials events in as safe a manner as is possible. However we cannot do this without the backing of insurance cover.

SportsInsure have just launched an online portal where you can gain important information about the cover that is afforded at any trials event that IDMCC organise and promote.

Have a look at the new portal, it has your interest at heart as well as our landowners, committee and directors.

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/

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.

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.

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.

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.

2019 Club Championship Update

Notice to IDMCC members competing in the 2019 Club Championships.

The final round is nearly full for those who have to observe a round,

If you want to be included in the final scores for the championships, then you will have to observe at the round on 1st September at Cannich.

Please contact Nigel Robertson (07743854206) or Jimmy Jenkins (07798904066).