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Charity Donation hits the papers

The recent charitable donation by the club to the Highland Hospice, Inverness was reported in the local press this week. We donated £1.63 in total.

Junior members on hand for the presentation were Archie and Robbie Bremner, whose father Leigh started riding with the club after a number of years racing BMX. Their Grandfather is former IDMCC Chairman, Peter Bremner who is also now Chairman of the Edinburgh & District Motor Club, organisers of the SSDT which Peter has been associated with since 1972.

New look for Highland Classic

Our annual Highland Classic Two Day has had a refresh by trials rider Joe Baker of Joe Baker Design in Devon.

The club have commissioned a logo to be used in connection with our very popular trial which is known as “The Friendliest Classic Trial in Scotland”,

The new logo captures the spirit of the event being for Pre’65 and Twinshock machines and is the successor to the old Highland Two Day Trial which began in 1950 by the Highland Car & Motor Cycle Club which split into two and eventually the loss of the motor cycle element. In the 1970s the Inverness & District was formed and Malcolm Smith, a founder life member was keen to start a Pre’65 event which has grown in stature year on year since 2003.

The new logo will be used in all promotional material from now on.

Entry forms will be available from 00:00 on 1st February 2019 with entries limited to 160 plus guest riders. It will be on a first receipt basis with no ballot and a reserves list made up from those who are initially unsuccessful. Postal, courier or delivered entries only, there will be no online entries or entries by electronic means.

Highland Hospice benefit from IDMCC Trial

The Highland Hospice increased their funds by £1,063 recently, thanks to the IDMCC who decided to donate the proceeds of their Introduction To Trials practice at Tain on 30th December.

The club covered the cost of the event insurance and one event licences at the Tain event.

On hand to present the cheque to the Highland Hospice was the Bremner family, Peter who is a life member, Leigh who started riding trials in  the club and Archie & Robbie, who are current riders.

The Highland Hospice were delighted with our contribution and placed details in their monthly newsletter and website.

IDMCC go digital banking

With immediate effect, the club’s bank account is now digital which means that we can pay our invoices electronically and without having to post cheques to suppliers when we buy items or supplies for the club or the events we promote.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean that we can take payments for club events or for national events as that would require credit facilities through a provider, but it does mean that we can pay for things faster than previously and reduce postage costs and admin time etc.

Club membership will continue to be collected by cheque/postal order or cash, unless by prior agreement in which case we can accept a bank transfer with a suitable reference followed up by a membership application form being sent to the club Secretary.

John Moffat – IDMCC Company Secretary

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.

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… idmcc@outlook.com

2018 IDMCC Big Night Out!

The ‘Big Night Out’ (IDMCC Presentation of Awards) was held on Friday 7th December at Fairways Leisure, Inverness.

A total of 37 members took part in the fun, starting with a nice meal, the presentation of awards and the annual raffle which netted £198 on the evening.

Chairman Grant Coward announced the award winners and our President, Malcolm H. Smith handed over the silverware.

Here are some photos taken during the well charged evening festivities!

Alex Carmichael, Mike Lumsden, Dicky MacIntosh, Jordan Anderson and Ewen MacPherson get them in before the slap-up meal!

Mikey Durdle was ‘Most Improved Rider of the Year’ and was also Masters Champion 2018- receiving his awards from President, Malcolm H. Smith

Nigel Robertson is third in the Over 50 Championship in 2018

Stewart Anderson was runner up in the over 50 Championship in 2018

YABAH-DABAH-DO! Jimmy Jenkins is the 2018 Over 50 IDMCC Champion

Jimmy Jenkins gets all emotional with his Over 50 Championship win

David MacLean is the 2018 Over 40 Club Champion

Novice B third place went to David Craig

Alick Murray was Novice B Runner up

Darren Kennedy was Novice B Champion

Mike Lumsden was Non Expert B 3rd

Ross Murray, 3rd Non Expert A Class

Club CHampion 2018 – Jordan Hayes

 

 

New Trophy For IDMCC

The John Younie Memorial Trophy, donated by Richard Mackintosh to the club.

Long standing member, Richard Mackintosh has purchased a new trophy for the club, which will be awarded at the ‘Big Night Out’ on December 7th 2018 to be held at Fairways Leisure.
It is named the ‘John Younie Memorial Trophy’ for the best performance by an Inverness & District MCC member in the Scottish Six Days Trial annually. This is not an official award of the SSDT; this is an official award of the IDMCC only to bona-fide club members who take part in the annual event.
John Younie was a farmer and IDMCC member from Drumnadrochit who competed in club and national trials. Richard, or Dicky Mac as many of us know him as, was a riding buddy of John Younie and he thought it appropriate to dedicate the trophy in John Younie’s memory.
This years’ winner is: Ross Murray who came home in 111th position on 274 marks.