The inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Limited ran the annual Intro To Trials event in late December 2019 and the proceeds raised that day have just been donated to Cancer Research UK in memory of Mrs Margaret Smith, the late wife of our President, Malcolm Smith.
Margaret passed away after a lengthy illness on Saturday 21st November 2019. It was agreed that the Intro event at Tain be used to collect money for the familys’ chosen charity, Cancer Research UK and we were able to donate the sum of £726.25, marking a year since Margaret sadly passed away.
Usually we have a photo shoot for presentations such as this, but things have been curtailed this year due to Covid, so an online donation on behalf of the club was made by John Moffat, Company Secretary and a receipt obtained.
The Smith family are delighted with the donation and wish to thank all riders who took part in the event and those who also donated on the day.
Tom McBride from Spinningdale has been an IDMCC committee member for many years and a founder Director of the Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Limited when it was incorporated in 2006.
After careful thought, Tom has decided to retire as company director and to resign his position with the committees of IDMCC and ITC.
The Directors and Committee would like to thank Tom most sincerely for all the hard work he has put into the club and company over the years, and it is without doubt he has put into the sport of trials much more than he ever took out.
Tom was a staunch supporter of the annual club championship and was the driver behind getting members to observe at championship rounds so that fair and accurate results could be obtained for the championships. He was also the Chief Marshall at our Internationally reknowned Highland Classic 2 Day Trial.
We all in the club wish Tom well for the future and hope that he will enjoy ordinary membership and be able to attend as many of our trials as he possibly can in the years to come.
GRANT COWARD – Chairman, Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd.
A grand day out today, Sunday 29th December and the club will be donating the sum of £819.25 to Cancer Research in the name of Mrs Margaret Smith. Well done to all and a great turnout of 81 riders. New members will get a confirmation e-mail over the next day or so with their SACU Trials Registration card application form.
The club held its national trial on Sunday 8th September in glorious weather, the 12th Paul Kilbauskas Memorial trial was well supported with 88 riders competing for Scottish Championship points being round 7.
This year we decided to have a prize draw with a good prize, £100 to be exact. Without observers and land, we have no event.
David Kinnear, the factor of Alvie Estates Ltd was on hand in the morning to draw the winning ticket, this identified Inverness club member, Steve Jamieson as the £100 winner.
Fin Yeaman was on hand to photograph Steve with Club Chairman, Grant Coward with the cheque from the club.
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.
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.