Due to the current state of affairs in the UK and Scotland, the Scottish ACU, our governing body, has taken the very difficult decision this morning, 16th March 2020, to cancel all motorcycle events until at least the 31st May 2020. This means that no events promoted by the Inverness & Dusrtrict MCC Ltd will take place during that period, this includes: Open To Scotland, National, Club Trials, Practice or Training Days, as we do not have valid insurance permits during this period. Please note: We would strongly advise that during this period that you DO NOT private practice on any land that the IDMCC normally use for events, as you do not have any liability insurance cover through the Inverness & District MCC or Scottish ACU.By doing so, you may be putting the landowner at risk if you were to have, or to cause, an accident with a motorcycle on their property.The Directors and Committee of the Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd will not be held responsible or liable under any circumstances if a member is injured or causes injury to third parties during private practice sessions.
The full statement by the SACU is detailed below: “SACU Statement to Members – Coronavirus-19The Board of Directors have made the very hard decision to cancel all SACU permitted events till 31 May 2020. We will assess the situation after this date.This has not been an easy decision for the board, but considering the situation with the spread of the virus we believe this is the best way to proceed in the interest of our members and their families to ensure their wellbeing.We will make every effort to ensure scope for any Scottish Championship events to find other dates in the calendar.I hope you all can understand this decision, and that it is our responsibility to ensure the safety of all involved in Motorcycle Sport. – Sandy Mack MBE., Chairman-SACU”
John Moffat Company Secretary – 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 are hosting the now annual promotion event which is called Intro To Trials at Tain on Sunday 29th December.
An opportunity for existing members to get oiut on their bike after Christmas festivities and for potential new members to sample the sport.
Proceeds this year go to Cancer Research in memory of our President’s wife, Mrs Margaret Smith.
Not a competition, this meeting is run under an SACU Practice Permit, so no scores are kept.
An ideal opportunity for those wishing to take up the sport to have a go at some carefully plotted easy sections. You can join the club on the day for the 2020 season.
Entry fee is Adults: £16 and Youths £10. This will include a day licence if you don’t already have one from the SACU. It is entry on the day, no pre-entry forms required. Nice an simple, turn upo with your bike and riding gear, get signed on, pay the fee and ride!
On hand will be our Club Coachs for advice and encouragement. They will even guide you on how to observe at a trial if you don’t fancy active competition.
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.