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Message from the Club Chairman, Grant Coward:

The Inverness & District MCC Ltd is a successful club with over 200 members, something we are proud of and our aim is to promote two national trials per year and give you, the club member, club events throughout the season, along with a Club Championship.

The club is now looking for two additional members to assist setting out Tomchrasky as some have had to drop out due to personal reasons, this is unfortunate. If two out of the remaining 203 members who have not helped set out an event this year don’t come forward, the event will be cancelled and the 2019 championship will be decided on four rounds and runs the risk of inevitably being ‘scrapped’ as not all who have ridden the championship will have observed. Please, the choice is your’s guys, after all it is YOUR club.

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.

2020 Highland Classic news

Highland Classic 2020 – The FANTIC Edition:

The Inverness & District MCC are already planning next years’ event; it has been decided that we will commemorate the Italian Fantic marque. We wish to give competitors prior notice of some of our plans for 2020. Due to the continued popularity of the Highland Classic, the committee have decided on the following method to invite entries from competitors.

2020 – Entries open:

Regulations and Entry forms will be available, as a download on the Inverness & District website www.idmcc.co.uk and social media – on 00:01 Saturday 1st February, 2020. No paper entries will be sent out and all entries must be sent to the entry secretary by post, courier or hand delivery.

2020 – Entries close:

Entries will close on Tuesday 14th April, 2020 or when the maximum of 160 entrants has been reached if sooner. Successful entrants and reserve entrants will be notified by e-mail and a reserve list will be drawn up accordingly.

We will be retaining the ‘first come, first served’ method of allocation and no priority can be given to any class or brand of motorcycle when accepting the entries. Now an established feature of the event, the IDMCC will retain the right to set aside and allocate or reserve spaces, where appropriate, to our Guests of Honour with a Fantic connection; ‘Signature Riders’ or competitors entered by our Trial Partners. This will be at the discretion of the Inverness club committee and will be kept to a minimum. Guests of Honour; Special Guests and Trial Partner entries will be above the 160 maxima, so that this does not preclude bona fide entries.

We can only suggest that competitors download and print off the regulations immediately on release and return the entry form promptly to avoid disappointment, given that the 2019 entry closed within twenty-four hours. We hope that this will be seen as a fair and equitable solution, albeit it cannot prevent over-subscription.

2019 Inter-Club Team Trial

The annual SACU Inter-Club Team Trial is being run on Sunday, 20th October 2019 at Balmuick, Comrie by the Perth Club on behalf of the SACU. If you want to ride a trial on one route, no splits in a team with three of your mates, now is your chance. Contact our chairman, Grant Coward for details and entry form. The club pays the entry fee for a bona fide IDMCC team!

Stevie gets the cash!

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.

SACU set to make Lanyards Compulsory for 2020

Just an early ‘heads up’ that all machines used in SACU competitions may have to have kill switch lanyards fitted for the 2020 season.

At present they are only required for Championship trials, but there is an indication that they will need to be fitted to all machines for all SACU trials from 2020 onwards.

The main problem is that they cannot be fitted to older 4 stroke classic machines which use the magneto electrical system, so these may be the only exception.

It is not clear if this will apply to ACU riders who ride in SACU events as they have ACU licences and the rule at present does not apply.

More information will be released from the SACU at the appropriate time, but it may be a good idea to get a lanyard kill switch fitted to your bike sooner rather than later.

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).

12th Paul Kilbauskas Memorial Trial

The entry form for the Paul Kilbauskas Memorial Trial at Alvie Estate on Sunday, 8th September 2019 is now available.

Paul Kilbauskas Memorial Trial Regs Entry Form – 2019

Provisional Entry list at 31.08/2019

Murdo MacPhail
Vicki Anderson
Graeme Whittaker
Rory Forsyth
James Wilson
Oliver Wilson
Alfie Wright
Alick Murray
Gillie Murray
Iain Duffus
David P Edes
David G Edes
Brogan Bursill
Charlie MacDonald
Ross MacDonald
Ricky Mair
Billy Mair
Trevor Gibb
Aaron Hain
Mark Gorrie
Shaun Knox
Mark MacMillan
Ruari Younie
Grant Younie
Billy Matthews
Allan Leslie
Keith Leslie
Steven Moffat
Neil Dawson
Joe Dawson
Paul Paterson Snr
Paul Paterson Jnr
Andrew McDonald
Euan Sim
Sean Clark
Brian Morrison
Roger Summers
Allan Mercer
Malcolm Summers
Grant Reid
David McPherson
John Garth
John Garth Jnr
Chloe MacKay
Callum MacKay
Danny Sutherland
Howard Berriman
Allan-Iain MacMaster
Gary MacLennan
Neil Wilson
Chris Douglas
Jamie MacKay
Ian Thomson
Andrew Anderson
Ben Dignan
Derek Ramsay
Ross Galloway
Jamie Galloway
David Hollands
Jeremy Whittet
Hayley Ross
Robbie Ross
Harrie Reid
Charlie Reid
Joe Drysdale
Scott Chisholm
Graeme Wilson
Stuart Gairns
Myrn Reynolds
 

Youth members at BTC

Some of our IDMCC youth members are contesting the British Youth Trials Championships this season. These events take place across the UK and involves long travelling distances from our area.

Archie Bremner (Beta) – Photo: Barry Robinson copyright

Recently it was at Brimham Rocks in Yorkshire – Photos courtesy of Barry Robinson, Ilkely (NUJ Freelance photographer, copyright)

Archie & Robbie Bremner from Inverness and Chloe McKay, Aviemore are featured.

Robbie Bremner (Oset) – Photo: Barry Robinson Copyright

Chloe McKay (Beta) from Aviemore – Photo: Barry Robinson copyright

Brimham Rocks ACU Belle Trailers Youth Championships – Image: Barry Robinson

DURNESS CLUBMAN 2 DAY – 2019

The Durness Clubman 2 Day has now been upgraded by the SACU to National status. The event to be held at Sango Sands, Durness will be on 17/18th August.

Previously the event was a closed to club, then Open to Scotland. As a result of the numbers attending, the SACU have upgraded the status to Scottish National under permit 19-071.

We have issued an entry form in accordance with SACU regulations, please send this before 1st August to the entries secretary with your appropriate fee. £20 Adults £10 Youth. You can still ride one day if preferred, but there is no reduction for one day only competition.

ENTRY FORM: Durness 2 Day Trial Regs Entry Form 2019