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New Club Logos Launched

New club logos have been designed and have been passed for use by the directors and committee of the Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd for both the IDMCC and ITC with the branding ‘Team Inverness’.

This was part of the branding refresh following the founding of the Inverness Trials Club last August.

The IDMCC Logo:

The new logos confirm the committment to promote both national and club trials under the two clubs, but jointly under the Team Inverness style.

The Inverness Trials Club logo:

The new logos are copyright and are the intellectual property of the Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd.

Club Trials Online

The club are now operating a full online service for entries to our club trials, with payment taken on the day electronically by debit or credit card.

The forms will be available on this website under ‘Club Trials Online’ in the main menu across the top.

Here is a link to the section where the club trials entry forms will be made available:

CLUB TRIALS ONLINE

Highland Classic gets its own website

The Highland Classic Two-Day Trial, the flagship event of the Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd has now launched it’s own bespoke website.

This will enable the event to promote it’s identity and release valuable web-space on the IDMCC Ltd’s club website, to enable it to promote it’s ‘TEAM INVERNESS‘ brand which encompasses the Inverness & District and Inverness Trials Clubs.

The new website is live and already has attracted a lot of hits in its first day of operations.

The site contains a lot of useful information for the riders, observers and officials and will enable the use of online facilities without using up valuable club resources.

To access the new site, follow this link:

Highland Classic website:

Classic Trial Mag Results Service

Classic Trial Magazine who have been a Trial Partner of the Highland Classic Two-Day Trial for a number of years have agreed to support the 2021 event Results Service by supplying the club with computer equipment to allow Event Secretary, Mieke de Vos and Assistant Secretary, Geoff Davison get the results tabulated electronically at the event.

This year, we will not be using punch cards at the annual Highland Classic, but observer’s sheets to cut down on the handling element and still get results up on the master score sheets during the trial.

They will be using an Excel spreadsheet to input the scores from each section at the event which takes place at Alvie Estate on 12/13 June this year and the system has already been tested this week using computer equipment supplied by Classic Trial Magazine, using ‘dummy’ scores and it works really well.

Membership Update

IDMCC Ltd – Membership Update 29/01/2021:

The club memberships for Team Inverness (IDMCC & ITC) have now reached 125 members for the current year!

We have just e-mailed all those who were members in 2020, reminding them that their memberships have lapsed and if they wish to enter any events this year, then they must re-join the club.

Many thanks to those who have already renewed their memberships – remember Team Inverness offers exceptionally good value for money as you are in effect a member of two clubs for the price of one!

We are sorry that the club had to cancel our January club trial and postpone the February event due to Covid travel restrictions, but we must maintain a safety first attitude, to protect our members, protect our landowners and ultimately protect the community.

If you have still to renew your membership, do so without delay, its so quick and easy by using our new online application and payment system:

https://form.jotform.com/203624848436360

Highland Classic Update 2021

Highland Classic 2021 – Fantic Edition – Update:

The Team Inverness committee met on Monday 25th January and on the agenda was the Highland Classic 2021.

At present we plan to run the trial on 12/13th June and we now have the FIME registration number via the ACU.

The committee decided to fix the date by which we would have to make a final decision as to whether or not to run the trial, the date chosen is Friday, April 30th which is 6 weeks prior to the event.

This should give enough notice for entrants to cancel any accommodation or travel arrangements.

At present we are currently exploring options with regard to catering on site and WC facilities for the event.

All this with regard to health, safety and welfare and of course Covid regulations.

For safety reasons, Punch cards will not be used this year, instead, each observer will use a observer’s sheet covering all 200 entrants. This limits the observer/rider contact and will reduce any queuing at sections considerably.

As a direct consequence, we may not have our usual awards ceremony or results available at the end of the trial, but we are looking into options at this time.

We may have to reduce the contents of entrants welcome packs this year as a higher percentage of the entry fee will be used to providing facilities this year, due in part to Covid-19.

All entrants who have secured an entry will continue to be updated by e-mail.

We are now inviting those who are willing to observe at this year’s Two-Day to make contact the club representatives, Jimmy Jenkins (07798904066) or Nigel Robertson (07743854206).

Trial Update – January 2021

Welcome to the 2021 season!

We still have the global pandemic with us, which has curtailed our plans somewhat, but rest assured that the committee have already met this month (January 11th) to discuss the way forward.

We have already seen the Scottish Six Days and Loch Lomond Two Day events being cancelled, so multiple day events don’t look likely until 2022. Our Highland Classic Two-Day in June will be reviewed in March, we have nearly 200 entries for this prestigeous event at Alvie Estate.

The committee and directors are fully aware that our members are keen to get back out on their machines at an event, however the situation in Scotland is still serious and the long awaited vaccine is only now beginning to be administered to the public in a controlled manner.

Already we have had to unfortunately cancel the club trial planned for the 17th of January at Fairburn. This decision was taken, not because we did not have a permit or insurance, but because we were conscious of the potential risk to our members, the landowners and anyone who might have exercised their right to roam across the land that we planned to use. The instructions taken from the Scottish Government website did not indicate that we could not run an event, but the decision was taken by the committee taking into account all the factors and information available to us. We feel that the correct action to cancel was the right one to adopt at this time.

We have a no spectator, no catering policy at the moment, but that doesn’t stop people from passing by when the event is taking place.

In short, we have tried our best to put on events for our members, but we are curtailed by a variety of factors, which includes the Scottish Government directives on Covid.

Our next event is planned for 21st February at Cannich organised by Inverness Trials Club (AMCA), dependent on permit availability. Having said that, we may have to cancel/postpone at very short notice.

Our new ‘online entry system’ is working really well and early reports indicate that members prefer this method than trying to send by e-mail. We will be using the pre-entry system for all club and open to centre trials going forward. It helps the club plan for an event and allows us to communicate with everyone intending to take part quickly and efficiently.

Coupled with the entry fee ‘SumUp contactless payment system’, we are bang up to date with technology for both our clubs.

So, in short, the club is attempting to be more active this year, but members will have to bear with us and the level of expectation needs to be controlled.

We all want to be able to ride our bikes, but the welfare of our members and the wider community has to be top priority during difficult times.

Memberships online launched

Due to popular demand, the club has now produced an online form to make joining the clubs easier.

The new forms are availble now and are simple to use to join or renew club membership

You can still join the club manually, but online is the most popular way of joining with so many people using the internet to buy items, place orders etc.

There are two types of form, one for those members who want to pay by Debit or Credit card or have a PayPal account and this can be done on the PayPal/Debit/Credit form, There is an alternative form for those without PayPal or wish to pay by either cheque or direct bank transfer.

By far the easiest option is by PayPal, Debit or Credit card.

Payment by bank transfer is direct to the club’s bank account or by posting a cheque to the Company Secretary.

To use the new facility, go straight to the ‘Forms’ page by following this link:

Here

New Appointments for IDMCC Ltd

The Company and Clubs are pleased to announce that DAVID P. EDES has been appointed on to the Board of Directors of the Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd.

David Edes

The committee have co-opted Darren Kennedy onto the committees of Inverness & District and Inverness Trials clubs with immediate effect.

Darren Kennedy