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2021 Club Championship is back

The Committee has reconsidered the position regarding club trials and the club championship for 2021.

It was a unanimous decision of the committee to restart the 2021 Club Championship with Round 1 on 30th May 2021 at Alvie Estate.

There has been a lot of disruption regarding the Scottish Championship rounds this year and other clubs have been trying to put events on following the easing of Covid regulations and preclusions in Scotland.

However, we have to do what is best for our members and to this end we have now planned a 5 round championship of observed trials. If these dates clash with other clubs, then our members have to decide where they want to compete.

Here are the dates and venues:

30.05.2021 – Alvie Estate

20.06.2021 – Tomchrasky

15.08.2021 – Ballindalloch

19.09.2021 – Tomchrasky

31.10.2021 – Cannich

Entry forms are available on the page:

CLUB TRIALS ONLINE

All Club Championship trials for 2021 will be organised by Inverness Trials Club (a trading style of Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd)

We are ready!

The club is ready!

Unfortunately we were forced to cancel the Club Championship trial on Sunday 11th April, but we have everything in hand to start the championship in late May.

The new championship rider’s numbers have arrived ready for you!

Club Update March 2021

Club Update:

As necessary, the club committee have been meeting by Zoom call and so far it has been successful in keeping club business going.

We will have to consider postponing the AGM planned for 5th April due to accommodation issues, so we hope to have the AGM by the end of May at the latest.

Club trials resume with the Club/Company Championship opener at Cannich on Sunday, 11th April, remember it is no longer turn up and ride, there is an entry form to be completed, payment at signing on by contactless payment system.

Cannich Entry Form: https://form.jotform.com/203596182753361

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

IDMCC Ltd Website is back

Unfortunately, due to an oversight and confusion, this website was offline recently, fortunately only for 24 hours.

The company have taken steps to secure this website to avoid this happening in the future and apologise for any inconvenience, howsoever caused.

Happily, matters have been resolved and we are back online!

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

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.

IDMCC Ltd AGM 2020

As members are already aware, large indoor gatherings are not permitted during this Covid pandemic and we are unable to hold the company Annual General Meeting in December as we have done for many years.

However, we have provisionally booked the Fairways Leisure function suite for Monday, 5th April 2021 to hold our AGM at 8pm. Please put a note of this date in your diary.

By law, we must hold the AGM of the company no later than 18 months following the previous AGM, so we have until May next year to achieve this.

Hopefully the pandemic will be under more control by April, but we will keep you all posted as the months roll by.

In the meantime, the committee will be co-opting a couple of members who will serve on the committee until the AGM when they will be eligible to stand for election.

A reminder that the club memberships expire on 14th December this year and the membership fees are being held for 2021. Adult Riding members: £20; Youth riding members: £10 and social non-riding members £5.

Club Update – August 2020

As of 1st August 2020, following a concentrated approach, we have been unable to secure permission from Police Scotland, the Highland Council and NHS Highland to satisfy the requirements of the Scottish ACU, to allow the club to apply for permits to allow recommencement of promoting trials events, albeit on a small, restricted scale.

The committee, like our members, feel a sense of frustration at this time, as we have already secured the express permission of our landowners to safely recommence trials with the necessary social distancing and precautions to twart the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) by introducing spaced parking, staggered starts and the usual PPE and hand sanitising methods etc.

In light of the hurdles the committee are facing currently, we are now actively discussing alternatives that are open to the club committee and we will be informing members of our decision, backed by the directors of the company that operates the club, in due course.

Rest assured, the club committee are committed to recommence our sport, sooner rather than later.

Our decisions will be based on giving our members what they want, to ride their bikes in our events, fully insured, to protect our very supportive landowners and keep them suitably indemnified so that we may continue to promote events, in a safe manner, as we have done for over 35 years.

The club committee will be meeting virtually on Monday, 3rd August 2020 at 8pm to discuss these alternatives, and will be reporting to every member whom we hold e-mail addresses for during the week commencing 3rd August.

Statement issued on behalf of Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd directors on Saturday 1st August, 2020.

The Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club is a trading style of Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd, a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland – SC294182.