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Tom calls it a 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.

Tom McBride competing in the annual Highland Classic 2 Day Trial at Alvie Estate

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.

Club Champions 2019

Adult Championships 2019

Club Champion 2019: Mikey Durdle

  • Joint Runner Up 2019: Ricky Mair
  • Joint Runner Up 2019: Daniel T. Lamont

Masters Champion 2019: Danny Sutherland

  • Runner Up Masters 2019: Darren Kennedy
  • Third place 2019: John Garth

Non-Expert A Champion 2019: Mikey Durdle

  • Runner up 2019: Ricky Mair
  • Third Place 2019: Daniel T. Lamont

Non-Expert B Champion 2019: Steven Jamieson

  • Runner Up 2019: Gavin Milne
  • Third Place 2019: Brian MacKay

Novice B Champion 2019: Alick Murray

  • Runner Up 2019: Chris Trafford
  • Third Place: David Alexander

Novice C Champion 2019: James Simpson

Over 40 Champion 2019: James McDougall

Over 50 Champion 2019: Jimmy Jenkins

  • Runner Up 2019: Alastair McArthur

Pre’65 Champion 2019: Alan ‘Chips’ Crayk

Twinshock Champion 2019: David Craig

  • Runner Up 2019: Stuart Crayk

Twinshock Yellow Route Champion 2019: Derek Ashcroft

John Younie Memorial Trophy 2019: Ross Murray (Best IDMCC rider in the SSDT 2019)

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.

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

Danny is best Scottish newcomer

Danny Sutherland was the best Scottish newcomer at the recent Scottish Six Days Trial (May 6-11).

Here is Danny receiving his award from guest of honour and 1969 SSDT winner, Bill Wilkinson in front of the 1969 SSDT winning Greeves Anglian 250.

Photo: Garry Coward

IDMCC Team SSDT 2019

The club has 14 riders entered this year at the SSDT.

Each member was gifted a commemorative tee-shirt from the club.

Best of luck to all our members at the Scottish Six Days Trial 2019!

Charity Donation hits the papers

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.

New look for Highland Classic

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.

Highland Hospice benefit from IDMCC Trial

The Highland Hospice increased their funds by £1,063 recently, thanks to the IDMCC who decided to donate the proceeds of their Introduction To Trials practice at Tain on 30th December.

The club covered the cost of the event insurance and one event licences at the Tain event.

On hand to present the cheque to the Highland Hospice was the Bremner family, Peter who is a life member, Leigh who started riding trials in  the club and Archie & Robbie, who are current riders.

The Highland Hospice were delighted with our contribution and placed details in their monthly newsletter and website.

IDMCC go digital banking

With immediate effect, the club’s bank account is now digital which means that we can pay our invoices electronically and without having to post cheques to suppliers when we buy items or supplies for the club or the events we promote.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean that we can take payments for club events or for national events as that would require credit facilities through a provider, but it does mean that we can pay for things faster than previously and reduce postage costs and admin time etc.

Club membership will continue to be collected by cheque/postal order or cash, unless by prior agreement in which case we can accept a bank transfer with a suitable reference followed up by a membership application form being sent to the club Secretary.

John Moffat – IDMCC Company Secretary