The History of Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd:
The original club was named the Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club and was formed in 1979 by a group of like-minded individuals. They had up until then ridden in low key trials events run by Grampian MCC, which catered mainly for Motocross riders. Prior to ththis period there had been some motorcycle trials sport in the Inverness area that was run by the Highland Car and Motorcycle Club (now Highland Car Club). It also organized the famous Highland Two Day Motorcycle Trial that started from the Drumossie Hotel in 1950 and continued well into the 1960s.
Eventually the club committee met and discussed matters and after taking advice from the Scottish ACU, formed a limited company to manage the club, this involved incorporation on 7th December 2005 as a private company, limited by guarantee, registered as a Scottish company called ‘Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club Ltd’. This limited the liability of the organisation.
Today’s sport is very different with only a few trials involving roadwork. The present IDMCC LTD caters solely for trials utilising twoi clubs. These are Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club (IDMCC) which is affiliated to the Scottish Auto Cycle Union with fully insured events run every 3 weeks. These trials incorporate 10 Adult and 6 Youth/Junior classes, (to suit all abilities) with age ranges from 6 to very senior citizens! During the season the Club also promotes the “INTRO2TRIALS” event, where newcomers can sample the Sport; a 5 round Club Championship; the annual Paul Kilbauskas Memorial Trial in September, a round of the SACU Scottish Adult/Clubmans Championship, combined with the Scottish Youth/Twinshock/Over 40 Championship and the exclusive Highland Classic Two Day Trial in June.
In August 2020 the company directors and committee of the IDMCC met and discussed the creation of a new club, running parallel to the IDMCC. It was named the Inverness Trials Club (ITC) and this new club was affiliated to the AMCA Events Ltd (AMCA). This gave the IDMCC Ltd two active clubs to manage and the company finances and financially manages both organisations. The ITC runs the non championship events on behalf of the company.
The two club approach works well for the company and the members of the clubs, which also represents good value for money as the members have dual membership of both clubs.
Both the IDMCC and ITC are unincorporated associations with separate constitutions and common rules, but their aims are broadly similar in nature and all members are mirrored members of the other unless the individual opts to be a member of one club only.