Newcomer Information

 

IDMCCLtd are always willing to accept new members and newcomers to the sport, our constitution revolves around us promoting the sport of motorcycle sport. This is fundamental to our yearly plans. We have two clubs, which are trading styles of IDMCC Ltd, the Inverness & District Motor Cycle Club (IDMCC) formed in 1979 which is SACU affiliated and the Inverness Trials Club (ITC) formed in 2020, which is AMCA affilialted.

We promote an ‘INTRO2TRIALS’ event each December, the current location being at Tain.

You must be a club member to take part in any of our events. Membership runs from December to December each year.

JOIN THE CLUB – be part of TEAM INVERNESS:

Online Club Memberships form: (Click on the link below)

https://form.jotform.com/203624848436360

To enter club trials, this is done using an online entry form, payment is taken electronically at signing on at the start of each event.

You should possess an SACU Trials Registration Card (£12) to enable you to compete in IDMCC organised events. It is adviseable to hold an AMCA Trials Licence (£20) to ride in ITC organised events.

National Trials are organised slightly differently, these have their own separate entry form and payment is made at the time the entry is submitted.

We plan to have our Paul Kilbauskas Memorial Trial entry ‘online’ in 2021.

Information – All riders, please note that Club Trials start at 10.30 sharp, with signing on from 9.00 am to 10.15 am. Latecomers may not be able to enter as entries will be closed at 10.15 am.

Practising:

The club promote regular events throughout the year, catering for all abilities.

No private practicing is allowed on land that the club makes use of for our SACU permitted events or training days. The IDMCC LTD obtain express permission from the various landowners to promote our events.

Any practicing without first obtaining the landowners consent could seriously jeopardise future events and will usually result in the rider being banned from the club.

The Directors and Committee of the IDMCC Ltd do not condone or support any illegal off-road riding and will not be held responsible for any club member being injured.

Information:

Here is some basic information for newcomers:

A trial is a test of riding skill and balance over a variety of observed natural obstacles with riders incurring penalties for footing or stopping”.

This can be riding up a stream, grassy hill climb, over rock slabs etc. Officials are positioned at observed sections to record the riders’ performance and the scores are aggregated by the Event Secretary to determine the winner/s.

Trials are recognized as the cheapest form of motorcycle sport, with the prices of bike ranging from second hand at around £500 to £5000+ for the latest models. Bikes are specially manufactured and are road legal, but most events are completely of road and therefore the machine does not need to be registered or licensed. Engines range from 50cc to 320cc although the optimum is considered to be 250 for an adult. They have very low gearing, snappy powerful engines, and special soft compound tyres that will “get you up the side of a house!” As the bike is controlled whist standing up, it has a very low small seat and rear set footrests. This makes for little comfort if the bike has to be ridden for any distance on the road! As well as the bike, a rider also needs protective clothing and equipment.

Trials – How do I get Started?

‘Walk before you can run’ is an age old saying and it hold true for trials:

  • Join our club  or one locally to you which organises Trials.
  • Find out about training and if possible attend a Trials School.
  • Purchase your machine, riding suit, helmet, boots etc.
  • Apply for a Competition Licence/Trials Registration Card– this must to be done through membership of the Club.
  • Contact Organising Clubs for entry forms to National Trials.
  • Complete the entry forms correctly and return them to the event secretary.
  • Follow any final instructions sent to you, be on time and enjoy your Trial.

Protective Clothing and Equipment

All riders at all times MUST wear a helmet and protective clothing.

Clothing must cover legs and body and it is recommended that arms should also be covered. Boots of approximately knee length must be worn. Leather, rubber, plastic or safety type Wellington boots only will be allowed.

Helmets, which must be in compliance with the Road Traffic Act, must be worn by riders at all times when riding the machine.

All Youth competitors must have clothing covering arms and wear gloves covering hands and fingers. The wearing of gloves is recommended for all competitors.

Before purchasing any of these items take advice from established riders and club officials.

YOUTH COMPETITORS:

The 2021 YOUTH AGE GROUPS are as follows:

AGE LIMITS 2021 :

The 2021 YOUTH AGE GROUPS are as follows: AGE LIMITS 2021 :

A Class – Born between: 01/01/2004 and 31/12/2005

B Class – Born between: 01/01/2006 and 31/12/2009

C Class – Born between: 01/01/2010 and 31/12/2011

D Class – Born between: 01/01/2012 and 31/12/2015

Note: To ride a combustion engined machine the rider must have attained 6 years of age.

E Class minimum age – 4 years at the date of competition and born after 01/01/2015.

N.B. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR B/C CLASS RIDERS IN 2021:

Riders who would have been due to stay in the C Class under the 2020 age/capacity structure (ie riders born between 01.01.2009 and 31.12.2009) will have the option of either: -Moving to the B Class in the year in which they reach 12 years old on a machine up to 125cc (and being eligible for B Class points). -OR -Remaining in the C Class for another year on a machine of up to 80cc and retaining eligibility for C Class points

Note:

The following are the maximum capacity machines which may be used by the various age groups at ALL TRIALS.

Lanyard type engine kill-switches are mandatory at Scottish Championship events.

ENGINE CAPACITY /WHEEL SIZE FOR ABOVE AGE GROUPS:

The maximum permitted for machines used in the Age Groups set out in this Regulation are as follows:

A Class -125cc Mono or 250cc Twinshock combustion engine, and Electric up to 10 bhp measured at the rear wheel.

B Class -125cc Mono or 250cc Twinshock combustion engine, and Electric up to 10 bhp measured at the rear wheel

C Class – 80cc combustion engine, and Electric up to 7 bhp measured at the rear wheel.

D Class – 80cc combustion engine, Maximum Medium wheel. and Electric up to 7 bhp measured at the rear wheel.

E Class – Small wheel Electric powered machines up to 2 bhp measured at the rear wheel.
 
Wheel sizes:
Standard: 21” Front; 18” Rear
Medium: 19” Front; 17” Rear
Small: 16” Front; 14” Rear

 

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