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Unfortunately we have had to cancel this weekends club trial.
We were hoping to use a brand new fantastic venue at Appin but for various reasons we havent managed to get it over the line in time for Sundays trial. its left us without enough time to obtain permits and organise a different venue .
Apologies to everyone its not a decision that was taken lightly and on the up side we are confident to get the new venue sorted for a future date .
Andrew & Grace Dignan Memorial Trial
Entry form and Regs are now available to print off for the last round of this Years Scottish championship The Andrew & Grace Dignan memorial Trial
For the first time this year we will be incorporating the final round of the Scottish youth A +B Championship .
Due to the size of lap - type of terrain and changes to the youth ages classification the club comity have taken the decision to insist that every youth B class rider has a competent Adult rider to accompany them for the duration of the trial .
This can be another rider competing in the trial OR an adult that is not competing ie a "MINDER"
We would also like to stress the need for observers without which the trial will not go ahead - we get the same fantastic people ever year/ Trial who are are a credit to the sport and there individual clubs - We also get the same individuals who turn up ride the trial _throw the bike in the back of the van and disappear. It would be refreshing and much appreciated to see a few more of our Adult/ Youth club members give a little back to the club .
Heres to a another Cracking finish to the Championship Calendar !!
Joint statement from the SACU, Edinburgh & District MC, Lochaber & District MCC, Kinlochleven MCC.
We continue to get complaints about unauthorised use of motorcycles on land around Fort William, Kinlochleven and Spean Bridge as well as other locations. The future of organised events such as the SSDT, Lochaber MCC events and others will be put in jeopardy if this continues.
One of the most affected estates is Jahama Highland Estates who own the land around lochaber smelter and Kinlochleven hydro. The attached letter from Jahama is self explanatory but others include smaller estates which are key to maintaining access for the SSDT. The potential loss of land to organised events would have a major impact on the sport we all love.
Subject: FW: Hydro & Estates Access
Dear Motorcycle Club Secretary,
We have recently noted some illegal motorcycles on a number of our roads through the estates, in Fort William, Kinlochleven and Spean Bridge, as well as others. As you can imagine there are significant health & safety implications with regards to people riding on our land without approval, as well as the inevitable maintenance issues this also has.
We therefore politely request that you inform all your members that if they do wish to take their bikes off-road through any part of our estate, that they approach us in the first instance so we can provide approval or indeed guidance as to where they can or cannot go.
Without being able to control and manage such access more successfully will inevitably make being able to grant permission to club events increasingly difficult. Other interested parties, such as SNH, will be aware of the damage being done by those who have not asked for or received permission, and as such will take a dim view on future events.
If you have any questions regarding the above or any queries at all about future events, please get in touch.
OLIVIA GEMMILL Operations Manager
JAHAMA HIGHLAND ESTATES