NEWSLETTER – December 2018


I can’t believe it is December already, this means one thing, no not Christmas, club membership and ACU licence renewals.  A copy of the 2019 membership form accompanies this newsletter, as soon as I receive your completed form and payment, I can issue the ACU code that you need to renew your licence.

2018 has been another good year for the club, the work at the ground has been progressing and hopefully we should soon have full use of all the land, we will let you know as soon as we have a completion date until then please don’t ride on the side where the work is taking place.

We have been offered a large number of hedging plants from the Woodland Trust which will be delivered early next year.  We will be holding a ground working party to prepare the area and then another to complete the planting once they are delivered.  If you have indicated that you would be willing to help us with work at the ground, I will drop you an email once we have a definite delivery date to let you know when the work days will be taking place (many hands make light work!).

The club has agreed to run an ACU Youth National Trial on the 25/26 May 2019, this will mean that there can be no practicing over this weekend.  We will also be needing observers and helpers for this event, if you would like to volunteer to observe over this weekend (either one day or both) this will count as your observing duty for 2019 meaning that you wouldn’t need to miss a club trial to fulfil your duty!  Please contact Gail if you would like to discuss how you could help. Anita’s burger van will be on site all weekend.  We are also hoping to hold a youth training day on the Monday following this trial, please watch the website for details of this if you would like a place.

Our monthly training days have been well attended again this year and we will continue to run them in 2019, the dates will be on the website as soon as they are available.

The AGM will take place on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 8pm at the Earl Shilton Constitutional Club, Station Road, Earl Shilton.  Please contact Gail if you would like to attend or have any matters that you would like to be discussed.




Time certainly does fly, it doesn’t seem five minutes since I was doing the renewal letters for this year and here I am doing them for next year! You will see from the renewal form that we have held all the membership prices at the same level, trial entries will also remain the same as this year. Please don’t forget to complete your name and address details on the form! As soon as I receive your form and payment I will issue the ACU code that you need to renew your licence by email (or letter if you don’t use email), and then send out your membership cards and key, the lock will be changed at the trial on 22nd January.

The presentation of 2016 awards will take place before the start of the trial on 5th February, winners will be notified beforehand.

We will be running our usual trials in 2017 including a round of the East Midland Centre adult and youth championships at out trial on 22nd January (please don’t be put off attending this trial it will be set out as usual, we may just get a few extra riders). Please support the Centre championship which this year will be run over six rounds spread throughout the year. The championship dates are:

8th January 2017 – Lincoln Motorcycle and Car Club

22nd January 2017 – Earl Shilton Trials Club Ltd

29th January 2017 – Sheffield and Hallamshire

8th October 2017 – Sutton Falcons

26th November 2017 – Lincoln Motorcycle and Car Club

10th December 2017 – Mansfield Maun


The club has had another good year, with many new members, and our trials have been well supported. A big thank you to everyone who plays their part in the smooth running of the trials, setting out and observing (without you the trials wouldn’t run). Many people feel nervous when they come along to observe but then find that once they get started it is nowhere near as daunting as they expected and many report back that they have enjoyed the day, seeing the different riding styles and what is possible with a little practice!!


As you will have seen the groundworks plans are starting to come together we have made a start on shoring up the existing hill and have had to barrier off an area to allow the soil to compact down before we can ride on it, if we don’t do this the new soil will just wash out. Once this area is ready to ride on we will remove the barrier and move along. On the “new” ground there has been a lot of clearing out and new soil brought in and work is progressing well. We would like to stress that at present there is no fence around the lake so we need you to avoid riding in this area, the fence will be erected when all the clearing around the lake edge is completed as obviously, it can’t be done whilst the machinery still needs to get there.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.