Club News

Drumtochty Results

Date: 17-Sep-2019
The results from Round 9 of the Scottish enduro championship are now available on the Events page. Any queries with the results should be directed to due to an IT glitch somewhere deep inside Bon Accord towers which is restricting the use of our e-mail.

Extra Trials round added for this year

Date: 01-Sep-2019
The more observant among you may have noticed that we have sneaked in a twelfth and final round to the club trials championship this year. This has come about thanks to a generous offer to use a completely new piece of ground right alongside the new A90 AWPR close to the airport junction. Just follow the signs to Craibstone golf course. In order to fit the new trial into the calendar we have moved the Daviot trial to the 1st of December to allow Craibstone Woods to run on the 22nd of September. The rounds at Aquohorthies and Craiglash retain their original dates.

Entries now open for Drumtochty enduro

Date: 28-Aug-2019
Entries are now open for round of the Scottish enduro championship hosted by the Bon Accord club of Aberdeen and held at Drumtochty forest near Auchenblae, Aberdeenshire mon Sunday 15th September starting at 10:30am. Entries are limited to 90 riders and will close at 23:59 on Thursday 12th September. No late entries will be accepted.


Sunday 11th August

Date: 05-Aug-2019
Please note that the venue for the trial on Sunday 11th August has changed to Lumsden Dry. Please further note that new parking arrangements will be in force and that the yellow BAMCC arrows should be followed from Rhynie to find the start area. See map below for details. On-line entries are being accepted now at £15 for adults and £5 for kids, day licences are £10 extra.

Forestry Commission: Bio Securtity Information

Date: 19-Jul-2019
To all Bon Accord Club Members,

It will soon be that time of year again when both the enduro riders and trials riders will be using Forestry Commission land for competitive events. With this in mind the FC have been in touch to ask if we can remind everyone about Bio Security. Tree diseases and pests are posing an increasing threat to our forests and can be spread very quickly from forest to forest on muddy tyres, boots or paws.   We believe everyone who loves spending time in the forest will want to help if they can to reduce the risk of spread of disease. For some simple ways everyone can help follow the link to find out more

I'm sure none of us want to see our forests being wiped out so give the link above a click to see some simple precautions you can take or have a look at this short video.

Summer weekend of trials 27th / 28th July

Date: 14-Jul-2019
A fabulous weekend of trials riding starts on Saturday 27th July at Mains of Glack near Rhynie with a day set aside for practice. Maybe learn how to adjust your suspension or learn new riding techniques or learn how to set out trials sections. Sunday 28th July sees Round 7 of the club trials championship where you can put all your new learning into practice. Practice day costs £10 and the Sunday trial costs £15 if you enter on-line. On the day costs are £15 and £20 respectively, junior riders are just £5 per day. Camping is available on Saturday night so that you can make a weekend of it. And......... we guarantee it will be warmer than camping in Shetland! Well maybe.......

Shetland 2 Day Trial Results

Date: 02-Jul-2019
The provisional results from S2DT 2019 are now available via our website at Any queries should be directed to I hope you will agree with us when we say it was a fantastic event in a fantastic place. A huge thank you to all our observers who did a magnificent job over the two days, your round of applause at the presentation was well earned. Thanks to all the riders who made the long trip to be with us and thanks for all your kind words. Thanks to my team behind the scenes you coped admirably and special mention to Jacqueline, your help was invaluable. To the folks at Skeld Hall, thanks for for feeding us with such great food and to the band you were great, but most of all to the folk of Shetland who made it all happen thank you. That was more than just a trial, it was an event that will last a long time in the memories of the people who were there. Thanks to Matt Betts for the use of his photos and all your feedback good or bad is welcome. Message us here or e-mail

Enduro Bike for sale

Date: 17-Jun-2019
For Sale: 2012 KTM XC150 enduro bike on a 62 plate
Full brembo brakes, Will come with front and rear lights. White Power suspension, wrap around hand guards. Selling due to lack of use. Bike is in Aberdeenshire, looking for £2,800 ono. To view phone Andy on 07731157452 or Michael on 07840105455.


Trial Sunday 16th June

Date: 08-Jun-2019
The venue for the trial on Sunday 16th June has been changed. This trial will now take place at Tillymorgan just off the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road at Colpy. Start time remains the same at 11am. Online entry is now open at £15 while entry on the day of the trial will cost £20.

Enduro Entries are now OPEN!

Date: 04-May-2019
Entries are now being accepted for Round 4 of the SACU Scottish Enduro Championship which will be run on Sunday 26th May with a start time of 10:30am. The venue will once again we our popular Craiglash Quarry on Royal Deeside not far from the pretty town of Banchory. Please pay attention to the entry fee which is being done on a sliding scale this year to encourage riders to commit to the event early. From 4th May until 11th May £45; 12th May until 18th May £50; 19th May until the 23rd May £55. A one event licence if you need it will cost £15 regardless of when you enter. Your entry fee will get a free refreshment at the end of the event, this year we have our new friends at The Deesidedly Tasty Catering Company looking after us. The feedback we got after they catered our trial in April was absolutely spot on and hopefully I'll get back in time before all the good stuff run outs this time! Any questions please get in touch with our event secretary Di Stuart on 01569 763020 or e-mail We look forward to seeing you on the 26th.


Help Wanted

Date: 31-Mar-2019
I take no pleasure from writing these articles but I seem to have to do them every time we run a big trial. We need volunteers to come along and observe at next weekend's trial. Despite the fact that it has been in the calendar since January we have only three offers to observe and two of them aren't even club members! As a BAMCC member who has not entered why not bring along your bike and enjoy a wee ride out into the woods and enjoy watching the cream of Scotland's best trials riders compete on some mega sections. Or if you don't have a bike we can transport you to the sections. The club will supply everything you need including instruction, food and drink as well as a prize draw. The Craiglash trial has basically been organised by about eight people of a club with a membership of over 180. The same eight people put in this effort year after year to keep this club running by making money from events like this one so that you the riders can enjoy your sport. Is one day of your time really too much to ask for to keep your club going??

All offers of help gratefully received by dropping us a line via our Facebook page or drop us an e-mail or text Bill on 07887 667959.

Scottish Trials Championship 2019 Round 1

Date: 11-Mar-2019
You know the new season is truly close when we announce that entries for round 1 of the championship are now open hurrah! Hosted once again by the Bon Accord club at their popular Deeside venue of Craiglash on Sunday 7th April 2019. This trial is set among the big rocks on the hillside of a pine forest and with four routes can provide a test for all ages and abilities. Entries are £20 for adults and £10 for school peoples and include free refreshments at the end of the trial. Closing date is end of the day on Thursday 4th April. If you don't want to ride the trial but still fancy a wee ride out we are always on the look out for observers and helpers so give us a shout to


Enduro Seminar

Date: 20-Feb-2019
The club will be hosting an enduro seminar on Friday 8th March at 7:30pm in Stonehaven. We do this every three years to make sure we have enough certified officials to keep running our enduros of which we have two this year. If anyone wants to come along and help us out by getting qualified drop us an e-mail to Offer is also open to any club in Scotland who needs to get their officials re-certified.

Shetland Trial News Update

Date: 07-Feb-2019
Entries are now being accepted for the Shetland Two Day Trial. It works like this; You make one entry for the Saturday event and you are entered for the weekend. It is not possible to enter only Saturday or only Sunday. After the organisers get confirmation of a sucessful payment you will be e-mailed within 24 hours with a discount code and instructions on how to book your ferry crossing. Do not lose the code it is worth 30% off the return fare for vehicles and passengers. A succesful entry to the trial does not guarantee you a ferry booking and you are advised to book your ferry as soon as possible after entering the trial. We say it for every trial we run but please read the regs carefully this time as there is some extremely valuable and important information included in them with particular regards about how to minimise your financial outlay. we have limited the entries to 120 but this will depend on ferry capacity as much as anything. Keep checking our website and Facebook page for updates and while you are on Facebook have a look for the S2DT 2019 page which has information from the guys on the ground on Shetland. It's going to be a fantastic event and we look forward to seeing you all there.

Please Note: Our usual refund policy of 24 hours notice does not apply to this event. We will refund entry fees up to 14 days before the event but not after that. The club will not be held liable if you fail to, or cannot book a ferry crossing. We will however do everything possible to get you and your bike to the event and back again.

Important Changes for Club Trials

Date: 02-Jan-2019

Setting out Club Trials
Last year the club operated without a trials convenor and it was clear that this position was quickly becoming untenable. The failure of the club to recruit a new convenor at the recent AGM has forced us to come up with a Plan B and this is set out in detail below. Failure of this plan can really only lead to the number of trials we organise being severely reduced. Ultimately it will be a lack of volunteers that will kill off our sport quicker than any government or legislation.
As of 2019, a new structure as to who will ‘set out trials’ will be implemented. As discussed at a number of our committee meetings it has been agreed that from the beginning of the year each committee member will be allocated a trial in the year which they have to organise club members to set out alongside themselves.
The aim is to help introduce club members who are novices to ‘setting out a trial’ by grouping them with an experienced club member to set out an event.
For many year’s events organised by the club have been set out by the same small handful of members and a line must be drawn before these helpful individuals no longer want to offer their services thus causing trials and the club to suffer.
Once the dates of 2019 events are confirmed, expect to be contacted by a member of the committee regarding forth coming events asking for your assistance. If you wish to put yourself forward for events held in a certain location please do so as the club and committee will be very grateful. We will also be asking for names of people who are willing to help via all our channels of communication.
Any member who agrees to help at an event but then has to pull out must find a member to replace them. Continual refusal to help may lead to the member being suspended from the club after a discussion at committee level but we aim to use this very much as a last resort tactic.
Setting out of an event allows those who assisted to participate in the event free of charge, and at the yearly award their name will be entered into a prize draw.
Any club member (that is not part of the committee) who would like to come along to committee meeting is welcome to do so, to see and have an input on items that will be discussed.
Who knows? You may actually enjoy the experience of helping YOUR club.
Entry Procedure for Club Trials
It was agreed at the AGM that for this year the cost of entering a club trial on the day of the trial would rise from £15 to £20. However if a rider chooses to enter a club trial via on our online system the cost remains at £15. The online system will remain open until 23:59 of the Friday before the trial on a Sunday, I.E. The first trial of the year is on Sunday 13th January so the online system will close at 23:59 on Friday 11th January. This allows us a day to prepare the relevant paperwork required to run the trial.
One day licences will still be available but these will rise from £6 to £10. This has been done specifically to encourage people to purchase a trials registration card at just £12 which lasts for a whole year and is basically the same form which just has to be filled in once. Honestly folks it’s a complete no brainer, get yourself a licence!
 New club members who are riding their first trial will still have their one day licence fee paid for by the club.
With fewer bits of paperwork flying about at Sunday morning sign on it is to be hoped that the queues we saw last year will be considerably lessened this year although a bit of organisation on the part of the riders would also help to alleviate this problem. A couple of examples being, bring along a filled in entry form if you can’t enter online and bring the exact amount of money.
Also new for this year as a bit of an experiment is the availability of a club trials season ticket. Enter just once and ride the club trials all year long (You’ll still have to enter the Championship and National Trials though). The season tickets are on sale now at £150 for adults and £50 for juniors, in the case of the adult season ticket this represents a potential saving of £70.
Speaking of nationals and championships we will also be implementing a system of entry fees where committing early will save you money, similar to buying a flight on Easyjet or Ryanair. Last season, in common with every other club in the land, we had a real fight to get riders to commit to events and as an organiser it’s absolutely no fun going into the week of the event not knowing whether you have enough riders to break even financially let alone actually make a bit of a profit.

Shetland Trial
We’ve talked about if often enough but finally we are going to the Shetland Isles for a two day trial on the 29th and 30th of June. The logistics are somewhat complicated but bear with us and we’ll get there. Ferries and accommodation are being booked up and once we have all the relevant details we will let you know. Please don’t go booking anything up right now as we should have discount packages in place soon. There is a lot of interest in this weekend but Bon Accord members will get the first bite at the cherry. More details as soon as we get them.

The Bon Accord MCC committee would like to thank all club members for their continuous support over previous years and for years to come. Wishing  you all great sport in 2019.