Club News

Agenda for Club AGM 12/12/2018

Date: 09-Dec-2018
This is the agenda for the club's AGM on Wednesday evening. Please remember it's your club and you can have your say but you will need to be at the AGM. We say it every year but it would be nice to see new faces.

  1. Members present
  2. Members apologies
  3. Approval of last year’s minutes
  4. President’s Report
  5. Treasurer’s Report including the accounts for the year ended 30/10/18
  6. Election of Officials
                                             President: To be elected
                                             Vice President: John Hird (No action required)
                                             Secretary: To be elected
                                             Treasurer: To be elected
                                             Enduro Convenor: Stuart Cooper (No action required)
                                             Trials Convenor: To be elected Election of Committee Members
  1. Coffee Break
  2. Review of Club Membership Fees
  3. Organising club trials if no convenor can be elected
  4. Entry fees for club trial/ Free entry for junior riders on electric bikes
  5. Next year’s events
  6. The future of the Grampian Motorcycle Convention
  7. Any Other Business: Proposals, ideas and comments from the floor
    Closure of the 2018 Bon Accord MCC AGM

Licences for 2019

Date: 28-Nov-2018
OK people listen up! Our ever lovely club secretary stuffed some 160 envelopes today with your 2019 licence application forms and popped them in the post. Hopefully between now and the weekend these should start to fall through your letter boxes. If you don't get one you'll need to get onto the lovely Di Stuart, It's possible we have missed you although it's more likely that you haven't renewed your club membership. Also remember that your 2018 licence is valid until the end of January 2019 so no need to panic just yet. Licence fees are unchanged for 2019 at £50 for Enduro and just £12 for a Trials card. Honestly folks even if you're only thinking about riding trials next year buy a trials card, you'll save money and time by not having to fill out the day licence forms. Take the hint please ????

Notice of AGM 2018

Date: 13-Nov-2018
Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting of ‘The Bon Accord Motorcycle Club Ltd’ will be held for the purpose of the Election of Office Bearers and Members of the Committee and the transaction of any other competent business and will take place in the Upper Function Room of the Sportsmans Club, 11 Queens Road, Aberdeen  on Wednesday 12th of December 2018 commencing at 7:30pm, to which all Paid Up Members and Directors are invited to attend. Any Motions or proposals for discussion at the Annual General Meeting should be sent in writing to the address shown no later than the 10th of December 2018.  Apologies for non attendance should be forwarded the Secretary as soon as is possible prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting as shown above. Members holding current valid BAMCC memberships can attend and vote on motions. Non members are welcome to come along to observe and speak but are not permitted to vote.

With the formal stuff out of the way I would also like to remind you all that this is your chance to have your say on how your club is being run and what events you want us to run. We'll explain what we have done this year, what we would like to do next year and where we have spent your money. You are not going to be forced into any position that you don't want to do. You can throw any ideas you may have out to discussion and who knows what might become of them. If it helps we have free tea, coffee and biscuits. There is ample free parking to the rear of the building so there are no excuses. On behalf of the committee I look forward to seeing as many as possible of the membership on the evening and we will have the AGM agenda published before the end of the month.

                              Bill McGregor
                              Club President

We want your photos!

Date: 08-Oct-2018
The club has decided to print some calendars this year mainly to generate a bit of publicity for the club and to let the biking public see what we get up to during the course of a year virtually on their doorsteps. With this in mind we are asking club members to submit their own personal favourite motorcycle sport photographs from 2018 for possible inclusion in the calendar. The rules are as follows, 1)you should be a club member, 2) the photo should have taken during 2018, 3) the photo should depict motorcycle sport in some way, 4) the photo needs to be in landscape mode and 5) most importantly you must own the copyright of the photograph. Entries need to be submitted by Friday 26th October and the results will be announced on Wednesday 31st October. Anyone whose photo is included in the calendar will get an acknowledgement and of course a free calendar while the copyright will always remain the property of the photographer and will not be reproduced further without permission. The number of calendars printed depends on whether we can attract a bit of sponsorship but will be limited in number. All entries should be e-mailed in the first instance to Good Luck!

Oset Cup Sunday 7th October

Date: 28-Sep-2018
Apologies for the delay but we are now accepting entries for our round of the Oset Cup on Sunday 7th October at Bellwanders Woods just outside Stonehaven. This trial is open to youth riders on electric bikes only. There will be 3 laps of ten sections with each section having three routes suitable for E, D, C and B class riders. To make up for the short notice of this trial entries are now free and anyone who has already paid will receive a refund shortly. All we ask is that you download an entry form from our website…/181-2018-oset-cup-trial-regs-bellw… and bring it along already filled in.

Drumtochty Enduro Results

Date: 24-Sep-2018
The results from the Drumtochty enduro are now avaialble on the events page. A highly sucessful event if a little tough for some, but I heard  just as much praise as well. Huge thank you to Stuart and Irene for their time and effort in making sure that this event happened and to all their helpers. To Irene, Louise, Graeme and Paul thanks for manning the timing and doing it so well and of course to Di for her usual flawless efforts with the paperwork. Thanks to What The Fork for their excellent nosh it was much enjoyed by all. Congratulations to Fraser Norrie on the overall win and that's us done for this season. Let's see what next year brings.

Drumtochty Enduro

Date: 31-Aug-2018
Entries are now open for the final round of the Scottish Enduro championship which will be held on Sunday 23rd September in Drumtochty forest near Auchenblae in Aberdeenshire. Due to restrictions placed on us by the Forestry Commission we can only accept 90 riders and it's strictly first come, first served. It would be nice if riders could commit to this event early rather later so that the club won't be forced to run it at a loss. This is an expensive event to run with the extra charges that the FC take from us for the use of the forest.

Craiglash Super Sunday

Date: 07-Aug-2018
Due to poular demand Craiglash Super Sunday is back! A combined practice day for both Enduro and Trials bike riders with both sets of riders well catered for. Trials riders can set out sections for all ages and abilities with access to some of the best trials ground on the east coast. Experienced riders will be on hand to guide newcomers if required. Enduro riders will have a mini loop with some harder bits and then some really hard bits to have a go at. Extreme enduro enthusiasts can have a go at the trials sections if they dare. All this for the measly sum of £10 for your day if you have an SACU competition licence and £18 if you don't. New riders will be most welcome and indeed are encouraged. You will not get a better day to start your off road riding adventures than this. The fun starts at 10:30am on Sunday 19th August at Craiglash Quarry near Banchory. You will find an entry form and a map to the venue on this website in the Events / 2018 section. No need to pre enter but if you could bring along a filled in entry form this will help with queing for sign on. Sorry but we can only except cash. Final instructions will be issued at the riders brief which should take place at around 10:15am. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Club Trials Championship Rnd. 7 22nd July

Date: 23-Jun-2018
The 7th round of this years club trials championship will be preceded by a fun day on the Saturday (21st July) with the aim of enabling a bit of practising, finding some new sections and a bit of tuition to enable people to find out how to layout sections in a safe and ride-able manner. The landowner has agreed to provide free overnight camping on Saturday and if the weather is suitable the club will stump up for a BBQ. The trial on Sunday will follow the usual format with a start time of 11am. Our thanks to Colin for the use of his ground.

Competition Time!!

Date: 04-May-2018
It's Friday, it's Bank Holiday weekend and it's SSDT Time, what's not to like. For a wee bit of fun we are going to give away two of our exclusive new club t-shirts and two Barry Sheene books. All you have to do is tell us which club rider will finish highest in the SSDT results on Saturday night after the trial has finished and what will his marks total be? One shirt and book for getting the correct rider and one shirt and book for getting nearest the points total without going over! For reference last year it was Kevin White with 421 marks. We have eight riders to choose from, Robbie ALLAN, Chris DOUGLAS, Mark GRANT, Robert JAMES, Keith LESLIE, Alexander STAMPFLI, Kevin WHITE and Duncan WRIGHT. Just e-mail me with the riders last name and a prediction of their total marks lost (eg ALLAN 421). Competition is open to everyone so please share and like far and wide. NB Entries will close at 6pm on Thursday 10th May with the winners being announced on Monday 14th May. Have a guess it costs nothing. Good luck and feet on the pegs lads, to our riders next week and well done to our members who are helping out behind the scenes. All entries to please.

Good Luck.

Scottish Championship Enduro Round 4

Date: 24-Apr-2018
Round 4 of the Scottish Enduro championship is hosted by the Bon Accord club of Aberdeen and held at their popular Craiglash venue on Royal Deeside pm Sunday 20th May with a start time of 10:30am. This year your entry fee includes a free burger and drink from the nice people at What the Fork catering of Laurencekirk. If you are entering online and want to ride the Over 50 class please choose championship until I get the title changed. And yes I know about the day licence fee so get in quick......

Club Trials Championship Rnd. 4

Date: 19-Apr-2018
Due to the prevailing ground conditions at Monymusk it has been necessary to change both the date and venue for round 4 of the club trials championship. This will now take place at Mains of Glack Farm near Rhynie in Aberdeenshire on Sunday April 29th starting at 11am. We are looking for a couple of helpers to assist with the layout of the course, if you can get help us please get in touch, because no helpers = no trial.

Information for Craiglash Trial 8th April

Date: 07-Apr-2018
The full entry list for Sunday's trial can be found at this link. With 116 riders we have split the starting points as follows,

Red, Blue & Yellow riders start at section 1.
Clubman and youth Green Riders start at section 4 in the burn.
Over 40 &50 green riders start at section 7.
All riders will complete 3 laps of 12 sections except Yellow route riders (Youth C and Wobblers) who will do only 2 laps.

This should ease the need to queue to get through sections. The full riders brief can be found here and we strongly recommend you read it.
Backmarkers will close the trial and they have been instructed to leave the start area at 3pm to allow us to get finnished by 4pm by which time the observers will have been out in the cold for over six hours. The fine folks from What the Fork catering of Laurencekirk will be on site from around 9am to provide breakfast rolls and teas / coffees and at the end of the trail each rider will be provided with a drink and a burger free of charge (officials and observers too). As ever please don't ride on the stone piles and the weather looking likely to give us a break for once we are looking forward to what should be a very enjoyable day.

SACU Trials Championship Round 1

Date: 09-Mar-2018
Entries are now being accepted for Round 1 of the 2018 SACU Trials Championship hosted by the Bon Accord Club of Aberdeen and run at Craiglash Quarry near Banchory. The date for this year's event is Sunday 8th April with a start time of 10:30am. Please read the standing and supplementary regs carefuly and make sure that both the rider and the bike comply.

Closing date for entries is Thursday 5th April.

Quiz Night & Prize Giving

Date: 22-Jan-2018
After the success of last year's quiz night and prize giving we have decided to do it all over again! If you were with us last year you'll already know what a great evening of entertainment, laughter and the odd bit of cheating we had. Our very professional quiz hosts Pete and Catherine are back again this year to try and ensure fair play with quiz rounds to test all types of knowledge even the kids get their own round. We have some terrific prizes this year with Barry Sheene books and tickets for an Evening with James Toseland up for grabs.

All club members and their families are cordially invited along and best of all it's totally free! Even the half time buffet is thrown in for nothing. The details you need are as follows, Where: Newmachar Golf Club, When: Saturday 3rd February 2018, Time: 7 for 7:30pm. If you would like to come along then please let club secretary Di Stuart know before the 31st of January please so we can get the numbers right for the catering. You can get her by e-mailing or telephone 01569 763025.

Hope to see as many of you as possible on the night and good luck with the quiz.