Club News



Club Trials Championship Round 11

Date: 18-Nov-2019
The scores from Round 11 of the club trials championship held at Craiglash on Sunday 17th November are now available on the results page. Well done to Jamie Galloway on his overall victory on just 2 marks. We'll try and make it a bit harder next time lol. Thanks to everyone who came along on a chilly if dry day, your support is much appreciated. Big thanks to everyone who helped set out the trial and pick it up again. Big thanks to Bobby J for his efforts and the scores, we are going to miss you min. Last but not least, Derek Ramsay we missed you bud, hope your on the mend.


2019 AGM

Date: 06-Nov-2019
Bon Accord Motorcycle Club members are hereby given notice that the Annual General Meeting of the club will take place on Wednesday 11th December starting at 7:30pm. The venue is the same as last year namely, The Sportmans Club, 11 Queens Road, Aberdeen. AB15 4LY. All members are cordially invited to hear how the club has performed in the last year and what plans are in place for next year. As ever it really would be nice to see some new faces taking an interest and we can assure you that no-one will be volunteered for anything they don't want to be! The club (in common with many others) is bumping along with a minimum of volunteers who let's face it aren't getting any younger. If you value your sport then please come along. If it helps we have free tea, coffee and biscuits on the evening.


Team Trial

Date: 27-Sep-2019
The annual team trial will be held on Sunday 20th October at Balmuick, Comrie in Perthshire hosted by the Perth club. If you fancy riding just e-mail bill@bamcc.co.uk and let me know. I'll sort out the riders into approriate teams. I need all names by 12th October please and entry is free as the club pays for the entry fees.

Next Event

Date: 27-Sep-2019
The next event for the club is the Pre65 / Twinshock championship trial at Bellwanders Wood near Stonehaven on Sunday 6th October with a start time of 10:30am. Entries are now available via the link of the Events page. On the same day at the same venue we will also be holding a round of the Oset Cup for kids riding electic bikes and again entry is avaialble on the events page. The Pre 65 event is also open to modern bikes and everyone is welcome to come and ride, we are even providing soup and rolls after the trial. Of course a trial can't take place without observers and so if you are not riding then please give some thought to volunteering to observe. The club does a lot for you so think about giving something back.


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 bill.m@dsl.pipex.com 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 https://forestryandland.gov.scot/blog/can-you-help-us-protect-scotlands-forests?

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OYs4N1IUXE&feature=youtu.be

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 http://www.bamcc.co.uk/events/2019.html Any queries should be directed to bill@bamcc.co.uk 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 bill@bamcc.co.uk



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 di@bamcc.co.uk 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 carolyn@bamcc.co.uk or text Bill on 07887 667959.