Club News



Team Trial 2017

Date: 22-May-2017
Due to land access issues the annual Team Trial is being held early this year on Sunday 18th June at Balmuick, Comrie in Perthshire. We are now looking for teams of four riders to take part. Ideally we would like to get at least two, possibly four teams. To enter just get your names in asap to bill@bamcc.co.uk and we'll sort out the teams into the right classes. Good news is the club will pay your entry fee, bad news is that each team must provide an observer and it won't be me this year because I'll be at Knockhill watching the British Superbikes! Don't think too hard though closing date for entries is the 14th of June.

Updated Enduro Results from Sunday 14th May

Date: 20-May-2017
The provisional results from the Enduro held on Sunday 14th May have been updated as follows,

Rider 25: First lap test score ammended
Rider 245: Classified as a non finnisher due to completing only 3 tests
Rider 366: Last lap test start time ammended
Rider 368: Last lap test start time ammended
Rider 839: Does not score championship points as he rode out of class


Enduro Results for 14th May 2017

Date: 15-May-2017
The provisional results for yesterday's enduro at Craiglash are now available at http://www.bamcc.co.uk/files/events/159-craiglash-may-2017-results-provisional.pdf  Remember these results are provisional and you have 7 days to check your score before they become official. Any queries on the results should be directed to bill@bamcc.co.uk Hope you all a good day, we certainly got the weather for it and before you all demand to know, our feathered friends are still on course to hatch their brood which means I'm not going to jail, hurrah for me!! To everyone who helped yesterday a big thanks, Stuart and his team of helpers for laying out the course, Di and Elaine for the excellent sandwich making and time control work, Donald for his scrutineering. Special big thanks to our special test timing team who provided all the answers we needed to get the results done and of course everyone I have forgotten. See you all in September.


Scottish Championship Enduro Sunday 14th May

Date: 17-Apr-2017
Round 2 of the 2017 Scottish enduro championship will be held on Sunday 14th May at Craiglash Quarry near Banchory. Online and postal entries are now available and will remain open until 23:59 on Wednesday 10th May or first post Thursday 11th May 2017.


Rider List for Sunday 2nd April

Date: 01-Apr-2017
A complete list of riders, classes and routes for Sunday 2nd April's trial can be found by clicking here. Riders are once again reminded NOT to ride on the stone piles on the quarry floor.

Entries now open for Championship Trial Round 1

Date: 05-Mar-2017
The Bon Accord club are pleased to be hosting round 1 of the 2017 Scottish Trials Championship at our popular Craiglash venue not far from Banchory on Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire. Entry forms can be downloaded from our 2017 Events page or if you prefer you can enter online with the use of a debit / credit card. Entries are limited to 120 riders and we will publish a riders list at the end of every week until the trial. Closing date for entries will be last post on Thursday 30th March and no late entries will be accepted after that date. Club members who aren't looking to ride in this trial be advised that we will be looking for helpers!

Presentation of 2016 Awards

Date: 05-Feb-2017
The date and venue for the presentation of awards from the 2016 season has now been set as Saturday 4th March 2017 with the venue being the Newmachar Golf Club. Start time is 7pm and the evening will consist of that old club favourite the quiz night along with the presentation of awards and of course plenty to eat and drink! All club members and their partners/other halves/wifes/husbands and families are cordially invited. Please e-mail club secretary Di Stuart (di@bamcc.co.uk) with the number of people coming along so that we can give the caterers a fighting chance of making enough grub. If you've won a trophy of any sort Di will be in touch real soon to make sure you don't miss your big day. Thanks to John Stuart for organising the venue and we look forward to seeing you all there.


Bon Accord AGM Wednesday 14th December 2016

Date: 11-Dec-2016
Just a wee reminder that the AGM of the club will be held this Wednesday 14th December starting at 7:30pm. Venue is the Broadstraik Inn, Westhill, Aberdeenshire. Set your Sat Nav for AB32 6TL. It's not the most exciting evening of the year I grant you but it is vital for the club to continue and thrive. Be nice to see some different faces for a change and also for the club to find out what you the members actually want the club to do. The club remains in good financial health and there are some interesting ideas bubbling away in the background but we can't do it all without manpower. One thing I can guarantee is that you won't be roped into anything that you don't want to do and that's a promise. Did I mention that there is free tea, coffee and biscuits at half time? Hope to see you there.

The Bon Accord Xmas Cracker Fun Day Sunday 18th December

Date: 08-Dec-2016
The Bon Accord Club are looking to say goodbye to another great season of competition with a bang on Sunday 18th December when we host a combined fun day for Enduro and Trials riders on a completly new piece of ground in the Howe of the Mearns at South Drumtochty forest. The event is open to anyone with the appropriate SACU competition licence or Trials Registration card, which will need to be produced at sign on. Anyone who doesn't have an SACU licence will be able to obtain a "day licence" which will cost a further £5. The entry fee has been kept low at a miserly £15 for adults and £5 for kids on trials bikes. You don't have to be a Bon Accord Club member but we will have membership forms available if you like what we do. Entry forms will be available on the day and must be filled in before you can take part. Start time will be 10am and we anticipate running until about 2pm which will give us just about enough time to clear up before the light fades. The start / finish area will be signposted from the B966 Fettercairn to Auchenblae road, coming from the south use the turn off from the A90 just after the North Water Bridge and head for Fettercairn and then pick up the signs for Stonehaven. From the north use the turn off from the A90 just north of Fordoun marked B966 and follow the signs for Fettercairn. See our other post for details of free training opportunities.

Now the bad bit! South Drumtochty forest is owned and operated by the Forestery Commission and after a lot of hard work we have their gracious permission to use this bit of land on this particular day. This is NOT, I repeat NOT a licence to take a motorcycle anytime you fancy into this forest. To do so will almost certainly cost us the use of this land in the future and jeapordise our future relationship with the FC. We have already reported several riders and vehicles to the police and they have all been spoken to! As a club we will not hesitate to revoke your membership and push the SACU to remove your competion licence if we discover you have been using this forest without permission. Apologies if this seems a bit OTT but as a club we must do everything we can to make sure that the sport that we all love has a viable future.




Robbie Allan Off Road Experience

Date: 08-Dec-2016
Exciting opportunity  for members to try out offroad riding at Fun Day on 18 December 2016
 
The Club and Robbie Allan Offroad Experience at Tinto Park Moto have a long standing association and they will be attending our Fun Day with a selection of their Honda training fleet which members can book out and have an introductory  session to offroad riding. There will be a number of 30 minute sessions availible on a first come first served  basis where a bike , riding gear and tuition will be provided free of charge. 
 
These sessions are aimed at those who currently  don't have a bike and are looking to experience the thrill of offroad riding on either a trials or enduro bike.  In addition there will be smaller bikes availible  a CRF 125 and CRF 110  which are perfect for children to get started on.  Robbie and the team can help with children who have never ridden a bike before but want to try or those just wanting to gain a bit of confidence.
 
This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to take the first step into all disciplines of offroad motorcycle sport so contact us now with your details and sizes and we will link in with Robbie to allocate all availible sessions.

Entries now open for Enduro on 9th October

Date: 10-Sep-2016
Entries are now open for the seventh and final round of the 2016 Scottish enduro championship which will be run on Sunday the 9th of October at Craiglash Quarry near Banchory, Aberdeenshire. The 10 mile course is run through a forest on mainly firm, rocky ground although there may be a couple of bogs to catch the unwary! The forest is on the side of a hill so there is a fair change of elevation through the course. Should be a good event and we look forward to seeing you there and we will have Martin our caterer back so your entry fee gets you a free burger and soft drink.

An Evening with Steve Parrish

Date: 02-Sep-2016
To the Club members who put their name down for a "An Evening with Steve Parrish" the talk will start at 7:30pm sharp so don't be late! Park in the car park outside the museum come in under the arch and turn hard right and head for the Collections Centre or the big green bus shed as it sometimes called. Promises to be a great night and we look forward to seeing you.

Convention Help

Date: 31-Aug-2016
To all those nice people who have volunteered to help us set up at the Convention this year. We are looking at a 10am start time on both Friday and Saturday. Lots of bales and tyres to shift for safety and moped course building. Not glamorous but has to be done and hopefully many hands can amke light work. Also looking for an enduro bike and maybe a race bike to go into the club tent on Sunday to give the public something to look at. Lastly we have a couple of the Purple Helmets guys looking for a moped to ride if anyone fancies having an extra team mate or two. Get in touch bill@bamcc.co.uk please.

Scottish Championship for Pre 65 / Twinshocks

Date: 14-Jul-2016
The Bon Accord Club are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a round of the new for 2016 Scottish Pre 65 / Twinshock Trials Championship on Sunday 31st July at Bellwanders Wood near Stonehaven. Online entries and postal entries are now available via the 2016 Events page. Don't fret if you don't have a suitable bike as we are running a clubmans class as well so all members can get a ride if they so desire. Usual championship problems remain though so we will be looking for volunteers to come along and help out mainly by observing of course! The club president already has his name down as the first volunteer so come on you lot lets be having you!! The sections will be set out by our very own Pre 65 specialist Mr Murray Whittaker and there are two routes red (harder but not too hard) and blue (dead easy).



With thanks to Donald Young for the use of the photo.

TRIAL CANCELLED SUN JUNE 19TH

Date: 17-Jun-2016
Due to waterlogged ground the trial at Delrachie Farm, Ballindalloch has been cancelled. Please do not turn up and expect a trial to happen.