Club News



Prize Giving / Race Night

Date: 15-Feb-2020
Last and final call for anyone who wants to come along to our annual prize giving evening on Saturday 22nd February. All club members, families and friends are welcome. The venue this year is Newmachar Golf Club and the evening gets underway at 7:30pm. Entertainment comes in the form of a race night with a free buffet meal all for the incredibly low price of nothing! Get your name and number of people in your party to Di Stuart before Monday as we need to get the numbers to the caterer. E-mail di@bamcc.co.uk

Findon Trial Sunday 9th

Date: 08-Feb-2020
UPDATE:  The trial planned for tomorrow at Findon will go ahead. The forecast has moderated a bit with early morning rain giving way to showers and the wind speed is now 30mph instead of 60 mph. See you all tomorrow for a 10:30 start. Wrap up warm and bring some waterproofs

If you have seen a weather forecast at any point this week you will know that storm Ciara is due to hit us on Sunday with 70 - 80mph winds and driving rain. With this in mind we will keep an eye on the situation and make a final decision on whether the trial will be run or cancelled at 5pm on Saturday evening. That decision will be available here, on our Facebook page and via e-mail to all of our members. As always the riders safety is our number priority.

Di's Kiltwalk Challenge : Dig Deep People

Date: 02-Feb-2020

We all know that this club wouldn't exist without our brilliant secretary Di Stuart. Well now she's taking on the Kiltwalk 15 mile Big Stroll with her two daughters for a very poignant reason to riase funds for research into Motor Neurone Disease. I would urge every member of this club to dig deep for this worthwhile cause and get donating. This lady and her family have done so much for this club over so many years (I won't embarrass her by telling you exactly how many) it's only fair that we help her now. Get your hands in your pockets people and donate at the link below

https://aberdeenkiltwalk2020.everydayhero.com/uk/elaine-5?fbclid=IwAR18Z8MB6UPL44Q2G9xJF9tzcvzOmrg63KjlyaxqxuilWc_LsUFgnUUwJm8



Youth Classes for 2020

Date: 20-Jan-2020
If you get confused about the age limits for youth classes then don't panic you are not alone!  Here is what the 2020 rule book says about it. If you still have any queries about it then send us an e-mail info@bamcc.co.uk

A Class born between 01.01.2003 and 31.12.2004
B Class born between 01.01.2005 and 31.12.2008
C Class born between 01.01.2008 and 31.12.2010
D Class born between 01.01.2011 and 31.12.2014

Note: To ride a Combustion engine machine the rider must have attained 6 years. E Class Minimum age – 4 years and born after 01.01.2015. Note: The rider must have attained 4 years at the date of the competition.

NB IMPORTANT INFO FOR B/C CLASS RIDERS IN 2020 Riders who reach the age of 12 in 2020 (ie born after 31.12 2007) will have the option of either:

• Moving to the B class in the year in which they reach 12 yrs on a machine up to 125cc (and being eligible for B Class points)

NB : The rider must be 12 years of age at the date of competition to ride a machine of 125cc Mono OR • Remaining in the C Class for another year on a machine of up to 80cc and retaining eligibility for C Class points.



Bon Accord Grand Prize Draw

Date: 10-Jan-2020
Start your 2020 with a bang and enter our Grand Prize Draw to help raise funds for the club. Our ultimate aim is to raise enough money to allow us to have our own piece of land where we can all ride at anytime we like. Our fund raising efforts start with a Grand Prize Draw where tickets cost £10. First Prize is a £500 voucher to spend at Highland Lesuire Sport OR £400 cash, 2nd prize is £150 cash and 3rd prize is £50 cash.

Tickets will be on sale at the Bellwanders Trial, the Findon Trial, from committee members or online from our website www.bamcc.co.uk The purchase of tickets is not limited to club members and anyone is welcome to purchase them

The draw will take place during the evening of prize giving at Newmachar Gof Club during the evening of Saturday 22nd February and the prize winners will be notified the following day if they are not present. All winners names will be published on our website after the draw.

Please buy a ticket or two to help the club and good luck in the draw.


Prize Giving / Race Night

Date: 10-Jan-2020
Our annual Prize Giving evening will take place on the evening of Saturday 22nd February starting at 7pm. The venue once again is the superb facilities of Newmachar Golf Club. In addition to handing out hard won prizes we will be kept entertained by a Race Night (horses not bike). We will also be drawing the winners of our Grand Prize Draw so who knows you may go home a bit richer than you started the evening. A fantastic buffet meal will also be served at the halfway point of the evening. Newmachar golf Club does of course have a licensed bar so refreshments are available too!

The evening is free of charge and all of our members, families and friends are cordially invited. All we ask is that you tell us how many people are coming all by e-mailing di@bamcc.co.uk so that we can get the numbers right for the catering. Would hate to send folks home hungry, look forward to seeing you all there.

Bellwanders Parking

Date: 10-Jan-2020
As we are anticipating areasonable size of entry for the Bellwanders trial we would like to mention parking which can get a bit tight. There must be no parking on the Auchenblae road or the smaller road that leads to Banchory, there will be signs saying no trials parking in the passing places. Use the field to the left just before the bridge to park and if everyone can park straight in at ninety degrees to the road (rather than parallel to the road) we can fit in a lot more vehicles.
 
There are 2 locations at the woods where 4 wheel drive cars or vans with good ground clearance can park.
There must be no trials bike riding on the road at any time, use the tunnel under the road at all times please.


 

Trials info for 2020

Date: 06-Jan-2020
Have a look in the Sports section and find the Trials page where you will find the updated for 2020 regs for the club championship anlong with a new revised Getting Started in Trials guide and everyone would do well to re-aquaint themselves with the etiquette of motorcycle trials by reading our list of do's and don'ts. Spolier Alert: There are more do's than don'ts and now you have no excuse for behaving like a moron smiley.

Trials season tickets on sale

Date: 03-Jan-2020
We are offering Trials season tickets once again this year. These allow you entry to all of our club trials which this year comprises 11 championship rounds + 1 non championship round. You only fill in one entry form to get your season ticket and when you turn up a trial all you have to do is sign on. If you entered all 12 trials online it would cost £240 but the season ticket is just £190 for adults and £90 for juniors. These are only available until the 10th of January so don't hang about. Go to https://www.bamcc.co.uk/events/2020.html and find season tickets at the bottom of the page.


Information for the 2020 Season

Date: 23-Dec-2019

 


Costs: This club isn't imune to rising costs notably in land use and insurance costs, we have absorbed these costs for a few years now but this time we have no choice to but to pass on these increases to our members. The club ran at a loss in 2019 and we can't allow that to happen too often. With immediate effect club membership will now cost as follows,
      
        Adult Rider                    £25
        Junior Rider                  £10
        Non Rider                     £15
        Track Member               £70
        Track Member Junior     £60

Club trial entry fees have risen from online entry of £15 to £20 while on the day entries have risen from £20 to £25. Youth entries have risen from £5 to £10.

Enduro entries will also rise by £5 so Craiglash will be £55 and Drumtochty will be £60

One Event licences will remain at £10 for trials and £15 for enduros however the paperwork for next year's OEL is even longer so do yourself a favour and get a licence, after all a trials licence is only £12. It's a no brainer to me but that won't stop me taking your money!

New for the 2020 season, you will be able to pay by (contactless, chip & pin, Apple pay and Google pay) debit and credit card for club trials on the day of the  event. Hopefully this will speed up sign on a bit.

Licence Application Forms
The licence application forms were sent out last week and if you haven't gotten one yet it's either lost in the post or more likely you haven't paid your membership. You can always check using the members area on the front page of the website or send us an e-mail.

2020 Season Dates
The provisional dates for the 2020 season are now on the club website, you'll notice it's a very full programme which will only happen if we get enough volunteers to help set them out. With this in mind we are looking to hold a couple of evenings to help folk find out what's involved in volunteering and give you some training. The first evening is likely to be for Trials Observers. We will also be doing some training for our club officials to make sure that they are all up to speed.

Volunteers
In common with every other club in the land we are always on the look out for folks to help us put on events, this doesn't necessarily involve riding a bike, we need people to do admin, timing,marshaling and many other assorted duties. Can't promise you money but you'll get the satisfaction of a good job well done knowing that you are helping to keep the club alive. Our most pressing need at this time is for an assistant trials secretary which next year will involve 3 events. If you want to know more drop me a line to bill@bamcc.co.uk

Committee Meetings
Still happen once a month, usually on the 1st Wednesday and are held in the Aberdeen Grammar School Former Pupils Club 86 Queens Road, Aberdeen. All are welcome to attend if you want to discuss or change anything about the club.

Well if you have read this far then I guess it only remains for me to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we will forward to seeing you all again sometime, somewhere in 2020.

BAMCC calendars now available

Date: 06-Dec-2019

Bon Accord 2020 calendars now available free of charge! Twelve cracking pictures from all types of motorcycle sport and thanks to Donald, Matt and Brian for the use of their photos. If you are quick you can pick them up in Shirlaws, Eccose or J&S Accessories. Of course they will be available on Wednesday at the AGM (Sportsmans Club, 11 Queens Road, Aberdeen starts at 7:30pm) failing that please get in touch bill@bamcc.co.uk and we will see what we can do to get them to the remainder of the club members. BIG thanks to Whittaker Engineering, SJD Motors, Aberdeen Taxis and Fintray Fine Framing for sponsoring the cost of printing.


Club Trials Championship Round 12: CHANGE OF VENUE

Date: 30-Nov-2019
Due to unsuitable ground conditions at Daviot the trial scheduled to run on Sunday 1st December has been moved to Colpy. Start time remains at 10am.


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.