On what would have been day one of the Reeth Three Day and the launch of the 2020 Scott Trial and after much consideration and deep regret, Richmond Motor Club have made the difficult decision to cancel this years Scott Trial.
Even though some trials are now being allowed and the Dales are starting to open up it was felt that if the Scott was to run this year there would be so many restrictions and changes that the very essence of the trial would be so badly compromised that it was better to cancel this year and come back with a true Scott in 2021. Some of these restrictions and changes would include no awards presentation, no results on the day (it would be immensely difficult to run a safe results room with the number of people needed to produce them on a very tight schedule), no spectators or rider back up teams (very difficult to marshal everyone sticking to the Covid 19 rules) and petrol stops would be impossible to run with the social distancing and PPE needed for the multiple volunteers not to mention the risks to them. There are many, many different strands to the Scott all of which we have thought very carefully about.
There is also the additional strain to the Emergency Services including the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team and most importantly we needed to put the safety and welfare of all our landowners at the forefront of our discussions.
We hope you all understand this very difficult decision and look forward to seeing you all for an epic Scott Trial next year.
A beautiful day in sunny Swaledale for today’s Richardson Trophy Trial at Underbanks. Provisional Results are available to download here: Richardson Trophy Trial 2019 – Provisional Results
Well done to the BE riders who rode the main clubman course today as there was no easy out deviation route.
Thank You’s: Richmond Motor Club would like to thank the Landowner, Observers, Clerk of the Course and helpers, Secretaries and anyone else involved in the running of today’s trial. Also thank you to all the riders for entering and riding.
15th September 2019 – KIA National Twinshock Championship Round – Low Row – Pre entry – entries forms can be downloaded here: RMC Kia National Twinshock Round 8 entry form 15.09.19
12th October 2019 – SCOTT TRIAL National Trial – Marske – Adults only – Pre Entry – Entries still available – please send your entry in asap Scott Trial 2019 Entry Form
27th October 2019 – Hardstyles Easy clubman & Youth Trial – Marske
17th November 2019 – Eric Ridley Trophy Trial – Hurst – Adults/Green/Clubman and Youth A Riders.
This year’s Scott Trial is definitely running, despite the horrendous floods in the dales. There are still places available with the closing date looming on Friday 6th September. You can download the regs and entry form here: Scott Trial 2019 – Regs Scott Trial 2019 Entry Form
Please have a read of the regs before filling in the entry form and posting off. Book your place at the greatest one day trial and support the local community at the same time.
Stunning Scenery at today’s trial at Park Rash
Fantastic Bank Holiday weather at today’s Centre Championship Trial at Park Rash. 3 Laps of 13 sections made for a great days sport. Apologies for not having the required 14 sections but this was due to a shortage of observers who were probably all at the sea side! The updated provisional results are available to download here: Park Rash 2019 Centre Championship Provisional Results
As always Richmond Motor Club would like to thank the Landowners, Observers, Clerk of the Course and helpers, Secretaries and anyone else involved in the running of today’s trial. Also thank you to all the riders for entering and taking part.
Future Events :
Richardson Trophy Trial – Easy Clubman Youth Trial (Underbanks) – Saturday 7th September 2019 – White Hard non competitive/Easy Clubman/Youth/Small Course
Scott Trial – (Marske) – Saturday 12th October 2019 – Entries are open until 7th September, so get one filled out and sent in! Scott Trial 2019 Entry Form Scott Trial 2019 -Regs
TRAINING SCHOOL NEWS – as you will all be aware out Youth Training School was postponed back in August due to the horrendous flooding in Swaledale. It has been decided to CANCEL the training school this year. Those who sent in cheques – these will be shredded and to those who made payments online, we will refund you asap. Apologies that the training will not run this year, but I am sure you will all understand. We will be back in 2020!!
Slei gill after the flood (we might not get all these stones picked!) Photo Credit – Richmondshire Today.
Just a quick push to the trials world and anyone interested in helping out at on Saturday. We are gathering together a working group to try to help the landowners clear some of their land of stones and debris. They allow us to run some of the most iconic trials in the area including the Scott Trial, Reeth 3 Day, and Mintex Youth trial and we really want the trialing community to give something back to them – they have said that man power is as important, if not more so than money.
We are holding a work day this Saturday – 17th August at 9.30am – meet at the Woodyard, Reeth (where the 3 day started this year).
Food and refreshments will be provide, please just bring man and woman power (children very welcome too!), wellies and gloves for picking stones.
We would love to see as many people there as possible to show our support to the local area. If you get chance to look at the event on facebook and let us know you are coming (to help with the catering) then that would be great.