FLAGS

Following on from discussions at last night’s RMC meeting, could anyone who has  marking out flags please drop them in to Paul Terry’s garage (Harkers Coaches side door) in Reeth or contact PT to let him know what you have, as we are going to need more flags for upcoming trials like the Mintex and Reeth 3 Day Trial.

BLUE BAR TROPHY PRE 65 TRIAL 25TH & 26TH MAY START TIMES

We are looking forward to this weekend’s Blue Bar Trophy Pre 65 Trial starting at Horse House, Nr Braidley, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 4TS.

We’ve received one or two queries re. Saturday’s start time, so just to clarify:

Start Time Saturday 25th May is 12.00 noon

Start Time Sunday 26th May is 10.30am

Have a great weekend riding, we look forward to seeing you!

RMC DONATES £500 TO YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE

Richmond Motor Club were delighted to recently present representatives of Yorkshire Air Ambulance with a cheque for £500. This service is occasionally used by riders of the club, as well as the local community, so it is important to give back as much as possible to continue to support the charity organisation.
The funds were raised from a raffle at a dinner held in December for all the RMC landowners, gamekeepers and farmers at The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn.

Olga Ashton, representing Yorkshire Air Ambulance, accepting a donation of £500 for the charity, presented by Chris Wallis, on behalf of Richmond Motor Club

Photo by Charlotte Brown

RMC MONTHLY MEETING REMINDER TUES 2ND APRIL 8.00PM RICHMONDSHIRE CRICKET CLUB

We hope you’ve all adjusted after the clocks moved forward this weekend and are looking forward to lighter nights and some Spring weather.
The next RMC monthly meeting is Tues 2nd April 2019 8.00pm at Richmondshire Cricket Club. All members welcome.
We are still in need of a new minutes secretary – if anyone is interested please let us know.
We are pleased to welcome Sally Dent as our new Point of Contact/Permit Secretary and Hazel Thwaite as our new treasurer. We are also very happy to have a team of ladies who have offered to help out taking entries and learning the ropes with results in order that we can share the load. Thank you everyone!

SCOTT TRIAL RAISES SPECTACULAR AMOUNT FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

Richmond Motor Club’s Scott Trial committee were pleased to host their annual Charity Presentation evening on Friday 8th March 2019 at The Buck Hotel, Reeth.

The evening started with John Fraser, Scott Trial Chairman, welcoming everybody and giving a résumé of the history of The Scott Trial and how Richmond Motor Club came to take on the running of it some 28 years ago. John thanked all involved in the running of the Scott Trial and also the landowners, tenants, farmers and gamekeepers for their continued support. He then introduced local trials legend Richard Sunter who, along with his family, has competed in numerous Scott Trials.

Richard presented the cheques to representatives of the various charities, many of whom expressed their gratitude and explained how the donation would be used.
A total of £10,000 raised from the 2018 Trial was given out on the night. This brings the grand total of charity money raised by the Scott Trial since RMC took it on in 1991 to a fantastic sum of over £180,000.

Beneficiaries of this year’s donations are (in no particular order):
Swaledale Scouts, Swaledale Mountain Rescue, Friends of Reeth and Gunnerside Primary Schools, Reeth and Gunnerside Schools Fund, Ravensworth C of E Primary School, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Great North Air Ambulance, Reeth Young Farmers Club, Swaledale Seedlings, The Bridge (previously St. Johns Community Centre), Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, Hambleton and Richmondshire MS Society, Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Luncheon Clubs Association, Richmond Cricket Club Youth , Moorland Association, St. Teresa’s Hospice, Deaf Education Through Listening and Talking, Holmedale Pre-School, Richmond Cricket Club, Wensleydale Rugby Club Development Fund, Gamekeepers Welfare Trust , ACU Benevolent Fund, The Mowbray Suite at the Friarage Hospital, The Alistair Bullen Memorial Fund, Homestart, Just The Job, Robert Dent Memorial Fund, Marrick Parish Council Village Hall Fund, The British Lung Foundation, Reeth & District Community Transport Ltd, Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre CIO, Dementia Forward, Upper Wensleydale Sports and Recreation Association and Reeth Literary Institute Trust.

Photo and report: Charlotte Brown