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

Dick Horner Memorial Trial – Provisional Results – UPDATED

Beautiful Day in Wensleydale

What a beautiful February day in Wensleydale for today’s trial!  We had wall to wall sunshine, the train passing through and it was great to see so many riders making the most of the weather.  The provisional results  are available to download here – UPDATED – apologies to Tony Calvert for having him on the wrong course:  Dick Horner Memorial Trial 2019 – Provisional Results

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 taking part.

Future Events :

Andrew Allison Memorial Trial (Marske) – Sunday 24th March 2019(10.30 start) – One Course, 3 routes –

Hard/Green/CM/

PLEASE NOTE THE KIDSTONES TRIAL WILL NOT RUN ON SUNDAY 7TH APRIL DUE TO A CENTRE CLASH.  PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR A RE-ARRANGED DATE.

Harold Graham Trophy Trial – Provisional Results. UPDATED

Great to see so many riders both new and regular at today’s trial.  Provisional Results are available to download here:  Updated for 2 riders who we had down as Youth B but were actually riding as Youth Green – apologies to them:   Harold Graham Trophy Trial 2019 – Provisional Results

Congratulations to Guy Kendrew for winning the Harold Graham Memorial Trophy for the best ride on the Hard Course and Richard Sadler the Sam Trophy for the 2nd best ride.

There was a Debit Card handed into the secretary today, if its yours please contact secretary@richmondmotorclub.com or it will be handed to the police tomorrow.

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 taking part on another beautiful day in the dales.

Future Events:

Dick Horner Memorial Trial (Wensley) – Sunday 24th February 2019 (10.30 start) – Green/CM/Youth/Small Course

Andrew Allison Memorial Trial (Marske) – Sunday 24th March 2019 (10.30 start) – One Course, 3 routes –  Hard/Green/CM/Youth (C Class upwards)

Kidstones (Bishopdale) – Sunday 7th April 2019 (10.30 Start) – Hard/Green/CM/Youth (Competent C Class Upwards)

HAROLD GRAHAM TRIAL COGDEN & EXCITING TIMES AHEAD

Sunday 17th February sees the first of the Richmond Motor Club 2019 Championship Trials being run at Cogden Hall, Grinton.   There will be classes for all ages.   This trial’s results will go towards the RMC Championship awards and there will be the Harold Graham Trophy and Sam Trophies up for grabs to the first and second best riders on the Hard Course.  Start time is 10.30am and there will be catering at the start field.  Entries close on the day but if you want to get an entry form filled in before hand you can download one here:    Entry Form – Harold Graham 2019  This year once again we are offering ACU day licences for those who do not have an ACU licence for £3, available on the day.    If anyone would like to observe please email secretary@richmondmotorclub.com if you can help us.

RMC NEW RECRUITS AND POSTS VACANT  – We are delighted to welcome back Jill Harker to the RMC team (after quite a few years!) as our new Scott Trial Treasurer.  We are still looking for a new Scott Trial Programme Editor, so if you are interested or know anyone who might be, please email our Scott Trial Secretary at scottsecretary@richmondmotorclub.com

We are pleased to announce that our new President is Paul Astwood and our new Chairman is Simon Williamson, who has stepped up from Vice Chair.  Andrew Swainston has taken on the supporting role of Vice Chair and Nathan Stones is going to become one of RMC’s directors.  We are  very happy to welcome some new faces onto the RMC committee as post holders and helpers,  as some of us longer standing members (we’ll refrain from saying older!) are wanting to ease off on duties.  Thank you to all those outgoing post holders for all your hard work.   We are currently in the midst of recruiting some new post holders for administration, treasurer and secretarial duties.  We are very excited to have interest from some lovely ladies who are already involved in the trialing world and are going to be a real asset to the Club.  Watch this space for updated news on our new recruits.

We still have the post of RMC Minutes Secretary vacant and need more people coming forward to offer help with Sports Secretary roles still vacant.  If you are interested in helping out with any of these roles, which could be job shared, please email secretary@richmondmotorclub.com.  If you feel you can help out in any way at all, please do get in touch.  For any Club to continue successfully it needs fresh faces to join in and help and also younger members to step up and get involved with the organisation side.  You won’t be thrown in at the deep end, you’ll be shown how to do a job and will have plenty of support.

Richmond Motor Club continues to go from strength to strength and we very much look forward to working with our new team members.

Cogden Trial (Sunday 17th Feb) plus IMPORTANT General Updates

Sunday 17th February sees the first of the Richmond Motor Club 2019 Championship Trials being run at Cogden Hall, Grinton.   There will be classes for all ages.   This trial’s results will go towards the RMC Championship awards and there will be the Harold Graham Trophy and Sam Trophies up for grabs to the first and second best riders on the Hard Course.  Start time is 10.30am and there will be catering at the start field.  Entries close on the day but if you want to get an entry form filled in before hand you can download one here:    Entry Form – Harold Graham 2019  This year once again we are offering ACU day licences for those who do not have an ACU licence for £3, available on the day.    If anyone would like to observe please email secretary@richmondmotorclub.com if you can help us.

Membership:  Don’t forget membership is due now and has been kept at same rate of £10 per year or £25 for a family membership. A real bargain!  Trial entry has also been kept at the same rate with no increases.   RMC Membership Form 2019

Sponsorship: Don’t forget applications for RMC Sponsorship towards the 2019 ACU  Trials Championship are open.  The closing date for all applications is 28th February 2019.  RMC members can apply for sponsorship by filling in the application form which can be downloaded here (form now includes adult Keedwell solo class):  Richmond Motor Club Application for Sponsorship 2019

Finally following on from our AGM last week we are looking ultimately for a Sports Secretary (Generous Honararium is attached to this post) and a Treasurer.  Chris would like to step down from some of the current workload!   If you feel that you could help at all with either of these roles, please contact secretary@richmondmotorclub.com   We could split the Sports Secretary post into smaller chunks if anyone would like to take on part of it.

Future Trial Dates:   Please see updated Provisional Trial Dates for all information on Championship Trials etc  THESE HAVE CHANGED SINCE THE ONES THAT WERE SENT OUT WITH MEMBERSHIP CARDS: Richmond Motor Club Dates 2019

February/March Trials 

Dick Horner Memorial Trial (Wensley) – Sunday 24th February 2019 (10.30 start) – Green/CM/Youth/Small Course

Andrew Allison Memorial Trial (Marske) – Sunday 24th March 2019(10.30 start) – One Course, 3 routes – Hard/Green/CM/Youth (C Class upwards)

Looking forward to seeing everyone in the 2019 Season!