REIGATE & REDHILL NORTH DOWNS
MOTOR / MOTORCYCLE CLUBS
(Primarily a motorcycle trials club)
We are actually two Clubs in one, Reigate & Redhill North Downs Motor Club was founded in 1935 and is affiliated to the ACU (Auto Cycle Union). In 1993 the Reigate & Redhill North Downs Motorcycle Club was founded and is affiliated to the AMCA (Amateur Motor Cycle Association). It was necessary to form a second Club, as one Club can not affiliate to both organisations and we wanted to run our Club trials under the AMCA but also remain associated to the ACU to give our members a wide choice of events to ride in. We are also affiliated to the BMF (British Motorcycle Federation) through the AMCA Club. Although the main interest is now Motorcycle Trials we still welcome all motorcyclists as members, many of our members also have road bikes and a wide interest in motorcycling.
The Club runs monthly trials (under the AMCA) on Sundays and the occasional evening trials during the summer. At Club trials we normally lay out 8 sections run over 5 laps with a break after two and have four or five routes:
- White, hard sections aimed at good experienced riders on modern machines.
- Blue, challenging but not too hard sections, this is the most popular route catering for the older machines.
- Red, easier than the blue route catering for Pre67 machines and the less experienced riders.
- Yellow for beginners and young riders on small bikes (note we do not always run a yellow route)
- We also have a (Novice/Inter) which consists of four Blue sections and four White sections which is used as a stepping stone for those wishing to move up to the White route.
We run several championships: Expert, Inter, Novice/Inter, Over 40, Under 20, Under 16, Twinshock, Pre67 and Handicap.
Under AMCA Rules: Clothing must cover legs and body, it is recommended that arms should also be covered. Boots of knee length must be worn. Only safety type wellington boots made of leather, rubber or plastic will be allowed. The wearing of gloves is recommended. Motorcycle helmets, which are correctly fitted, must be worn by all officials, riders and passengers when riding a machine. Youth: All youth competitors must have clothing covering arms and wear gloves covering hands and fingers.
We recommend that if you are a total newcomer to the sport that you spectate at one of our Club Trials before entering so as to get an idea of how the events are run. You will be most welcome to do this before actually joining and members will be more than willing to explain anything you do not understand.
The ACU Club is a member of Star Group which is a group of ACU clubs that take it in turn to run a trial on the second Sunday of each month and compete for Club and individual championships. If you become an ACU affiliate (forms available from Mem. Sec on request or ACU web site) you will be able to enter these events and any other Open to Centre event being run.
In addition to Club trials we also run a Star Group Trial and a Long distance trial, where members are expected to come and help with at least one of these events.
We also have various Social events including a Fun Camping Weekend over the August Bank Holiday weekend, monthly social evening Club nights.
If you would like any further information about the Club please do not hesitate to ask.
Rob Edwards, Membership Secretary. 01293 873806 .