About the Club
Chairman: Andrew Cubbon
Secretary: Sharon Christian
Treasurer: Sharon Christian
Competition Secretary: Jimmy Cubbon
Youth Dev Officer: Jimmy Cubbon
Web Site/Facebook: Andrew Cubbon/Sharon Christian
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Rules & Information
All riders and passengers must hold a current ACU/SACU Trials Registration card or an ACU/SACU competition licence. Any rider or passenger from another FMN MUST produce a licence issued by their FMN together with start permission and proof of personal accident Insurance.
Where the Trial includes the use of public highways, then this will be stated in the Supplementary Regulations. If public highways are used then it is the sole responsibility of the rider to ensure that their machine is roadworthy and that they and their machine comply with all legal requirements.
a) Adult riders: A rider must be at least 16 years of age to participate as an Adult.
b) Sidecar passengers: In principle a Sidecar passenger must be an Adult however riders may be allowed to compete in Adult events subject to the discretion of the Trials and Enduro Committee and subject to them having a minimum age of 14 years. Nominated drivers/passengers must ride the entire event in their designated positions.
c) Youth Riders: A rider must be at least 4 years of age to participate on an Electric powered machine and 6 years of age to participate in a trial using a combustion engine machine. After their 16th birthday a rider may compete as an Adult or as an A Class Youth until the end of the calendar year that they reach 17yrs and may alternate (on an event to event basis) between Youth and Adult classes subject to the following:
• whilst riding as an A Class Youth the rider is restricted to machines of an A Class Youth
• whilst riding as an Adult, capacity restrictions do not apply.
Any rider who competes as an Adult in the Championship Class of the Adult British Solo Trials Championship relinquishes the possibility to revert to Youth in the future.
d) Minders/Assistants: In events where Minder/Assistants are allowed, their minimum age must be
YOUTH AGE GROUPS
A Class born between 01.01.2002 and 31.12.2003
B Class born between 01.01.2004 and 31.12.2007
C Class born between 01.01.2008 and 31.12.2009
D Class born between 01.01.2010 and 31.12.2013
Note: To ride a Combustion engined machine the rider must have attained 6 years.
E Class Minimum age – 4 years and born after 01.01.2014.
Note: The rider must have attained 4 years at the date of the competition.
NB IMPORTANT INFO FOR B/C CLASS RIDERS IN 2019
Riders who would have been due to stay in the C Class under the 2018 age/capacity structure (i.e.
riders born between 1.01.2007 and 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 )
• Remaining in the C Class for another year on a machine of up to 80cc and retaining eligibility for
C Class points.
ENGINE CAPACITY/WHEEL SIZE FOR ABOVE AGE GROUPS
The maximum permitted for machines used in the Age Groups set out in this Regulation are as follows:
A Class – 125cc Mono or 250cc Twinshock** combustion engine, and Electric up to 10bhp measured at the rear wheel.
B Class – 125cc Mono or 250cc Twinshock** combustion engine, and Electric up to 10bhp measured at the rear wheel.
** Twinshock machines over 125cc must have twin rear suspension units and drum brakes as at the time of manufacture.
C Class Standard Wheel 80cc combustion engine, and Electric up to 7bhp measured at the rear wheel
C Class Medium Wheel 80cc combustion engine – Electric up to 7bhp measured at the rear wheel
D Class with Medium Wheel 80cc combustion engine – Electric up to 7bhp measured at the rear wheel
D Class with Small Wheel – 80cc Combustion Engine – Electric up to 7bhp measured at the rear wheel
E Class – Small wheel Electric powered machines up to 2bhp measured at the rear wheel.
Standard Wheel – 21″ Front – 18″ Rear
Medium Wheel – 19″ Front – 17″ Rear
Small Wheel – 16″ Front – 14″ Rear
The above is based on the wheels of combustion engined machines using motorcycle tyres.If other wheels are used as on current Electric powered machines then the outside diameter (total circumference) of the tyre must not exceed that of the corresponding tyre size.
Rebores are permitted subject to the resulting engine capacity not exceeding a tolerance of +3cc.
Criteria for riders wishing to ride in any higher class:
• Events below National status – a rider may compete in any class higher than that of his/her age group at the discretion of the organisers.
• National status competitions – a rider may at the discretion of the Trials and Enduro Committee be permitted to ride in the higher class. Applications to be made in writing.
Criteria for riders wishing to ride in any lower class:
• A rider may enter any event in a class below that of his/her age group on a “no award, no points” basis.
In all cases the rider must always comply with the maximum capacity and wheel size for their actual age.
TIME AND OBSERVATION RULES FOR YOUTH TRIALS (A & B CLASS RIDERS)
1. Qualified First Aid Personnel with equipment and transport must be in attendance.
2. The course must be marked in such a manner that excludes sharp corners and blind bends wherever possible.
3. Travelling Marshals will be provided to give at least one per two miles of course.
4. The Regulations must include the note “This Event is not recommended for Novice Riders”.
5. The general public are to be discouraged from entering the area of the course.
6. Any other Youth class riders are only allowed to participate after prior approval of the Trials and Enduro Committee.
7. A Steward appointed either from ACU Headquarters or from the Local Centre should be in attendance.
An Event Entry Form must be completed in every detail, and signed by each rider and passenger. Each completed entry form, together with the entry fee (which includes riders/passengers insurance premiums for personal accident and off road risks) and Entry Subscription (see NSC 7.05) shall be forwarded to the Secretary of the Meeting. NB See also TSR 29 – Insurance. All riders, passengers and appointed persons responsible for minors, must register arrival at an event by signing-on at the event control office, or other designated area, not less than 30 minutes prior to commencement of the competition.
Riders and Passengers under 18 years of age (Minors): In order to conform with the Children Act legislation, additionally, for every rider or passenger who is under 18 years of age a Parental Agreement must be signed. The Parental Agreement is incorporated in the Annual Competition Licence and Trials Registration form and once completed will serve as the riders Annual Parental Agreement. All minors will be bound by the directions of parent(s), guardian(s) or other appointed adult responsible for them at any event. The following guidelines apply:
• Minors Under 14 The Parental Agreement must be signed by a parent or legal guardian who mustalso be present when the rider competes.
• Minors Aged 14 or 15 The Parental Agreement must be signed by a parent or legal guardian who must also be present when the rider competes unless they have specified another responsible adult who may sign for and accompany the rider at events.
• Minors Aged 16 or 17 The Parental Agreement must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. There is no requirement for the minor to be accompanied to events by an adult.
Child Protection: The point of contact for Child Protection issues will be the Secretary of the Meeting unless otherwise stated in the Supplementary Regulations.
It has been brought to the attention of the Club by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries that unauthorised riding has been taking place in Plantations. We believe that some individuals have been spoken to by D.A.F.F. This Practice puts our sport at risk we use this land by the kind permission of D.A.F.F. Anyone caught practicing on D.A.F.F. land risks been banned from this Club.
No Riding Before Events!
Nobody will be permitted to ride unless they have signed on for the event.
Nobody will be permitted to ride without a helmet.
Only one person on a motorcycle at any one time ( No Lifts ).
HE ACU HAVE RECEIVED A NUMBER OF REPORTS RELATING TO ABUSE DIRECTED AT OBSERVERS. THIS BEHAVIOUR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AND MUST CEASE IMMEDIATELY. ATTENTION IS DRAWN TO ACU RULE TSR36 THE CLERK OF THE COURSE WILL TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION. THIS IS PARTICULARLY RELEVENT TO THE ISLE OF MAN YOUTH TRIALS CLUB AS WE ARE CURRENTLY TRAINING A NUMBER OF NEW OBSERVERS
Any Dog present at Isle of Man Youth Trials Club events must be kept on the lead at all times with no exceptions.
That A.C.U. Registration cards will have to be produced at all A.C.U. Trials. When signing on please make sure you have yours with you.
NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY At all Isle of Man Youth Trials Club Events, unless other wise stated or permission given specifically ALL sections must be ridden in the correct order. Riders in D and E classes may be given dispensation to double up if there is a concern about battery life.