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We need YOU to help keep the Club running

The Club needs to recruit more officials to ensure we are able to maintain the high number of meetings we put on every year.  In the short term we need more people with the AMCA Clerk of the Course (CoC) qualification. 

Remember, no Clerk of the Course or no Stewards = no meeting. As simple as that.

To do either job you will need to attend the AMCA one day CoC training course, and then pass the multiple-choice exam at the end of the day.  The Pre65 Club will cover the costs of training and you will be qualified for 3 years.

For each event we need to have two Stewards on duty on race day.  Both Stewards can race in a meeting but not in the same race. The Stewards ‘work’ for the AMCA on the day and ensure the meeting is run safely. Mainly you will need to stop unsafe activities e.g.; speeding in the paddock, riding without a helmet (even when bump-starting a bike!), pillion riding on a race bike, children riding a bicycle. For this duty the Club will pay you £40 or you will get a free meeting entry as a rider.

The Clerk of the Course is not allowed to race. They are the representative of the AMCA for the day ensuring all safety regulations are adhered to. They are the only one with the authority to red flag (stop) a race. They are expected to be around during track set-up to ensure it is laid out to the AMCA rules. If there is a serious incident, the Clerk of the Course would be expected to assist the AMCA/Authorities with any investigation into the cause and any non-compliance with the AMCA Rulebook. For this role the Club will pay you £100.

We would expect you to do the Steward role at two or three meetings to get some experience and shadow the current Clerk of the Course. Then you will be ready be Clerk of the Course for a meeting of your own.   

This year we are losing a few people with the Clerk of the Course qualification as their licence has run out.  They have all provided many years of their service and so it’s someone else’s turn.

If you’re interested then please contact any of the Club Committee members.  See us at the AGM on Sunday, at one of the meetings, or you can email the Club Secretary at .

You can read more about all the Meeting Officials duties and what’s in the Classic Rulebook on the AMCA website.

https://www.amca.uk.com/images/downloads-general/Standing_Regs__Sporting_2020.pdf

https://www.amca.uk.com/about/rulebooks

Please keep Dogs on the Lead

Please remember it is a standing rule that all dogs must be kept on the lead when attending Pre65 Scrambles or any event where the Pre65 Motorcross Club are being represented.  Any questions please raise with any Committee Member, or Roy Crisp our Chairman. Thanks for your agreement and understanding.  

Look At Life 1960's Scrambling

 

Roy Patten/John Waylett Trophy event.

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Download this file (2019 Trophy photo's.pdf)2019 Trophy photos.pdf912 kBWed 29th May 2019

We were blessed with good fortune throughout the preparation and running of last weekends meeting. Fortunate in that we had an enthusiastic work party assemble on Saturday who threw themselves at erecting the track and also a passionate chairman. He journeyed all the way home to collect his tractor and bowser and then spent the evening and early morning damping down the bone hard ground. Boy didn’t it make conditions far more enjoyable for competitors and spectators alike. Even Di came out of retirement to welcome a host of visitors keen to witness proceedings.

Dave Savill had organised nine marshals for us prior to the occasion so, come nine thirty the Chief Marshal was giving out his instructions and Practise was underway around 9.45.

Racing commenced with all classes keenly contested throughout the first session. The John Waylett trophy went to Ray Wood aboard his Challenger with Steve Billot second and a young upstart by the name of Pete Griffiths third. Most fitting as, like the patron of the Trophy who owned one, he was aboard a Maico.

Read more: Roy Patten/John Waylett Trophy event.

Number Plate Colours

Please ensure you have the correct number plate colour and race number colour on your bike for every meeting. These will be checked during technical inspection. 

The colours are:

  • Pre 60 bikes -   white background with black numbers 
  • Pre 65 bikes -   black background with white numbers 
  • Pre 68 bikes -  blue background with white numbers 
  • Pre 74 bikes -  red background with white numbers 

This is as per the AMCA rule book. 

Mandatory Fire Extinguishers

To comply with the AMCA rulebook every rider must have a 2kg fire extinguisher in their vehicle. 

AMCA stewards will be performing random checks throughout the year so please ensure you have an extinguisher at every meeting.  Also consider displaying it in a prominent position to help the stewards and make it easy to find in an emergancy. 

AMCA Classic License Applications

In order to reduce the administrative burden on the AMCA of sorting those that have a current membership and those that do not, you will need to first apply for Club membership. Once you have received your membership receipt,  you should then apply for your AMCA licence.

Read more: AMCA Classic License Applications