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Last update 10 August

latest announcement - Clubs position on Coronavirus here

Latest News

13 Sept Hipwell/Hartle Trial cancelled see

Post Covid 19 Pilot Trial -

 2 August 2020

Amended Results here

Pictures here


25 July

Hawks Nest open and travel restriction eased see revised new rules here


24 July: Sad news of death of Roy Rowland (Dave's brother) announced


Plan are underway to get our sport underway again. Click here to see what we are doing. All events and coming soon will be shown in right hand column see➡


See if you can beat Mr P's time for 100% score on the ACU's Clerk of the Course (rules) quiz. Click here for what to beat and here for the quiz.


Here after over a year in the making the definitive guide to being an expert observer.


Sad news Malcolm Carnegie died Thursday 28 May from a heart attack while out cycling.


Paul Reynolds who died 10th April after a long struggle with cancer. His funeral was 30th April. There will be a memorial arranged and publicised after the present lock down ends.


Lots and lots more here including  all of 2019 & everything else from 2005 until now

 For 2020:

 See ACU Handbook TSR1 (Page 173) for full details

*Note change to B/C class again for 2020:

riders who reach the age of 12 in 2020 (ie born after 31.12.2007) 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) a rider MUST be 12 to ride a 125 mono.

• Remaining in the C Class for another year on a
machine of up to 80cc and retaining eligibility for C Class points.

Youth Age Groups:

A Class born between 01.01.03 and 31.12.04
B Class born between 01.01.05 and 31.12.08*
C Class born between 01.01.08* and 31.12.10
D Class born between 01.01.11 and 31.12.14
E Class: minimum age 4 years at the date of competition. Minimum age for combustion engine machine is 6 years


The maximum engine capacity and wheel size permitted for machines used in the age groups set out in this Regulation are as follows:

A&B Class 125cc Mono or 250cc Twinshock**, and Electric up to 10 bhp measured at the rear wheel

**Twinshock machines over125cc must have twin rear suspension and drum brakes at time it was manufactured

C Class Standard & Medium Wheel 80cc, and Electric up to 7 bhp measured at the rear wheel

D Class Medium & Small wheel 80cc, and Electric up to 7 bhp measured at the rear wheel

E Class Small wheel Electric powered machines up to 2 bhp measured at the rear wheel

Wheel sizes

riders must enter the class which covers the wheel size of the machine they take part on

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.

Engine Sizes

Rebores are permitted subject to the resulting engine capacity not exceeding a tolerance of +3cc

"Pic' of the Day" by Marty

Phil Hulme takes on section 13 with a view of Manchester in the background at our Covid-19 'Pilot Trial on 2 August

(click picture for our photo library)

Edgar Trophy Series 2020 up to date position here

 £400 up for grabs for the winner and a second place prize of £200

2020 series:

Fisher Trial January, Bemrose 22 March, Rowland 5 July, Hipwell/Hartle 13 September & Northern Experts 7 November.

We added the Bemrose to the series from 2020 so best 4 results from 5 rounds to count.

Final result 2019 and history 


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DATES 2020

Please note that these dates are what was planed back in late 2019 and are all subject to Corvid 19 change. Please check and see see the Events Diary COMING SOON list below for confirmation

ACU National & FIM International Dates 2020

Peak motorcycle trials group

Cheshire & North Wales Trails 2020

M17 and all local club dates 2020

Manchester 17's 2020 full events dates list

Events Diary COMING SOON

Date Club Event Details
Originally Scheduled for

13 Sept


Hipwell/Hartle Trial


Andy Hipwell writes:

I am sorry to inform everyone that Team Hipwell have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year's Hipwell / Hartle trial. In view of the ongoing situation with the Covid 19 Pandemic we feel we have no choice as the trial wouldn’t be up to its normal high standard with the restrictions currently in place. We must think about the welfare of landowners, officials, competitors and spectators alike. We hope you understand and promise that team Hipwell will be back next year even bigger and better. Take care everyone and thank you for your support.

Manchester 17's 2020 full events dates list

Note: subject to considerable change due to Covid-19 restrictions see note above



(everyone welcome to any of our meetings)

Date Details
every Tuesday

about 21.00

Social get together at the Fiveways Macclesfield Road Hazel Grove  SK7 6BE

Enduro meeting 9PM

4th August

location map




20 August

 Trials Internet (Zoom) Meeting

click here and use email to ask for an invite - its mostly organising our next event (among the sillyness)

September 7th Monday 

October 12th Monday 

 AGM 17th November  Tuesday

Main Committee Meetings 2020

News here when we know when and how we can start our meetings again

Start at 20:30 hrs

at The Fiveways, Macclesfield Road,

Hazel Grove SK7 6BE

location map


All land belongs to someone and riding on it requires the owners permission - simple

Practising at ANY Trials venue, with the exception of known practice venues with the landowners permission (see below) is not allowed

If you're caught by the land owner, or if they find there have been riders practising we will lose the use of the venue completely. NO LAND = NO TRIALS!

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