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Last update 13 October

Clubs position on Coronavirus here

Latest News

Road Trial on 11 Oct Revised Results see  

link to pictures

Bob Hickson had a BIG off while observing S13. He wants all to know he's OK although has cracked a couple of ribs - hurts!


Northern Experts Saturday 7 Nov Entries Full


Pictures from 20 Sept 2020 Macc Club John McDonald Road trail here


Scott's pictures from Pathfinders Covid Release Trial 22 August 2020 here


Post Covid 19 Pilot Trial -  2 August 2020

Amended Results here & Pictures here


25 July

Hawks Nest open revised rules here


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


Covid 19 recovery. 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 Mr P

Shirty enjoying a day out on his bike at our Road Trial Pilot on 11th October  captured cleaning section 19 at Cuttorn

(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, Road Trial Pilot 11 Oct & Northern Experts 7 November.

We change it on account of Covid 19 

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 Covid 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

11 October


Man 17

Road Trial Pilot

Edgar Trophy Round 2 of 3   Permit ACU 59637                

observer list, section location and other stuff  with first man expected times here

revised results here

link to photos here

Sec: Henry


7th November


  Northern Experts Trial

Permit ACU 59642

Start near Crag Hall WIldboarclough

2 laps of about 20 sections. including roads, moorland and tracks

Entries Full  (in 3 hours!)   Entry 130 (there are 10 reserves so if you entered and can't come and please withdraw for your money back and the reserves)

Entry list and Start times will be here when issued (about 3 Nov)

Observers needed please contact: or 07977 137018



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


location map





 Trials Internet (Zoom) Meeting

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

Planned but cancelled unless shown right

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

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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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