Entry now FULL for 2021 Swindonian LDT
Any further entrants will be given opportunity to be listed as reserves.
The event Route card, final instructions and entry list will be emailed to competitors in the w/c 21st June.
This event will be run on Sunday 27th June 2021. It will be held over a 85 mile route in the North Wiltshire area using highways, byways and private land with up to 30 feet up type sections on route. Road legal trials, trail and enduro bike wearing road legal tyres will start from Bushton, near Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon. Overnight camping will be available on site (FOC). Prevailing Covid restrictions must be adhered to. On-line entries only can be made via the ACU website at www.acu.org.uk Entry closed now full. updated 15/6/21
Thursday Club nights resume 17th & 24th June for 2 weeks initially
The Gas Club will open up for us 17th June under current social distancing rules. Don’t forget the face covering when moving around, track and trace, order at tables, max 6 in a group, cash bar.
A Committee meeting will be held, the first for 14 months. While the commitee meeting is going on, paid up members may listen in on the meeting or just socialise in the bar. The meeting will start at 8pm so don’t be late. The club will also open for us on the 24th, it is expected prepared satchels for the LDT observers will be distributed at this time. If there are sufficient attendees on those nights, we do hope the meetings will continue. Posting updated 14/6/21
Club memberships will carry over into 2021 so no need to renew this year. If you need a code to renew your ACU licence, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org New members wishing to join us should see further details on memberships by viewing the following paragraph. .
New Club and ACU Memberships 2021
Membership Fees: £5 or Family membership £10 covering all at the same address.
The easiest way to renew your ACU licence and SDMCC membership is via the ACU website here. New members may also join this way.
Just remember to select Swindon and District Motorcycle Club as your affiliated club. You will get your 2021 ACU licence quicker and it saves you paper work. You will receive a 2021 club membership card in due course from the Membership Sec.
If you wish to submit a paper renewal then please see the Membership page for further details and download a membership form. Post to the membership sec. (John Somerville), address on form.
Brian Freegard Trial – 16th Feb 2020
Results now available. Thanks to all the riders for braving the weather to support the event and turning up on a very wet and slippery day. Thanks also to the observers.
Annual Dinner Dance- Jan 2020
A big thank you to all of you that attended our annual dinner and dance on 24th January. We were at a new venue for us, Alexandra House near Wroughton .Although we were down on the number of attendees this year, because the room was smaller it made for a nice atmosphere. The food was excellent and all who attended had a great evening.
We had five auction prizes and a raffle which raised nearly £1700 for our two charities, Cancer Research UK and Retina UK. Most of you will be familiar with Cancer Research UK but few of you would of heard of Retina UK. This is a relatively small charity helping people with hereditary sight loss. The charity kindly gave us some special glasses so that people could try them on and get an idea of what it was like to live with the condition. People with the condition lose their peripheral vision, so the glasses had two pin prick size holes so that you could only see what was in front of you.
A big thank you to everyone that put their hands in their pockets to raise the amount we did on the night and I’m pleased to announce that the club is rounding it up so that each charity gets £1000. A special thank you to our farmers from Hannington, Hardy and Shelley for kindly donating two of the auction prizes ( a ride/drive in a tractor and a ride in the combine harvester ) and to their son in law Chris who donated a weekend in France for four people.
It was great to see everyone in their black tie and posh frocks and look forward to see you all dressed up again next year.
The proceeds from the clubs Annual Dinner & Dance have been shared between Alzheimer’s Research UK, in memory of club member Ken Viveash’s wife Iris and SMASH.
SMASH is a local youth mentoring charity supporting young people, aged 9-19 through 1:1 partnering with trained volunteer adults, helping them get back control of their lives.
The club presented SMASH Trustee, Steven Sedgwick, with £500 at their committee meeting in July.
Picture from left to right: Alan Ryder, Gary Wooster, Lyndon Jack, Steven Sedgwick and Keith Wooster.
The club organised a trip round the Ramsbury brewery recently. See the photos here.
The Corinium 40th Anniversary
2018 marked the 40th anniversary of the Corinium Enduro. To celebrate this occasion a special event took place at the Royal Agricultural College on Saturday 28th April.
Further details and photos of the event are available via this link Corinium 40th Anniversary Celebration
Three memorial trees planted at Cirencester Park.