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Edinburgh / Re: Edinburgh 2020 2nd/ 3rd October Updates
« Last post by David (tufty) White on April 07, 2020, 05:55:56 pm »
Good work Mark.  It's good to have options just in case it's at all possible.

Thanks for putting the effort in!!
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Edinburgh / Re: Edinburgh 2020 2nd/ 3rd October Updates
« Last post by Mark Gregg on April 07, 2020, 05:28:06 pm »
There are a huge number of unknown variables but this is the trial we would run if we had full access and resources.
We do have a significant plan B which we shall invoke if we have partial access/ resources on that date. If we do not run on the first week in October then we will not run until October 2021.
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Edinburgh / Re: Edinburgh 2020 2nd/ 3rd October Updates
« Last post by Tim Kingham on April 07, 2020, 04:14:15 pm »
This sound good
I suppose it all depends on the timing of the second wave of lockdown
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Edinburgh / Edinburgh 2020 2nd/ 3rd October Updates
« Last post by Mark Gregg on April 07, 2020, 11:24:35 am »
In the current circumstances and with LE now offcially cancelled I ll be updating progress on This years Edinburgh in much more detail than ever before. The main location will be the clubs weekly newsletter published each Thursday/ Friday and delivered via email. Only available to members although membership is available here. https://www.themotorcyclingclub.org.uk/join-the-mcc/

However most of that information will be available publicly in this thread although it may be as much as a week later than via the weekly newsletter.

from the newsletter dated Friday 03/04

Edinburgh planning ramps up a gear this week.   Notwithstanding the current restrictions on movements etc. we are planning to go ahead on the scheduled date of 2/3 October.   
Given the restrictions in place today and for the coming 3/4 months and in the hope that come late summer they may be relaxed to allow free movement we are adapting our plans appropriately.    To which end The 2020 Edinburgh will be 99% digital.   Entries will significantly simpler and online only (no paperwork whatsoever) Route Cards will be pdf /word documents to download.   Programmes may be downloads.   
A solution is being sought for control cards/scrutineering cards to limit contact points or eliminate them physically.   All communication with officials will be digital including updated  -how to observe/marshal documents-  for all officials.   Digitising all these steps is a big step allowing us to minimise physical contacts, minimise costs, provide flexibility, giving us maximum opportunity to adapt to circumstances we cannot predict.
The route has been submitted to all appropriate parties (Motorsport UK, ACU, The Motorsport UK route liaison officers, The Police, The County Council the National Park, RAYNET etc.) this week 100% digitally via Motorsport UKs excellent Mapyx platform.

Given the circumstances, all of these actions are zero cost and that is how we will proceed until the future becomes clearer.   We have a couple of fixed expenditure items that have to be met whether the trial goes ahead or not but in the meantime we will continue to plan/prepare and organise at zero cost to limit the clubs financial exposure.
The trial we have planned is similar in many ways to recent years with a couple of significant differences!   TWO start points (North and South) with Carsington Water been the point where all starters come together.   The first vehicle will leave here at 00.01 on 3rd October.    We have 3 new sections for ALL classes, an additional special Test and we have removed 8 miles of A-Roads and added 6 miles of smooth/ gravel green lanes!
The main trial will be a classic MCC Derbyshire challenge, our aim is a gold medal in every class, we succeeded last year in all bar 2 classes.   Class 0 has been eased significantly AND will run at the front of the trial and again will have no restarts.   The classes for X90 and Adventure Bikes are incorporated and as we now have a dedicated assistant clerk of course for Class R there will again be a 100% tarmac route using much smoother lanes than in the past.   The popular daylight only Derbyshire class will also run again.
Much of this is planned, however with many offices/organisations not working at the moment permissions have yet to be confirmed and will not be sought until the circumstances improve considerably.   Should resources / circumstance not permit the event to run as the above plan we have an embryonic Plan B starting at 07.01 on 3rd October from the Duke of York and running entirely in daylight.
We have negotiated exclusive use of the Facilities at the Duke over the weekend and all camping/ caravanning/ trailer parking monies will be going directly to the club and booking will be via the club, all online..
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Lands End / Re: Some information on start locations please?
« Last post by Tony Ferrari (Nomad) on April 06, 2020, 12:38:19 pm »
Oh well it all ended up being academic  now the LE has been cancelled.

I could of course start prepping my bike early for the Edinburgh (here's hoping) except i'm now in complete lockdown for 12 weeks (i'm on immunosuppressants) and my bike is in storage at a friends house 20 miles away....

Even if I could get out of the house, it's hardly an essential journey!
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Lands End / Re: Lands' End Trial Postponed
« Last post by Paul K on April 06, 2020, 09:28:08 am »
The latest from News of the Week newsletter 4 April 2020:

'The decision has now been formally made to cancel the Lands End for this year.   Refunds will be made to all competitors in line with the Event Regulations.   There is NO option to carry your entry fees over to the Edinburgh, it makes life too complex for the treasurer.   The treasurer will refund those who paid online back thorough Sage Pay.   Those who paid by BACS/Cheque will be refunded by BACS.   Both processes are time consuming.   He estimates that this will take him between 40 to 60 hours.   There is no way that this can be done in one hit so competitors are asked to be patient.'
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Bike Help / Re: GS500 Classic Trials Project
« Last post by Jason Potts on April 05, 2020, 08:13:01 pm »
Sorry Paul,  don't have any bike projects.

Been working away from home for a couple of years now. Don't have any time at the moment for projects. When I do get home I'm on decorating duty as we are trying to get our house ready to sell. We are going to move to North Wales later this year so plenty of stress going on. This covid 19 isn't helping either. All I can do at the moment is read and dream about trials. Sorry

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Bike Help / Re: GS500 Classic Trials Project
« Last post by Paul K on April 05, 2020, 04:37:26 pm »
Could you do a bit of a write up on your 2cv powered one please. Or just thoughts on three wheels in general.
Err, only if you can do a write-up on your bike builds  ;D

I seem to recall you can use motorbike tyres on them too. Did you go down this route?
You can fit motorcycle tyres to a three-wheeler if you can find some the correct size.  The 2CV had 15 inch rims and there's no trials tyres available in that size  :(
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Bike Help / Re: GS500 Classic Trials Project
« Last post by Tim Kingham on April 05, 2020, 12:59:53 pm »
That would be interesting, Ive done a Trial on many bikes a sidecar or two and a car so that just leaves.....
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Bike Help / Re: GS500 Classic Trials Project
« Last post by Jason Potts on April 05, 2020, 09:24:30 am »
That's looking very nice now Paul. Would this be eligible for class F?

I read your email by the way, one thing that has always peaked my interest is three wheelers. Think we chatted about this at Tamworth once.

Could you do a bit of a write up on your 2cv powered one please. Or just thoughts on three wheels in general. Or thoughts on 2cv and mods required to get them trials ready.

Would love to know what mods George has done to his Rialto. I seem to recall you can use motorbike tyres on them too. Did you go down this route?

Cheers
Jason
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