Well, half a year has gone by and we have had some cracking trials! The entries have been amazing and we are so grateful to each and everyone of you for supporting our small club so far.
Is there something we could do better? If so, please do let us know by email, phone, facebook or instagram. Alternatively, just collar one of us at a trial and let us know your suggestions, as we are always open to feedback.
The one thing all clubs tend to struggle with is observers. We have made the decision this year to start paying our observers £10 a trial. If Skell Gill Catering is in attendance they will also give each observer a free drink and butty as a gift from them for standing out in all weathers for a few hours. Do you think you could observe? If so, we would love to hear from you and will give you some training. Our friends at Manchester Motor Club very kindly sent us a link to their guide to observing – which we have to say is extremely good. Take a look here: Observers Guide.
Our 2022 Provisional Dates are now published on the Event Page of this website. Entries for all our trials will be available via the ACU website and there will be links put against the relevant event once the permit has been authorised. If you are on social media, give our page a like as we post all events on there too.
Our AGM was held at the Woodman Inn, Burneston on Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 8pm and we had a great turnout!
We would like to welcome 3 new members to our committee: Megan Hare, Kate Hare and Anton Hopwood. We look forward to working with them and getting them more involved with the club. Andy Townson was nominated as our President Elect so will take over from our current President, Paul Sadler, in March 2023.
It goes without saying that it takes many hands to make light work and we are so fortunate to have a good team around Ripon Motor Club. However, there is one person that spends hours behind the scenes making sure our trials run smoothly and we couldn’t do any of this without her. So a special mention must go to Sarah Laws, our club secretary, who has agreed to carry on for another year keeping us all on the right path – which is no easy task! Thank you Sarah, you do an amazing job despite working full time and dealing with family life. We are so grateful to have you on board.
Here is the link to our Facebook page and we now have a YouTube Channel which we will use to house all our videos. Watch out for some great footage coming soon, courtesy of Neil Sturgeon, our resident photographer/videographer. I’m sure you’ll agree that he does a fabulous job of capturing great photographs of you all – although there may be some footage you may wish he hadn’t captured! To see any of his work head over to his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Trialstog