Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we've had to postpone this event until later in the year. Watch this space and our Facebook page for updates.

2019 Novice Beginner Championship - Round 1

Sign-on: from 1pm
Start time 2pm
Location: Cliviger

The first Darwen Trial Novice Beginner event of 2019.
Courses: Easy, 50/50, Novice, Hard Novice


The venue is located off the A646 between Holme Chapel and Cornholme.

From Todmorden
After Cornholme the road passes a layby / parking area on the left, then a bridge controlled by traffic lights. On a stretch of double white lines beyond the bridge, there is a rusty metal gate to the left which leads down a track to the parking area.

From Burnley
Follow the A646 through Walk Mill then Holme Chapel. Shortly after leaving Holme Chapel, there is a layby / parking area to the left. Approximately 250 yards further there is a series of curves marked with double white lines. The entrance to the parking area is on the right hand side of one of these bends. Take great care crossing here as traffic can be quite fast.

Observers, please?

As always, it would be appreciated if you are able to give up a few hours of your time to support our riders by acting as an observer. Please contact Chris Chew (mob: 07841071375)

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It's getting to that time of year again…

The good news is that membership fees have been held down to their current levels for another year.

Renew Darwen membership at a competition

2019 Darwen membership cards will be availaible at our final trial of 2018 at Warmden Quarry on December 2nd. Payment at an event will be at the discounted rate of £5 reflecting the saving on the cost of postage etc. This will give you a card with a code which you need to get your ACU Registration processed.

Renew online

You can also renew online through the ACU website when you renew your ACU Registration. You will need a credit card for payment.

Sadly, we would like to pass on the news that a longstanding member of old, Alan Waring, passed away on November 30th. Known as 'Our Al', he was active in the days of Fred Parkington and Brian Walmsley. His funeral will be at Accrington Crematorium on Decenber 11th at 11 o'clock.

This year's AGM took place on Wednesday, 15th November at the Fisherman's Retreat, Ramsbottom and was attended by eight members.

The following officials were appointed for the coming year:
Chairman - Steve Collinson, Vice-Chairman - Barry Sanderson, Treasurer - Steve Collinson, Secretary - Alex Sykes, Membership Secretary - Catherine Sagar, Publicity Secretary - Barry Sanderson, Observer Organiser - Chris Chew.

Full detail will appear here shortly

Just a reminder that all riders in Darwen Trials Club events are required to have a current ACU licence - officially an ACU Registration. These can be obtained either through the club's Membership Secretary, Ian Capper, or directly from the ACU. If you are registering for the first time through the ACU, you will need to obtain a club code from Ian and also submit a recent passport-style photo.

ACU registration costs £10 a year for both adult and youth members and provides insurance coverage during competitions. An application form can be downloaded below. It is club policy to check licences at signing-on for all events.