Cancelled due to weather and ground conditions


2020 Novice Beginner Championship - Round 1

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

The first Darwen Trial Novice Beginner event of 2020.
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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To be able to enter a trial organised by an ACU club, a rider must be a member of an ACU affiliated club and have a Trials Registration with the ACU. ACU registration requires a code issued by the club which will be printed of your membership card. It is much simpler to join a club before applying to the ACU

Darwen membership 2020 - new members

There are two ways of applying for membership of Darwen Trials Club for 2020. These are:

  • Pay at an event. This will cost £5 and involves completing a simple membership application form with basic details such as name, address and other contact details. A membership card should be issued straight away. If you then apply for ACU registration through the ACU website, your membership will then be checked and your application approved.
  • Via the ACU website. This is a little more complicated as you will need to wait until your club membership is validated by the club. You can begin the process by visiting the ACU website and completing the application process. Click here.

ACU Renewals - existing members

If you are renewing your ACU registration, you do not need a code. Simply complete the ACU registration process - click here - and indicate whether you wish to pay your Darwen membership. Your ACU registration will be approved ONLY when your Darwen subscription is completed. Darwen membership taken through the ACU website will cost £6 to include the cost of administration.

Please note that as we do not currently have a Membership Secretary, membership cards will not be posted but can be collected at an event.

Our AGM took place on November 29th at the Fisherman's Retreat, Ramsbottom.

A copy of the minutes of the meeting are below but, in brief, the following:

  • There is still a vacancy for a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman following Steve Collinson and Barry Sanderson stepping down after many years of service to the club.
  • The club was financially healthy with a stable level of funds in the bank.
  • Membership Fees for 2020 will remain at their current level.
  • Entry fees will be held at current levels however these may need to be reviewed as and when necessary in the light of insurance and other fees etc.

Full minutes are available here -