We've received notification from the ACU today giving details of a VERY restricted format for the resumption of our sport. These include the following and will be reviewed during August:
• Club members only
• Adult (over-16) riders only - now removed
• Maximum entry of 40 riders - now removed
• Online pre-entry only
• Rider's home address must be within 40 miles of a club's headquarters - now removed
• No cash handling on the day
As a club, Darwen will examine what the possibilities are for future events and will make any announcements here and on our Facebook page. The full document from the ACU can be downloaded here  

Membership valid through 2021

Due to the suspension of activities during the CV-19 pandemic, the club has decided that 2020 memberships will be extended for the whole of 2021.

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. Joining both the club and the AVU should be done through the ACU website. This may be a two stage process 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 -