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.

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.

Sadly, we have learned of the passing of Tom Ollerton. Tom was a founder member of the club and served as Secretary. He died in Haydock nursing home on Dec 25th aged 91. Funeral arrangements available at Edwin Ainsworths , Churchbank Street, Darwen. Our deepest sympathies to his family.

Here is a fascinating summary of Tom's motorcycling years copied from Trials Central and submitted by his son, John.