Give me a minute & I’ll have you all updated! ACU General Secretary visits Centre Board Meeting.

Normal Service will be resumed shortly. Just had a week looking after William during the day [his day starts at 06:00hrs & stops about 19:30hrs at his bedtime. It’s been a long time since we were last changing babies! He’s not quite crawling yet but is mobile – turn your back & he’s gone!

In a jiffy I’ll have posted up the Results of the Wells Clubs Lawford Timed Trial & Youth Trial from 25th June & the Regs & Entry Form for North Somersets Wednesday evening 20th July Timed Trial.

Last Tuesdays Board Meeting welcomed Gary Thompson who had asked to attend. Pleased to say it was a two way Meeting with questions asked of & answered by Gary. He has by the way been appointed CofC for the IoM TT next year so as he says ‘no pressure there then’ Talking of the TT, Ken Lywood thanked the Board for giving him two VIP day tickets for this years TT – he enjoyed it. So I think we can say that Kensmany years of Service to the Wessex Centre was suitably recognised.

We dispatched our routine business swiftly, and agreed to make a donation to BGRC tto help defray the costs of Trophies for the Schoolboy National Grass Track Finals they are hosting. Four Clubs had made comments about the ‘on line’ issue of Licences/Trials Registration. Gary has summarised these & Directors will discuss & consult further.

Gary brought the bad news that we are on track to make a thumping great loss this year, due to the Permit income being much reduced from last year. Directors are addressing this issue urgently.

The things riders apparently get away with & that Organisers overlook or ignore continues to stagger me, Gary instanced one Rider who had been riding without a Trials Registration for 18 months! No Problem? No it wasn’t until he had a fall during a Trial & apparently cracked/broke a couple of ribs. The guy died in hospital the day after the Event. So we [Gary] has to explain away to the Police why our well documented procedure of checking Licences had been circumvented by this rider. I wouldn’t wish to have been an Official at that Event, there may well be repercussions. You have been warned!

Sorry to hear that Aaron Poolman has broken a leg, & that he will miss his ACU Team ride in the upcoming ISDE.

Pleased to hear Becky Cook has regained her Ladies Trials Championship with a Round to go

Frank

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