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ACU Southern Centre Trials Championship 2020

Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 11:55am
After discussions between the Centre clubs and riders it is confirmed that for 2020 the Youth D class will be reinstated and an additional class, Clubman Expert, will be included in the Southern Centre Championship for 2020.

If a Club is unable to accommodate any classes, championship points will be accrued from the reduced number of rounds held for that class, to determine that class winners. For example, not all will be able to hold a Youth D Class due to the venue used.


Other additional classifications were considered, but too many classes would dilute class entries, especially in Twin Shock and Pre-65 groups which are already very low.

The Championship for 2020 will be held over ten rounds, plus two additional Pre-65 & Twin Shock Round, run by the Waltham Chase and Farnham Clubs.

There will be Pre-65 and Twin Shock classes at all other rounds of the series.

The 2020 dates are:




05 April 2020

Alton & District

The Kenchington

19 April 2020

Bridport & Weymouth

The West Dorset

25 April 2020

Isle of Wight MCC

Two Day Trial - Day 1

26 April 2020

Isle of Wight MCC

Two Day Trial - Day 2

09 May 2020

XHG Tigers MCC

The VE75 Trial

28 June 2020

Waltham Chase MCC

The George Greenland

26 July 2020

Waltham Chase MCC

The Keith Marshall - Pre65 & Twin Shock

02 August 2020

Alton & District

The Selborne Solo

30 August 2020

Waltham Chase MCC

The Geoff Chandler

27 September 2020

Farnham & DMCC

The Phill Mellers - Pre65 &Twin Shock

25 October 2020

Salisbury MC & LCC

The Jack White

01 November 2020

Ringwood MC &LCC

The Perce Simon


Clubs will publish event venues and supplementary regs in TMX, The Sporting Motorcyclist, on their Club Websites and on The Southern Trials Riders Facebook Page.

The Classification for the 2020 Championship are:

Expert – “Solo Star” Award (A Route)

Clubman Expert (50/50 A & B Routes)

Clubman (B Route)

Novice  (C Route)

Pre-65(C Route) “The George Allan”                                     

Twin Shock (C Route)

Youth A               

Youth B               

Youth C

Youth D

There are no age “sub classes” in the series.

Clubs will display and brief route marking “colours”, along with any additional supplementary instructions at the start of each Trial.

Clubs may include other classes at Championship Trials, for those riders who are not competing in the Centre Championship. Championship points will be not be awarded for these classes.

Entry forms and the ACU Website will highlight the “Championship Classes”.

Awards will be presented for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class. (Subject to minimum entries in the class)

For each round point’s will be awarded as follows:

Best Performance 20 points, then 17,15,13,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 for 15th place in each class.

Only the first 15 finishers in each class shall be awarded points.          

The maximum number of events to count in the series for each competitor will be the total number of events in the series less two. (There are two additional Pre 65 and Twin shock rounds)

RuleTSR22A, “Stop Permitted”, will be used at all the main Centre Rounds. Non-Stop TSR22B rules may be used at the two specialist rounds, at the discretion of the organising Club.


Award winners and partners will be invited as complimentary guest of “The Southern Centre” to an annual Awards Presentation to receive their awards.

Clubs will endeavour to run Championship Rounds with 3 laps of 15 sections, but this is subject to the availability of Observers and the land available.

Riders are to be encouraged to pre-enter, using the ACU on-line entry system, to enable clubs to prepare for the event. Clubs will apply an “on the day” surcharge, if capacity is available.

All riders taking part in the Championship are asked to provide an Observer, or observe, at one round of the series.

Event Entry Forms and Results will be published in The Sporting Motorcyclist, TMX and on The Southern Trials Riders Facebook Page.

The Championship table will be updated after each event and published in the Sporting Motorcyclist and posted on The Southern Trials Riders Facebook Page.

Riders from adjoining Centres are very welcome to take part in the series.

Youth A, B, C and D class riders are especially encouraged to take part in the series, however due to the nature of some of the venues used for the Championship there will be no Youth “E” classes.

The Championship rules will again be reviewed in November 2020, with any changes implemented for the 2021 season.

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