AUTO CYCLE UNION
TRIALS AND ENDURO COMMITTEE
STATEMENT ABOUT ISDE TEAMS
The ACU Trials and Enduro Committee are delighted to be able
to finally announce that they will be fielding a strong team to challenge for
the Women’s Trophy at the forthcoming ISDE in Italy.
The team will comprise Jane Daniels, Rosie Rowett and Nieve
This will be the first time the ACU has formally entered a
team in the Women’s category but they have participated before, ably assisted
by Mick Seward who will step in as team manager.
The announcement, however, is tinged with disappointment as
the desired dream team for the men’s Trophy class failed to materialise and
this too led to the junior team proving to be impractical.
With there being no event last year, this year’s event would
have seen the culmination of a year’s work by many to bring this to fruition.
The T&E Committee wish to place on record their appreciation and praise for
the efforts of Team Manager Daryl Bolter who has worked tirelessly in extremely
difficult circumstances and even up until last Friday night we had a great team
with definite potential of bringing home the trophy for the first time in many
years, but it was not to be.
T&E Committee Chairman stated,
“I know how hard Daryl
has worked to make this happen and I am so disappointed for him and the people
he was worked with. We now have to focus our attention on the positives and put
all our effort into bringing the women’s team home victorious. We will still
give the women the full back up and service provided by Neville King and his
band of committed volunteers, Malcolm Bates will take care of the official side
of things at the event and Mick Seward will lead the team in his own inimitable
style, whilst Mary steadies the ship back in the office”.
The final word goes to Team Manager Daryl Bolter
bitterly disappointing to have to announce that there will be no ACU Men’s
Trophy, Junior Trophy team attending this year’s ISDE in Italy later this
months of planning and replanning because of Covid-19, cost increases etc;
we were extremely hopeful only last week, of sending 3 strong teams, all
capable of standing on their respected podiums.
announcements of the teams was on the verge of publication but only in the last
few days and because of injury, factory priorities and other circumstances
causing riders withdrawals, I’ve had no choice but to advise the ACU and the
other team members that we need to withdraw our involvement for 2021.
to thank all of the riders who have shown interest in competing for their
country, as well as the ACU for their support and the small team of individuals
who have worked with me in trying to make this happen in the most difficult of
also like to thank our sponsors and everyone who has stepped forward and
offered support to Team GB.
everyone will understand that this has been an extremely difficult message to
Mick Wren 03/08/2021