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ISDE Announcement

Tuesday August 3, 2021 at 3:52pm
ISDE Announcement

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 Holmes

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

“It is 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 month.  

After 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.  

The 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.  

I’d like 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 circumstances.   

I would also like to thank our sponsors and everyone who has stepped forward and offered support to Team GB.  

I hope everyone will understand that this has been an extremely difficult message to write.    


Daryl Bolter”    



Mick Wren 03/08/2021

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