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Becoming an ACU Trials Clerk of the Course Quiz

Thursday May 7, 2020 at 10:05am
Becoming an ACU Trials Clerk of the Course Quiz

Join this week’s Lockdown Quiz on becoming a Clerk of the Course for Trials. This is the last of the Lockdown quizzes on how to become a Clerk of the Course.

You probably know that volunteering is crucial to make motorsport happen. There are so many ways that you can volunteer and help support the sport and the appointment of Clerk of the Course is a very responsible position to undertake as the incumbent is the Chief Executive Official of an event. 

The individual is responsible for the management and conduct of a meeting and under his/her direction other executive and administrative officials are appointed. The role is very rewarding, but equally can be very demanding and carries a huge responsibility on the individual which he/she needs to be aware of before undertaking the appointment.

Any individual wishing to become a Clerk of the Course is advised to carry out other roles first to give them an idea of what the role of Clerk of the Course entails by watching and listening to what an appointed Clerk of the Course does and says during the course of an event.

For Off Road Disciplines, any individual wishing to take on the role of Clerk of the Course in any discipline must be aware of the responsibility involved and some of the difficult decisions they have to make.

Some of these decisions will not be popular and as such the Clerk of the Course may find that a rider or entrant has lodged a protest, or the Clerk of the Course may be required to deal with a disciplinary issue.  These decisions will very quickly become of interest locally, regionally or nationally, dependent on the level of the event and as such the Clerk of the Course needs to have strength of character to be able to defend his/her actions in a professional, articulate and calm manner.

The 2020 ACU Handbook can be found here if needed for reference -

The Quiz can be completed here -

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