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Welcome to the Barham Motorcycle Club web site

We hope that you find the website easy to use.

We’ve put most information under the buttons on the left. But if you’re looking for an entry form for the latest Barham Trial, the riders list or results from the last event then use the buttons directly below


Want to have a go at being an observer?

Would you like to have a go at observing, or helping to at one of our Trials?

You don’t need to be a club member but if you’d like to have a go and help make the days possible, simply click on the link and complete the short form.

If you’ve never done it before don’t worry, we can team you up with an experienced observer to show you the ropes and make sure you’re comfortable with the rules.

We can’t guarantee that there would always be a section available to observe but you would be contacted before an event to see if you’d like to observe. Go on you know you want to!

Updated 18/08/2018


Charity Trial donation - Next Practice - Dates for Combine Trial and Mutton Lancers - Next Youth Trial - AGM date - New editor? -Defrib update

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Adults & Youth Practice Day

Next practice date will be 16th September 2018

Start time 10:30

Entry Fee £10.00

Will be held at Crundale Lime Works Crundale  Canterbury Kent CT4 7ED

Contact Barham and District MCC youth officer Tim Taylor on 07725988775 or Mark Ridge for further details.

Adults why not come along to pass on your riding tips and tricks to the future of trials in the club?

AGM Commitee/Club Meeting

This will be on 20/09/2018

At The Black Robin Valley Road Kingston CT4 6HS

Committee start 7:30, General meet 8:30pm onwards

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Riders, did you know you can renew your ACU licence on line now?

The end of Motorsport in the UK and Europe?

Many of you may have heard of the VNUK ruling but think it won’t happen - so here’s an update!

For those of you who don’t know what this is all about then I shall begin……..

Once upon a time (2007 actually) in far off Slovenia a Mr Vnuk was knocked off of his ladder by a reversing tractor and trailer. He was injured and claimed compensation, but the insurers refused to payout as the accident was on private land away from the public road. The European Court of Justice (CJEU) got involved and ruled that the Slovenian government had failed to transpose the Motor Insurance Directive (MID) into national law correctly and that the MID required that all vehicles must have insurance cover for all uses everywhere covering all risks and liabilities.

This ruling was challenged by the British, Irish and German governments, but in 2014 the CJEU rejected the appeal.

The UK government, along with sports bodies and industry, lobbied the European Commission to change the legislation so that motorsport would be exempt. It was helped by insurance bodies such as British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) and the Association of British Insurers (ABI), who stated that insuring motorsport in the same way as normal road use would be extremely expensive (particularly for vehicle to vehicle collisions on the track), that such a policy would not be commercially viable, and no underwriter would want to enter this market. The UK Government also supports this position.

In 2016 the European Commission’s commissioner was in favour of exempting motorsport from the directive, but a consultation was then held.

The European Commission then held two more consultations on the issue during 2017. The responses to both were overwhelmingly in favour of the EU exempting motorsport from mandatory insurance


However in May 2018, two years after the Commission promised to exempt motorsport, they published a formal proposal for an amendment and an impact assessment that explicitly included motorsport in the scope for compulsory motor insurance.

The detail of this proposal was to include a definition of the ‘use of a vehicle’ which included all use of a vehicle on all terrains, whether moving or stationary.

If adopted, this proposal will mean that all vehicles, whether family cars, museum pieces, off road

competition machines or MotoGP bikes, F1 cars etc will all need a minimum 3rd party motor insurance covering all damages and liabilities at all times and for all uses - including use on a closed circuit or a closed public road. So a complete U-turn then!

So what can be done? All that we can do is raise awareness of this totally ludicrous piece of euro legislation - by contacting our MP’s, Euro MP’s and ask them their views and enlist their help in getting motorsport exempted. So please contact your MP today - don’t sit expecting others to save your right to ride in competitive events.

Don’t assume that “it won’t happen as we’re leaving the European Union” this is a very real and present danger and could be implemented quite soon.

So contact you’re MP NOW!!

Motorsport needs you!

Barham Annual Charity Trial Update

The annual Charity Trial once again proved a really popular event with more than fifty riders enjoying the event. After all the costs were taken into account you helped raise a healthy £300 for a very worthwhile cause. So a big thank you to all of those who organised, took part, observed and of course the landowner as without the ground we couldn’t make it happen! A full list of results can be found on the results page or by clicking here

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Youth Trial

The next Barham round of the Youth Trial series will be held on 13th October at Wingmore  start time 1pm

Contact Barham and District MCC youth officer Tim Taylor on 07725988775 or Mark Ridge for further details.

Dates for the Diary

14th October Barham Combine Trial at Wingmore - more details shortly

28th October Mutton Lancers Trial China Farm more details shortly

Club Newsletter - Fancy being the editor

So after 6 plus years of providing the club with its monthly newsletter Jenny has decided that it time to hand over the reins to someone else. Currently Mark Ridge is covering the position of editor on a temporary basis. So the club would like to hear from anyone who would like to become editor of the newsletter. Why not come to the AGM and put your name forward, or alternatively drop a mail to info@barhammotorcycleclub.co.uk expressing your interest?

So on behalf of the club a really big thank you to Jenny for all her hard work over the past 6 years.

Barham Defribrillator

The club has now purchased a defrib unit that will be available at all of our trials events. Operation is simple and the unit even does the diagnosis! In addition to this we are purchasing a set of walkie talkies enabling observers to contact key members in the event of an emergency. We hope that it’s never needed but following one of the club members actually suffering a heart attack during a trial we felt that as a club it was the right thing to do.

To see how easy these are to operate simply click on the logo on the left