Next Club Practice date tba

Important - Ashford Dunlop Trial
The entry list can be seen and downloaded here

23rd JANUARY 2022 START TIME 10.00AM
LOCATION: Challock Gliding club on A252 Charing to Canterbury Road
1 Course will consist of 3 laps of 13 sections (Observers permitting).
For this Trial to go ahead it requires you the riders, the organisers and most importantly observers.
Please help make this trial a success by bringing Observers
2 Start time 10.00am, three riders per 1 minute interval. Riders deviating from the course or ignoring signs and instructions will be disqualified.
The start area is outside the Glinding club car park
The Elite course will be marked with yellow flags where it deviates from the white Expert course.
3 Please ensure you bring adequate fuel as the course is longer than most other trials. Fuel will not be available at the start.(Also see point 9 below)

4 Hot and Cold Food and Drink WILL NOT be available and the gliding club facilities are closed to the public this year, due to Covid restrictions

5 ACU licences to be shown when signing on.

7 Please ensure dogs are kept on leads and spectators keep to the route marked

8 Parking. Public Highway
Please park responsibly to enable emergency vehicles and other traffic access to the gliding club. Parking is on the side of a public highway so please push bikes to the start area. People riding up and down the public highway who are not fully road traffic legal will be excluded.
This year we hope to have use of a car park at the base of the hill to help with congestion. Parking is near Horse stables so keep noise levels down please.The Gliding club is patrolled by the road traffic POLICE regularly.
9 1st Aid boxes will be positioned at the start, section 1 and section 7.

10 Covid. Please ensure social distancing is observed at all times in line with government guidance.

These will be available on the Tenterden MCC website as soon as they are produced. Probably within 24 hours. We will also try to post on Facebook.
Despite the organisers taking all reasonable precautions, unavoidable incidents can happen. Please comply with all instructions of marshals and notices and remain in permitted areas only.
Hospital facilities
The nearest hospital is located at Ashford.
On leaving the gliding club turn left at the end of the lane and follow the A252 to the bottom of charing hill. At the roundabout bear left and travel down the A20 to Ashford. Join junction 9 of the M20 at Ashford and travel towards folkestone leaving at junction 10 and following the signs to accident and emergency.

Club Meeting
The next meeting will be Thursday 20th January
At the Black Robin Kingston - start time 7:30.
Look forward to seeing a few of you there for a social beer and chat once the committee business has been completed!

Barham Combine Trial
Lord of Lydden
The 23rd & 24th of October saw the annual Lord of Lydden and Sidecar Burn-Up events at the Lydden Race Circuit. Sunday was a fine day and there was good racing in all classes - with Solo's, Scooters, Juniors as well as the sidecars (F1, F2 and classic)
Congratulations to Tom Ward for becoming the 2021 "Lord" and Tim Reeves for winning the "Sidecar Burn-Up"
If you missed it then why not try to get along to next years event?
Have to mention one of the junior racers who while dicing for the lead got pushed wide out of paddock bend and ended up doing half the straight on the grass (Made the start marshal move a bit smartish!) didn't really back off, got back on the track and was still dicing for the lead going into Pilgrims)
Harley Prebble (18) taking a wider line to get around Jamie Thomas (78)
Charlie Huntinford (76) leads Ethan Sparks (62), Filip Surowiak (75) and Clayton Edmunds (146) on the charge into Paddock Bend
Phil Jones (49) leads Alan Cavey (84) and Andy Wilkins (96) with Graham Wroome (92) pushing into the hairpin
Jason Metivier (86) with clear air front and rear coming into Paddock Bend
Barham Cup Combine Trial 10th October
Around 30 riders enjoyed a dry day with sunshine early on - the conditions meaning that everyone seemed to be enjoying the day.
A few pictures here as well as an update Gallery elsewhere on the site

British Veteran Speedway Riders Open Championship 2021
Held on 18th September at the Lydd Speedway circuit on a really sunny Saturday the event gave some excellent racing and with the fact that as a spectator you were right by the boards the atmosphere is really good. Oh and did I say entry was free, yes FREE!! Racing was split into 3 groups: Two Valve uprights, 4 valve uprights and laydowns. Derrick Keyes was there flying the flag for the Barham Club in the 2 valve class. Hopefully we'll be able to post some results later but due to other committments we were unable to stay for the finals.
Derrick Keyes (1) under pressure from Phil Kinman (4)
Paul Wichello (11) leads out of the bend from Darren Grayling (10), Chris Shallcross(12) and Chris Crouch (9)
Mick Ridgeway (5) leads the field of Burt Marshall(8), Steve Crook (7) and Martin Tappenden (6)

Next Barham Club Practice

Youth & Adult Practice Will be advised shortly

10:30 Start - Adults £15, Youths £10 


Once again a huge thank you to all those working so hard to make these events happen and of course to the landowner for allowing the use of their ground

Want to enter a Trial and need a paper entry form? Well here you are, download from the link above -complete the relevant sections and job done! nduro Live Official Channel Movies Livestrea
Reduced Membership rates for 2021 !!!!

Due to Covid -19 and lack of events for this year the committee have decided to reduce the membership rates and for 2021 these will be:

£5.00 for an email copy of the Newsletter
(please make sure that you let us know your current email address)

£10.00 for posted copy of the newsletter

We have also decided to stop sending out the TSM. If you would like the TSM these can be ordered direct from the printer, the details are on the last inside page of the TSM and the cost is £25.00 for 12 issues posted directly to your door

The TSM is also available as a digital version and 12 issues will cost £21.00
A single current issue costs £1.80 and  back issues are normally £1.00

For the digital version please visit  https

If there are any issues with the new Membership or the TSM please let us know at

You can join the club on line at

If you need a ACU Licence it is also best to apply on line at where you can join the club and renew your licence at the same time once logged in click on "My Licences" and select View / Renew my Licences it will give you option A to 'Proceed and renew membership online with the the club above'
If it is not showing Barham District MC then pick option C - 'Find and Apply for Membership with a different club’
Dates for your diary
To enter events online click on  to see what’s available under EVENT ENTRY select Select Search For An Event, in the bottom field go to the top and select ‘All Clubs’ and in the second field select the type of event e.g ‘Trials’, then click search and this will show all the events available to enter, unfortunately you cannot select a location, so this search will give you all the events in the UK.

Sittingbourne and District Motorcycle Club

Are holding their
East Kent Combine Trial on12th December which will now be held at Winterbourne Quarry, Jezzards Lane, Dunkirk, Kent ME13 9DH The start will be marked from Brenley Roundabout at the end of the M2 Motorway

From Brenley Corner, take the exit for Brenley Lane.
Turn left at the end of the lane onto South Street. Stay on this road for about two miles, passing Boughton Church on the right, through North Street with it’s telephone box.
A quarter of a mile after the phone box you will come to the turning for Oversland on the right and immediately after, the turning for Scoggers Hill (also on the right) which is the one to take.
At the end of Scoggers Hill you will see an unmade road straight ahead, carry on up this track to the top where you can park your car.

From Canterbury turn off A252 at Badgers farm shop follow to end, left to Selling & 1st right Jezzards Lane, 1/2 mile on right.

Sunday 5th December Sidcup Jack Thompson Classic Bike Trial
Open to riders of solo and sidecar trials bikes originating from before 31st December 1966
Open to ACU members from every part of the UK, plus riders from Europe.

Entries open  08:00 on MONDAY 1st November  – the first 120 who enter get in!
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