The Manx Trials Club organises and promotes motorcycle trials in the Isle of Man for solo and sidecar machines for all abilities, with the emphasis being on the enjoyment of the sport. Events are held throughout the year for modern and classic twinshock machinery.
We are reliant on the continued generosity of landowners for providing access to the fantastic trials areas we have on the island and wish to express our thanks to them along with our loyal observers who regularly give up their time.
Our premier event is the Manx International Classic Trial which has become a key element of the Festival of Motorcycling and attracts riders from all over the world to ride our classic sections and enjoy the beautiful scenery of our island.
The Manx International Classic Trial Committee regret to announce that this years event scheduled to be held on 5th & 6th September has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 virus. Our committee are all bitterly disappointed as I am sure you are but it is the only option available to us. We have delayed making the decision until now in the hope that we would reach a point where we could be confident that the current restrictions on travel, mass gatherings and the like would be lifted by September and the event could run safely. However we have now reached the point where we would need to ramp up the organising activity, and we appreciate that visiting riders need the opportunity to transfer/cancel travel and accommodation arrangements, so the decision to cancel was taken. With the information available to us at this time the following main issues exist:-
The Isle of Man’s borders are currently closed and there is no indication of when they will open – the IOM Government having stated last week that ‘the borders will not be open any time soon’
All the islands hotels, guest houses and the like are currently closed with no indication of when they will be permitted to begin operating again
There is currently a ban on all mass gatherings and there is no guarantee that this restriction will be eased sufficiently to allow the numbers of riders & spectators we normally attract to congregate
Whilst the AMCA in conjunction with the ACU are currently formulating a plan to recommence motorcycle sport in July the early indications are that this will be on a very low key basis and would not provide for a multi venue and large event such as the Manx International Classic Trial
NEXT YEARS EVENT WILL BE OVER THE WEEKEND OF 4TH & 5TH SEPTEMBER 2021
We have been been advised by the AMCA that ALL AMCA events are cancelled until at least the end of MAY as a result of the Covid-19 virus guidance update. See the AMCA website for further information www.amca.uk.com
The first three rounds of the Summer Trials Series have therefore had to be cancelled.
Further updates will appear here when notified by the AMCA
Depending on the current restrictions being sufficiently eased and the AMCA issuing a permit the Manx Trials Club are hoping to run a mini 2 day classic trial (Pre-65 & Twinshocks only) over the proposed long bank holiday weekend – 29th & 30th August – we are planning for this to be a fund raising event in aid of a local NHS charity - details will appear on our website nearer the event.
THIS IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD PENDING ADVICE FROM GOVERNMENT AS TO WHEN SUCH SPORTING EVENTS MAY CONTINUE
Thanks to the hard work from Wayne Wardell the club are again running a Summer Trial Series on Wednesday evenings with signing on at 6.00 for a 6.30 start. As last year the sections will be principally aimed at Pre 65 & Twinshock machines but will also cater for all levels of modern bikes. Further information and details of venues will be notified shortly.
6th May, 20th May, 27th May, 10th June, 17th June & 1st July
These may be subject to change.