To ride in a trial you will need ACU Trials Registration.
To use the ACU registration facility, go to ‘Links’, click ‘ACU’ and apply online (or print off a form to do it manually).
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY JOINED the Horsforth Club (or any other ACU Club), you may have been given an ACU Affiliation code.
This confirms to the ACU that you are a member of an ACU Affiliated Club so you can apply (either manually or online) quoting that number. At some point you’ll need a passport size photo which ends up on your ACU Membership Card. ACU Membership costs £10. This also runs for the calendar year (you can apply at any time in the year). Once you have sent them one photo, you won’t need another and you can renew online as soon as you have next year’s magic number from our secretary (or another ACU Club secretary) as proof you are still a member of an ACU Affiliated Club.
You will then have access to the up to date ACU Handbook (in a choice of formats) and it is in here you will find all the Rules which apply to all aspects of Trials.
IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY JOINED/RE-JOINED HORSFORTH CLUB FOR THE NEW YEAR YOU CAN SHORTCUT THE SYSTEM BY APPLYING FOR ACU REGISTRATION ONLINE AND JOINING (OR RE-JOINING) HORSFORTH CLUB AT THE SAME TIME. IT SAVES HAVING TO GET AN ‘AFFILIATION CODE’ TO QUOTE AND YOU CAN PAY FOR CLUB MEMBERSHIP ONLINE AND THE ACU WILL FORWARD YOUR DETAILS AND PAYMENT ONTO US. YOU CAN PICK UP YOUR CLUB STICKER AT A TRIAL
ACU Trials Registration, Production of Licences at events
If you turn up at a trial without first having organised your ACU registration, you will need to fill in an ACU Day Registration form which costs £3 and covers you for that Trial only.
Once you have your full annual ACU Trials Registration Card, you must bring it to every event or you will need a Day Licence as above.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT YOU HAVE UP TO DATE ACU REGISTRATION,
This is what the ACU say… “It is a condition of the policies that ACU Codes, Regulations and Supplementary Regulations are observed and complied with. Failure to comply could prejudice the operation of the cover”.
We take this to mean that you are not covered by the ACU 3rd party insurance which is provided for your benefit when you enter a trial. So if you fall off your bike at a trial and it cartwheels down the hill and breaks someones arm, you won’t have TP insurance and are therefore liable to have the pants sued off you by the injured party. It could be VERY expensive.
NB The ACU Affiliation code changes every year and is NOT the same as the ACU Member Number you will get on your card which does remain the same each year.