Berkhamsted Motorcycle Club
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About us…

Founded in 1908 The Berkhamsted Motorcycle & Car Club is one of the oldest still in existence. In those early years the pioneering membership was a keen group of local enthusiasts when motor sport was just becoming recognised as a serious sport. Club members have included many champions in all branches of motor sport on two, three or four wheels. The list of membership down the years reads like a Who's Who of motorsport, including Sidney Allard who designed and built Allard Cars, a highly successful competitor in car sprints and hill climbs in the immediate post war period including winning his class in the Monte Carlo rally as a Berkhamsted member. At Brooklands in its hey day a team of Berkhamsted Club motorcycle riders collected the top team honours three years running. Some of the events the club organises are held in aid of a local charity or similar organisations. As long ago as 1934, the club ran a speed hill climb in aid of Chesham Old Peoples Outing Fund, with a similar event at Tring, which boosted the towns Nursing Association. West Herts Hospital benefited in 1939 from a speed trial held at Markyate by kind permission of Sir Giles and Lady Sebright.In post-war years the club has continued to help the local community. For instance, the club bought a replacement ambulance and other equipment for St. John Ambulance Brigade who are often seen providing first aid at many sports and other public events.In more recent years the club has been involved in organising many motorcycle events. Every year the club runs a charity motorcycle trial at our home venue of Nash Mills, Kings Langley, Herts.Significant donations have been provided to the Auto-Cycle Union’s Benevolent Fund, Sportaid, the Dacorum branch of MIND, The Hospice of St Francis & Macmillan Nurses. This event is partly organised to encourage new members to join the club and as a social event with a barbecue and refreshments being served during a warm summers evening. It’s a relatively easy course set out to suit most levels of ability, especially beginners. The Club is a founder member of the Meteor Group of Trials Clubs, annually running nine, weekend trials, 3 evening trials and 2 Beginners events as well as a number of Social events. In motorcycle trials riders try to negotiate difficult sections of uneven land without stopping, dismounting or putting their feet down. A sport of skill, proving very popular with riders and spectators alike. The Club runs some of our Trials at our own practice ground, which is open throughout the year for Club members who pay an additional fee. Our practice ground is situated on the side of the Grand Union Canal, near Kings Langley. We also use another piece of land at Great Brickhill, off the A5, just south of Milton Keynes. Our Trials here are set out in a wooded gully, usually continuing through the wood and onto a sand pit. Please be aware that our home venue of Nash Mills is licensed only for TRIALS type motorcycles which are properly maintained and run in accordance with current legislation.

Directions to Nash Mills

From Junction 20 off the M25 take the Watford Road/A4251 northbound towards Kings Langley town centre. The road leads through the main High Street and into Hempstead Road. Keep on the road until you come to an obvious train bridge with Rucklers Lane on the left. There will be some traffic lights here. Immediately take the road to the right under the train bridge named Nash Mills Lane. The entrance to Nash Mills practice ground is immediately on your right after you have made the turn into Nash Mills Lane. Post code is HP3 9TE
1) The Nash Mills trials ground is for the exclusive use of bona fide club members only. 2) The Nash Mills trials ground can be used between 8am & 8pm Monday to Saturday and from 10am until 6pm on Sundays. 3) Members must ensure that the gates are locked at all times. 4) The Nash Mills facility may only be used by cycles and motorcycles deemed to be for the specific purpose of Trials as defined in the ACU handbook. Any motorcycle not clearly identified as above MUST NOT BE USED at Nash Mills. However, non-trials machines may be presented for inspection by a minimum of two Committee members who will approve its use on an individual basis. Such machines to have identification recorded and a card issued detailing approval. Inspection will be available at Committee meetings. 5) Protective clothing must be worn at all times, complying with the ACU handbook. The current regulations are as follows: TSR15 Clothing Clothing must cover legs and body and it is recommended that arms should be covered. Boots of approximately knee length must be worn. Only safety type Wellington boots made of leather, rubber or plastic will be allowed. Motorcycle helmets must be worn, (and be correctly fitted) by all officials, riders and sidecar passengers whenever they are riding a machine. All Youth riders must have clothing covering arms, and wear gloves covering hands and fingers. The wearing of gloves is recommended for all other riders. 6) Lone riding is not permitted. Members under 17 years of age must be accompanied by a non-riding adult. Adults must be accompanied by another person over 17 years of age. 7) Youth riders are only to ride machines of maximum engine capacities as follows: TSR 1 Youth A and Youth B 125cc mono or 250cc twinshock Youth C Standard and medium wheel 80cc and Electric up to 7 bhp measured at the rear wheel Youth D Medium wheel 80cc mono and twinshock, 50 cc small wheel and Electric up to 7 bhp measured at the rear wheel Youth E Small wheel electric powered machines up to 2 bhp measured at the rear wheel Guidance on youth riders class category and birthdates is set out in TSR1 - ACU handbook available on ACU website. Any youth riders found to be riding machines of a larger size than set out above will be asked to leave Nash Mills immediately and their family membership may be revoked. 8) The club does not provide Personal Insurance and the onus lies entirely with the member to provide Personal Insurance as they think appropriate. 9) The Club accepts no responsibility for personal injury, for loss or damage to personal possessions of Club Members or any accompanying persons howsoever caused. 10) Any incident involving injury or other loss occurring at the Nash Mills trials ground must be recorded and reported to the Club Secretary without delay. Contact details are available on the back of the GHG, on the website, or in the ACU handbook . 11) Members are not allowed to ride at Nash Mills unless they are able to confirm, prior to starting, that they know of no medical condition that would impair their ability to ride at Nash Mills without causing injury to themselves or others. 12) A Nash Users sticker is issued on membership renewal and should be made easily visible on either bike or person/helmet. Any person that does not show a user’s sticker may be asked to leave the practice ground.

Rules for Nash Mills Trials Ground

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About us…

Founded in 1908 The Berkhamsted Motorcycle & Car Club is one of the oldest still in existence. In those early years the pioneering membership was a keen group of local enthusiasts when motor sport was just becoming recognised as a serious sport. Club members have included many champions in all branches of motor sport on two, three or four wheels. The list of membership down the years reads like a Who's Who of motorsport, including Sidney Allard who designed and built Allard Cars, a highly successful competitor in car sprints and hill climbs in the immediate post war period including winning his class in the Monte Carlo rally as a Berkhamsted member. At Brooklands in its hey day a team of Berkhamsted Club motorcycle riders collected the top team honours three years running. Some of the events the club organises are held in aid of a local charity or similar organisations. As long ago as 1934, the club ran a speed hill climb in aid of Chesham Old Peoples Outing Fund, with a similar event at Tring, which boosted the towns Nursing Association. West Herts Hospital benefited in 1939 from a speed trial held at Markyate by kind permission of Sir Giles and Lady Sebright.In post-war years the club has continued to help the local community. For instance, the club bought a replacement ambulance and other equipment for St. John Ambulance Brigade who are often seen providing first aid at many sports and other public events.In more recent years the club has been involved in organising many motorcycle events. Every year the club runs a charity motorcycle trial at our home venue of Nash Mills, Kings Langley, Herts.Significant donations have been provided to the Auto-Cycle Union’s Benevolent Fund, Sportaid, the Dacorum branch of MIND, The Hospice of St Francis & Macmillan Nurses. This event is partly organised to encourage new members to join the club and as a social event with a barbecue and refreshments being served during a warm summers evening. It’s a relatively easy course set out to suit most levels of ability, especially beginners. The Club is a founder member of the Meteor Group of Trials Clubs, annually running nine, weekend trials, 3 evening trials and 2 Beginners events as well as a number of Social events. In motorcycle trials riders try to negotiate difficult sections of uneven land without stopping, dismounting or putting their feet down. A sport of skill, proving very popular with riders and spectators alike. The Club runs some of our Trials at our own practice ground, which is open throughout the year for Club members who pay an additional fee. Our practice ground is situated on the side of the Grand Union Canal, near Kings Langley. We also use another piece of land at Great Brickhill, off the A5, just south of Milton Keynes. Our Trials here are set out in a wooded gully, usually continuing through the wood and onto a sand pit. Please be aware that our home venue of Nash Mills is licensed only for TRIALS type motorcycles which are properly maintained and run in accordance with current legislation.

Directions to Nash Mills

From Junction 20 off the M25 take the Watford Road/A4251 northbound towards Kings Langley town centre. The road leads through the main High Street and into Hempstead Road. Keep on the road until you come to an obvious train bridge with Rucklers Lane on the left. There will be some traffic lights here. Immediately take the road to the right under the train bridge named Nash Mills Lane. The entrance to Nash Mills practice ground is immediately on your right after you have made the turn into Nash Mills Lane. Post code is HP3 9TE
© Berkhamsted Motorcycle & Car Club Ltd 2019
1) The Nash Mills trials ground is for the exclusive use of bona fide club members only. 2) The Nash Mills trials ground can be used between 8am & 8pm Monday to Saturday and from 10am until 6pm on Sundays. 3) Members must ensure that the gates are locked at all times. 4) The Nash Mills facility may only be used by cycles and motorcycles deemed to be for the specific purpose of Trials as defined in the ACU handbook. Any motorcycle not clearly identified as above MUST NOT BE USED at Nash Mills. However, non-trials machines may be presented for inspection by a minimum of two Committee members who will approve its use on an individual basis. Such machines to have identification recorded and a card issued detailing approval. Inspection will be available at Committee meetings. 5) Protective clothing must be worn at all times, complying with the ACU handbook. The current regulations are as follows: TSR15 Clothing Clothing must cover legs and body and it is recommended that arms should be covered. Boots of approximately knee length must be worn. Only safety type Wellington boots made of leather, rubber or plastic will be allowed. Motorcycle helmets must be worn, (and be correctly fitted) by all officials, riders and sidecar passengers whenever they are riding a machine. All Youth riders must have clothing covering arms, and wear gloves covering hands and fingers. The wearing of gloves is recommended for all other riders. 6) Lone riding is not permitted. Members under 17 years of age must be accompanied by a non-riding adult. Adults must be accompanied by another person over 17 years of age. 7) Youth riders are only to ride machines of maximum engine capacities as follows: TSR 1 Youth A and Youth B 125cc mono or 250cc twinshock Youth C Standard and medium wheel 80cc and Electric up to 7 bhp measured at the rear wheel Youth D Medium wheel 80cc mono and twinshock, 50 cc small wheel and Electric up to 7 bhp measured at the rear wheel Youth E Small wheel electric powered machines up to 2 bhp measured at the rear wheel Guidance on youth riders class category and birthdates is set out in TSR1 - ACU handbook available on ACU website. Any youth riders found to be riding machines of a larger size than set out above will be asked to leave Nash Mills immediately and their family membership may be revoked. 8) The club does not provide Personal Insurance and the onus lies entirely with the member to provide Personal Insurance as they think appropriate. 9) The Club accepts no responsibility for personal injury, for loss or damage to personal possessions of Club Members or any accompanying persons howsoever caused. 10) Any incident involving injury or other loss occurring at the Nash Mills trials ground must be recorded and reported to the Club Secretary without delay. Contact details are available on the back of the GHG, on the website, or in the ACU handbook . 11) Members are not allowed to ride at Nash Mills unless they are able to confirm, prior to starting, that they know of no medical condition that would impair their ability to ride at Nash Mills without causing injury to themselves or others. 12) A Nash Users sticker is issued on membership renewal and should be made easily visible on either bike or person/helmet. Any person that does not show a user’s sticker may be asked to leave the practice ground.

Rules for Nash Mills Trials Ground

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