Latest NEWS – Club Shirts and Caps
Head on over to Ridernet to the Club’s “Purchase Event” to Order and Pay for a Club Shirt (long or short sleeve) and/or Cap (one size fits all). Please check your sizing against the Size Charts available in the e-mail sent to all members about the Club Shirts & Caps or check with information on the Club Facebook or just across in the Shirts & Caps menu. The Order period is from 15 September to 15 October when ordering will close and the Shirts and Caps will then be made by the manufacturer. The Club will in contact once they are all available and ready for pickup.
100th Year Centenary Celebration
Our long serving members need no introduction to the 100th Year Centernary Celebration of the AJS Motorcycle Club (AJS MCC) to be held at the Woodvale Tavern, October 27th 5pm. Observed Trials, Trials, MotoTrials, or Trial, (different names, same challenges) has been an integral part of the history, contributions, leadership, and support of the AJS MCC over those 100 years. Through circumstance, the Trials division of the AJS MCC became incorporated in 2018 and is now known as the AJS MotoTrials Club but remains with strong links to the AJS MCC – obviously including the AJS Trial Park. There are many Trials related memorabilia, press cuttings, and trophies displayed at the AJS MCC Clubrooms, and the Life Member Honour Board reflects the long history and contribution that our shared Life Members have made to the off-road motorcycle disciplines over the years.
The previous Trial Park Gate sign as displayed on the ‘shipping container’ wall recognises that shared history of Trials within the AJS MCC.
Information about MotoTrials (Trial):
Unlike most other forms of motorcycle sport, MotoTrials (Trial) is not racing. It is simply you and your bike pitted against the terrain. MotoTrials is a sport of balance, skill and concentration. One at a time, competitors will ride over an obstacle course of boulders, streams, hill climbs, logs, drop offs, and nearly anything else they can find. MotoTrials is the world’s most popular participatory motorcycle sport. In Australia about one thousand riders compete, – in Europe hundreds of thousands compete regularly. MotoTrials riders compete in ALL weather conditions!!!
There are classes for everyone. From those yet to start school through Juniors (7 to up to 16 years of age) to “Seniors” (16 yrs and upwards) and onwards to Veterans from 40 to 70+. There are classes to cover all rider ability levels, from Expert through to Novice levels. Dependent on the event there are also classes for Masters (35+), Sidecar, Post-Classic (twin shock) and Classic. Whilst it is spectacular and sometimes appears dangerous at the top level, it is a very safe sport. Speed and other competitors are not factors likely to cause incidents, so the sport remains very safe. Very few injuries are sustained due to the low speeds and “one at a time” use of sections by competitors. Riders in the top classes attempt seemingly impossible obstacles, and in the process perform some of the most amazing skilled and trick riding – including air turns, bunny hops and bouncing the front and rear wheels during turns.
2023 Membership – How to Join or Renew.
Go to the Membership page under the Club Information menu (see above) for all the details.
WE WILL ALWAYS WELCOME VOLUNTEERS.
If you, your family or a friend would like to help out please get in touch with the club via email or Facebook. During the Winter Season the Club provides $50 to the official observers/scorers on each section, a small gesture to help us make the day a success.
Next Trial Event:
The 2023 Calendar is available from this link – latest update 15th Sept 2023. There may be some changes early in the year so keep an eye out on this page and your e-mail if you are already a member. For a quick look at the Calendar choose the Event Calendar Menu.
The Results from events during the year are available by scrolling through the Club Facebook page or going direct to the Results folder – see the menu above.
Spectators are always welcome with free admission at our Club events but bring sturdy footwear and camera and be ready to enjoy a good walk up and down hills, through bush and streams. No Dogs – Guide and Assistant Dogs excepted.
Future Trials Event: – The 2023 Calendar is now available.
Information about joining the Club is available under the Club Information / Membership Page – see this link
2023 Membership details are available and were e-mailed to all current members. Membership can be renewed by existing members or those already on Ridernet by logging into Ridernet. More information may be found through the Club Membership Menu. New members to the Club and do not have a Ridernet ID# can use this link to link directly with Ridernet to join the Club.
The 2023 Calendar is viewable from the Menu Event Calendar or downloadable from this link (latest update 15th Sept 2023). Be an “observer” and keep an eye out for revisions as they may occur. Use Ridernet to enter events as they become available.
The AJS MotoTrials Club Calendar
The 2023 Calendar is available but do stay tuned for any changes as the new year begins. This calendar covers all AJS MTC Closed to Club and the Interclub events. Please click the image below to open and then download a pdf version to your computer. Volunteers to lay out the events and provide the required officials are being sought – feel free to volunteer. The calendar has been planned between the two Trials clubs to avoid clashes and giving many different events to ride during the year, starting in February – in-between cleaning, maintenance, and care for the bike(s) in the garage/shed.
AJS Trial Park & COVID-19
Attendees at the Trials Park need to be aware that all attendees must follow the rules including: Social Distancing, sign on, and practice supervisor requirements that may be in place at the time as advised by the Health Department.