IMPORTANT – Race Licences
The IOPD have informed us that they wil no longer accept licences from any other governing bodies at IOPD sanctioned events. Up until now, as an ACU affiliated club we have always accepted both IOPD and ACU licences, this will now no longer be possible.
We realise for those of you that have purchased an ACU licence this could be a bit of a pain but it is beyond our control and we have to adhere to this new ruling moving forwards in 2021.
Any rider that turns up to a CORE race without an IOPD race licence will have to purchase one in order to be allowed to race (either a day or an annual licence)
No licence is required to ride a practice day this only applies to races.
2021 Class Changes
After discussions between ourselves, riders, insurers and other clubs, we have decided to make a few key changes to our race classes for the 2021 race season.
We have added an over 50 class. This has been requested by numerous riders over the past couple of seasons. They will start on the same line as the Clubman over 40 class.
In addition, after much deliberation and extensive risk assessments the youth 13/15 yr old 125/250f class will now run within the adult races. (13/15 yr olds on 85s will still run in the youth race). They will not be expected to run the duration of the adult race and their finish flag will be shown after minimum of an hour maximum of 2 hours (detrmined and published in advance dependant on venue and riding conditions)
The Teams class has been dropped for all races apart from our Ironman event. The thinking behind this class was to introduce new riders to racing who maybe considerd a 3 hour race too daunting. The first couple of events in 2019 had good numbers but they have got less and less since then. It seems as if the idea was successful and most of those team riders now race as individuals so mission accomplished. We may well revist the idea again in a couple of years time.
These are now our race classes and starting order:-
Expert over 40
Clubman over 40/over 50
Youth 125/250f 13-15 yrs
Youth races (ages 8 – 15)
85 Small wheel
85 Big wheel
IOPD Annual Race Licences.
In view of the hassle, aggravation, missed events, cancellations and postponements of events during 2020, the IOPD have generously decided that any rider that has an existing 2020 annual licence will not need to apply for a licnce in 2021. The existing 2020 licence will be valid for the whole of 2021.
CORE 2021 Championship
Points will be awarded for the top 15 finishers in each class and your top 4 of the 5 events will score (meaning you can miss one round or drop your worst score if you race all 5. Double points up for grabs at the final round
Classes this year will again mirror the SW enduro championship to show continuity across all rounds.
Expert over 40
Clubman e1 (up to 125 2 stroke and 250 4 stroke)
Clubman e2, (up to 250 2 stroke and 450 four stroke)
Clubman e3, (over 250 2 stroke and over 450 4 stroke)
Clubman over 40,
Our Championship is once again sponsored by The Dave Thorpe Honda Offroad Centre
DTHORC are headed by 4 x World Motocross Champion, Dave Thorpe.
The DTHORC offer high quality off-road training days for all levels of rider from beginner to championship level.
DTHORC are sponsoring all 9 classes of our 5 round 2019 CORE Enduro Championship, providing trophies for all podium finishers in the championship in all classes.
Helmets – Gold ACU Stickers
We have had an increasing number of new, branded helmets, failing scrutineering for our events because they do not have the gold ACU sticker on them. You know they are good quality safe helmets, as do we, but without the stricker we cannot let you ride. The reason being that if you then had a bad accident resulting in a head injury, and your “no win no fee” solicitor then tries to get you some “free money” by saying we are to blame for your accident, we would not have a leg to stand on in a court room. We don’t want to stop anyone from riding our events, but in these days of everyone trying to always hold someone responsible when an “accident” occurs, we have to cover ourselves.
This should actually be the case at any commercially run event that you enter.
The problem is only going to get worse as we all look around for cheap deals on helmets. The gold stickers are applied by the UK importer/distributor and not by the helmet manufacturer. Therefore if you purchase your helmet from a non UK website there is a good chance it will arrive without the relevant sticker applied. Your options then are to either send your helmet to the ACU with £15.00 and they will then apply the sticker and return it to you (pretty quick turnaround when I had to do it a couple of years back), or the sticker can be obtained from and applied by an FIM certified technical official.
So be aware you must have the gold ACU sticker on your helmet to pass through scrutineering at any of our race or practice days.