Park & Events Updates
It has been a few weeks since I lasted updated things around the park so here’s what’s been happening
After a long consultation process between Robert, Andy & Russell and the Council we have been (in principle) authorised to carry out some work around the facilities. The biggest part of this is that we now have permission to place two containers at the entrance to the park that can be used by the club. It will make the signing on a lot easier and give an area to keep stuff while you are up the park.These have still to be put through planning by us but the Council will be behind it and we need to source adequate insurance for the containers.
We are still seeing attendance levels into double figures on Sundays and that is fantastic to see as it proves that the whole ethos of the park is well received and needed.
There have been a few incidents where members have noted illegal riders on the park, but unfortunately this is not being reported at the time. Can we ask that you flag this up to us as soon as possible so that we can “live time” report this to the Council and Police so that appropriate action can be taken.
For note of all members, due to Xmas Eve and Old Years falling on Sundays, and as the Ards Club are running at the Park on Boxing day and we are running an event at John Whites on Saturday 30th the committee have decided to close the park on Xmas Eve and Old Years Day
Moving on to events
Don’t forget the event being run by Darren Gazzard and John White at Johns on Movilla Road next Saturday 9th December. It is an event that will be perfectly geared towards most if not all of our members, right from absolute beginners.
Our next club trial is as mentioned on Saturday 30th December at John Whites Farm, Movilla Road, Newtownards. Starting at 11a.m. It will be the usual ten sections over x4 laps catering for adult grades, clubman, sportsman & beginners, also youth A, B & C
We will also run a small course for the mini bikes, age 4 and upwards.
We are going to have the “try trials” facilities available at this event and we are pleased to announce that we have expanded this. We have purchased a Sherco 125 and we can now offer rides to all ages not just the younger riders who made use of the club Oset. We have safety equipment for the younger, smaller riders including boots, helmets etc. Unfortunately we do not have any at this stage for adult riders so if you want to book a go at try trials I would ask that you make contact with one of the committee beforehand or bring your own boots and a hat. This should run well as Robert has had quite a bit of interest from families where adults and kids want to have a go, so hopefully we will see both bikes well used on the day.
Yours in Sport
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