2020 has been strange and difficult times, not only in terms of racing, but also life in general. It was always the intention for the current Committee Members to step down at the end of 2020. As we did not run any race meetings and are unable to host an AGM we have been unable to let you know personally.
So, the NETT Club are looking for new custodians to take over the overall running of the Club for 2021. The club operates as a none profit making organisation. It's not a business and any proceeds and assets remain the property of the Club. Everything is purely run on a voluntary basis.
Karl, Ian and Dot have been doing the bulk of running the Club for the last few years With the added help by others on the days of racing.
If you are interested and would like to discuss anything in greater detail, please email either Karl, Ian or Dot on their respective e mail addresses as follows:
Remember, this is your Club, run for the benefit of its members, if you wish to keep it running please come forward.
Ideally the Club will need minimum 3 Committee members but preferably 6 or more. Someone will also need to transport/store the Nett club equipment.
Yours in sport, the current Nett Committee.
26th & 27th September - DUNS
Due to current COVID circumstances, with a heavy heart, the committee have had to make the decision that the meeting at Duns this coming weekend is cancelled.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause but trust that you all understand the current situation and risks involved.
Full refunds will be given and Dot will be in touch with individuals that paid by BACS.
Yours in sport
We are still short of marshals for both Saturday and Sunday.
A huge thank you to those who have already offered.
Despite the “no spectators” regulation where marshalling offers a viable way to spectate - we still need another 5 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday.
As you may have read via ACU updates, the British Sidecars and Quad Championship status has been removed from this event .
However, all the Club’s normal classes will be running and now the NETT sidecars will run 3 races each day instead of 2.
If you have any Brian Winrow Trophies or end of season trophies from last year, please can you return these when you come to the meeting at Duns.
The online entry system is now open. Please read and respect the attached rules under the regs before entering. DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM AND REGS HERE. You will see that camping and transponder hire is to be paid for prior to arriving under the ticket sales on the ACU website and can be done when you are placing your entry.
We apologise for the length of time it has taken to get up and running but believe me there have been blood sweat and tears over all the risks and management of running an event. So please, adhere to the rules as we cannot make any exceptions.
Yours in Sport
DUNS - 26th & 27th SEPTEMBER
Connor Smith Memorial
Yes, you heard right, we are running at Duns on the 26th and 27th September and hosting the British Quads and Sidecars, obviously still subject to COVID 19 Regulations and event based restrictions that are subject to change at any time.
For those of you who have signed up to be a 2020 NETT Club Member we are going to transfer your membership onto next year, unless you prefer that this is refunded to you. If this is the case then please let Dot know.
Therefore, as we are not running the NETT races as a club championship, we have made a decision to charge all NETT entries a £5 day membership fee which will be added to the entry fee on the online booking system. This will provide trophy's for kids and a small kitty for prize money for NETT Adult classes.
As soon as we have all the paperwork finalised we will open the online entry system for you but keep a look out, we will let you know when this is done on Facebook and the website.
Yours in sport
NETT QUAD AND SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIP - UPDATE
As you all know we have been waiting for guidelines from the ACU throughout this season and acting on their advice.
The recent advice that we have had is not too good in that the guidelines we have to follow to run a meeting is not achievable with the amount of people required to carry out all the controls and governance necessary with only having 3 committee members plus 3 spouse's helping.
Current advice is :
- No two day events
- No Spectators allowed
- No Sidecar Sport
- No Youth Sport
- No overnight camping. (Riders will be expected to arrive early on the morning of the event or practice)
- Adult riders must be 16 years of age or over (Practice & Competition)
- Reduced rider numbers for practice and small events
- On site = Rider + 1 additional person
- No National Events or British Championships to be run in this phase
- Officials and Personnel in the "Extremely at Risk" category due to age or health must be shielded and not permitted to attend.
- Officials and Personnel in the "At Risk" category must be shielded
Apart from all the things listed above, we would have to monitor closely the entrance gate, toilets, signing on, scruitineering, the start gate, marshals etc., also which is not achieveable with the amount of bodies available to help.
To run an event with no sidecars or youths, no camping and nobody able to travel from Scotland, Ireland or Wales, would not be feasible for the Club.
We have therefore decided to cancel Dean Moor on the 25th and 26th July which only leaves Duns on the agenda for the 2020 season. However, if restrictions are not lifted regarding camping and travel we will need to cancel this one as well (TBC). We have not taken this decision lightly and appreciate it will be very disappointing for you all. Anyone who has paid a membership fee can either request a refund or we can defer it into next year, pending a decision on Duns.
We will keep you posted re Duns.
Yours in Sport