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Goodwin Shield Pre 67 Trial - Cancelled

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We have had to cancel the Goodwin Shield Pre-67 Trial planned for February 25th at Bagshot Test Track due to issues with the land agent.

We will try to have the trial at a different venue later in the year.

It is very frustrating to have the same land pulled twice in as many months.

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Seems  the land agent has something against trials.This is the 4th time they've done this for some reason,don't they want the money?

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It is to do with birds nesting between Feb & Sept, along with on going army training. Thames have had their permit rescinded for the same day on another piece of MOD land. The excuse last time was they didn't have time to process the permit, this time they had to be a bit different as Thames applied last November! We had 4 events booked this year and 2 have been cancelled so far before the event. We have been invited to apply again in August for the 2 we have booked for late in the year.

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It's the same with Hungry Hill A great peace of MOD land but the MOD either cancel at the last minute or put the price sky high so most clubs can't afford it. I was told there pulling all trials except the talmag hope that was wrong...

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17 hours ago, petert said:

It is to do with birds nesting between Feb & Sept, along with on going army training. Thames have had their permit rescinded for the same day on another piece of MOD land. The excuse last time was they didn't have time to process the permit, this time they had to be a bit different as Thames applied last November! We had 4 events booked this year and 2 have been cancelled so far before the event. We have been invited to apply again in August for the 2 we have booked for late in the year.

 

16 hours ago, evo boy said:

It's the same with Hungry Hill A great peace of MOD land but the MOD either cancel at the last minute or put the price sky high so most clubs can't afford it. I was told there pulling all trials except the talmag hope that was wrong...

Mod land is owned by the taxpayer why not remind them that trials riders are responsible taxpayers as well. With regard to the birds nesting a trial will do far less harm than shells, tanks and the like ripping through everything.

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8 hours ago, trialsrfun said:

 

Mod land is owned by the taxpayer why not remind them that trials riders are responsible taxpayers as well. With regard to the birds nesting a trial will do far less harm than shells, tanks and the like ripping through everything.

Trouble is it is all handled by a land agent now. The MOD themselves don't really have anything to do with the bookings.

 

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18 hours ago, petert said:

Trouble is it is all handled by a land agent now. The MOD themselves don't really have anything to do with the 

18 hours ago, petert said:

Trouble is it is all handled by a land agent now. The MOD themselves don't really have anything to do with the bookings.

 

I would still politely point out the above to the agent who may not know what a trial is. Also worth explaining that no one involved makes a profit from such an event..

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This situation has only happened in the last couple of years. Land agent has always been a pain to deal with but always got there in the end. They raised the rental fees by a huge amount last year as a deterent, I think, to the tune of 4 figures and charging for laying out the day before!

 

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