Practice Venue

The Quarry is now open for paid up members as from 9am 31st March see rules below we are taking new members and existing members will have there subscriptions reduced to compensate for lost use of facility those that paid by cash or BACs will renew at a reduced rate see rules etc here

Basic Safety Procedure for Practice
Risk Assessment
There are two main risks of the Covid virus passing from one member to another:
1. Airborne droplets due to coughing or sneezing.
2. Touching common surfaces.
Risk 1 can be reduced to a minimum, by maintaining 2 metres clearance between all people, for the entire duration of their visit to the practice ground.
Risk 2 can be reduced to a minimum by any person opening and closing the gate by wearing disposable gloves when touching the padlock or gate also taking facilities with them to wash / sanitise their hands before and after touching the padlock or gate.
To ensure the above risks are controlled as far as reasonably practical, and the club complies with current ACU guidance the following procedure will be adopted until government restrictions are removed.
Procedure
Riders must not bring spectators with them.
2m social distancing must be maintained at all times
Only members who live within 40 miles of the ground can practice.
A maximum of 6 riders in any one group
Club members should not attend if they or a member of their household has Covid 19 symptoms. If symptoms develop when your at the quarry you must return home, self isolate , seek advise.
All club members are responsible for maintaining 2m clearance from other members at all times. This does not apply to members of the same household. All vehicles must be parked at least 3m apart .
All club members must display their sticker or membership card on their trials bike while at the ground. Al
All club members are responsible for wearing disposable gloves when opening and closing the gate or washing / sanitising their hands before and after touching the padlock or gate.

Supplementary rules for the quarry during the covid 19 pandemic

The following has been taken from both the acu and government guidelines along with our own requirements to allow the fairest and safest practises.

In order to allow us to use the quarry for the purposes of practise the following rules and procedures have been drawn up, they MUST be adhered to at all times by all users.

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE YOURSELF OR THE CLUB AT RISK AT ANYTIME .YOUR ALL ADULTS SO BEHAVE AS ONE WITH RESPECT FOR OTHERS. ITS YOUR CLUB SO PLEASE HELP US PROTECT IT .

  1. 1)  2M SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST BE ADHERED TO AT ALL TIMES.
  2. 2)  ALL RIDERS MUST LIVE WITHIN 40 MILE RADIUS OF THE QUARRY
  3. 3)  THE GATE AND LOCK MUST BE SANITIZED BY YOU BEFORE UNLOCKING AND LOCKING
  4. 4)  NO RIDING IN THE PITS (CARPARK)
  5. 5)  DO NOT CROSS INTO TAPED OFF AREAS OR PASS THOUGH TAPE BARRIERS.
  6. 6)  ONLY SMALL GROUPS OF 6 ARE ALLOWED IN ANY ONE SECTION OR AREA AT A TIME
  7. 7)  PARK SENSIBLY WITH 3M MINIMUM DISTACE BETWEEN VEHICLES
  8. 8)  ONLY MEMBERS FROM ONE HOUSEHOLD PER VEHICLE
  9. 9)  NO SHARING BIKES
    1. 10)  NO SWAPPING BIKES (TO TRY SOMEONE ELSES BIKE)
    2. 11)  NO SHARING OF PERSONAL EQUIPMENT. IE BOOTS , HELMETS OR GLOVES
    3. 12)  IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE CORRECT SAFETY EQUIPMENT YOU CANNOT RIDE.
    4. 13)  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GOOD HAND HYGENE AND ARE TO SUPPLY YOUR

OWN SANITIZER OR DISPOSBALE GLOVES. THESE MUST NOT BE DISPOSED OF AT THE

QUARRY AND TAKEN HOME WITH YOU ALONG WITH ALL YOUR RUBBISH

  1. 14)  THE GATE MUST REMAIN LOCKED AT ALL TIMES EXECPT FOR ACCESS AND EXIT
  2. 15)  YOU WILL REPORT ANYONE NOT ADHEREING TO THE ABOVE RULES FAILURE

TO DO SO MAY LEAD TO FURTHER ACTION TAKEN AGAINST YOU AS YOU ALL HAVE A

DUTY OF CARE TO YOURSELVES , THE CLUB AND OTHER RIDERS.
16) SPECTATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED WITH THE EXCEPTIONS OF 1 NON RIDING

PARENT OR GAURDIAN WITH ONE RIDING YOUTH ONLY.
17) NO SECTION MARKERS ARE TO BE USED UNLESS THE SAME PERSON PLACES

AND REMOVES THEM ( THE ADVISE IS THAT THEY ALSO MUST BE DISiNFECTED AFTER USE)

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18) PLEASE AVOID RIDING IN AREAS THAT ARE VISIBLE FROM THE MAIN ROAD AS THIS MAY BRING UNWANTED ATTENTION TO THE CLUB.

19) ALL ACCIDENTS MUST ALSO BE REPORTED
THE ABOVE RULES ARE FOR THE PROTECTION OF YOU AND OTHERS, FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THEM MAY HAVE A DRAMATIC EFFECT AND FORCE US TO CLOSE.

Please note that committee members are not spectators as will be acting in an official capacity and will identified as such by means of hi Vis vests whilst in the quarry
By riding you acknowledge the risks and you have read and understood the rules set out above and accept all terms and conditions set out by the club, the government and the acu.

And you agree that breeches of the rules or guidelines could lead to further action taken that may involve being suspended or even banned from riding at the ground. Non members caught riding are to be asked immediately to leave and reported to us.

Please do not queue at the gate either on the road or in the quarry

  1. 1)  One person at a time to open or close the gate
  2. 2)  You must sanitize your hands before locking and unlocking the gate or touching anyparts of the gate by means of a anti-bacterial spray ,wipes or be wearing disposable gloves( you must bring your own)this is for your own protection and that of others. Riding gloves are not antibacterial and do not provide protection against viruses!
  3. 3)  Keep all your equipment, bikes etc. within the parking area and please respect other people’s space.

http://zona1mcc@zona1.co.ukZona1 mcc Club Privacy Policy

 Zona one mcc are pleased to announce that Birdlip Quarry, Nettleton Glos, is now available for use to members of the Zona One Trials Practice venue.

Many of you will know this location as it is used for club events throughout the year. Mutual agreement has been reached with the previous management of the ground so that Zona One mcc are now in control. It has been, and will continue to be, improved with added obstacles and rearrangement of existing areas that allows practice for all levels of rider… from total beginner to advanced riders.

An Annual fee can be paid that will give you membership to this club, as follows :-

Schoolpersons Membership,(under 16 years old) 12 months…  £40.00  

 (full club membership inc access to practice ground) 

 Adult Membership … 12 months…  £95.00        (full club membership inc access to practice ground) 

Also required is a deposit for an Access Key of £15.00 refundable on return.click the link below to pay a one off payment for a Access key.   Keys will not be issued to under 16’sIncreasingly it has been getting difficult to get ahold of members when their membership is up for renewal,  an auto-renew direct debit system is now up and running

Please remember to cancel your direct debit if you decide not to renew.

Follow the links below for new members. Zona 1 Practice Membership Form & Disclaimer  forms  still need to be filled in and sent to the address on form along with a photo but you can still pay through this system,If you are posting forms could you please put enough postage on or fold up and put in smaller envelope

Should the membership’s links below not work for you it is because we have reached full capacity for membership.  When this is the case and should you wish to join the waiting list, please contact the Secretary by e mail

zona1mcc@zona1.co.uk

Follow the Links below for

Full membership Adult new and renewal FullMembershipAdult New and Renewal

Full membership Youth new and renewal  Full Membership Youth New and Renewal

Access Key refundable pay  via  separate link here  AccessKey Refundable

Zona1 mcc Practice Full Membership Form & Disclaimer

Zona1mcc full membership application form + Disclaimer

This form must be filled in and and sent to address on form either by post or it can be scanned or take photo of and together with photo e mailed to  zona1mcc@zona1.co.uk

Join Zona1mcc  Standard club membership £6.00 yearly

Below is the ACU Standing Regulations for those new to trials Please read and understand not all of it is relevant

ACU Standing Trials Regulations

For any further information please  E mail zona1mcc@zona1.co.uk

Important note ….

We must remind everyone …
No riding alone

Below is the ACU Standing Regulations for those new to trials Please read and understand not all of it is relevant

ACU Standing Trials Regulations

For any further information please  E mail zona1mcc@zona1.co.uk

Important note ….

We must remind everyone …
No riding alone
Helmets boots etc must be worn
Minors must be accompanied at all times
Minors only to ride bikes of the cubic capacity stated in ACU handbook for theirMembers only to ride !!!

Only bikes manufactured for the specific purpose of trials may be used. 
Also note a maximum speed of 10 mph for any vehicle whilst at the venue, as stated in ACU handbook ie no trail bikes

We have worked very hard to resolve the problems so PLEASE HELP US ALL KEEP IT OPEN AND SAFE.

Please read rules posted at the bottom of this page … 

Dear Members,  

Thank you for joining Zona1mcc, Our Club is constantly evolving and has a variety of events and practise opportunities, to challenge and interest all abilities.

We as a club, aim to put on a selection of trials that are both varied and fun. This takes a lot of work by the committee to ensure this happens. In addition we have Birdlip quarry as the venue where members who have joined the practise facility may practise. 

Our biggest problem is getting enough observers,  We do somehow scrape by with some very loyal helpers and of course our own extended family picking up the observers card as well.

We would also like to put in more sections at our trials as we are very fortunate to gain a good entry of near 100 riders at each event, this however causes considerable queues so we need to spread the riders over more section and one less lap.

This does cause a problem as we only just get 10 observers so 14 for example would be out of the question.

This brings us to an idea we have had, we would like to put our practise members names (Adults only) into a draw and pull out names to observe at the next event. once your name has been pulled out it will not go back in the draw until the following year, with the number of members we have it is unlikely you will be called upon more than once every two years.This does not have to be you personally, a member of your family or a friend (someone who understands the rules) Is all we ask.

We know this is an extension to the rules that you signed up for, so you are welcome to let us know that you are not prepared to take part in this scheme and you will be removed from the list.

We do however consider this to be a very small ask, and we hope most of you will see why we need to do this. 

Best Regards


It has come to the attention of the Committee, that members and or acquaintances have been flying Quad Copters/Helicopters for filming purposes at the quarry.

Could members please take note that THIS activity is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN AND, THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS, this is also applicable to any other type of remote control aircraft/vehicle.

The rules and regulations set out by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) are unworkable in relation to the current activities at Birdlip Quarry.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation

Regards

Committee


Rules for Birdlip Quarry Trials Groud

  • The Birdlip Quarry trials ground is for the exclusive use of bona fide club members only.

 

2)     The Birdlip Quarry trials ground can be used between Monday to Saturday 9am until dusk and from

         10am until dusk on Sundays.

3)     Members must ensure that the gates are locked at all times.

4)     The Birdlip Quarry facility may only be used by motorcycles deemed to be for the specific purpose of Trials as defined in the ACU handbook. Any motorcycle not clearly identified as above MUST NOT BE USED at Birdlip Quarry.

5)     Protective clothing must be worn at all times, complying with the ACU Handbook.

         The current regulations are as follows:       TSR15 Clothing

Clothing must cover legs and body and it is recommended that arms should be covered. Boots of approximately knee length must be worn. Only safety type Wellington boots made of leather, rubber or plastic will be allowed.

Motorcycle helmets must be worn, (and be correctly fitted) by all officials, riders and sidecar passengers whenever they are riding a machine.

All Youth riders must have clothing covering arms, and wear gloves covering hands and fingers.

The wearing of gloves is recommended for all other riders

6)      Lone riding is not permitted. Youth members must be accompanied by a non-riding adult. Adults

         must be accompanied by another adult.

 

7)       Minors only to ride bikes of the cubic capacity stated in ACU handbook for their age

         Members only to ride !!!

 

8)      The club does not provide Personal Insurance and the onus lies entirely with the member to

         provide Personal Insurance as they think appropriate

9)      The Club accepts no responsibility for personal injury, for loss or damage to personal possessions of Club Members or any accompanying persons howsoever caused.

10)    Any incident involving injury or other loss occurring at the Birdlip Quarry trials ground must be recorded and reported to the Club Secretary without delay. Contact details are available on the membership card or on the website.

11)   I recognise that trials activities are dangerous and carry the risk of death and serious injury. By signing this form I confirm that I acknowledge and accept these risks.

         Prior to tackling obstacles I will ensure that they are in acceptable condition and within my capabilities.

         I accept that alcohol and intoxicating Drugs or substances are strictly forbidden and will not

         attempt to ride whilst under the influence.

12) It is now a Zona 1 Trials Club requirement to attach the enclosed sticker to your right hand fork leg

       between the yokes, facing outwards and being able to be seen and read for identification

       purposes. You will note they are valid from the date of new registration or renewal that your

       membership runs out. If you have more than ONE bike and require further stickers please

       contact the Secretary Memberships run consecutively with renewal due, by the end of the month

     stated on your sticker. Members will be reminded of renewal via e mail prior to there due date 

      

13) There will be no tipping of rubbish of any sorts and all litter must be taken away when members leave

14) Toilets must be respected and left in a good clean condition

15) Abuse of these rules will cause the member to have his membership revoked

 

16) Only bikes manufactured for the specific purpose of trials may be used.as stated in ACU handbook ie no trail bikes

       Also note a maximum speed of 10 mph for any vehicle whilst at the venue