Entries close on Tuesday
Thursday 16th February
Just a reminder that entries for the individual classes close next Tuesday - 21st with the ballot taking place on the 25th
We will endeavour to inform all riders of the ballot positions as soon as possible, but please be patient as this will take time.
Further news is that there are currently 24 potential riders who have stated their ACU Licence number on the registration form but this number is either incorrect or the licence has not been renewed at the ACU. We cannot now accept Day Licences for these registrations but in order to assist as much as possible a screenshot of the licence renewal receipt from the ACU will be accepted if this is sent by Tuesday to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your VM number.
Sunday Entry Update
We are pleased to report that the more relaxed entry system seems to be working well this year. Out of a total of around 620 online entries logged in so far , 399 have been processed as acceptable to put into the ballot box. However, that means that around 220 have a problem!
Our Entry Secretary will start to process the postal entries tomorrow as well, which at a quick glance, seem to be fairly standard.
To assist you, the problem entries appear to be either duplication, no valid licence when no Day Licence was applied for, or simply the payment was declined by the card issuer. Additionally some riders have stated their licence number and only paid £10, but their licences have not been renewed at the ACU yet. You know who you are, so you need to ensure your licence is current immediately. I am afraid that there will be a £5 service charge for a Day Licence if you entered with an invalid or not renewed licence and now require a Day Licence.
It is our intention to give one weeks grace for you to put these matters right and you can e-mail updates - please no telephone calls which are time consuming - and providing the information given is correct we will amend details for you. The e-mail address is email@example.com Please state your VM number when corresponding which you will find on your acknowledgment after registering. Riders whose payment were not successful will not have a VM number so please give as many details, including approx. time of attempted entry, which will assist us to locate you.
A further update will be posted here later in the week.
No Double Entry
Guys - please be aware that once you have registered a successful entry you should NOT enter again as you CANNOT apply for two classes. Please be aware that you will not be "doubling" your chances by entering for two classes. Please ensure you register for the class you would like.
Entries are open
There is no rush, but please get your entry registration done.
The entries are now open. On the left hand side of this page there are two boxes, one is a printable entry form which can be used to send a postal entry to Di Thompson, our normal Event Manager and Entry Secretary. You should enclose the full entry fee.
The second box will allow you to click onto our on-line entry system as in the past few years to register your entry. At this stage you will only be asked to pay a refundable £10 deposit towards your on line entry with the balance being taken at the end of the month. The Supplementary Regulations - which tells you everything about the way entries will be handled -is also on the left and we ask that we please read and understand them. Foreign and Guest riders can use the same entry options if you wish, but if difficulty is experienced it would be best to either post or send to Di by e-mail as an attachment. Please ensure your entry form is clear.
Team entries for the Evo and Twinshock classes should all be directed to Sonia Goggin. Her e-mail address is Sonia.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you feel that you maybe unable to ride please do not enter.
We look forward to seeing you all in September.
Entry details announced
The organisers have released details of a new type of entry system which will come into force on the normal entry opening day on February 1st. Having looked at various options, it has been decided to dispense with the mad rush when entries open whereby many potential entrants go so fast that wrong groups or rider details are entered onto the on line system.
The new format will be along the lines of entries will open on line at 9am on February 1st, but for 2017 potential entrants can take as long as they need to register their request for an entry as the on line registration system will be open for a full two weeks with a ballot for successful entries taking place in the third week of February.
There will be a nominal fee for the registration process and the balance of the entry fee will be taken after the ballot. A printable entry form will also be available on February 1st which again can be posted if desired to arrive with the Entry Secretary by the 14th February.
A Club spokesman commented, " We want all riders to have a less stressful experience from the start and by allowing a more relaxed system for entries we hope this will help. There will still be an allocation for foreign and guest riders so everyone can take their time and complete the entry forms in a more timely fashion.
Further details will be posted on this site later in January.
New sponsor on board
Bell Helmets is sponsoring the 2017 event on September 16th and 17th.
For event creator, Dave King the tie in with the iconic manufacturer, which has recently introduced its retro style Moto 3 helmet, is a perfect match. In a statement King said, " Having a worldwide brand such as Bell helmets as our main sponsor is great news for both of us. We are looking forward to working with them for many years.
The leading off road weekly newspaper added that the event is the biggest of its type in the world and every year attracts a huge entry of have a go heroes who get to bang bars with stars of the past.
Entry details will follow very soon.
2017 date announced
With the FIM calendar nearly finalised the provisional date for the 2017 Vets MXdN has been set as the weekend of the 16th and 17th September. Full details of entry availability which will open on February 1st will be published here during the month of September. Please check back again then.