Racing to Resume after 2nd December what a great time to renew membership

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As we are able to head back racing under the Tier Restrictions, now is a really good time to renew for 2021..... We are going to need your help!

 

Please Note: The full suite of documentation on the Association website will not be updated until next week to ensure any alterations to the government documents are incorporated.

Tier restrictions, England, post Dec 2nd. Post the 2nd December the restrictions on organised sport due to Covid19 revert to a Tier Format, what is permissible under the Tiers has however changed slightly:-

Outdoor racing.

All Tiers - Racing is allowed - as per the existing guidelines.

Indoor racing

  • Tier 1 - Allowed - to the existing guidelines.
  • Tier 2 - Allowed - to the existing guidelines, but do liaise with your venue and confirm the understanding;- we are a 'soically distanced activity for individuals or members of the same household only'
  • Tier 3 - Not Allowed.

Travel

  • If you live in a Tier 1 area and travel to a Tier 2 area to race you must observe the tier 2 rules while there
  • If you live in a Tier 2 area and travel to a tier 1 area to race you must continue to follow tier 2 rules as they apply to a person.
  • If you live in a Tier 1 or 2 area but the Nearest Venue to you is in Tier 3 - then the club you are going to Must be happy to accept your entry and Know what you are doing. 
  • If you live in a Tier 3 area, you should avoid travelling outside of your area to race; - if you need to do so, as there is No Venue Closer, then the club you are going too Must be happy to accept your entry and Know what you are doing.

On the last 2 points  (Updated as at 30th Nov) - This is all anybody has been able to get from 'officialdom'.  If you cannot do what you'd like to do within that framework then it's probably not possible to do it.

I’m going to borrow and adjust a well-known saying: - 

    "ask not what your Sport can do for you, ask what you can do for your Sport."

We are going to need your help.

2020 has been a very unusual year to say the least, we had a spectacular start to the winter, some amazing racing and some amazing events and then it all went wrong when the pandemic arrived. Since then we’ve seen some amazing work carried out by amazing people putting their sport in front of everything else to simply keep it running.

(NOTE:- Just because it always crops up; -  the Association Officials are just racers, like you, who have volunteered to do things so the sport works, they all have day jobs which occasionally get in the way!)

What some of you will find odd is that what you’re seeing isn’t unusual in itself, it’s quite normal for the Association to be dealing with bits of government, sport governing bodies and insurance etc, it’s just that it normally all happens in the background and the majority of us can simply concentrate on having some good racing to do. This year the content and massive volume has been the odd bit and it’s seen a massive amount of work happen in a very short period of time, plus as it’s directly affecting everybody, as it alters, it’s been very visible to us all too.

We’ve switched from being a body that keeps our race meetings happening to one that’s keeping the sport alive, we’ve had requests for help (financial and otherwise) from numerous clubs and been able to help them all, we’ve set up a club loan scheme and we’re spending an inordinate amount of time just keeping on top of what we need to do..

We will need you help to keep doing it in 2021: -

  • Please simply re-join when the renewals are due - We can only continue to support the clubs while we have the available funds to do it; – if You wait until You can go racing it will effect what we can do, your £20 will work extra hard in 2021.
  • Please do not get grumpy with us if you don’t like the regulations – it’s the Associations job to relay the government issued regulations to You, we can’t make them less restrictive, we don’t make them more so; – all we can do is put them across in terms that are relevant to our sport so you understand them and then try and negotiate (and we’ve had some ‘wins’) when some bit of ‘officialdom’ really doesn’t work.
  • Do what you can do Locally – the Association will do it’s bit with all the various bits of ‘officialdom’ and continue to keep the information flowing, but we all need to do what we can locally too, support each other, support your club, be inventive with solutions and open to change so we Keep Our Sport Alive.
  • Remember to Remind – we regularly get people sending us pictures of other people doing things wrong, that’s ok but it does make you wonder how often a quick reminder would have removed the photo opportunity – we all forget, we all need a reminder every now and again.
  • And lastly Ask – the ‘contact us’ on the website works, it’s your tool to find out what you need to know, use it, there are dozens of officials across all classes who can advise.

**Picture Credit to our friends at the Mendip Raceway https://mendiprcraceway.co.uk/ ***