Riccal Trial, 12th May 2024




PLEASE NOTE:  In addition to entering the event you will need to complete a declaration for yourself and any passenger. 
More information on signing on and what to expect when you enter a trial, available here…

Event Type

This is a trials competition run for road going vehicles and is intended to be none damaging (RTV Trial). As with all our trials you should be able to drive to the trial, compete and drive home again afterwards. Mentoring can be provided for novice competitors on request and you will have the chance to walk each section and novices will get to see other vehicles drive it first. Further information on the types of event we run and vehicle requirements are available here…
Trial Information…
Scrutineering starts at 9.15am, closing at 10am with the trial starting by 10.30am, please see the directions for information on the meeting point.
The majority of this site is very forgiving and offers a mix of open grassland with a small wooded area. Rocks are a feature so care needs to be taken when travelling between sections. There are usually a couple of sections that use some of the rock outcrops but should not be damaging if treated with respect.
This event is being run under an MSA permit. Full SR’s for the event can be supplied on request. An extract of the most relevant parts is given below. You will need to be a member of the YORC or an invited club to take part, you must also have completed a declaration (signing on) form. You will also need a Motorsport UK license, available for free from here…

Event Regulation Summary

  • Only one passenger aged over 16 may be carried on a vehicle during an observed section. This minimum age is reduced to 14 providing the vehicle is fitted with seat belts and either a manufacturers hard top, truck cab or a roll bar. The minimum age is further reduced to 12 where the vehicle is a road legal, mass produced production vehicle retaining the original hardtop or truck cab and where the seat belts comply with K2.1.1 (In a soft top vehicle without a roll bar the passenger must be at least 16) (P41.1.13).
  • The passenger shall be properly seated, the seat backs shall be upright and the seats adequately fixed. All occupants must wear an approved seat belt at all times. No passenger to be carried in the rear of the vehicle.
  • The same driver must drive throughout a competition and except with official approval, the people carried at the start of an event must not change during the event (P25.2).
  • The starting order will be allocated by the clerk of course (D10.1.9).
The following regulations are amended as stated
  • J5.20.4 Seat belts are mandatory
  • P60.2.2 Towing points need not be painted in a contrasting colour
  • P41.2.3 Competition numbers need not be displayed
  • P56.6 The use of TUV Approved hub adapters/wheel spacers up to a maximum of 30mm depth are allowed
  • P56.8.2 None OE Torque biasing and locked differential are permitted
  • J5.20.5 Fixed cameras/videos carried on board a vehicle are subject to written approval of the Organisers and of the Chief Scrutineer
  • J5.20.6 Vehicles of a commercial type are allowed
  • J56.7.1 A spare wheel and tyre need not be carried
Entries will be divided into classes based on wheel-base and suspension type.
Class 1: Leaf sprung under 100” wheel base
Class 2: Leaf sprung, 100” wheel base and over
Class 3: Coil Sprung under 100” wheel base
Class 4: Coil sprung, 100” wheel base and over
If you are unsure or need any clarification, please contact Dave or Matthew.


Signing on and scrutineering are going to be held at a car park very close to the trials site from 9.15 Sunday morning. All vehicles will be entering the site at 10am in convoy (if you’re late you won’t get in). Once on site there will be no vehicles leaving or entering the site before the trial has finished (apart from emergency vehicles which we aren’t going to need!!!!) so bring everything you need for the day.

The reason for this is we have to travel through a couple of fields containing a variety of livestock so don’t want any mishaps with gates etc…

The car park for scrutineering is approx 10 mins drive from the petrol station in Helmsley and is at:

SE613886 or YO62 5HH


Map link
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=46 … &A=Y&Z=120