Club History

The club was originally part of the Aberystwyth Motor Club but broke away in 1964 to form the Aberystwyth & District Motor Cycle Club.  Some of the founder members were, Chris Scott, landlord of the Farmer’s Arms, Llanfyhangel-y-Creuddyn, his son-in-law Ted Goodman, Roger Bowker, Wyndham Morgan, Meilor and Dennis Evans along with other family members.

The club’s first event was a ‘Grass Track’ held at Blaendolau Park, Llanbadarn on Saturday April 25th 1964.

There were classes for:

  • Solos – 22 entries
  • Sidecars – 6 entries
  • Jalopies – which attracted 30 drivers (mainly from the Lampeter area)
  • One local competitor was Dave Gallimore driving a DKW.

A number of Aberystwyth riders took part in the solo and sidecar classes as can be seen from the list of entries.  Clerk of the Course was Bob Lewis and the starter was Llew Weaver.

The club continued running grass track events at various venues including:

  • Penrhyncoch
  • Llanon
  • Capel Seion
  • Llanbrynmair

During 1966 the club started organising scrambles, running events at Blaenplwyf and New Cross.

In 1975, the late Roger Maughling, of ‘Supersprox’ fame and one of the organisers of the Welsh Two Day Trial, as it was then called, wanted to extend the route to include the area around Nantymoch and requested the help of the Aberystwyth club to arrange a suitable route and provide gate marshals.  That liaison with ‘The Welsh’ has continued to this day, but now the route only extends as far as the refuelling point at Dolebolion in Pontrhydfendigaid and a section of the Myherin Forestry which is the location of the current Mountain Top Enduro.

During the late 70’s, due to the increasing difficulty in finding suitable land for scrambles and the increasing popularity of enduro events, the club started running these at Angler’s Retreat, the Myherin Forest and Eisteddfa Guirig and then trials events in Cwm Rheidol, Nantymoch and Eisteddfa Gurig.

While the enduro events remained  popular with competitors, entries to trials dwindled to a point in the mid eighties when it became uneconomical to continue.  The club also held a number of hill climbs in the quarry at Goginan around this time, the Boxing Day events proving very popular – especially as the results were worked out in the Druids Inn.

On Sunday 23rd July 1989, as a one off event, the club ran the ‘Anniversary Grass Track’ at Borth to celebrate 25 years of the club’s existence. The event attracted a good entry in both solo and sidecar classes (no jalopies this time) and was enjoyed by a large crowd of spectators.

The Club has continued running enduro events, not only in the Myherin Forest and at Anglers Retreat but in more recent years using the Tywi Forest which culminated in 2006 and 2007 with the ADMCC joining forces with the Dyfed Dirt Bike Club to organise the Tywi Two Day British Enduro Championship.  During 2007 the club reinstated trials into its calendar of events, using the superb facilities at Dolebolion and has attracted a good entry each time.

On the 9th of September 2008 the ADMCC became a LTD by Guarantee company.

Venues for club meetings have varied also as much as those of the events.  After many years at the Farmers in Llanfihangel, the club moved into Aberystwyth to the Marine Hotel followed by the Western Vaults, The Coopers, The Nag’s Head, The Gogerddan Arms and finally, the Falcon Inn, Llanilar.