Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Letter from the Chairman

18/05/20          https://www.motorsportuk.org/restart

Wyedean Stages Saturday 17th October

Plans for the Wyedean Stages Rally are going well. 
The event will adopt its usual popular three stages run twice with minimum road mileage. The organising team are fully committed for this year’s event to run. However the final decision will be out of our hands.

FODMC chairman’s view on loose surface Stage Rallying 


The big decider regarding the future of rallying is the governments social distancing rule.
This obviously will have a real effect as there are two people in the rally car.

Time trials are permitted as there is only one person in the car.

The final decision regarding stage rallying will be with government and future announcement’s regarding social distancing, gatherings etc.

There may also be local restrictions from councils, venues etc.

Motorsport U/K have stated that they will not be issuing any permits until the 30th June.


A number of tarmac championships have already been cancelled for the 2020 season.

The WAMC road rally championship has been cancelled for 2020.

The Rallynuts stages rally whilst trying to re-schedule have now decided to cancel the event.

It is a very difficult decision for event organiser’s to decide what they do with their event following it having to be cancelled/postponed during the lock down.

Unfortunately, as another event gets cancelled this leaves less point scoring opportunities for championship contenders.

There does however need to be a sensible number of events to decide a worthy champion.?

Paul Loveridge

Saturday, 18 April 2020

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Paul Loveridge



Thursday, 26 March 2020

Volunteers needed for the COVID-19 public effort

To all club members, stay safe during this uncertain time and please adhere to the government guidelines.

Wednesday 25th March 

The Government has launched an urgent appeal for 250,000 volunteers to help the NHS in the battle against Coronavirus.
Volunteers can support in a number of roles including;
  • Community Response volunteer: This role involves collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating, and delivering these supplies to their home.
  • Patient Transport volunteer: This role supports the NHS by providing transport to patients who are medically fit for discharge, and ensuring that they are settled safely back into their home.
  • NHS Transport volunteer: This role involves transporting equipment, supplies and/or medication between NHS services and sites, it may also involve assisting pharmacies with medication delivery.
  • Check-in and Chat volunteer: This role provides short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation.
If members of the Motorsport UK community feel fit and well and are able to assist, you can register as an NHS Volunteer Responder through the following link: https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS
For the latest updates and advice from Motorsport UK on COVID-19 please visit this page: https://www.motorsportuk.org/covid-19/

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Radio Crews Required


The Forest of Dean Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 29th March

The Forest of Dean Motor Club will again be assisting with radio locations during the morning event in and around Speech House.

Come along, you will be given a radio plus a location to attend where you should be able to sit in your vehicle, watch and assist the Lions Club marshals with the event.

If you can help please contact Phil Turley 

01594 562767
07530 366 114
01594 564717

or email the club fodmotorclub@gmail.com 

Monday, 24 February 2020

HRCR Meetings

Paul will inform you when the next meeting will take place after the CoVid-19 outbreak 
Stay safe 

The rest of the meeting dates are as below

Monday, 3 February 2020

Yorkley Fete June 20th - Display Your Car ?

Email from Yorkley Fete - If anyone is interested in showing vehicles - please make contact with the club -  fodmotorclub@gmail.com 
or Mark Wheeler  - competitionsecfodmc@gmail.com

Dear Sir,
The trustees of Yorkley Community Centre are looking to revive the village fete this coming summer with June 20th as the proposed date. As well as providing a weekend of events for the community we hope to raise money to renovate the skate park for the youngsters of the village and provide state of the art audio equipment for the hall.
We would like ask you if some of your members ( if they're not competing that weekend) would be happy to come and display their competition cars as one of the attractions? A static display of your cars would appeal to many adults and children and would be a little different for most fetes.
If you can help us we would be really grateful.
Of course if you can help details of providing suitable display arrangements could be discussed nearer the date.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Many thanks
Steve Dunford

Tuesday, 28 January 2020


Hello Everyone.

Thank you to all who have already rejoined the club for 2020 and to those who caught up with us at the Orepool Inn last week, for those who are still needing to join the motor club for upcoming events don't forget you can join online on the membership tab above.

I would also like to take this opportunity to tell you about 2 things;

Firstly, Ross Motor Club has supported the Forest of Dean Motor Club and the Wyedean Rally for many years now and they are in need of our help, they are in desperate need for Marshals for the upcoming Ross Traders event taking place at Caerwent Saturday 1st February, if you are able to help please get in contact with Graham Watt - grahamwattis@hotmail.com  please take this opportunity to give back to the sport we all love, all help is greatly appreciated and events as you know can not run with out Marshall's!!

Secondly, Clubs events;

The HRCR we have invited us to attend some of their events this year, the first 2 on the agenda are...

-February 24th 19:30, Palace Cinema, Cinderford - Film Night

-March 23rd 19:30, Bespoke Brewery Visit, Unit 5 The Mews, Mitcheldean

Simply for The forest of Dean Motor Club Members we are trying to organise something a little special, but you will need to let us know if you can attend or not...

-Wednesday 15th April 19:30 a Visit to Jacob Engineering, for a tour and a look at the restoration of the Ex Bruce McLaren, Type 73 Works Cooper Formula 1 Car. 1500cc Coventry Climax engine

To register any interest in these events please get in contact as soon as possible!!

Here is to a great year

Kind Regards
Jason Morgan
Membership Secretary
Forest of Dean Motor Club