Sue Rylatt RIP

From Trackrod Rally Yorkshire (3rd May 2020):

It is with a very heavy heart that we have to inform you that Sue died peacefully during the night.
Sue’s funeral is to be held at Huddersfield Crematorium but limited to 10 people due to current COVID-19 restrictions. Her wish is that her ashes be scattered in Dalby Forest and we will inform you of the arrangements at a later date.
We are sure you will all join the event in sending our condolences to Chris at this time.

NHMC Magazine – request for information

From NHMC’s Magazine Editor, Gavin Heseltine:

Could you please circulate the attached to the club members for possible interest and inclusion in future NHMC magazines.

If people are at home with nothing to do then this might provide a pleasant distraction and generate some articles for future magazines.

In the spotlight – member profile

In my garage – members competition car spec/build

My CAReer – members’ vehicle owning history/comments

Replies to Gavin, please, at

Introducing the NEW Motorsport UK Learning Hub

Motorsport UK Media email on 31st March 2020:

Motorsport UK is delighted to introduce The Learning Hub – the new, online learning platform for Motorsport UK members.

Whether you are an Official, Competitor, Marshal or Event Organiser, The Learning Hub aims to provide an easy to use and time-efficient online learning experience which will help you enhance your skills and prepare you for the role you have chosen to undertake.

The new platform will enable you to read articles, watch videos, complete knowledge exercises, interactive modules and much more.

We recognise that learning and development is key to our members’ enjoyment of the Sport – and it is imperative that we provide you with the appropriate knowledge and skills in order to carry out your role to the best of your ability. The Learning Hub is just one way in which we are committed to this.

The Learning Hub launched today with content aimed at Officials. Further content will be added each month, including specific content for Marshals, Event Organisers and Competitors.

Simply log in to your Members Area on the Motorsport UK website and follow the instructions from there.

If any members have any questions, please email us at

April/May 2020 club magazine now available

The April/May 2020 NHMC Magazine is now available on the NHMC web-site at

For those who have requested a printed copy of the magazine (and who have paid their 2020 club subscription), printed copies will be posted later this week.

For those who have not yet paid their 2020 membership subscription, our membership secretary Dennis Robinson (telephone: 01482 651069, email: will be happy to hear from you.

April edition of Spotlight (the SD34 Motorsport Group magazine) now available

The April edition of Spotlight (the SD34 Motorsport Group magzine) is now available at

Robert Newlove has forwarded an email from Spotlight’s editor:

The world as we knew it has gone to pot

No Motorsport until July at the soonest and even that might be optimistic

Despite a lot of events being ‘ready to go’ when the ban is lifted it will not be just that simple.

Going to try to keep Spotlight going as long as possible


1)       Old reports from Yesteryear – A sort of All Our Yesterdays

2)      Future Plans for when this is all over

3)      More jokes (there will be more blank spaces to fill)

4)      What you are doing to fill the time that has suddenly arrived


Motorsport UK Extends Suspension of Motorsport Permits to 30th June

In light of recent developments in the COVID-19 crisis, and following the address to the nation by the Prime Minister on the evening of 23rd March, Motorsport UK has today extended its suspension of all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption for motorsport events until at least 30th June.

This move provides clear guidance to event organisers, venues, competitors, officials and volunteer marshals of the role that Motorsport UK must play in supporting the broader UK public health agenda.

In recent days the feedback from our members and the community was a need for increased clarity to allow them to plan appropriately and, should the need arise, put in place necessary contingency measures.

Motorsport UK Chairman, David Richards explained, “Motorsport UK has a vital role to play with its community in re-inforcing that, at this time of national emergency, we must all stay at home to play our part in protecting the NHS and ultimately saving lives.  Today, the government have required that we effectively lock-down for a period of three weeks, however given that the most vulnerable in our society are required to isolate for three months, it is evident that the most responsible course of action was to propose a longer suspension of our sport.  When we reflect back on this time, it will be a brief, but vital, hiatus from our everyday motorsport life and we must put this in perspective.  This is a time of national unity and we need to come together with the broader public community to do all we can to support this battle and ultimately save lives.”

Motorsport UK will continue to monitor the prevailing advice from the UK Government in respect of the COVID-19 international pandemic and will update the motorsport community accordingly.

Richard Harrison RIP

From Robert Newlove:

For you older members, you may remember Richard Harrison from Irton near Scarborough, he was involved in lots of events in the forests, sadly he has passed away in York Hospital. I am sure some of you will remember him.

NHMC Warcop Stages (12 April) CANCELLED

In light of the Motorsport UK decision to suspend all organising permits and certificates of exemption until at least 30th April, the NHMC Warcop Stages Rally which was due to take place on Easter Sunday (12th April) is now cancelled.

I don’t think there is any possibility of re-scheduling it to a later date this year, so, we aim for Easter Sunday 2021.