Tribute to Colin Dommett & Roger White

This is a tribute to two Cornish Champions, no longer with us. Colin Dommett who was Champion at trials for many years, also rode in the British Team in the International 6 day trial. A lifelong friend to me, having worked together at WH Collins & Son, Truro, in the very early 1960’s. Colin was a real ambassador for our sport. His funeral at Taunton saw many Cornish friends there for the service and the priest made comment that in 42 years he’d never seen so many people in attendance. Colin was really very well liked. He was a British and European Sidecar champion. Our CRMC club will be renaming the Trispen trial the Colin Dommett Trial as Colin & John Bassett got the trial off the ground in the early ‘60’s. The trial was originally The Trispen Da Cunha, after the eruption on the island of Tristan Da Cunha. We will miss him greatly.

We then lost Roger White a few weeks ago. I’d known him for 60 years and we first met at David Paull’s in Chacewater where I worked school holidays and weekends. Roger bought a brand new trials Francis Barnett. The 250 2 stroke AMC engine was too wide and heavy so his dad Arnold paid for a new 250 Villiers engine to be grafted into the Francis Barnett frame. Roger was the only person (probably the only one) to win the Cornwall trials Championship and the Scramble championship. Roger was ambassador for the WCMC, communicating with the Landowners, the administration side and supported other clubs and the Cornwall centre ACU. His father Arnold was president of West Cornwall and Cornwall Centre ACU and Roger was Clerk of the Course for other clubs trials on many occasions. His illness was very short and we miss him greatly. At his funeral the priest said Roger had brought Madron to a standstill. Friends came from the South West Centre and as well as all his Cornish friends. Roger and Colin both rode for Cornwall at the Inter Centre Team Trial with myself, many times.

MAKE FRIENDS WITH TRIALS RIDERS & YOU ARE FRIENDS FOR LIFE – This statement was made to myself by Colin 2 days before he passed away.

Rest in peace boys

More recently Mary Olds of Cornhill Farm (Nancemellin scramble course owner) has passed on at 96 years another huge funeral at Kehelland Chapel.

Words from Melroy – President Cornwall Centre ACU

Michael Roberts Trial Sunday 10th April

Michael Roberts Trial Sunday 10th April
Entries will close 6pm Thursday 7th we will not be accepting any late entries
Please note all our trials will now be starting at 10am

CRMC & Cornish Granite Sports Hoody’s and CRMC Clothing

CRMC & Cornish Granite Sports

Hoody’s and CRMC Clothing

CRMC have teamed up with Cornish Granite Sports to offer a range of CRMC hoody’s, boot bags and shirts which are all available to order now. Other items , hats, jackets, sweats and T’s will be added to our pop-up shop in the coming weeks. The hoody’s all feature a build your own set up where you may choose any colour and any CRMC logo and include your name if you wish. Cornwall Oset Trial Team hoody’s are also in the shop in one colour only and names can also be added.

To access the shop go to Cornish Granite Sports website, hover on ‘Clubs’ and scroll down and click onto Camborne and Redruth Motor Club. This opens the CRMC pop-up shop and select whatever you wish, you can add your name later in the comments box at checkout. If you put the code FD6 in the promotions box CRMC will collect your item(s) and take to the next event or you may collect yourself from Cornish Granite Sports at Redruth both options of delivery are free of charge.

Cornwall Centre ACU Handbook 2022

Available for collection at MY Motors for any club members wanting one.

I do have a scanned copy if you would like one emailed to you. Just let me know your email address.


MY Motors

United Downs Raceway Site Online Petition link

We would be grateful if you could help with the following tasks:

1/ Encourage as many of our members to sign the online petition:


2/ Encourage as many of your club to lodge their objection on the Planning Portal:

See the attached “Template” for the key issues to be raised.  Try hard NOT to Copy & Paste, but take relevant extracts for own letter.

Note the Planning Application reference is: PA20/09415