It is with regret that the Organisers of the 2021 Patriot Stages have cancel this years event due to issues with the venue, They are now working on getting the 2022 event running and further announcements will be made in due course.
Epynt & Caerwent Liaison Officer Update – August 2021
At last, we’re on the road!
The Nicky Grist Stages went off without a hitch and in the words of the military Safety Training Officer for Sennybridge “…the bar has been set……”. His comments refer to, in the main, the way the ban on spectators was managed by Quinton MC.
We must also thank the motor sport public for their buy-in and adhering to the current exclusion of spectators.
Next up will be the Forresters CC Targa Rally at Caerwent in August followed by the Mewla Rally on Epynt at the end of the month and then the Tour of Epynt in October, all of which will be non-spectator events.
There will be no spectator access to any events on Epynt for 2021 and organisers will be asked to plan accordingly.
Also, on Epynt the FIBUA area (German Village) will not be available for any future events.
The bid for the Roger Albert Clarke Rally (RAC) to use Epynt has been denied due to military training although the organisers are looking for local alternatives.
Epynt & Caerwent Liaison Officer
The Association has created a new form so that the information direct from the club can go into the main calendar with a little effort from the administrator. The form is open all year and you are not limited to how many events can be input.
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In September 2020 Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Motorsport UK signed a new access agreement which allowed rallying on NRW-managed land for the next three years.
The new agreement would see local economy boosting events return to the woodland estate until 2023 with a renewed importance on the potential impacts of motorsport on the natural environment.
The new agreement had environmental considerations at its heart with NRW and Motorsport UK committed to working together on the ambition to drive towards a lower carbon, greener and more sustainable approach to hosting the events in the future.
The new agreement would be subject to a review, entitled Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, the review, which commenced in Autumn of 2020, would be far reaching and involved many stakeholders. The review, which would take until the spring of 2021, was presented to the NRW board on July 14th.
The board accepted the recommendations and look forward to working with MSUK, the Welsh Association of Motor Clubs and Rally Event Organisers ensuring a sustainable future and the continuance of rallying on the woodland estate.
Epynt and Caerwent Liaison Officer Update - May 2021
Sorry for the pun but we’re still not out of woods with regards Third Party use at both Epynt and Caerwent.
With no clear Covid Roadmap in Wales outside events are still restricted to a maximum of 30 people and therefore MSUK are unable to authorise any events thus far.
Forresters Car Club have therefore cancelled their Mid-Summer Rally at Caerwent in June with Brecon Motor Club also cancelling the Dennis Motorsport Epynt Hill Climb planned for June.
Quniton Motor Club are still pushing forward with their plans for the Nicky Grist Rally on July 10th although Port Talbot MC are now looking at a date later in the year for the Tour of Epynt.
All other events are still looking to run but only if Covid restrictions are reduced in time.
Epynt & Caerwent Liaison Officer