Message from the Chairman

Dear Members and friends of TDMC.

The committee and I hope that you are all well and this virus has so far passed you and your families by.  We ask that you all continue to follow the governments guidelines and remain socially distanced from everyone other than the people you live with.  We all hope that the governments predictions are correct and the country can start to return to normal.

On the 24th March 2020, Motorsport UK released the following statement:-

“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 the 24th March, Motorsport UK has today extended its suspension of all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption for Motorsport events until at least 30th June.

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

What are the implications of this to our friends and members?

TDMC have had to cancel 2 events so far this year due to the virus, The April Portreath event and the June Tregrehan event.  Not the most auspicious start to the 2020 season.

We have had to postpone our AGM, we are hoping to have a date for this as soon as the all clear is given by the government for movements and social gatherings to resume.

The TDMC committee are also working from home on your behalf and are going ahead with the planning and preparation for our August event and the later October event.  We will of course post ASR’s and Entry forms here on our website once the all clear is given by the government for movements and social gatherings to resume and we have been given the necessary permits by Motorsport UK.  At present we ask the no one posts entry forms and entry fees for either of the two aforementioned events until we notify you that we have the permits in place to run said events.

For you viewing pleasure on our Facebook Page, Dave Brenton has been busy uploading video clips of past TDMC events and some of the Tour of Cornwall Rally.

Until then, please follow the governments instructions, stay socially distanced from others and most of all stay safe. 

Warmest regards

John H Collins


Truro and District Motor Club.

Written for and on behalf of the TDMC Committee.

Annual General Meeting – Postponed

Following the advice from the UK Government on holding social gatherings, we have postponed our Annual General Meeting, scheduled for Monday March 23rd until further notice. When we have the ability to set a future date, all members will be notified in good time.

Portreath Sprint Announcement

Following on from the statement made by the UK Government on the continuing risk posed by Covid-19, the committee has taken the decision to cancel the Portreath Sprint weekend scheduled for April 11th and 12th.

The safety of our officials, competitors, and marshals is our number one priority, so by taking the decision to cancel now, we hope that it gives you sufficient time to cancel any travel arrangements you may have made. The possibility of anyone potentially being infected during the event, is something we don’t wish to risk.

This decision has been further underlined by the statement made this afternoon by Motorsport UK, details of which can be found at

We hope to be able to welcome you to an event later in the year, but further disruption might occur to the local calendar.