Losing the rights at 70 to a C1 driving licence.
Removing category C1 happens automatically when you reach the age of 70 which restricts you to driving a motorhome over the weight of 3,500kg unless you get a medical examination report at a cost of fees ranging from £16.50 for a “straightforward certificate of fact” without an examination “to £124 for a written report without exam, with detailed opinion and statement on condition”(source BMA’s guidelines for fees) An online petition has been created asking the government to debate the issue of motorhome driving licence for those over the age of 70. It includes the idea of creating a C1 leisure vehicle category to differentiate drivers of commercial heavy vehicles to those wishing to drive heavier motorhomes when they reach the age of 70. If you support this initiative please click on the link below to sign the petition.
mcsni-area ‘s 10th AGM.
The Annual General meeting of the Northern Ireland Motor Caravan Section took place in Portstewart on Saturday the 20th April and coincided with the areas 2019 Easter Rally, 19th t0 the 22nd April. The three day Rally and AGM was held in the Star of the Sea Hall in Portstewart, a good turn out of members enjoyed some Easter fun as well as taking part in the AGM. All existing committee members were re-elected to serve their terms to 2020 & 2021, see contact page for details.
French Speed Limits
The French Government has announced that it is reducing speed limits on all two lane roads to 80kmp (50mph) in a bid to tackle the increase in the number of road fatalities. The new legal limits will be introduced from the 1st July 2018 and will affect some 250,000 miles of roads in the country.
Some of the MCS meets for next year require duty stewards, without them the club can’t function, whether you have been a steward previously or not please have a go at helping the club by volunteering individually or with another couple for one of the 2019 in stewarding. Click on the meet calender above select a meet you feel you could do, you will not be on your own in this role committee members as well are always at hand and will assist you at your chosen meet. Once you have selected or feel you can steward a meet, please contact Bobby Winton on 07542529340.
The MCS 57th National Section’s Annual General Meeting;
This Meet takes place May 2019 full details are available on site.
Temporary Holiday Meet 2019
Fri, 5 July 2019, 13:00 – Sun, 14 July 2019, 13:00
Shimna Intergrated College 5, King Street, Newcastle, BT33 OHD.
£15 per unit per night, Tents; grass pitches, Motorhomes & Caravans; hard standing, toilets, fresh water, chemical disposal, secure parking and within easy walking to town centre. Families welcome, so why not come along and holiday with us (BOOKING IS ADVISABLE) Unit = 2 adults+2 children. Ring Bobby on 07542529340 to book.
All Camping and Caravanning Club members and oversea ACSI Camping Card holders are welcome to attend all of our meets throughout the year, all meet venues have secure parking, toilets, hall for socials and are in the main, hard standing for Motor Homes and Caravans with grass pitches for Tents, you will find the price per unit per night and a map location on the meets calendar page above.