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Club Information

Pendle & District Model Car Club is affiliated with the British Radio Car Association (BRCA) and as such, club members are asked to abide by both the BRCA handbook and PDMCC rules.

We at PDMCC aim to promote the construction and racing of radio controlled model cars and provide a top quality track facility for the use of radio control model car enthusiasts.
 

Model Car racing should be fun and for the enjoyment of all. 

Our complex at Lomeshaye Way in Nelson is acknowledged to be the finest of its kind available anywhere in the UK. The drivers' rostrum is a permanent structure with a roof. The rostrum is accessible via wheelchair however the visibility may be limited (something we are working on) and currently we do not have disabled toilet facilities.

​The Club is a Members Club i.e. it is totally independent of any other organization/company and has a Committee consisting of a Chairman/Treasurer, a Secretary and four driver representatives who are all elected annually.

The Club is pleased to be affiliated to the British Radio Car Association.

Members driving abilities cover the entire range from complete beginners to top experts. 

Where are we?

Our track is situated at Lomeshaye Way, Nelson, BB9 7AF    You should have no issues using this postcode to find us on your sat nav.

Directions

  1. Leave the M65 at Junctions 13 (Nelson)

  2. From the roundabout take the road which is signposted "Fence"

  3. Go past the Thatch and Thistle pub on the left.

  4. After approx. 1/3 mile at the roundabout continue straight on.

  5. At the next junction turn LEFT into "Carr Road" signposted "Nelson B6249"

  6. After 1/3 of a mile at the speed camera turn right into "Lomeshaye Way"

  7. The entrance to the track is a little way down on the right hand side. 

Club Rules

Pendle & District Model Car Club is affiliated with the British Radio Car Association (BRCA) and as such, club members are asked to abide by both the BRCA handbook and PDMCC rules.

Objectives

To promote the construction and racing of radio controlled model cars.
To provide a top quality track facility for the use of radio control model car enthusiasts

Officers / Committee

The officers shall consist of the following:-

  • Chairman

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer (this post may be combined with one of the above)

  • 2-4 Driver Representatives

  • Sub Committees for different car classes
     

Finance

All matters relating to the expenditure of Club funds shall be referred to the Club’s Treasurer. The Treasurer shall make an annual financial statement to the AGM.

Club Membership

Membership shall be open to all within the following categories:-

  • Senior – 16 and over

  • Junior – under 16 on 1st January

Members shall uphold the Club and BRCA rules and support the Club’s Officials on race days.

Fees

Membership and Race fees shall be reviewed and fixed at the Annual General Meeting.

Payment Of Members

Members shall not receive payment for their services beyond reimbursement of necessary expenses.

Insurance

The Committee shall arrange adequate insurance cover for public liability and third party risks at all club activities.

BRCA Membership

This is a requirement for the Club and all race competitors.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM shall be held annually.
Proposals shall be decided by a straight majority vote of those Members present.

Dissolution

In the event of the Club disbanding, all the Club’s assets shall be sold, and the proceeds donated to one or more charities of the Committee’s choice.

Drivers Responsibilities

The Club is a driver’s club and in order to survive relies on a co-operative approach from all members, particularly in relation to the smooth running and administration of the race meetings. With this in mind the following extracts from the Club’s rules relating to each driver’s responsibilities are reproduced below for the benefit of all concerned.
 

  • To ensure that their pitting area is left free of litter at the end of the meeting preferably by taking their litter home.

  • To assist with the setting out of the track and race control.

  • To marshal the heat following their own heat, wearing the safety vest provided and at the post which corresponds with their own race number.

  • To remain at the meeting to fulfil their obligation to marshal at least until the end of qualifying.

  • Drivers who leave the meeting at the end of qualifying must inform Race Control accordingly before leaving

  • All drivers competing in a final must remain until the end of the meeting to fulfil their obligations to marshal and to assist with packing up the track and race control upon completion of racing.

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