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50th Trout Rally Zimbabwe (1-3 October 2021)

Hi All,

Sorry this has taken a while to get out to you, but with trying to get answers, costings etc, it hasn’t been easy and takes a while!!

We are all hoping that we can go ahead with the 50th Trout as scheduled, but who knows with the way the world is so topsy turvy. We have just over 2 months to go, so fingers crossed some form of normalcy can return soon.

Montclair rooms, at the moment, are fully provisionally booked. I do have a waiting list. If you have provisionally booked a room, note that FULL payment for your room is required before it will be secured. Room payments please to be made by the 25th August 2021 to secure your booking. If you do not require your room anymore, please let me know, so I can offer it to the next person on the list!

** Please note that almost half the rooms are booked by International riders. Those internationals that have booked rooms, I know it will be hard to arrange payment, we have no idea about travel and border crossing, so this will be tough. I fully understand this. If you can at least just let me know if you are definitely going to try get here, I will hold your room for a little longer, unless you may have someone here who could maybe sort something for you.

There is a lot of camping space available for those who wouldn’t mind camping.

We are also holding an off-road ride on the Saturday morning, so if you’re interested in doing that, please get hold of Lloyd Meakin (his number is on the entry form). Please also indicate on the entry form if you are interested in doing this!

In all honesty, this is all not normal to work with and plan!! If by some chance we go into heavier restrictions with regard to COVID, we may need to postpone the dates. In that case, we can either hold your payments and bookings, or refund. Lets all hope we get the opposite and things open up!!

Will keep in touch, but for now, keep safe, keep warm and keep positive!

Thanks and regards,


Unfortunately due to the increase in the number of positive Covid 19 cases in Africa and specifically Nambia, it is with regret that FIM AFRICA has to once again cancel the 2021 X-RACE. We take this opportunity to wish all our African FMN’s well during this very trying time.

Kind Regards

Tony Rowley,

FIM AFRICA Director Sporting.


Dear FMN’s,

Due to the 42 day lockdown recently imposed in Uganda, which ends approx.. a week before the start of the 2021 MXOAN, the FIM Africa Council in consultation with the MX Working Group have agreed to postpone the event to a later date.

We hope that by postponing to a later date, it will not only assist the organisers with their planning, but that more importantly the “wave” they are currently experiencing would have passed.

A new date will be communicated to all FMN’s in due course.

Kind regards

President – FIM AFRICA

Chers FMN,

En raison du confinement de 42 jours récemment imposé en Ouganda et qui se termine environ. une semaine avant le début du MXOAN 2021, le Conseil Africain de la FIM, en consultation avec le Groupe de travail MX, a convenu de reporter l’événement à une date ultérieure.

Nous espérons qu’en reportant à une date ultérieure, cela aidera non seulement les organisateurs dans leur planification, mais surtout que la « vague » qu’ils connaissent actuellement serait passée.

Une nouvelle date sera communiquée à tous les FMN en temps voulu.

Kind regards

President – FIM AFRICA