The Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU) is the governing body for motorcycle sport in Scotland. Formed in 1913, we have more than 40 affiliated clubs organising events for all ages and abilities. We issue competition licences, provide event insurance and training for officials and each sporting discipline has its own committee, elected by the clubs, to help promote and develop their sport.
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We are in the process of adding new pages to the website and adding details of What’s On at the weekend. If clubs send us in details of events and entry forms they can be added to the website. The more we get the more we can put up.
NEW ANNUAL AWARD IN MEMORY OF ROBBIE ALLAN
The Driven Sprocket Award is to be awarded annually in memory of Robbie Allan – to acknowledge a significant contribution to Motorcycle Sport over a prolonged period. Read more . . . .
SMS Motorsport Concussion Survey
Research into Concussion in Scottish Motor Sport is currently being carried out by Jennifer Elliot, a GP who also provides medical support at Scottish Motor Sports events.
Survey Link: https://www.survey.ed.ac.uk/concussion
The background to the research is that concussion has been raised as a priority concern in sports in Scotland as well as globally, with recent high profile cases reported in the media. Although many people take part in motor sports events in Scotland, very little is known about concussion occurrences at such events in terms of whether they occur, to whom and how often and what is done following a concussion. Additionally, what people involved in Scottish Motor Sport know about concussion is not clear. This research study is a very short online survey (only 5-10 mins) to try and answer some of these questions and help those involved in Scottish motor sport to plan ahead in relation to concussion, in terms of education and management.
It is hoped that as many of you involved in Scottish Motor Sport (2-wheel and 4-wheel) are able to spare 5-10 mins and help Jennifer and her colleagues with this important survey. Participants should be either:
- Competitors (at Scottish Motor Sports competitions) = Drivers / Co-drivers / Riders (with an active competition license)
- Officials = Marshals / Stewards (at Scottish Motor Sports competitions)
- Medical personnel (at Scottish Motor Sports competitions)
Survey Link: https://www.survey.ed.ac.uk/concussion
Click for full report . More . . . .
New Book on Motorcycle History
The Kirkaldy Club has just published a new book on the History of the club from it’s early days at Beveridge Park
Volume 1 is now available from the SACU office priced at £6 to callers. Copies can also be ordered by post from Jake Drummond (Tel 01592 650 562) at £8 inc postage. Details from the SACU office
Personal Accident Cover for Off Road Competition and Road Race Competition – additional to event permit.
The SACU insurers Locktons offer a range of Personal Accident insurance polices which extend the basic cover in events.
For more details contact Locktons on 0161 828 3300. More . . . .
Details of the Advanced PA Policy More ….
Advice on Sports Concussion Injuries
The Scottish Government has issued some guidance on dealing with concussion in sport . See the pamphlet for details and detecting concussion. More . . . .
Presentation on the SACU Constitution
Brian Abel gave a presentation on the constitution at the SACU AGM in February. A copy of the presentation can be downloaded for viewing
Revised Trials Standing Regulations now available.
The Trials Regs have been revised to show the correct number of rounds for Championship. These are available on the Trials information page
ACU British Quad Championship Title renamed to honour Connor Smith
The ACU British Under 21 championship is to be renamed this season in a tribute to the late Connor Smith. Following full consultation with Connor’s family, the 2014 series will be officially known as “The Connor Smith Six-Sixty British Under 21 Championship”. The Six-Sixty refers to the popular young Scot’s racing number. More . . . .
The SMS Development Officer has produced a funding guide for clubs wishing to seek assistance from local councils and sports bodies. A simple explanation of where to apply and links to websites for more details More …..
The SACU Chairman Paul Carlyle has announced the new costs for Motocross insurance in Scotland. Moving to a block payment it is hoped it will encourage clubs to run more events.
Click here to read the full text of Paul’s letter and the costs for 2014.
2014 Public Liability Fact Sheet
2014 Key fact sheet is now available for download from the SACU web site on the Documents page.
Congratulations to Callum Grigor
Congratulations to Callum Grigor from St Aidan’s High School – he has been selected to carry the Commonwealth Games baton in 2014.
Callum is a successful young Road Racer based at Wishaw. Riding a Kawaski Ninja 250 r in 2013 winning the National Junior Cup and moving up to a Kawaaki ER-6 for 2014 .
Trials Registration Card
The SACU is issuing a Trials Registration Card for 2014 after a consultation with Trials clubs, riders and the Trials Committee.
Trials riders will get the new card priced at £10 with a levy included in the entry fee for each event entered. Full details can be found in the attached letter. More . . . .
Competition licences remain at the same cost for 2014 – with no increase in insurance or permit costs.
The SACU Mission Statement – this reflects what the clubs want from the SACU and helps us deliver successful sporting events.
The SACU (Motorcycle Sport Scotland) serves to authorise, regulate , promote, organise and sponsor motorcyclists and motorcycle contests, competitions and events.
The SACU act on behalf of members and motorcycling in general on any matter that may seem to be detrimental to their mission and defend and safeguard all of the rights and privileges of it’s members, motorcyclists and motorcycling.
The SACU encourage the participation in and enjoyment of motorcycling so as to unite motorcycling interests in Scotland
SACU competition licence holders at Phoenix Honda – Grangemouth
Phoenix Honda at Glensburgh Road, Grangemouth, FK3 8XJ are offering all SACU competition licence holders a 20% discount on purchases. Just go along and show your race licence when you are looking for new gear – race suits etc.
Events – please check the calendars under each sporting discipline. For a list of upcoming events – select Agenda at the top right of each calendar.
SACU EVENTS ON THIS WEEKEND - 27/28th September 2014
Sun - Bon Accord MCC CtoC @ Daviot
Sun - Dunfermline Club CtoC @ Burntisland
Sun - SCRMC CtoC @ Kilbirnie
Sun - Skye Trials Club CtoC @ Braes IofSkye
Sat/Sun - Stevenston Club Championship @T/rick Quarry
For details on upcoming Trials More . . .
Sat / Sun Knockhill Club Championship @ Knockhill
Sun - QRS Club Championship @ Duns
British Youth Trials Championship Action
On the 27th and 28th of September the British Youth trials riders will be at the Bob McGregor Trials Academy .
A’s and B’s on the Saturday, C’s and D’s on the Sunday along with a Women’s event.
An excellent chance to see the upcoming riders in the sport.
There is a new Trials Newsletter with information on the sport and whats coming up. To subscribe register at http://eepurl.com/3_ZlL
One Trial missed off the list was the Bon Accord Trial on 19th October at Craiglash Quarry – Banchory. Regs available soon at www.bamcc.co.uk
Stuart Easton on the Podium again in BSB at Assen for Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
Stuart Easton: “I said after Donington that I wanted to spray some champagne again before the season ended and I got to do that today, which was great. To be honest, I wanted both races to be dry and when the rain came for the first race I was a bit gutted as I’m not the biggest fan of the wet. We had really good pace in the dry so I wasn’t sure how I’d fare in the wet but it all worked out well and I’ll take a podium however it comes. I just didn’t quite have the pace to go with the front group in the second race but it’s been a good weekend with two top six finishes and I’ll be looking for more of the same between now and the end of the season.”
Rory Skinner – Support ride at BSB Brands Hatch
Young Scots rider Rory Skinner was invited to ride in the Moriwaki 250 Junior Cup at Brands Hatch in July.
Despite never having ridden the bike before he quickly got yo grips with the machine in the 30 minute practice.
In the Races he pushed on hard and in race 2 was in 2nd for most of the time. With racing being so close a small mistake on the last lap allowed the pack he was leading to get past and he finished in 5th . A fantastic performance against riders who ride the bikes all season.
Read Rory’s own report here . More . . . .
SSDT – Monday – Rider No 1 Iain Shankie flagged off by SACU Chairman Paul Carlyle and SSDT Organiser Jeff Horne
Congratulations to Dougie Lampkin on taking the win after a close fought week of competition. His 8th victory .
MELVILLE MC -EAST FORTUNE
Championship points now available More . . . .
Photos from Sunday – More . . . .
UPCOMING ROAD RACE EVENTS
MELVILLE MC -EAST FORTUNE