The Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU) is the controlling 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 licenses, 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.
SCOTTISH MOTOR SPORTS – REPRESENTING TWO WHEEL AND FOUR WHEEL MOTORSPORT IN SCOTLAND – IS RECRUTING FOR TWO NEW POSTS FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL PRESENTATION OF A JOINT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY TO SPORTSCOTLAND
THE ROLES ARE A NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AND A NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER.
FULL DETAILS OF THE ROLES ALONG WITH APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE FOUND AT http://www.scottishmotorsports.co.uk/news/
THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS – NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - 6th MAY NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER 22ND APRIL
The 2016 ACU Handbook is available from the SACU Office or to download. Click here to download
SACU EVENTS ON THIS WEEKEND
ROAD RACING 23 – 24 April
CLASSIC SCRAMBLES 24 APRIL
TRIALS 24 APRIL
Trials calendar now available – click here . Copies available for collection from the office.
Note for new Road Racers -
New Rider Assessment Dates – 2016
New Rider Assessments are carried out on the Saturday morning of all Championship Road Race Meetings.
Ban on body mounted Cameras at SACU permitted events.
The SACU has reviewed the use of body mounted and helmet mounted cameras at SACU permitted events and has confirmed the decision to ban their use.
Bike mounted cameras are permitted at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course . For Road Race events the use of bike mounted cameras must be authorised in writing prior to the events.
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.
This is very important information on what to do if you have had a head injury or concussion. Repeat injuries are very important and can lead to serious injury.
Scottish Government Motorsport Safety Review – MSA Response
The Safety Review link is an open letter from the MSA further to the Scottish Government Motorsport Event Safety Review report being published in January.
The SACU had and still have a presence on the Review Committee given that we are the accepted representative of all Motorcycle Sporting interests in Scotland at Government level.
Although the Review does not mention Motorcycle Sport in particular, we should all be extra mindful of public safety at our events be it a small Closed to Club meeting or a Scottish Championship.
Please remember that “Public” means more than just the casual spectator. It also means anyone not signed on as a Competitor or an Official but arriving with and supporting a competitor.
Flat Field and Scrambles Motocross
Press release on new Motocross Permits available for Flat Field and Scrambles type events
The SACU has introduced new Flat Field and Scrambles Motocross Permits for clubs wishing to run MX events over Flat Field terrain.
Please see the attached Press Release for more information . Click here
New SACU Concerns Policy
The SACU has introduced a new Policy for contacting the SACU and if need be raising an issue. Please see the attached pdf for the full Policy. Click here
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 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