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.
The 2016 ACU Handbook is available to download. Click here to download
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
7th February Open to Scotland Bon Accord Findon
7th February National Perth and District Lochlane Regs available – click here
14th February Closed to Club Stevenston MCC Dalry
14th February Closed to Club Inverness and Dist Linside
Hare and Hounds
14th February National Scottish Borders Enduro C lub Tyninghame Links Regs Available – click here
Note for new Road Racers -
New Rider Assessment Dates – 2016
East Fortune 19th March
Knockhill 27th March
In addition New Rider Assessments are carried out on the Saturday morning of all Championship Road Race Meetings.
It is with regret that we announce the death of Brian Richards.
In recent years he was very involved in the classic racing scene in Scotland and the NE of England.
His funeral will be at Roucan Loch Crematorium in Dumfries at 12 :00 pm on the 14th of January.
He will be sadly missed.
A brief obituary from the NEMCRC – click here
SACU Chairman Maj Sandy Mack awarded MBE
Sandy attended the Investiture at Buckingham Palace where he was presented with his award by HRH Prince Charles.
The SACU congratulates Sandy on his award and recognition for services.
Skinners Moto 3 ride for 2016 confirmed
The 14 years-old Scot will again ride with the RSF’s partner team KRP, run by former racer turned team boss Mark Keen.
He joins fellow Scot and FIM Moto3 World Championship front-runner John McPhee in the RSF’s 2016 two-rider line-up. More
Click here for a full list of all the SACU Champions for the 2015 season. Congratulations to all the award winners and the clubs for putting on great events throughout the year.
SACU and QRS Awards evening – 14th November . Congratulations to QRS for putting on a great evening – Leon Beda was the 2015 SACU Champion and Murray Graham was the 2015 QRS Champion. Ian Neill received a well deserved Lifetime Achievement award . Click here for the full report
ICTT Report 2015 Thanks to all the Scottish Clubs who went the extra mile to organise Teams for the SACU Inter Club Team Trial and make the event such a success.
Results – click here .2015 Team Trial Results
Lochaber and District teams taking the Adult, the over 40 and the Youth Best teams award
Trials Regs Available
Success for the SACU ISDE Team in Slovakia
The SACU team of Frazer Norrie , Fraser Flockhart and Andrew Bisset had a fantastic result at the International Six Days Enduro in Slovakia. Finishing top British Club team out of 96 international teams they took 5th place at a very tough week of competition.
With Frazer and Fraser finishing on Gold and Andrew in his first foreign competition finishing on a fantastic silver the team were briefly up to 3rd place at one point.
The team thanks all the sponsors and helpers who put in so much effort to give the team the best start possible.
2015 Scottish Championship Quad Racing goes all the way
As Fife Moto Parc opened its gates this weekend 12/13 September, for the first time in two years, to a double header of Scottish quad bike racing, there was much to play for, not least of which the coveted Scottish Championship crown.
Barring disaster, defending Champion Murray Graham looked set to take the QRS Championship title but claiming the National SACU title was always going to be a close competition, as Graham lay only three point adrift of championship leader Leon Beda. Scotland had already seen some great racing from both riders all season and it was anybody’s guess who would emerge victorious.
SACU MX Team races at the MX Vets des Nations.
The SACU helped send a team to the Annual Motocross Vets des Nations – held in Reading this year. Always a well attended meeting and a chance to catch up with old rivals.
The team will be hoping to travel to Northern Ireland next year and give their team mascot Angus the Bear another stamp on his passport.
There is a new Trials Newsletter with information on the sport and whats coming up. To subscribe register at http://eepurl.com/3_ZlL
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
After a meeting with SMS Development Officer, Rory Bryant, students from the University West of Scotland Motorsport Club were recently given the opportunity to sample some two wheel motorsport courtesy of the Bob MacGregor Trials Academy, in Ayr. (http://www.trialsacademy.co.uk/)
The eager students (the majority of whom had never even sat on Trials bike, prior to the event) were given expert tuition from the academy’s coaches and despite the rather damp conditions, Club Vice President, Calum MacDonald reckoned the day was a huge success:
“The academy was amazing! We felt so welcomed by all the staff and it definitely makes us want to go back and sign up for a membership. This is definitely a sport that we would all love to get involved in. There were 8 of us in the group and I didn’t see anyone go home without a smile on their face. Was a great day out!” 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 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