The Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU) is the controlling body for motorcycle sport in Scotland. Formed in 1913 and has  more than 40 affiliated clubs organising events for all ages and abilities. The SACU  issues competition licenses, provides 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.

acuBRITISH TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 8

BOB MACGREGOR TRIALS ACADEMY – 1ST OCTOBER 2017

RESULTS

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CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS

EXPERT CLASS

YOUTH CLASS

CLASSIFICATION

SACU TEAMS BACK FROM THE ISDE IN FRANCE

There were 2 teams this year – Team Scotland and Elgin Endurance Club. Unfortunately an ACU rider passed away at the event – Michael Alty – our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

The Scottish teams did very well despite a few unfortunate delays with Team Scotland coming home in 15th place – and EEC losing a rider on day 2 due to strict medical checks.  Fraser Flockhart and Kevin Murray represented the UK in TEAM GB – finishing in 5th ahead of some big name teams.

Follow the teams on https://www.isde-france-2017.com/

ISDE 2017

Sport News

The 2017 ACU Handbook is available from the SACU Office or 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 TRIALS DATES POSTER NOW AVAILABLE  CLICK HERE FOR A PDF COPY

SACU Year Planner 2017 TRIALS CALENDAR
       

 21st /22nd October

     

 SACU QUAD CHAMPIONSHIP

QRS NATIONAL HUMBIE

 22nd October

     

TRIAL

INVERNESS AND DIST CLOSED TO CLUB LINSIDE

 TRIAL OSET CHAMPIONSHIP

DUNFERMLINE AND DIST OPEN TO SCOTLAND BOB MACGREGOR ACAD

CLASSIC  TRIAL

SCRMC OPEN TO SCOTLAND KILBIRNIE

 TRIAL PRE65/TWINSHOCK CHAMPIONSHIP

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LANARKSHIRE MCC OPEN TO SCOTLAND CALLENDAR

 TRIAL

BON ACCORD OPEN TO SCOTLAND CORRENIE

 CHAMPIONSHIP ENDURO

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ELGIN ENDURANCE CLUB NATIONAL BIRKENHILL

 28th October

     

 TRIAL

DUNFERMLINE AND DIST OPEN TO SCOTLAND DUNDUFF

5th November

     

 TRIAL

STEVENSTON AND DIST OPEN TO SCOTLAND LARGS

 TRIAL

PERTH AND DIST OPEN TO SCOTLAND LOCH TAY

ENDURO H&H CHAMPIONSHIP

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DIRTBIKE EVOLUTION NATIONAL LAUDER

 Scottish Quads doing well in 2017

Pont du Vaux report from Ann Wood – Robbie Wood getting the trophy in the 150 cc Minimes class.

The main event was a 12 hour endurance event. Read more here

And the Quads were out again in action at the British Championship with Robbie and Rory Wood 2nd and 3rd on the podium – Read more here

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 SCRMC Drumlanrig Castle Grand National Motocross 14/15 July

There was an excellent weekends racing with riders from across the UK and several foreign entrants to make it a truly international event.

The venue was fantastic with the backdrop of Drumlanrig Castle. A flowing course with a few downhills and uphills to make it interesting there was close racing in all the classes.

Wullie Brown and the club put on a great event at a great venue. The guest of honour was British MX World Champion Graham Noyce – who was very impressed with the track and racing – and di not rule out getting back on a bike.

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 PERTH AND DSTRICT BALMUICK EVENING TRIAL 25TH JULY

Great Evening! Even the sun came out as predicted! We had a good night with riders enjoying the

challenge of the sections and the craic around Bonnie Mountain Coffee Landrover while checking

scores on the board. I’m sorry I’ve taken so long getting the results out – but better late than never!

Our next trial is the Championship at Aberfeldy on the 25th August. Look forward to seeing you all

there.

Click here for the results

 

 SACU TEAM TRIAL – RUN BY PERTH AND DISTRICT 18TH JUNE

The SACU Inter Club Team Trial was held at Balmuick, Comrie on Sunday in perfect weather! The turnout of teams was brilliant, from those clubs who took part, with a good mix of teams. Going by the atmosphere in the car park and from ‘Feetdown Trials’ mass of great photos everyone enjoyed a good day! One rider commented ‘Sections were spot on for all levels – some hard without any being dangerous’. On lap 1 the burns were a bit on the slippy side but got easier as the day went on. Good observing and routing to extend the lap helped to eliminate queues and kept the Trial moving at a good pace! It was good to see teams riding together.

Thank you to the Landowner for the use of his land, Bonnie Mountain Coffee for their fantastic coffees, Gourlay Catering for the pies, all the Observers, the riders and Officials who make the event possible.

Click for  Team Trial Results          Click for Score Sheets Final

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 Perth and District MCC Glascorrie Trial 26th March

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Well!! What a day! Weather so good – sun shining, no rain , wind or snow – who cares about trials!
However riders insisted on throwing themselves around the course, riding tricky burns, up hill climbs, steep downhills and conquering some challenging steps. They certainly seemed to enjoy it!! There was plenty of relaxed chat at the end while riders stood about, ate their pies and took in the results – although some thought ice cream would have been a better idea!

Thanks to all those who helped set up the trial and to the Landowner for allowing us to use such a

brilliant piece of ground.

Next trial will be the Team Trial on June 18th at Balmuick Comrie. Hope to see lots of teams from

every club for a fun day.

 

 SCRMC  Balfron Trial 12th March – Results – click here

A good attendance for a miserable day. the ground held up on most of the sections although it did make them a bit slippery in places. Thanks to all who came along The next round will take place on the 23/04/2017 at our new venue Buchley Farm, Buchley, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow G64 3QN

SACU TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP DATES FOR 2017

CLICK HERE FOR 2017 SACU TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIP AND PRE65/TWINSHOCK DATES

SACU ROAD RACE DATES FOR 2017

CLICK HERE FOR 2017 DATES

NEW RIDER TRAINING DATE ON 18TH MAR

ROAD RACE PRACTICE DATE – 19TH MAR – BOTH DATES AT MELVILLE MC EAST FORTUNE RACE TRACK.

 NEW FOR 2017 – THE ACU/SACU BENEVOLENT FUND BADGE. THIS YEAR IS A SPECIAL ONE COMMEMORATING 110 YEARS OF THE TT

Badges available from the SACU office – office@sacu.co.uk or 01506 858 354 . Cost is £3 plus £1 for P&P. All proceeds go direct to the Benevolent Fund.

2017 ben fund badge

 Loch Lomond Trial 25th February – click here for Results

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Trials  Results for Lochlane Trail 12th Feb

    Click here for the results

Sunday’s National Trial at Lochlane luckily escaped the snow but our hardy riders still had to put up

with a biting wind! A very big thank you to our group of observers who did their job brilliantly,

covering all 12 sections, putting up with the cold without complaint! Where would we be without

them! The overall route changed direction this year with a completely new section at 8. Sections 3

and 4 with their new bigger boulders, put there by Gordon and his JCB, gave everyone fresh

challenge. Sections 5 and 6 were also revamped, this time with his digger, the set-up team putting

in the final touches making it a bit like riding on marbles! Riders comments were all good, everyone

enjoying their day and their pies – a new selection, even macaroni ! – supplied by Gourlay

Catering.

Thanks to all those who helped set up the trial, the observers, the landowners and all who made

our great day possible. Looking forward now to Glasscorrie Trial on 26th March.

 

 

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 perthanddistTrials Results for Perth and District “Sair Head ” Trial 2nd January

Cracking start to the New Year! The ‘Rusty Nails’ went down well on a sharp, frosty morning,

starting the trial off well. Riders enjoyed firmer than usual ground – almost no mud!!!! – some

new sections and enough challenge to make it all worth while! Even the sun shone, almost

blinding the riders in two of the sections, making them even harder. Who could have predicted

that in January! Hot soup and good chat finished off a great day. Thanks to all those who came,

all those who helped organise and the landlord.

Click here for results

Note for new Road Racers -

New Rider Assessment Dates – 2017

New Rider Assessments are carried out on the Saturday morning of all  Championship Road Race Meetings.

SACU News

Scottish Motor Sports lauch at Ingliston with Sir Jackie Stewart. SMS has been launched with a 4 year funding deal with SportScotland . This will be delivered through 2 new SMS taff members – a Sports Development Manager and Sports Development Officer - read more . . . . 

Scottish Motor Sports has appointed a new Sports Development Officer

Gillian Sefton will be supporting Rory Bryant in helping to develop our sport.

The full press release can be found at the SMS website http://www.scottishmotorsports.co.uk/news/

Concordat signed with Forestry Commission for motorsport events on FC land.

The SACU and ACU have agreed a concordat for hosting events on FC land . This outlines the responsibilites of the organising bodies and also the responsibilities of the FC to help promote motorsport events

Click here to download –  Concordat ACU and SACU FCS FCE NRW June 2016

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.

Scottish-Sports-Concussion-Guidance

Scottish-Sports-Concussion-Guidance-card

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.

SITTHEMOUT

 

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.

Scottish Motorsport Safety Review link to full report.

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 …..

SACU

The SACU Mission Statement – this reflects what the clubs want from the SACU and helps us deliver successful sporting events.

Provide – Promote – Protect

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