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.

 
Sport News

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

2016

Trials

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

Trials Regs for 2016 now available – click here

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.

brianrichardsA very popular and well known rider and supporter of Road Racing he passed away at the start of the year.

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 MBEMaj Sandy Mack – the current Chairman of the SACU has been awarded the MBE for his work with the British Army

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

Rory_Skinner_2016_ride_FD4R9639  Rising star Rory Skinner is to return to the FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship in 2016 with continued backing from the Racing Steps Foundation.

  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

 

 

 

SACU logo final smlSACU Champions for 2015

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

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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.
Sunday was an almost perfect day for a Trial – dry, not too windy and NO Rain!! (well almost!) The Teams set off promptly at 11, most riding alongside their team members to start with and all full of enthusiasm. More . . .

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

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SACU ISDE 2015

SACU ISDE 2015

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.

Leon Beda Quads

Leon Beda 2015 Champion

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.           

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 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.

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SACU News

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.

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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

 

Student Trials Bike Taster Session

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 MaStudents try TrialscGregor 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 …..

SACU

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