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

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 . . . .

   sms small 300 pix   Recruitment of SMS Development Officer. The SMS has readvertised the position and full details can be found on the SMS website – click here for full details .


The 2016 ACU Handbook is available from the SACU Office or to download. Click here to download
– please check the calendars under each sporting discipline. For a list of upcoming events – select Agenda at the top right of each calendar.


Michelin MX Nationals

Round 3 – Duns – 28th – 29th May 


Round 3 of the Michelin MX Nationals will take place at a fantastic new venue for the series, Duns (TD11 3NS) in Scotland this weekend 28th and 29th May. The track is owned and run by top British MX2 rider Bryan Mackenzie. More . . . .



  Bob MacGregor  Memorial Trial 4th June 2016

Regs Available – click here


  Updated Results for Ally Beag National Trial – click here

A bright sunny Glen Nevis welcomed round two of the ‘Highland Leisure’ 2016 Scottish Trials Championship hosted by Lochaber & DMCC. The recent dry spell meant there were no problems crossing the River Nevis to access the sections, so low in fact that the OSET fraternity were witnessed crossing on their little 16” and 20” bikes. More . . .


MCE BSB Supersport – Rollo takes 2nd

Well done to 17 year old Lewis Rollo from Gifford for his excellent ride in the MCE BSB Superstock 600 race coming from 9th place on the grid to finish in a fantastic second place in the foulest weather conditions and in only his second race in the series


Lewis Nicol – Santander Consumer Finance KTM British Junior Cup

Lewis Nicol of Thistle Racing was at Oulton Park BSB riding in the Santander Consumer Finance KTM British Junior Cup where he came away with some great results. As well as great results, Lewis got very positive feedback and comments from series commentators (Fred Clarke and Larry Carter), Organisers (Stuart Higgs), etc.

Before the weekend Lewis had never been to Oulton Park nor ridden a 4 stroke until free practice where Lewis brought the bike home with the 2nd faster lap time. The fifteen year old started the race from 13th on the grid due to suspension problems during qualifying but rapidly made his way up the order to lead the race on just the first lap, unfortunately due to oil being spilt on the track, Lewis had an off while leading the grid of KTM machines.

 Lewis Nicol web 

Scottish Pre 65 Trial at Kinlochleven


1st Dan Clark   2nd Ben Butterworth  3rd Murray Whittaker

For full results click here.

Pre65podium2016  Ben Butterworth






 The Scottish Six Days Trial is on all week at Fort William . For full coverage see

Day 1 results – click here

Day 2 results -click here

Day 3 results - click here   

Day 4 Results – click here 

Day 5 Results – click here

Day 6 Results – click here

Provisional  Results - click here

SSDT Awards - click here 

Congratulations to Dougie Lampkin on his 10th SSDT win – a great achievment by a great rider.


28TH/29th May

TRIAL LOCH LOMOND (See below for details ) NATIONAL LUSS
29th May  
4th June
4th/5th June

Publicity statement.
The Dan Stewart Memorial Loch Lomond Two Day Trial is one of Scotland’s premier trials held on the west sides of
Loch Lomond, just north Glasgow. First held in the early seventies it has grown into one of toughest trials in the Scottish calendar.
The Saturday route entails a lap of around 40 miles with 45 sections and Sunday is two laps of 11 miles with 25 sections. There are 2 fuel stops on Saturday. All sections are observed.
The route is all off road covering moorland and high mountians reaching the heights the surrounding horizons.
It is a clubman trial with Sections suited to expert riders but can be tackled by good and eager B level riders.
Youth A riders are permitted ride at the discretion of the Clerk of course.
Entries will be taken until the 20th of May. If you were unlucky enough not to get a entry to the SSDT this trial is the next best thing.

TRIALS 2016    

    Trials calendar now available – click here . Copies available for collection from the office.

Trials Regs for 2016 now available – click here

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.

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 …..


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