he 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
Events
– please check the calendars under each sporting discipline. For a list of upcoming events – select Agenda at the top right of each calendar.

3rd July  2016

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 Regs available for Perth and Dist Championship Trial at Balmuick Click here for regs
 
25th JUNE
TRIAL INVERNESS AND DIST CLOSED TO CLUB  
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TRIAL LANARKSHIRE MC CHAMPIONSHIP GALASHIELS
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ENDURO MELVILLE MC CHAMPIONSHIP SELKIRK
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TRIAL SCRMC CLOSED TO CLUB TOWNFOOT FARM
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TRIAL PERTH AND DIST CHAMPIONSHIP BALMUICK
CLASSIC SCRAMBLE SCRMC NATIONAL THORNHILL

SACU  Update to SACU Classic Trials Championship dates 

 

19th June SCRMC at Skirling

10th July Dalmellington at Craigengillans

17th July LMCC at Penicuik

31st July Bon Accord at Stonehaven

14th Aug East Lothian MCC at Braco 

 
   
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Results for Highland Classic Trial at Alvie – 2016 Highland Classic 2 Day Results – Website Version

A fantastic weekends riding won by Alan Crayk on a Montesa Cota. Yrjo  Vesterinen and Mick Andrews rode as guest riders showing they had lost non of their style and ability. Photo (c) Bill McGregor

For more photos of the day click here

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Results for Bob MacGregor Memorial Trial  on 4th June. Won by Andrew Anderson

Click here for Results

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 Results for Loch Lomond 2 Day trialllmcc 2-day trial 2016 draft provisional results

Won by Richard Sadler from Richmond with Tom Minta in 2nd and Roger Williams in 3rd. Great rides from new expert Lewis Byron and Andrew Anderson for 4th .

 

Michael Anderson clears the rocks at Luss

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Jodie Chalk changes classes and has an amazing season

This season was very nearly a non-starter for Jodie, we as a team had to make a decision to either pull out of racing altogether, or come up with an alternative, as racing the Superstocks 600 class had become far too expensive with the cost (mostly tyre bills) of up to £1100 per race weekend.

The situation had become untenable, it was Jodie’s decision to go down the Honda CB 500 class route which I thought was a backward step, how wrong was I? Read more . . .

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.

SACU 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.

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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.

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