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 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 EVENT CALENDAR – this has been updated with Championship events for 2015.
SACU EVENTS ON THIS WEEKEND
Sun 30th August
S.C.R.M.C. Closed to Club at BALLINGRY
STEVENSTON & DIST NATIONAL at LARGS
INVERNESS & DIST Closed to Club at FAIRBURN
Sun 6th September
MELVILLE MC NATIONAL at TOTHERICK QUARRY
S.C.R.M.C. Closed to Club at BONHILL
Battle of Britain Road Race Meeting – at Croft 26/27 September
The North East MC Racing Club are hosting a commemorative race meeting for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Click here for the full press release NEMCRC Battle of Britain Press Release
Trials Regs Available
Click here for the event regs – MelvilleDunlop6thSeptember2015
Click here for the regs Grace Dignan Regs 2015
20th September at Monzie by Crieff – run by the Perth and District Club.
Click here for the entry form pdmc sacu team trial 2015
Death of Ewen Haldane – Former Road Racer
The SACU and motorcycle sport is sad to note the death of Ewen Haldane – one of our former Road Race great racers.
He has died as the result of a motorcycle accident near Loch Lomond. He will be sadly missed.
For a brief summary of his career please see Jake Drummonds report on behalf of the Kirkaldy Club. Click here Ewen Haldane
John Moffat has added a second volume to his history of motorcycle sport in Scotland
This is for 1975 – 2005 and covers all disciplines.
Copies may be collected from the SACU Office for £20.
Death of Scottish Rider Andy Lawson at the Ulster GP
It is with regret the SACU has to notify the death of upcoming young rider Andy Lawson
The Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix has been stunned by the death of event newcomer Andy Lawson.
The SACU is very saddened by the news of Andy’s death and send their heartfelt condolences to the family. More …..
John McPhee takes 2nd place at Moto3 GP in Red Bull Indianapolic GP. Starting from pitlane after changing to slick tires saw him make rapid progress through the field
Young Scottish rider Alexander Brown competed at the recent Junior MX Champs as part of the Team GB effort with help from the SACU
3rd place in the LCQ saw Alexander heading to the main event. Finishing 33rd in race 1 and 30th in race 2 saw him 31st overall .
A great achievement and great experience for the future. Well done Alexander.
Shakey Byrne and Stewart Easton finished 1st and 2nd at both races in the BSB round at Knockhill. A first for Paul Bird Motorsport. More . . . .
QUADS NEWS page – there is a new Quad Racing News page with reports and results – and the calendar for 2015
Quads Round 2 Report on Humbie -
It was a first for all as the Scottish quad racing fraternity gathered at the new track at Humbie for round two of the Scottish Championship on Easter Sunday.
A strong line up of Scottish regulars in the champs class, boosted by interlopers from South of the Border including Paul Holmes, had everyone buzzing. But no-one predicted the intensity of the battle as the first race found Michael Brewis leading the pack, Leon Beda next and Paul Holmes in third. And it wasn’t long before defending champion Murray Graham was up with the leaders too, leaving the rest of the pack to their own race. Read more . . .
There is a new Trials Newsletter with information on the sport and whats coming up. To subscribe register at http://eepurl.com/3_ZlL
No 4 is now out 13th November
Road Race event dates for 2015 have now been confirmed - More ….
Rory Skinner has been selected for the Red Bull Rookies for 2015.
Rory will join Bradley Ray in the Moto3 feeder series for next season. This follows his wild card ride at the BSB in July when he rode in the Moriwaki 250 Junior Cup.
He faced a tough weekend of testing against 109 other riders to become part of the Red Bull Rookies series .
See the MCN report for more details . More
Young Scottish rider Lewis Byron took the Rathmell Trophy for the best performance on a 125cc machine. The Scott is recognized as the toughest one day trial in the World and it is even harder on a 125.
Already a Scottish Champion Lewis continues to impress with his riding.
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
The SACU Road and Offroad Championships for 2014 are all completed now – and the Champions announced.
The full list of Champions is now available(amended with Trials Names) - click here for the Champions.
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 . . . .
SACU Trials Coaches set for new year.
14 new Trials coaches were trained by the SACU Trials Coach Assessor Neil Dawson on a wet day in November. Thanks to the Bob Macgregor Trials Academy for providing the venue and hot tea .
After an introduction to coaching the new coaches were let loose on some students who had turned up for an introduction to coaching. This provided the coaches with several riders who had not even been on a bike before.
At the end of the day the students were so impressed they were off to get some bikes .
It is planned to hold several coaching days for clubs across the country.
Road Race Regs
2015 Road Race Rules and Regs are now available on the Road Race Information page.
There is also a handy guide to the Championship Classes on the page as well. 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
SACU competition licence holders at Phoenix Honda – Grangemouth
Phoenix Honda at Glensburgh Road, Grangemouth, FK3 8XJ are offering all SACU competition licence holders a 20% discount on purchases. Just go along and show your race licence when you are looking for new gear – race suits etc.