The Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU) is the governing 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 licences, 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.
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We are in the process of adding new pages to the website and adding details of What’s On at the weekend. If clubs send us in details of events and entry forms they can be added to the website. The more we get the more we can put up.
SACU Licence holder Kev Coghlan from Murthly in Perthshire has had a great start to his 2014 season, coming 2nd at the World Supersport event in Australia. Well done Kev.
ADAMSON MOVES INTO THE PRO RANKS
Motocross star and SACU Licence holder John Adamson, at just seventeen, has made the leap from the youth ranks to the very highest level of international competition by racing in the pre-season Hawkstone International. This event is one of several around the world to allow the world championship teams some race time before the opening MXGP at Qatar. Adamson rode his AAA / Bikesport Newcastle 450cc KTM to seventeenth place out of a field of forty in the second MX1 race to earn himself a place in the Super final, a race for the top 22 MX1 and top 18 MX2 riders. Despite a couple of crashes he came home in 25th place beating some of the foreign riders. He will be heading for the first round of the Maxxis British Championships in Cornwall in March.
Stuart Easton heads for BSB with Shakey Byrne in 2014.
Following on from his Supersport win in 2013 where he was recovering from injury Stuart Easton partners with Shane Byrne for a full season of racing for the BSB title. Read more . . . .
The SACU Chairman Paul Carlyle has announced the new costs for Motocross insurance in Scotland. Moving to a block payment it is hoped it will encourage clubs to run more events.
Click here to read the full text of Paul’s letter and the costs for 2014.
Ryan Thomson – Belfast Arenacross
11 year old Ryan Thomson from Perth rode to 3rd place in the first round of Arenacross, Belfast.
A member of Mid Argyll MX Club he has started his season in style. MX Chairman Stewart Campbell says “It is good to see a young rider doing so well and we wish him success for the rest of the season”
Thanks to his sponsors Drysdales Motorcycles, Central Forestry and MXM Graphics.
He is looking forward to the next round in Birmingham and the new season.
2014 Public Liability Fact Sheet
2014 Key fact sheet is now available for download from the SACU web site on the Documents page.
Congratulations to Callum Grigor
Congratulations to Callum Grigor from St Aidan’s High School – he has been selected to carry the Commonwealth Games baton in 2014.
Callum is a successful young Road Racer based at Wishaw. Riding a Kawaski Ninja 250 r in 2013 winning the National Junior Cup and moving up to a Kawaaki ER-6 for 2014 .
SACU Robert Burns Centenary Run photo winner
Congratulations to Keith Grierson – whose photo of Lodge corner at Charterhall was selected as the winning entry by Knockhill Racing Circuit.
Knockhill generously provided Keith with a pass for all events at Knockhill for 2014 as Keith is not currently on a bike.
Keith traveled almost 1000 miles over the weekend of the 100 years run – in all weathers and found new roads he had not seen before.
Thank you to all the riders and officials who made it such a memorable weekend to celebrate 100 years of Road Racing in Scotland.
WELCOME TO 2014
A good new year and successful racing to all or riders and clubs for 2014.
The ACU Handbook is now available as a download from this site as a complete document – or as single discipline downloads.
The printed copy can be ordered from the office if required. Each club will as usual be issued with a handbook at the AGM.
Trials Registration Card
The SACU is issuing a Trials Registration Card for 2014 after a consultation with Trials clubs, riders and the Trials Committee.
Trials riders will get the new card priced at £10 with a levy included in the entry fee for each event entered. Full details can be found in the attached letter. More . . . .
Competition licences remain at the same cost for 2014 – with no increase in insurance or permit costs.
2013 SACU Champions Awards
Celebrating 100 years of Motorcycle Sport in Scotland
Congratulations to all our Champions who were able to attend the SACU Awards. Well over 200 awards were handed out with some very prestigious trophies going back to the early days of Motorcycle Sport.
The sport also remembered those who are no longer with us as our MC Andy Russell called for everyone to stand and applaud the riders and officials who passed away this year.
Chairman Paul Carlyle spoke briefly to announce new changes to help keep the sport vibrant in 2014 and wished all riders – those who competed for many years and those just beginning – a great season in 2014.
Photos of the event can be seen at – http://www.power-images.co.uk/gallerys/2013/events/SACU/index.html
We also thank all our supporters and sponsors who help make our sport possible.
Mr Rory Bryant has been appointed to the role and will start work on the 7th of November.
Please see the press release - more . . .
SACU Magazine Issue 5
The next issue of the SACU Magazineis now out . Any clubs who would like a supply of magazines for members please contact the office.
We would welcome event results, reports and interesting sport related articles for the SACU magazine. Please send to the SACU office, preferably in electronic format.
Read all previous issues here
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.
Scottish Motor Sports
Formed in 2011 Scottish Motorsports (SMS) consists of representatives of two- and four-wheel motor sport, including the MSA car clubs through the Scottish Association of Car Clubs (SACC), the kart clubs through the ASKC, and Knockhill, while the Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU) represents the interests of the two-wheel community Read more . . .
New page added – there is now an MX News page with news on events. Any info on MX – email a copy to the office.
SACU EVENTS ON THIS WEEKEND – 9th March 2014
TRIALS – 9th March 2014
LANARKSHIRE MCC CLYDEBANK Closed to Club
BON ACCORD MCC MONYMUSK Closed to Club
DALMELLINGTON MCC NEW CUMNOCK Closed to Club
PERTH & DISTRICT5 CRIEFF Closed to Club
SACU Team Trial (update)
Please note the Team Trial planned for 16th March has had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. It is hoped to run it later in the year.
MX Seminar 19th March 2014
There will be a Motocross Seminar on 19th March 2014. This will be held at the Kaim Park Hotel – Bathgate
Starting at 7:00 pm
Please contact the SACU Office if you have any officials you wish to attend.
Environmental Seminar 15th March 2014
There is to be another environmental seminar on 15th March 2014. This will be at the Queensferry Hotel – North Queensferry.
Starting at 12:30
Please contact the SACU office if you have officials who wish to attend.
Road Race Marshalls Training.
There will training for Road Race Marshalls at East Fortune Track on 16th of March. If you are interested in getting involved either contact your local club or email Bob Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please turn up at 8:30 am for a 9:00 am start and bring outdoor clothing. More details on marshalling can be found at www.imarshal.net
Robbie Allan 50/50 Classic Memorial Event on 19 – 20 July
This is an event for over 50 age riders on classic machinery. Trials, scrambles and twin shock enduro.
For more details contact John McCrink tel 07811 698157 e mail email@example.com. More . . . .