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 EASTER OFFICE HOURS
Please note the SACU Office will be closed on Good Friday (18th) and Easter Monday (21st) April.
Have a Happy Easter.
Revised Trials Standing Regulations now available.
The Trials Regs have been revised to show the correct number of rounds for Championship. These are available on the Trials information page
Kevin Coghlan – denied Aragon World Supersport win
Having started from pole position at Aragon Scotsman Kev Coghlan was denied his first ever win in the World Supersport class after being knocked off his machine while in the lead with only two laps remaining, after Jules Cluzel left his braking too late and both riders ended up in the gravel trap. Coghlan managed to remount and finish the race in fifth, salvaging valuable championship points.
Coghlan said after the race: “The race was going well, and I felt comfortable. I could see that Cluzel and van der Mark were strong, but I started pushing on to get away from them, and I could feel Cluzel lunging there at the lap before, and I think he just made a risky move and it didn’t work.”
Young Scot Rory Skinner continues to impress
Rory Skinner, 12 from Perth and Josh Owens, 14 from Liverpool have been announced as Bennetts’ sponsored riders for 2014 , after impressing a selection panel that included two-time Superbike World Champion James Toseland. In addition to financial support, the pair will receive mentoring from 2003 Superbike World Champion Neil Hodgson. More . .
ACU British Quad Championship Title renamed to honour Connor Smith
The ACU British Under 21 championship is to be renamed this season in a tribute to the late Connor Smith. Following full consultation with Connor’s family, the 2014 series will be officially known as “The Connor Smith Six-Sixty British Under 21 Championship”. The Six-Sixty refers to the popular young Scot’s racing number. More . . . .
The SACU/MSA Motorsport Development Officer Rory Bryant has put together a survey to find out who is involved in motorsport and what we want out of it. This is part of the strategic plan we are developing for motorsport which will be presented to Sportscotland later this year. We are keen to get as many people as possible to respond to get a full picture of 2 wheel as well as 4 wheel sport. Anyone can do the survey – the more the better. The survey can be found here . SMS Survey
SMS Funding Guide 2014
SMS have also 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 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.
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 .
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.
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.
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 EEC Scottish Enduro Championship – first 2 rounds of the 2014 Championship at Elgin this weekend 19/20 April.
Always a popular season opener the tough but enjoyable Elgin events starts off a great season of racing with 7 rounds to go. More . . . .
MELVILLE MC -EAST FORTUNE
Championship points now available More . . . .
Photos from Sunday – More . . . .
UPCOMING ROAD RACE EVENTS
MELVILLE MC -EAST FORTUNE
FIRST RACE DATE 26/27 April
SACU EVENTS ON THIS WEEKEND – 13th APRIL 2014
LOCHABER & DIST @ MUIRSHEARLICH Closed to Club
DALMELLINGTON MCC @ NEW CUMNOCK Closed to Club
BON ACCORD MCC @ LUMSDEN Closed to Club
ISLE OF SKYE @ SHEILDAIG Closed to Club
QRS @ DRUMCLOG National Championship
ROAD RACE-12/13 April
MELVILLE MCC @ EAST FORTUNE National Championship
Bikes in “the Park”
A festival of motorcycles at Scotland’s oldest road Race venue . Beveridge Park , Kirkaldy , Fife 11th May 2014 More . . . .
The Bob McIntyre Memorial Classic Races.
At East Fortune on 7th and 8th June . 2 full days of racing . A great weekend for the classic enthusiast . Classic parades . More . . . .
Kirkaldy Sand Races .
Sand races with motocross classes up to 250 cc and over 250 cc. Trials action. Road and Race show. A great day out for all the family. More ….
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 . . . .