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.

 
Sport News

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 – 25th-26th April

 ROAD RACE – 25-26TH APRIL

Knockhill MSC              National               Knockhill Race Circuit

FLATFIELD SCRAMBLE – 26TH APRIL

SCRMC                           Closed to Club     Duns

TRIALS – 26TH APRIL

Dalmellington MCC     Closed to Club     Kirkconnel

Lochaber & Dist            Closed to Club     Muirshearlich

                                        Next Weekend

ENDURO – 2nd – 3rd May

Bon Accord MCC          National               Lumsden         Entry Form – Click here

TRIALS – 1st – 2nd May

Edinburgh St George          National         Kinlochleven   Pre 65

TRIALS – 4th – 9th May 

Edinburgh and Dist             National          Ft William      SSDT

 For details on upcoming Trials More . . .

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Only a week to go until the Pre 65 and Scottish Six Day Trials begin . For full details see www.ssdt.org

Trials Regs Available

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Regs now available for the Bob MacGregor  Memorial 2 Day Trial . 6th and 7th June  at Killin

Click here for the entry form and regs

 

 

 

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     Regs now available for the Loch Lomond Dan Stewart 2 Day trial on 23rd/24th May. Click here for regs . Click here for the entry form

 

 

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  . . .

BEDA takes the win at Round 1

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 Stuart Easton on the podium at Donnington in the 1st Round of the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship.

Stuart Easton: “I’m really happy to end the weekend with a podium as the first race was a bit of a disaster. I started to suffer with a little arm pump and I simply couldn’t pull the clutch in. It meant I hit a false neutral going into the Old Hairpin and it cost me the chance of a good result but third in the second race was a good way to finish. I was still struggling a bit and whilst I could run the pace of Shakey and Dan, I couldn’t really challenge them but I’m more than pleased to start the season with a podium.”

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

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

Lewis Byron takes the Malcolm Rathmell Trophy at the Centenary Scott Trial.

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.

Stuart Easton takes MCE British Superbike Riders Cup at Brands Hatch.

Stuart was teammate in the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki team to Shane Byrne – who ended the season with a record breaking 4th BSB Title

Stuart Easton: “It’s been a strong end to the season for me and the last three or four rounds have been really pleasing and the results have been more in line with what I want. Saturday’s race was really tricky as conditions were difficult so to come away with a top six finish set things up for Sunday. We made a few changes to the bike for the dry conditions and they made a big difference, making the grip loads better and I could run the pace of the top boys throughout. To end the season with fourth, fifth and sixth was really good and had it not been for a few poor rounds mid-season, things could have been different. As it is, I’ve ended the year in seventh place overall and with the MCE BSB Rider’s Cup on the cabinet so I’ll take it. There are a lot of positives to take out of the year and enable me to move forward again so I’ll be taking that all on board and look for bigger and better things in 2015.”

SSDT – Monday – Rider No 1 Iain Shankie flagged off by SACU Chairman Paul Carlyle and SSDT Organiser Jeff Horne

Congratulations to Dougie Lampkin on taking the win after a close fought week of competition. His 8th victory .

 

 
SACU News

SACU Office Hours

Please note the SACU Office will be closed over Easter 3rd to 6th April.

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

SACUSACU Champions for 2014.

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.

Student Trials Bike Taster Session

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 MaStudents try TrialscGregor 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

NEW ANNUAL AWARD IN MEMORY OF ROBBIE ALLAN

The Driven Sprocket Award is to be awarded annually in memory of Robbie Allan – to acknowledge a significant contribution to Motorcycle Sport over a prolonged period. Read more . . . .

 

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. 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 …..

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

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.
Phoenix Honda can also be found on the web at
www.phoenixhonda.com